.22 Handgun

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by TreyH, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. TreyH

    TreyH New Member

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    I grew up shooting rifles and shotguns but haven't ever shot handguns with any degree of seriousness. I recently bought a Ruger GP-100 chambered to .357. After a few trips to the range, I realized I should have bought a .22 handgun to go with it so I'm not spending $50 every time I go to the range.

    Does anybody have a recommendation for a reliable handgun chambered to .22? I am principally looking for a revolver, but would consider an exceptional automatic. I just want something simple that I can practice fundamentals with and not break the bank. Preferably, I'd like something for less than $500.
     
  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Take a look at a Ruger Single Six and welcome here from just up the hill.
     

  3. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Stay with Ruger-
    Get a Single Six :cool:
    Even better find a unconverted old model 3 screw :D
     
  4. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    Hi and welcome to FTF! Please stop by the introductions forum when you get a chance and tell us a little about you.

    Ruger Single Six like CA said hands down for a revolver .22. It is single action though and you may not like that.

    In semi-automatic you have a LOT of choices. I feel the top two choices are the Ruger Mark series and the Browning Buckmark. I love my buckmark!
     

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  5. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    Like everyone's already said go with a Ruger Single Six or a Ruger Mark III.
     
  6. P90

    P90 New Member

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    I love my Single-Six .22/.22Mag Convertible.
     
  7. TreyH

    TreyH New Member

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    Thanks all for the posts. I'll check out the Ruger Single Six.
     
  8. tiberius10721

    tiberius10721 New Member

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    You might conSider reloading it costs me about 4 dollaRs a box . So it usually costs me about twenty dollars every time i go shooting. Try to find a range that let's you pick up as much brass as you want.
     
  9. merlin12scuba

    merlin12scuba New Member

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    I have a Ruger Bearcat that is a great example for revolvers and a Sig Mosquito for semi-auto. Both are great shooters and comfortable to handle.
     
  10. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    What's your price range? If you want exceptional try the S&W 617 or Colt Diamondback in 22lr for revolvers.
     
  11. redscho

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    Unless you are completely set on .22 revolvers, take a look at the Ruger SR22. One sweet little handgun. If you want to get into a 22 revolver for a reasonable price check your local gun shops for a Hi-Standard Sentinel.
     

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  12. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    This thread is almost a year old.......

    The OP hasn't been on FTF since 07-16-11.
     
  13. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    Guess I should have checked. But someone else must have bumped it. :eek:
     
  14. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Yeah, it was bumped. What I think happens is people search for information (which is good) and then start posting to old threads they have searched out without realizing it's an old thread. It's really no big deal. We encourage people to search and that's what their doing. :D
     
  15. HOSSFLY

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    Seems to happen quite a bit -
    How long do you have to read to find a year old thread :confused:
     
  16. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    I must admit I suggest that search thing A LOT :eek:
     
  17. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Suggesting a search is a good thing. But this will happen on occassion because of that. I don't think it's a big deal, really. It's just kind of funny to see people posting suggestions to people who are long gone. :D
     
  18. Clem

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    You don't say whether you got a 4" or 6" GP100. A good surrogate .22 would probably have the same barrel length as the primary gun. With a new GP100, a good surrogate in .22 would be a S&W 617 with barrel length the same as the GP100. The new 4” Ruger SP101 may also be a good candidate for a 4” GP100. Among older guns, the best would be a S&W 17 (6”) or 18 (4”). As a surrogate for a double action gun, I wouldn’t be inclined to get a single action.
     
  19. twobilly

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    For a good but inexpensive revolverI have found the Heritage RoughRider 22/22mag to be a good single action revolver
     

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