Originally Posted by ChicagoJoe
I am hoping some of the more experienced shooters here can give me some guidance. I used to own a Ruger MK II, but sold it because breaking it down to clean was a royal pain. I want to buy an accurate, reliable .22 semi-auto pistol with adjustable sights that is relatively easy to break down and clean. So far, I am considering the following:
1. Browning Buckmark
2. SW 22A
3. Hammerli (or Walther, Steyr, or whoever makes them these days) Trailside/Xesse
4. Ruger MK III with aftermarket breakdown kit
5. SW M&P22
6. Walther SP22
So, I have the following questions. How do these pistols compare in terms of accuracy, reliability and ease of maintenance? I have heard that the Trailsides often fail to stay locked open after the last shot - is that your experience? Do the Ruger breakdown kits work and are they easy to install? Are the Buckmarks worth the price premium? What other pistols should I consider?
Thanks in advance for the advice.
I have the Buckmark Camper, accuracy is on target.
Reliability, only FTF's are operator error when loading the 10 round mag.
The majority of ammo is Federal and/or Blazer CCI.
Ease of maintenance with the Camper is smooth. I always use a white towel on the table on disassembly. I always have to be careful not to misplace the sight base 2 lock washers for the base screws.
I paid about $325 after tax for the Camper and have no issues.