My First Auto,Maybe a .22?

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by ninjatoth, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. ninjatoth

    ninjatoth New Member

    1,733
    0
    0
    I have a couple of revolvers,a .357 for protection,and a .22lr for practice.I know almost nothing about autos,and was thinking of starting low with a .22,even though the thought of a heavy kickin .45 acp tempts me.I haven't really seen too many .22 lr autos out there,I am aware of the mark 2 and 3,and the Taurus pt .22,and the beretta bobcat,or tomcat or something,and other than that,I can't think of any auto .22s.Are there more makes and models of auto .22s out there that i'm not aware of?I don't want to spend a ton either.
     
  2. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

    7,143
    1
    0
    There are bunches of them, just depends on your budget. What are you looking to spend and then we can narrow down some recommendations for you...
     

  3. ninjatoth

    ninjatoth New Member

    1,733
    0
    0
    like $300 is all I really want to spend on a .22
     
  4. orangello

    orangello New Member

    19,156
    0
    0
    Some of the Sig's have a conversion kit, don't they? Spend a bit more & use it for .22 & 9mm.

    I have a XD45, and even with the bottom half being plastic, the kick/recoil isn't that bad at all. (good excuse for mah gut, 225lbs) VERY loud though; earplugs required.
     
  5. UnderFire

    UnderFire New Member

    973
    0
    0
    I have a Sig Sauer Mosquito .22LR, cost me $289 out the door, years ago.
    Not sure what they run now, but I'd check them out.
     
  6. sweeper22

    sweeper22 New Member

    2,706
    1
    0
     
  7. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

    6,262
    5
    0
    Go for the Browning Buckmark! :)
     

    Attached Files:

  8. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

    7,143
    1
    0
    Either a Ruger or Buckmark would be the best choices at that price...
     
  9. UnderFire

    UnderFire New Member

    973
    0
    0
    A bit pricey, but Sigs are worth it....2 guns under a grand.
    I think it's a real neat idea and look to see other MFG's doing the same thing.
    I was going to get one of the models, but I already own 2 .40 cals and 2 .22LR handguns so it was kind of pointless to buy another Sig .22LR. :(
     
  10. UnderFire

    UnderFire New Member

    973
    0
    0
    WOW!! you take your .22's serious. :)
    Cool collection, Gojubrian. :)
     
  11. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

    6,262
    5
    0
    Sorry, those aren't mine, but I wish they were!!

    I have a buckmark 5.5" bull barrel like shown though. :eek:
     
  12. Biohazurd

    Biohazurd New Member

    335
    0
    0
    If you can get ahold of one i would suggest a Firestorm .22 or bersa .22 Great guns at a great price...
     
  13. ninjatoth

    ninjatoth New Member

    1,733
    0
    0
    well,I think i'm getting my first auto through circumstance.My brand new Taurus .22 revolver broke,and rather than having Taurus repair it,we requested a 9mm pistol,and they said there was a good chance of them doing it.Probably a millenium pro 111 9mm.It's retail is only $5 more than my revolver.
     
  14. orangello

    orangello New Member

    19,156
    0
    0
    SWEEET! You will need more targets than with a .22. I bet after a brief adjustment, you will be very happy together.
     
  15. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

    6,262
    5
    0
    I have the pt111 in 9mm. It's been pretty reliable, but the trigger is terrible and it's just not accurate. It will do what it is made to do, go bang and hit things at close distances. :)
     
  16. ninjatoth

    ninjatoth New Member

    1,733
    0
    0
    well,with the addition of a 9mm,I will have 2 possible defense guns,a 9mm and snub nose Rossi .357,which gives me a delemma:I want to sell one of them to save up for a Ruger GP100,so which do I sell?I could sell the unshot pistol right off the bat for more and quicker than the Rossi would go and bring in money,but what if I go the other way,so that I have an auto 9mm,get maybe 100 bucks for the Rossi,and then buy a Ruger GP100.My only concearn with that is that I worry a 9mm won't do the job as easily and effectivly as a .357 in a self defense scenerio.But maybe the differences are too small to worry about.There is an edge in power with a snub .357 over a 9mm 3-4" barrel auto,but i'm sure not by much.Maybe i'll just wait till tax refund time and get the GP100 and have 3 handguns,it's just that I really don't need 3.What would you do?
     
  17. WDB

    WDB New Member

    3,977
    3
    0
    Well $100 for the Rossi makes a small dent in the price of the GP100 but it is a reasonable home defense firearm so I wouldn't trade it or sell it if that is all you can get for the pistol. I never owned a Taurus so can't say much about them but if it's new, it would be easier to send back if there is an issue.

    IMO I would keep them both and wait for the tax return to buy the GP100. In the mean time you have a couple of choices for home defense and adding a third with your tax money. Owning three pistols will just add to the fun when you go to the range. It's not a mater of needing three pistols it's the joy of having different pistols to shoot for fun. Still if either of the two pistol are ones you don't like to shoot then sell it.

    I'm one of those that rarley part with firearms I purchase so might not be the right guy to offer advice, I have a Rossie 971 that I still enjoy shooting it.