.22 pistol question. If you have any experience.

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  1. eborden1122

    eborden1122 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Hi All, I am looking to get a .22 pistol for plinking. But I cant decide between a revolver or a semi-auto. Are there any pros/cons I should consider. And any particular brand that is better in your opinion. I have plenty of 9mm's and 1911's but this is relatively new territory for me as I have never owned one. Thanks everyone for your help and input. Ed
     
  2. ellis36

    ellis36 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I have both but much prefer the semi-auto's. I have a Ruger Mark II Target in stainless that's my favorite.
     

  3. dks7895

    dks7895 New Member

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    I prefer semi auto pistols. The Browning Buck Mark and Ruger Mark III are proven platforms. The new Ruger SR22 Pistol looks very cool... it's on my short list.
     
  4. TimKS

    TimKS Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Yes, in my opinion Ruger has the most bang for your buck in great, dependable 22's. The Mark II & III come in a variation of barrel lengths that are very accurate and trouble free. Their new SR-22 looks to be a nice gun also, but I have never shot one......yet.
     
  5. vincent

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    Chiappa 191122lr...inexpensive, 2 10 rd mags, great fun. It just keeps going and going, 500 + through it so far, and just 2 fte's. Also, GSG makes a similar gun, not sure about the price or reliability...
     
  6. canebrake

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    The GSG 1911-22 hands down!

    Made by Walther in Germany and sold unde several US marks like ATI, Sig, Colt.........

    I have the ATI and have not had any issues with this great gun.

    If you are a 1911 experienced shooter this gun will require no learning curve.

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  7. NvRbanArms

    NvRbanArms New Member

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    With the silencer???
     
  8. NvRbanArms

    NvRbanArms New Member

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    How many rounds put through it? I'm thinking about it.
     
  9. Olympus

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    Semi auto would be my recommendation. 22 ammo is cheap so you can burn through it rather than burning through your centerfire calibers. Ruger MK II Target is definitely the most bang for the buck. But if you want to get something on the high end, the S&W Model 41 is a very fine piece.
     
  10. Overkill0084

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    The Ruger MK2 & 3 are very good guns. When you factor in price, they look even better. They are a also great choice if you love aftermarket goodies. The S&W 41 is a very nice pistol, but they ain't cheap either, it has a spot on my wish list.
    You mention that you have a number of semi autos, have you considered a conversion kit for any of them? I have a CZ Kadet kit for My CZ75BD. It's a bit pricey as kits go, but it's accurate and reliable. If you own a Glock a I know there are a some available as well. 1911 kits are available as well. I have no direct experience with either of them, however.
    I'm still lacking a .22 revolver, but if your tastes run that way, there are a few good choices out there. S&W has a couple on my wish list.
     
  11. 007BondJamesBond007

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    I got both a Ruger Single Six with two cylinders and a Browning Buckmark. I like the Ruger because I can shoot 22 mag, 22lr 22l, 22 shorts. I like the Buckmark because it a great target gun.

    Both guns have their advantages and disadvantages. Both are fun to shoot. A 22 revolver is a great starter gun to help teach newbies how to shoot. For safety reasons I don't like newbies to use auto-loaders if they never fired a gun before.
     
  12. Clem

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    One of the good reasons to shoot .22s, in addition to it being just plain fun, is as a sub caliber surrogate to your major caliber gun. Use the .22 for much of your practice, then switching to the major caliber gun. Since I like to play with revos, I have several .22s that match major caliber revos I like. My 4” .45 ACP S&W 625PC is matched very nicely with my 4” S&W 617. But for pure fun, the autos are hard to beat. I really like to have fun with my Ruger MK II and MK III autos.
     
  13. TGReaper

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    .22 pistol

    For some reason I have never equated shear volume of fire with shooting enjoyment, with this in mine I would suggest that a top line revolver would be something to look at.I am very impressed with my Mod.17 S&W.

    For cheap practice and training I like same frame conversions.In my case my Sig P 226 with .22, 9mm, and .40 S&W works quite well.

    For more serious target work I use a Hammerli International.

    TGR
     
  14. Paladin201

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    I had one of those GSG guns for a while. Good shooter. Reliable. Loads of fun. The one gotcha to watch for is that the barrel is held in place in the frame by a screw which goes through right side of the frame, through the lug underneath the barrel and then into a threaded hole on the left side of the frame. The frame is VERY soft metal, and the first time I took the gun down for a thorough cleaning after about 500 rounds, when I put the screw back in, it stripped out the threads. And it took very little pressure to do it. A lot less than it should. If you ever take that screw out be very careful putting it back in.
     
  15. Gh0zt36

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    I know they are sat night specials but I really like the phoenix Arm HP22 you can get an inexpensive kit with gun 3 AND 5 inch barrels for under 200 and theyre great accurate little guns. and theyll eat whatever you feed them and they are 9+1 capacity [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shSMBR2j4Pg]Shooting the Phoenix 22 Pistol - YouTube[/ame]
     
  16. canebrake

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    I'm still thinking about getting the suppressor but the damn thing cost twice as much as the gun when you include the $200 tax stamp.

    Somewhere north of 2K. Nothing but fun and complements!

    If I were to buy this gun again, I'd get the Colt, it breaks down like a 1911 and doesn't use a screw to capture the barrel lug.

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  17. Hookeye

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    I've had Buckmarks and Rugers but much prefered my High Standard "Sharpshooter" (cheapest of the good HS).
     
  18. hotload

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    Just purchased a S&W model 41, not cheap but worth the investment. The 7" barrel is now drilled and tapped for scope. The trigger is sweet.
     
  19. jordan89

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    Can't go wrong with ruger. And if you want something that sorta feels like a 1911 go with the 22/45.

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  20. firedawg60

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    I've had good luck with my Sig Mosquito. I like how it's nearly a full sized pistol. I've got over 2000 rounds through it and really haven't had any issues.

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