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Old 02-26-2013, 06:40 PM   #1
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I spent 3 years in the Army in the 60s and I was a member of

the base pistol team back in the day. Since then I've only

fired a hand-gun occasionally at a range. I do a lot of

backpacking and would like to do some plinking while I'm out

there. So I'm thinking Sig -220, Walther p22, Browning

1911/22, Ruger 22/45-al, etc. I went to a local

gunshop/range to try these out. Of course I was using their

cheap ammo. I got a lot of no-fires, jams, and even some

refusals to chamber a round. My style of shooting is to aim

carefully and to fire one shot at a time. The gun shop guy

said one of the reasons these small guns jam so much is

because they should be fired tactically... or rapid fire. He

fired a couple clips with only a couple mis-fires, which he

said were the ammo. Am I wrong to think you should be able

to fire these small guns slowly and carefully, without

malfunctions?
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:47 PM   #2
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You should indeed. Sounds as if he has guns that have been rode hard, put up wet, abused, and poorly maintained.

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They do make .22LR revolvers ya know. It might be more your style. They have some that are little pocket-sized things that look almost toy-like. http://www.impactguns.com/north-american-arms-the-hogleg-1860s-conversion-22-lr22-mag-6in-barrel-ss-finish-naa-1860-250.aspx

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Maybe

The guns

We're not cleaned

In quite some time.

And the ammo was the

Lowest common denominator.





Why

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typical to blame a gun's incompetence on bad ammo. a good gun will fire ANY ammo flawlessly

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I have a 22/45. It will shoot anything I put in it. I am a slow acurate shooter too sometimes. Never a problem for me. The guy probably needs to clean his guns.

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My bro has the ruger 22/45 and it rarely misfired or fte/ ftf . Great gun as well as my dads smith semi auto 22lr. But as any 22 auto comes with the occasional jam.

It was said earlier in the post but revolvers don't jam... My single six convertible has never has a prob,,, ever. And it's a blast to shoot any 22 round, any brand, any price

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A good gun will fire any ammo? You have to know better. That is like saying water logged fuel will run in a diesel engine.

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You should indeed. Sounds as if he has guns that have been rode hard, put up wet, abused, and poorly maintained.
Thanks for the feedback. Let me refine my requirements: I'm over 70 years old and I'm already carrying a lot of gear and I want to keep my load as light as possible, hence my selection of small 22s. In addition I'm planning to add a suppressor because I don't want to scare up the wildlife or otherwise draw a lotta attention to myself. The Ruger performed the best of the lot, but it's just gonna be too big. Now I'm thinking I should try all four guns again with better ammo and see if that makes a difference. If you have any other gun recommendations, that would be appreciated.

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Thanks for the feedback. Let me refine my requirements: I'm over 70 years old and I'm already carrying a lot of gear and I want to keep my load as light as possible, hence my selection of small 22s. In addition I'm planning to add a suppressor because I don't want to scare up the wildlife or otherwise draw a lotta attention to myself. The Ruger performed the best of the lot, but it's just gonna be too big. Now I'm thinking I should try all four guns again with better ammo and see if that makes a difference. If you have any other gun recommendations, that would be appreciated.

THANX
R you set on a semiauto? Ruger lcr line has sweet 22 lr and 22 mag models that are about the lightest I've ever felt. Very easy to carry. But not sure about a suppressor on it. Other than that I feel ruger, smith, or browning are all great 22 s and you should see what feels best in your hands and buy a new one. Not sure where your at but for trail gun a revolver is nice for snake shot too, as that round will not cycle through a auto.... Jmo
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