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Old 12-14-2009, 04:36 AM   #1
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Default Is the sig mosquito any good? or should I get other?

Hey I've been looking at getting a semi auto 22lr, but not sure what to get. I was going with the Mosquito, but was reading some reviews and heard that they didn't shoot cheap ammo very well. is this still true, or have the "fixed" that in the newer ones?

What other options do I have. I've read a little about the ruger mark II and ....the one browning has out.

I'm trying to stay 200-350, 400 at the most.
I also read that u had to keep the mosquito clean and oiled well. How reliable is it when its "dirty"(I don't mean I don't clean my guns, but I hunt in the marsh: lots of mud and water ect...)
What would you recommend as a gun that would be reliable!!!(even in harsh conditions), accurate, not be ammo picky, and not break the bank.

Thanks, Francis
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Old 12-14-2009, 04:46 AM   #2
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i've handed it before and its not bad
but if you're looking for a 22LR i would go with a Mark II/III
much more accurate and reliable
kind of a pain to disassemble but thats about the only bad thing
but in the end you should try shooting both first
but i would get the Mark
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Thanks, I just read some more, and looked at the price's and I thank I'm going to go with the III.
Thanks again.
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the Mark III does have that annoying magazine safety
if you find a Mark II i would get that
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A Browning Buckmark is not a bad choice either.
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I`ve shot the Mosquito a few times and don`t like it.
The grip is to small.
The trigger sucks (far to much trigger travel and kind of mushy)
Is picky on ammo.

Even if it sound like a repeating record, but try the CZ75 Kadet.
You can also take a regular CZ75 in 9mm and get a Kadet system in addition.
That way you have a normal trigger and a very good and durable pistol.
And yiu get it fairly cheap.
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My son has a Mosquito and my wife has a Walther P22. Both of ours are fun to shoot and reliable - but neither is a target quality gun. If you want a .22 that looks and feels like a "duty" gun, check out the Sig P series .22s. I have a P220 SAO and it's very accurate and reliable. They make them in the P220, P226, and P229 incarnations and they go for roughly $400...
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I got a Mosquito, and I love it. I bought it in order to be able to get some serious range time, as ammo down here is expensive (more than in the US....) It has of course got the SIG feel to it, so there are some similarities between the Mosquito and my P250. You just gotta be sure to lube the ammo otherwise you're going to experience a lot of FTF. I guess this is common for a lot .22LR pistols

Can't say much about the other suggestions (I never tried to shoot them), except that I see people use them a lot, so I am sure they are good guns as well.

I am pretty much in favor of choosing guns by how they "feel", If it feels right, then it is probably the right gun for you. Obviously you should try other guns as well in order to be able to compare
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The Sig is nice if you want a "combat" feel .22 pistol. If your just looking for some range fun and a little target shooting, maybe even a little small game hunting...try the Browning Buckmark in a 5.5" barrel. They usually have adj. target sights and are extremely reliable with any plated ammo cheap or not. They are also better balanced than the Sig. Mine really does well with the bulk Remington ammo. I also have a Walther P22 and have owned Ruger MKII, I still like my Buckmarks more. They are well within your price range even with upgrades.
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the Mark III does have that annoying magazine safety
Mine doesn't....

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