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Old 08-17-2012, 11:53 AM   #11
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I have a Beretta Bobcat and love it as a pocket pistol but a pocket pistol is usually not a plinker as the original post said this pistol was wanted for. Even in a .22 the pocket pistol is a 10 to 15 foot maximum gun and more realistic is less than 8 feet. They are great little back up carry guns but if you buy one expecting to plink cans at 25 yards I think you will be very disappointed.

If you truly want a pocket pistol I love my little Beretta but if you want a plinker look at something with a longer barrel. My favorite .22 plinker is my Ruger Charger. It is just a fun gun. Others are a Mark II or III and a Buckmark.
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Thanks for all the advice. It looms like I am down to three choices: the Taurus PT22, Phoenix HP22, and the Bersa Thunder 22. I am a cheapskate so had the eliminate the Ruger SR22. I have to decide if I want the tip-up barrel of the Taurus, the extra 5 inch barrel of the Phoenix, or just go with the Bersa.
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I had a Beretta 21A (Bobcat) for a long time. It ran well on CCI Mini Mags. It was a very handy size. Sights were almost useless, but it pointed fairly naturally. Go up in size and try to find an old Beretta model 70 and then you have a pretty shootable .22. Not as small but still packable.
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I recently purchased a Bersa Thunder 22. Broke it in with Mini Mags. Tried Federal bulk pack but they do not feed well. Tried Remington Golden bullets and they work perfectly. It is a fun little gun to plink with and target shoot with. Easy to take apart and clean. I am glad I got it and look forward to putting a lot of rounds down range.
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The Ruger MKIII 5.5" is a mighty fine plinkster I've had mine for 5 yrs and about 5,000 rds of mainly cheap bulk stuff from Walmart I can count the FTF on one hand.

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The bobcat is a good CCW for its size, it's fun at 5-7 yds maximum. Ive been considering a tomcat in .32 acp i like the tip up barrel, but theres no extractor on those models, so that could be a potential PITA.
The ruger sr22 is fun and the mark III is fun too. The mk III would be better for further out. I guess the longer barrel helps.
I like the browning 1911-22. Very unique 1911 and it's in .22!!! Check it out.
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The Ruger MKIII 5.5" is a mighty fine plinkster I've had mine for 5 yrs and about 5,000 rds of mainly cheap bulk stuff from Walmart I can count the FTF on one hand.

That sure is a nice gun. The issue here is that the OP is looking for a pocket gun to go plinking too. Maybe if he got an MKIII without a scope he could..............no, he couldn't.
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That sure is a nice gun. The issue here is that the OP is looking for a pocket gun to go plinking too. Maybe if he got an MKIII without a scope he could..............no, he couldn't.
Get larger pockets?
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You might want to look into the ruger Sr22. It's supposed to be pretty good.
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