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Old 03-23-2015, 10:51 PM   #1
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I am being advised to avoid the Sig Sauer Mosquito .22LR pistol because it is not reliable. Does anyone have any personal experience with this semi-auto by Sig and is it indeed not reliable?
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Old 03-23-2015, 10:56 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. Glad you could get on board!

Stop by the "Introductions" area and say "Hi".

While perusing the form, please notice that there are multiple sections. This section that you posted your thread in is an area that we normally use to get support and suggestions about the forum itself.

Firearms have their own areas (and Sig has a specific area) to ask questions/opinions/advice in.
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Welcome, Jonah- I moved your thread over to the Sig Sauer section- better chance of getting a good answer there.


I have no experience with the mosquito, but in GENERAL, rimfire semi autos are not as reliable as center fires due to the characteristics of the rimfire cartridge- shape, priming, etc.
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By the way- we also have a "search" function you can use- we have talked about this gun before. Click here: http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f14/owners-users-how-reliable-sig-mosquito-22454/
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As a Mosquito owner, I would have told you the same. Looking back, there is a good chance it needed high velocity ammo, such as Stinger and Velocitor, to operate reliably. It is true, as C3 noted, that .22 semi-auto handguns are less reliable in general. (And they are forgiven because they are sports guns, not lifesavers)

In fairness, some complaints result from a user error. IIRC, the recoil spring is asymmetric, and that is easily overlooked during reassembly. But it is a finicky pistol. I've "heard" that SIG has made improvements. That's all I know, hope it helps.
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I have a friend who has a Sig Mosquito. He said it is very finicky. It does shoot accurate though. I would never buy one. I think there are many better choices. I have read too many unfavorable opinions about the Mosquito being finicky I'm not into finicky. Just my $.02
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you would be better off using a long pointy stick to poke holes in a target, and a rock for targets at longer distances.

I bought one for my son when he was younger, he saw it when it first came out and had to have one.
The first one was a very early made gun with low serial numbers, rough build quality and machining. would not cycle with any ammo, CCI or bulk box.
Sent back to Sig and 1 month later a new Sig showed up, in NJ that means reapplying for another pistol permit and waiting some more.
This one had nice build and machining quality, would only run on CCI and still jammed regularly.
The reason most people buy a .22 is to shoot cheaply and as a learning tool for new shooters.
CCI is not the cheapest .22 ammo out there , but it did teach my Son to clear a jam safely.

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My son has one that he shoots ALOT. His likes Remington ammo and a couple of others. I have shot his many times and have never seen it malfunction and it was more accurate than I expected. That said if I were looking I would likely go instead to the Ruger SR-22 pistol.
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If you want a Sig, why not look in the the 1911?

http://www.impactguns.com/sig-1911-22-22lr-10-rnd-mags-191122b-798681429257.aspx

I have one of these and haven't found an ammo it couldn't feed. I ran 100 rounds of CCI's just to break it in and run standard 22LR's without a problem. If you want to get into the 1911's it's also a good trainer. When my wife goes to the range with me she grabs this one and runs a few hundred rounds through herself.
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i have a mosquito and its possibly the worst gun ive ever owned. i cannot recommend it.

if you want a good compact 22lr the ruger sr22 is a great choice. bit bigger the mark3 from ruger cant be beat.

i rate the sig mosquito as utter junk. its hard to imagine sig sells them with no guilt
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