.22 Service Pistol.

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by manta, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. manta

    manta Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Do any posters know any other armies that issued a .22 pistol.
     

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  2. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    that's pretty cool. What army is that supposed to have come from? There have been several armies that have conducted marksmanship training with .22 bolt rifles.
     

  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    the US army and airforce used 22lr extensively in some training situations. they were also issued as target weapons for military members to use in competition.
     
  4. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    yeah my stepdad was airforce. I remember him telling me about that.
     
  5. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    That may have been used by the German Polizei (German Police) in their training. The Walther PP was issued to them for awhile in 9mm Kurz (.380ACP), and used the .22lr as a trainer.
     
  6. c3shooter

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    The Ruger Standard Automatic pistol with a heavy barrel is a secondary martial arm of the US Army. Equipped with a suppressor, it was issued to Special Forces. Not everyday carry, mind you, but special purpose weapon.

    It is sometimes IMPROPERLY called the "Hush Puppy". THAT was the S&W Mk 22 Mod 0 made for the US Navy. A modified Model 39 9mm pistol, with suppressor.
     
  7. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I thought the "hushpuppy" was a .45 caliber with an integral silencer.
     
  8. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    just googled it. always glad to learn something new
     
  9. c3shooter

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    Naw, Navy used a subsonic 9mm. Pistol had a slide lock that kept action closed after shooting. We just used a .22, and put the bullet in the right place. :p
     
  10. big shrek

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    US Navy WAVES used High Standard Model B's...later on the High Standard HD-Military .22's were used.

    US Navy also used 1911's converted to .22lr back in the 80's...as boot camp pistol trainers.
    Dunno who made 'em...
     
  11. manta

    manta Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I Knew a few guys that where in the Ulster Defence Regiment that where issued with them as a personal protection weapon when of duty a favourite time for IRA terrorists to murder them.

    I dont know what the thinking was for issuing .22 for personal protection, at the time civilian's where being targeted by the IRA for doing work for the army cleaners builders ect.

    They could get a PPW largest caliber 9mm max rds 25. So why a civilian could get a 9mm but they where issuing the UDR with .22 I dont know.
     
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  12. Trez

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    The Israeli Army used suppressed Ruger 10/22 as sniper rifles

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  13. 30-30remchester

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    The US military used silenced High Standard 22 handguns in military applications. The government contracted with Remington to produce 22 long rifle ammunition loaded with full metal jacket bullets to comply the Hauge Convention rules. If you will research the Russians case against the spy pilot Francis Gary Powers, you will find on the evidence table a silenced 22 handgun removed from Powers.
     
  14. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I'd like to have a good silenced .22 pistol. All legally of course.
     
  15. neilage66

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    Colt Service Model ACE used as marksmanship training aid since prior to WWII.
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  16. zimm

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    Didn't the OSS issue some Hi-Standard .22's with integral supressors during WWII?
     
  17. canebrake

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    Isn't .22 rf and service pistol an oxymoron?

    Except for the mob? :p
     
  18. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I may not be the mob, but my .22 pistol sees a lot of service. It is not used as eye candy, but as a tool. Like a good jack knife. Would that be considered a "service pistol"?
     
  19. big shrek

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    $200 tax stamp from the ATF & about a six or so month wait, and its legal :)
     
  20. big shrek

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    Yes...and slide locks so they wouldn't operate in Semi-auto mode...Shhhhhhhhh ;)