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Old 09-17-2011, 09:38 PM   #1
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Default .22 Service Pistol.

Do any posters know any other armies that issued a .22 pistol.

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Old 09-17-2011, 09:41 PM   #2
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that's pretty cool. What army is that supposed to have come from? There have been several armies that have conducted marksmanship training with .22 bolt rifles.

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the US army and airforce used 22lr extensively in some training situations. they were also issued as target weapons for military members to use in competition.

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the US army and airforce used 22lr extensively in some training situations. they were also issued as target weapons for military members to use in competition.
yeah my stepdad was airforce. I remember him telling me about that.
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That may have been used by the German Polizei (German Police) in their training. The Walther PP was issued to them for awhile in 9mm Kurz (.380ACP), and used the .22lr as a trainer.

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The Ruger Standard Automatic pistol with a heavy barrel is a secondary martial arm of the US Army. Equipped with a suppressor, it was issued to Special Forces. Not everyday carry, mind you, but special purpose weapon.

It is sometimes IMPROPERLY called the "Hush Puppy". THAT was the S&W Mk 22 Mod 0 made for the US Navy. A modified Model 39 9mm pistol, with suppressor.

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I thought the "hushpuppy" was a .45 caliber with an integral silencer.

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just googled it. always glad to learn something new

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Naw, Navy used a subsonic 9mm. Pistol had a slide lock that kept action closed after shooting. We just used a .22, and put the bullet in the right place.

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US Navy WAVES used High Standard Model B's...later on the High Standard HD-Military .22's were used.

US Navy also used 1911's converted to .22lr back in the 80's...as boot camp pistol trainers.
Dunno who made 'em...

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