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Is there a really good quality .22 handgun that is inexpensive? I like the Ruger sr22. I really like the look of the Sig Sauer Mosquito but I have heard it's very bad reviews. I was wanting some reviews of good guns. I don't like the look of the buckmark and ruger mii and miii. I think they're ugly, I am looking for more of a slide action kind of gun.
 

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eh it's ok, I think its kinda ugly. It is durable from being made of all metal. but i dont really like it too much.
 

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The Ruger Mark I, II, or III along with the Browning Buckmarks are very accurate and reliable guns. I have read nothing but poor reviews on the Mosquito and to tell you the truth, I have never heard anything good about any 22 auto pistol that resembles that platform, not to say there isn't one out there somewhere but the Rugers and Brownings have their reputation for a reason, most folks who want a semi auto 22 are going to go with one of these 2 makes because they are proven. I don't have any experience with the SR22, Ruger is known to be a good manufacturer but I don't really see the point to that particular gun, it looks more like a small cc type gun and I don't see the point in carrying a 22. For a hunting/range gun to have fun with I'd stick with one of the Marks or Buckmarks or 22/45s. My opinion is they'd be a much more accurate and enjoyable gun, but then I value function over looks. However I'm sure the SR22 is a decent gun if that's what you're into.
 

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Most .22 LR revolvers are kinda cheap, but funtional.

There are a couple that would be right up your alley. One to look at is the S&W.
 

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Wow
The Ruger Mark III surely did do right by me. A rental it was, too. So it was beat to crap.
Used it for teaching a friend to shoot. She became very good. We both shared that rented Mark III for the ccw course we took. She scored the best of all the students there. My scores weren't too hateful. A great gun - and a rental...
So... I bought my own Mark III ... it happens to be a 22/45 Mark III..
 

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Yea a local gun shop had those Neos things on sale for about $260. I couldn't get past the Buck Rogers look. I ended up with a Ruger 22/45. Haven't got to shoot it yet.
 

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I believe most of the bad SIG Mosquito info is on their early models, issues that I have heard have since been fixed. I shot a new one recently with a member of my gun range, and he put about 700 rounds through it on the first day with only a couple, <4 FTF withit. It seemed to run pretty smooth.

Can't go wrong with a browning buck mark though...you can always add a Tac Solutions upper later on & diff grips if you want to dress it up, but shoots great as is. The GSG 1911's seem to have a good reputation.
 

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The SR22 is the best of the bunch in the smaller ones however Walther makes a PPK style 22 and Bersa has a pretty good one also based on the PPK. Look at the S&W M&P 22 for a mid size. There are also several others based on the 1911 style. Some are full size and a couple are reduced size like the Sig. (Not the Mosquito.) There is a large difference between the MKIII and 22-45 Rugers. I have a 22-45 Lite. If you can find a Sig Trailside used, grab it. The 2 I would focus on are the Ruger SR22 and the S&W M&P 22.
 

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Got an SR22 for the wife for Christmas. It is awesome, 100 rd CCI MM, 400 Rem Golden, 50 CCI Stinger and a couple hundred Fed bulk and not ONE problem hand it shoots good and straight. I have also owned a MKII Government Target and it has been flawless for years . Just recently the bolt isn’t staying back on the last round.
 

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I own a S&W model 17 revolver. Very nice gun, but not inexpensive for a 22.

Probably the pistol that stands out in my mind of late is the S&W M&P 22. My brother in law has one. I shot it back a few weeks ago and was very impressed with the trigger.
 

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I have the Beretta Neos. Shoots everything fine and plenty accurate. Styling is not the only thing weird though, the controls are needlessly different.

If you don't mind the styling it's a good gun and relatively cheap.
 

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I already have a colt frontier scout. Its a great gun but I want a modernish looking gun.
 

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New or Old? what do you want to do?

Id had a few, depends what you want to do with it and your personal prefrence.
Id suggest getting exactly what you want after trying several diffrent types.


for fun fun fun (wherd my pay check go?) I'd get a Calico 110 or a Tec-22.

for plinking a Browning Buck Mark, or a older Colt or any of the Ruger Mk series or a single six revolver.

My all time fave .22 plinker was shooting my friends 1995 Colt .22 automatic, you dont see them much now but they are worth it if you find one, very much like the late 1960's High Standard semi's.


I have a couple older High Standard's one is a Semi and one revolver (Victor and a Sentinel)

My fave revolver is a 4" stainless taurus 941 revolver (.22mag after market grips and wolf spring kit) thats really grown on me that gets allot more use than the old worn 3" HS Sentinel Mk IV.

the hot ones for 2013 are the Ruger SR22P, 22/45 lite, S&W M&P22,Taurus Tracker 922, Walther P22, Sig/GSG 1911-22, Sig Mosquito, Beretta Neo, Browning Buckmark, Charter Arms .22LR, Phoniex HP 22.
 

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Perfect .22 LR

I've been shooting .22 LR for about 50-years...I like the CZ-USA line of rimfire rifles. They just came out with a new auto-loader. While I prefer their bolt-action line, all of their products are great...When if comes to rimfire handguns I have always found any of the Ruger Mark series to be exceptional, reliable, and accurate shooters for their price. If you want beauty look at the S&W M41 or any of the older High Standard Citation models. Good luck on your search and shooting.
 

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GSG 1911-22 (Sig Sauer 1911-22) has been a great pistol for me. I shot a friends Sig model a few times and loved it, the feel and the weight, plus fairly accurate...so I bought one of the GSG models (Little bit cheaper, same gun) and it has been working flawlessly. You can also get some neat aftermarket parts for it, as well as use different 1911 grips....might have to do some fitting for the ambi safety though. This gun rocks!
 

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