Thoughts on a Sig Mosquito?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Billy9mm, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. Billy9mm

    Billy9mm Member Supporter

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    I am thinking of buying a Sig Mosquito .22 from a friend but I really haven't heard any real pros or cons about the gun. Was also looking at the S&W .22. I'm looking at the same money for a used Sig or new S&W, would appreciate any info on both.
     
  2. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    I've owned 2 of the Sigs-
    IMO pretty good for the money :cool:
    BUT be prepared to shoot only GOOD ammo in it- both mine liked CCI mini mags

    The S&W was & is just too ugly for me :rolleyes:
     

  3. rigjumpr

    rigjumpr New Member

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    first a queston to you, what will this .22 be used for? but, right off the cuff I would go with the Sig. but again thats me..
     
  4. Billy9mm

    Billy9mm Member Supporter

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    just wanting it for target and plinking
     
  5. rigjumpr

    rigjumpr New Member

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    as stated.... Sig for the money and yet again thats me.
     
  6. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Ive got a mosquito. Its one of the worst guns i have. The only reason i dont sell it is cuz i would feel bad pawning it off on someone.

    Reasons i dont like is the trigger is gods aweful i mean really bad. And after a hundred or so rounds it has to be cleaned to shoot again. Spent cases will stick in the chamber until its cleaned.

    Terrible gun if it functioned better with a better trigger it would be a damn fine firearm as it fits my hand perfectly.
     
  7. Hollander

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    Have had the Mosquito for over a year and a half. More fun than my first bb gun. You have to learn to deal with an occasional malfunction like FTE or so but since you life does not depend on it I do not have a problem. I shoot it every time I go to the range (3x / month). When I got it I cleaned it and polished the feed ramp. Broke it in with CCI Mini Mags but now shoot Fed bult or Rem Golden bullets. I personally like the Fed ammo better. The gun is not perfect but you can have a lot of fun with it. I keep it clean and well lubed with Mobil One synthetic. I can shoot over 200 rounds at a time with no problem. For the money it is a fun gun. Are there better guns in 22 lr - yes. The decision is what you want to deal with and for general fun and range shooting I very much enjoy the Mosquito.
     
  8. rigjumpr

    rigjumpr New Member

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    There you have it a difference of opinion and that OK. JonM has his, in which I respectfully disagree. I like mine. But ultimately it’s up to your likes.
     
  9. canebrake

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    Here's a thought, Why is the guy selling it? :rolleyes:
     
  10. utf59

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    My Mosquito sucks. At least one malfunction per mag. A friend has one that runs like a sewing machine. As I understand it, some of the earlier ones had problems that were corrected on later models. So do your homework.

    I have a couple of friends with S&W .22s. I forget which model exactly, but they're the low-end models. They have occasional malfunctions, but nothing that really ruins a range outing.

    Both guns are lots of fun when they run right, but I guess you could say that about any gun.

    Personally, I would (and did after the Mosquito fiasco) put down a little more money on a better gun. I bought a Ruger, and I'm very happy with it. Yet another friend has a Buckmark, and it's a great gun too. I've known a few people with Walther P22s, and they love them.
     
  11. sweeper22

    sweeper22 New Member

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    In all likelihood, the Rugers and Brownings that can be found at similar prices will be both more accurate and less ammo sensitive than a Mosquito. I've also heard good things about the GSG 1911 22lrs.
     
  12. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    What you want for that?
     
  13. JonM

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    sent ya pm's but my wife got it for me as a gift im not sure i really want to sell it. it does have some sentimental value even if it is prolly worse than a sigma...
     
  14. deathkricket

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    This is kinda funny to see this thread, i had a dream about 2 days ago that i caught someone breaking into my house when i pushed open the door the guy looked at me and slammed the door shut so i kicked it back open and drew a Sig Mosquito, why i have no idea, i dont have one and have never wanted one but i had one in my dream for some reason, anyway when he seen me draw the sig he also pulled a gun and i started pulling the trigger on the sig but it wouldnt budge, i was thinking dam first time and its my last and i woke up right before he shot me, long story short, i still wouldnt buy a sig mosquito.
     
  15. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Hahaha.........Jon only gives ME good deals, Shihan. :D
     
  16. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Winds, no one gets a good deal on a mosquito even if sig paid you take one heh.
     
  17. pioneer461

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    My Mosquito.

    It was a birthday gift from my wife a few years ago when they first hit the market. She bought it based on my desire for a semi-auto .22 and on Sig's reputation.

    It was a pig. Fail to feed, fire and eject, with several brands of ammo, including CCI Mini-Mag. It also did something I've never seen in 50 some years of shooting. It would strip a round from the magazine (when it did fire) and threw the entire cartridge out of the ejection port, returning to battery on an empty chamber. :eek:

    After a couple of calls, I got Sig to take it back. They replaced the pistol with a brand new one. Off to the range and many of the same problems as with the first pistol, except tossing full cartridges. I got detailed help from Sig in selecting the correct recoil spring and sights, but it still wasn't working reliably. :mad:

    Exchanging emails with Sig CS, I again voiced my frustration and finally got someone who was able to help. Twenty-twos are very dirty, I think we all know that. The Sig Mosquito is very dirt sensitive. They need to be cleaned every 100 rounds or so. They also need lubrication. LOTS of lubrication! Every semi-auto pistol I've ever owned (and that's a bunch) work well with just a thin coat of oil. Mosquitos need to be hosed down with oil. LOTS of oil. Sig even made a lube hole drilled into the slide on the right side, especially for lubing the extractor. The extractor requires LOTS and LOTS of oil. Trouble is, the excess lube causes the bullet lube and powder residue dirt to build up faster.

    Once I was aware of the lube problem and was prepared to clean it often on the range, the Mosquito became more reliable, but not totally reliable. As with many others, I found the Mosquito performs best with CCI Mini Mag ammo. With the correct ammo and sight selection, my Mosquito became a very accurate pistol.

    Now, knowing it is not a combat or competition pistol, it performs adequately as a plinker, with occasional malfunctions. Some day I may trade it for a Ruger MK 3, but it was a gift from Herself. :rolleyes:

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  18. Billy9mm

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    Thanks for all the input, I think a few more bucks would be well invested toward getting a Ruger or Browning. I dont mind a little problem once in a while but I would rather spend my time shooting.
     
  19. metalry23

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    sig

    My wife has a mosquito and there is nothing wrong with it she loves it and it is a good little plinker at the range and a decocker which i love for the .22
    I have a ruger mark 2 and i have never had any problems with that either. don't get me wrong i love the ruger the best though and if you were going to get a 22 i think a ruger would be the way to go anyway.
     
  20. rigjumpr

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    Hi this is rigs wife...I have a Walther. 22 and it is one of the best handguns I have ever owned. Never a failure with it....accurate and well made. Price is right too. Just giving my two cents just like most wives do....mostly cuz we r always right. I also have a Springfield. 40 for my conceal carry weapon. FYI