Best .22 fun gun, less than $150?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by bsdavis4296, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. bsdavis4296

    bsdavis4296 New Member

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    I'm looking for something to have fun with. I prefer it to be an automatic, but it can be a revolver. It needs to be reliable, I can up the cost, but I'm tight on money.

    Thanks.
     
  2. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    being as this is in the handgun section i guess you want a pistol. sometimes you can find deals at pawn shops, auctions, or LGS's on a used H&R revolver. but really you wont find much for that budget. now if you can up it to around 300. you can find used pistols that will probly have wear but still function good for plinking. if you up it to 350, or 400. you can away with almost any .22 pistol used or new.

    browning, and ruger are the kings in .22
    you can alos look at sigs, smiths and h&r's for fun guns. there are really just to many good .22's to pick from. go hold a bunch and see what you like
     

  3. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i agree, that $150 budget really limits to what you will find and most likely will have to be used. $150 buying new isn't going to get you much in the way of quallity. just have to hit the gun stores and pawn shops and see what's available in that price range. good luck.
     
  4. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    SAve up your money longer and get a quality .22 that you can enjoy for years.
     
  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i have to agree with this. the money spent on a quality firearm is money well spent. a qaulity firearm will last many years if taken care of and will also be many years of enjoyment.
     
  6. BeyondTheBox

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    The only one I'd recommend at that price is the Jimenez JA22, it's a fine quality pistol. The Phoenix has issues that need fixing in order to get them functioning properly and is not just mine, almost every one of them. The problem is, also, that the 22lr cartridge, being rimfire, simply isn't a reliable round. So to cheap out on the handgun you're going to fire these already put quality rounds through its a bad idea. I have two JA22s and a Phoenix HP22A, both JAs are solid worth not a single failure where the Phoenix has fewer mags without failures than it does with, by a large margin.
     
  7. bsdavis4296

    bsdavis4296 New Member

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    Ok, I can up my price range to~ $250, no problem! I just want something basic to shoot in my back yard, so I'm not looking for greatness, just something that isn't crappy, that isn't bad. Im more on the long guns than anything. What Rugers, or Brownings would you guys recommend? I'm not really looking for reliability, i have 9mms and a shotgun for home and self defense, I just want to shoot this into coke cans at 25 yards.

    In other words, Im looking for the basic stuff, so that's why I want to get out so cheap, but like you guys said, if there's nothing that cheap (I based my price off of Hi-Point 9mm) I can up. With Hi-Point making a nice gun at that price in 9, I figured somebody would figure out how to make a .22 for that price.
     
  8. BeyondTheBox

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    Even in that range I'd still go with the Jimenez. Might find a well used Ruger 22/45 for that. I'm not at all into Revolvers so I have no suggestions there. Though Ruger makes good ones from what I read and hear.

    I'd do the Heritage rough rider, think that's what it's called. 22 convertible, lr and mag.

    http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/...6_round_case_hardened_blue_22lr22_mag_revolve
     
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  9. bsdavis4296

    bsdavis4296 New Member

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    Im looking at the rough rider, as the gentleman above me mentioned.

    Also, I am looking at the Beretta neos, I think another user mentioned it as well.

    What else?
     
  10. robertusa123

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    cheep, heavey and ugley. your looking for a phoenix arms hp22

    its a all medal 22lr semi auto handgun. you can find them brand new for 150 and at most pawn shops used for around 100

    http://www.phoenix-arms.com/Products/HP22A.html


    check out this review its very thouro
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oGB82iiDMk&feature=related[/ame]
     
  11. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Still thinkin but that parts killin me :eek:
     
  12. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Ruger .22/45 or Mk II used would be where I would start for semi auto.

    Walter P 22 is kind of hit or miss on getting a reliable one but if you get one that runs they are a lot of fun.
     
  13. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i have to also suggest the Ruger Mk I or II or III. very reliable pistols. lots of aftermarket support in the way of parts and accessories. very accurate pistols for the price. i have the Mk III 22/45 Target model and it's a blast to shoot. have put about 2500 rounds through it with not any problems to date.
     
  14. robertusa123

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    they are good guns but over the 150 budjet even used unless you come by a fire sale
     
  15. kycol

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    Well almost agree, but the high standards that were made in Conneticut are the kings of 22's at least IMO. But then again good luck on finding one at that price.
     
  16. HOSSFLY

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    Thats wats kept me quite :eek:
     
  17. bsdavis4296

    bsdavis4296 New Member

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    It needs to be reliable ENOUGH to be worth backyard shooting. Like I said, I'm not risking anything on it ALWAYS firing, it just needs to not suck.
     
  18. BeyondTheBox

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    Beretta Bobcat 21A. This is the bees knees faux show! Might be a bit above price range but we'll worth it. The Ruger 22/45 lite is still the best in this class, hands down. Only had pleasure to shoot one recently, but feel in love immediately.
     
  19. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Many years ago I bought an old Harrington and Richardson, nine shot, .22 revolver. That gun improved my shooting more then anything else I shot before or since. I shot tens of thousands of rounds throgh that gun with no problems. It has a somewhat adjustable rear sight and shoots very well. Check the gun shows, or pawn shops and you should be able to find one for your budget or less. One of the good things about the revolver is that you can shoot a lot of rounds through it. .22 short, .22 long, .22 lr, or even goodies like the Super Colibri; it just doesn't care.

    Good luck and good hunting!
     
  20. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    it's even good with those birdshot shells as well. we used one to kill rats in the barn without doing damage to the barn. my father has my grandfathers old H & R 9 shot revolver with the 6" barrel. first revolver i ever shot. and on top of it all, they are pretty accurate as well.

    good suggestion BTW.