.22 pistol help

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by moos420, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. moos420

    moos420 New Member

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    i am new to the pistol world and i live in australia. i need a .22 for shooting at the target range at 25m and 50m. i also have to shoot one handed when i take my tests. i need to do six month of testing to get my open licence until then i am limited to a .22. i am looking at spending around $300 - $400.
     
  2. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Top three for me.
    1. Ruger MkII, MkIII
    2. Browning Buckmark
    3. Beretta Neos

    There are not many 22 piston any better then the three above and most of them will end up being much higher priced.
     

  3. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    +1 for the truth, however, I imagine pistol prices are much different (higher) in Australia.....?
     
  4. Mr. Bluesky

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    Another +1 from me. That list is also from heaviest to lightest, overall. The Rugers are all-steel, the Browning has an aluminum frame, and the Neos has a polymer frame, so it will be easiest to shoot one-handed.
     
  5. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Get the Ruger, either one.
     
  6. Megaton

    Megaton New Member

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    can't go wrong with the ruger, if you buy new break it in with a couple hundred mini mags to save yourself a big headache. ;)
     
  7. stalkingbear

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    Another vote for a Ruger. Try to find a mk2 if you can instead of the mk3. The mk3s have a goofy magazine disconnect safety but it is easy to chuck them and replace with mk2 hammer/bushings.
     
  8. Mr. Bluesky

    Mr. Bluesky New Member

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    I'd actually like to do this to mine, any advice? Would probably make it a little easier to take down, too.
     
  9. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Active Member

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    First-understand that I nor this forum is responsible if you alter a safety feature and then have a N/D.

    All you have to do is buy a mk2 hammer and bushing and remove the hammer, bushing, magazine disconnect safety, and it's spring. Then replace with the mk2 parts. Be SURE to save the original mk3 parts in case you ever have to return the gun to the factory for repair you'll need to return it as they made it. I'd recommend buying Voquartson, Clark Custom, or Power Custom hammer.
     
  10. jimbobpissypants

    jimbobpissypants New Member

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    I agree with the above, but actually prefer the Buckmark. My Ruger is also a fine pistol though. I can not speak about the Neos.
     
  11. Agent_H

    Agent_H New Member

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    Will have to agree on this one. My Hunter model MKIII is great.
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  12. Thelt

    Thelt New Member

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    Everyone says that the Ruger is the best .22 pistol for plinking. I have a Walther P22 that I am very happy with too though. I have been looking for a mousegun in .22lr but everything in my local gun shops seems to be .25 acp.
     
  13. Hobo Bob

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    Way over the price you've stated, but your distance of shooting, and style, remind me of some long ago days shooting NRA bullseye using a High Standard Supermatic Trophy w/ 7.5 inch fluted barrel. Now THAT'S a gun that can SHOOT! Ah, the memories.
     
  14. Esteban

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    I have a friend in Australia who has talked about High Standard .22 's once being popular over there. [ before your gun laws ] They are pretty good, accurate, & will really increase in value,,, at least in U.S.
    If one of those is not found, I agree with others for the Mkll.
     
  15. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    anyplace that has ridiculous pro-criminal gun laws i wouldnt muck with the installed features on a gun.
     
  16. Don Davis

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    I bought this Browning Buck Mark Camper last year .

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    It is great to shoot and very accurate.

    I added the optic's later and now every time I take it to the range - everyone wants to shoot it.:D

    :cool:
     
  17. Hobo Bob

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    OK, back on topic. This is a rig I use for plinking and getting rid of nuisance squirrels. It's a Ruger 22/45 with a Tasco Pro-point red dot installed w/ a B-Square mount. I had a shoe repair shop sew up a cut I made in a nylon holster to be able to carry the optic mounted gun on my 4-wheeler. It's real handy that way.


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  18. Don Davis

    Don Davis New Member

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    +1 Hobo Bob

    That's a creative holster.

    :)
     
  19. zhuk

    zhuk New Member

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    Hello, Moos...fellow aussie here (albeit in NSW)

    That's very interesting - what competition is it that you're going to shoot with .22? Something like this, maybe??

    Not altogether sure of the laws in QLD...but I think we only have the option for .22 until the 6-month mark as well. I'm doing IPSC so it's min 9mm only...will be near the end of the year I can afford to purchase.

    Link you might not have found yet:

    PISTOLS


    Damn, Goju...everything is pricier here :rolleyes: That XD9 I'm thinking of? About 1200 bucks lol
     
  20. Glock17TJ

    Glock17TJ New Member

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    I got a S&W 22a pistol....It shoots good and it accurate. Mags are easyto load and it has a built in rail for optics. I like the Ruger 22/45 as well...you can't go wrong with either...