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Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by 13andloveguns, Apr 8, 2012.
I want a good 22 for some range fun any suggestions??
The indoor range i go to rents the RUGER MARK-II for $10 an hour, so i know they see a lot of use. They are probably reliable, and not real fussy, or they probably would have went with something else. You should go to your range and look at what they have,and recommend. See if you can rent the one you like before you buy it, and take it for a test drive LOL.... The guys that run the range i go to will let me shoot pretty much anything in the shop, if i ask them real nice, and offer to sweep up brass, or help around the shop.
I'd look for a conversion kit for whatever it is your running now.
I am currently in love with my Ruger Mark III 22/45 Target Model. I picked it up barely used and put a Tru-glo red dot on it. Really accurate and through 300 rounds of CCI Mini-Mags without a single issue.
I have a Mark II and I love it. She eats anything I put through it and she is very accurate. But there are other .22's that are quite good, too. You can't go wrong with a good .22 for plinking fun, that's for sure.
I would NOT---
You can find good complete 22's for the same or even less than conversion kits, plus MOST of the "kits" are not that reliable
I have a Chiappa 1911-22 that i gave about $300 for- Ruger Mark series can be had for about the same or even less used
Like my Sig Mosquito a lot and it was great for introducing my (then teenaged) kids to handguns.
I and one of my sons bought the Beretta U22 Neos. We opted for the 4" barrels over the 6". While it looks like something out of Robocop, it is really a very nice plinker. The full length rail makes for more versatility to mount a sight or scope if you ever wanted to. It's priced below the Ruger and is a very comfortable .22 to shoot. My wife absolutely loves shooting it.
Ruger has some fine 22 Target Pistols! But I am partial to my Browning Benchmark!
I use to have a 4" High Standard Victor *Which I never should have traded! Always have been sorry I did and probably will find another one some day. I won a few State Matches with it. Although they are hard to come by now days, is the reason I did not suggest that one! And certainly depends upon the old budget issue!
I considered a kit for my Springfield 1911, but it says in the manual, this is not recommended, and I guess that's good enough for me.
I tried a browning buckmark and it amazing especially with accuracy
Having a dedicated 22 is always a plus. Two guns are usually better than one. But IMO I think training with the weapon you'd be using in a critical situation can never be a bad thing. By converting your firearm with a 22 conversion kit, you'd be training with what your used to using while also saving a ton of $$ on ammo. Just my opinion.
Ive tried a chiappa 1911 22 and it was junck it wouldnt blowback far enough to load the new shell and it would always misfire
How about a good SA Revolver. I would recommend the Ruger Single Six. Fun too shoot, will eat any .22 ammo and very accurate.
Mine runs 100% but i dont run cheep bulk ammo in it -
I always used the big 500 round federal box and it still wasnt good quality but my some of my freinds had good luck with them
I was gonna get one until i found it was a 22 mag but thanks
That was the problem - MOST 22 semi-auto handguns don't do well with "bulk" ammo - CCI mini mag has always served well in all mine
Best of luck with whatever it is that you choose to get