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Old 02-16-2011, 12:15 AM   #1
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Hello, I have been in the market to get a hand gun.I have looked at a lot of guns and tried some.At first i was going for a 9mm.I was pleased with the Glock 17.
But after talking to someone at a gun shop,he suggested a .22 cal.for what i want to do.
I tried it and really like the feel of it.The one i used is the Ruger 22/45 markIII.
I am new to hand gun but not to shooting.When i was young,i used to shoot pelet gun in competition.Choice of gun? Feinwerbau model 65
That was then this is now,and the 22 cal. seems to be what i'm looking for.
I'm not looking for power but accuracy.
The Ruger goes for a little under $400.00.I'm ok with this.
Is there any other guns that i should look/try that is in the same price range?

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Old 02-16-2011, 12:19 AM   #2
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A Browning Buckmark will be in the same price range and it's six of one, half dozen of the other between them...

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Old 02-16-2011, 12:36 AM   #3
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There is also the Sig Mosquito and the Walther P22, but for the money, IMHO the Ruger 512 with the bull barrel at around $350.00 is best price/value produced today.

I have a Mark II and would never ever consider trading it.

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I own a Buckmark and a Ruger. The Buckmark come out of the box with a better trigger. But both shot well. I've since done some work on the Ruger and it's as good a rinfire pistol as I'll ever need.

The 22/45 is a little off balance to me but it's a pretty good shooter. If you like it then that's how you should go. But you would do yourself a service looking at the Browning's and some of the other Ruger Mk Series of pistols out there. If for nothing else to make sure you get all the things you want out if it and don't see one later that you think you would like more.

You will not go wrong with the 22/45 though. It's a solid shooter. I got mine t practice with because of it's 1911-like feel. I've since transformed it into something pretty different but it's my favorite 22 pistol now by far.

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My only complaint about the 22/45 is the grip is to thin and uncomfortable for me. I've seen where Ruger released a new model that uses 1911 grip panels and this makes it a much better gun IMHO. I really prefer the grip of the steel framed Marks myself...

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I just got the 22/45,it is the best .22 handgun I have ever had,rarely has any hang ups.Ruger didn't design it to look good but they did design it to shoot and shoot alot of rounds reliably.My friend is getting the exact same 22/45 I got in a few days,I paid $265+tx here in MI,and he is paying $279+tx out in CO.

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My 22/45 turned into this


Now I need another frame to put the other bbl on..

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From my experience you'll love the 22/45 right up until you go to field strip and clean it. I sold mine and got a buckmark. I just didn't need the aggravation of trying to get the 22/45 back together. My buckmark shoots just as well or better and no aggravation when reassembling. Don't get me wrong the 22/45 was a great shooter and no malf's but my browning is a great shooter with no malf's also. Just a lot less hassle to strip and clean.
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I agree with exitwound...they are fun to shoot, but taking it apart to clean was a bear for me the first time. Well...not just the first time, I still have to refer back to the owners manual to take it apart.

Aside from that, I like my Mark III 22/45

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Pretty hard to beat the Ruger. I've had/have MkI and MkII models, and just
bought a MkIII 22/45. The new gun (haven't fired it yet) is a model
P45GMK3PRRP--Picatinny rail for a dot sight, replaceable grip panels,
4.5" barrel threaded 1/2-28. Going to get the paperwork rolling to put a
suppressor on it as soon as I decide which one I want.

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