what 22LR handgun should I buy

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by hideit, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. hideit

    hideit New Member

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    I don't own a 22LR handgun. I am in the market:
    can members suggest three 22LR handguns - pistol or revolver
     
  2. BunnyWabbit

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    Browning Buck Mark
    Ruger Mark III
     

  3. Splatter

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    Buy the best one that you can afford. Even if you spend $1500 on it, you'll spend more on the ammo over its life if you take good care of it.
    I love my Walther GSP; a Marvel top end on a carefully massaged 1911 would be great too.

    That being said, a used but good condition Ruger Mk1 would also serve you well if that's the best you can afford right now.
     
  4. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    In revolvers,get a ruger super single six convertible for versatility.
    In semiautos,get a ruger target mk 3 pistol.
     
  5. rickrem700

    rickrem700 New Member

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    22 Pistol

    Enough said!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. Jay

    Jay New Member

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    Best...... S&W Model 41
    Next...... Browning Buck Mark
    Next ......Ruger MkI or Mk II series

    Revolvers.....

    S&W 617 series
    Ruger Single six series
    Dan Wesson revolvers


    Bottom line, go shop, find what fits your hands first, then what fits your budget, then buy it, then enjoy it. ;)
     
  7. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Revolver- Ruger single six convertible

    Semi-auto- Smith & Wesson 22a or 2206.
    Ruger mark II.
     
  8. Tilt

    Tilt New Member

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    What he said:D
     
  9. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    Speaking from gunsmith point of view-I don't see how yall can even THINK a buckmark or ESPECIALLY a s&w 22a is better than a ruger mk 3 slabside.
    Not only accuracywize.but also from the amount of these guns I've had to fix.
    From design standpoint,the ruger comes out on top easily. You do however usually need to "sweeten" trigger pull on rugers-this is because of today's age of lawyers eager to sue instead of being lower in quality.
    He did get it right about getting what fits your hand tho.
     
  10. Jay

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    See...... that's what's nice about the world of firearms...... everyone has an opinion, and SHOULD NOT BE FAULTED FOR IT. I've had my S&W 41 since 1959, and never had it in the shop. Had my Buck Marks for 15 years, and never had any of the three in the shop. Had my Ruger Mk II (10" barrel) for 12 or more years and never had it worked on. My 5.5 in Ruger Mk II has been back to Ruger once, but minor stuff. Of the Three brands, the Ruger is the last one I'd prefer to take apart and clean. But you see......... that's just my opinion.... and that's what was asked for in the original post in this thread.
     
  11. hideit

    hideit New Member

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    thank you all for the input
    i bought the walther p22
     
  12. nick8180

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    Charter arms pathfinder
     
  13. BunnyWabbit

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    Let us know how you like it, I am thinking I might have to have me one of those too.:rolleyes:
     
  14. rev-arb

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    opps too late.......Ruger 22/45 MkIII
     
  15. hideit

    hideit New Member

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    thanks for all the input
    I used to own a ruger mk I or II
    I used to own a snub nose 22
    I used to own a 22 ruger SA
    so i wanted something different
    I didn't want to spend the 700+ for the Kimber and I didn't want a 22 coversion for my glock 26 - i wanted a separate gun
    i love the feel and my wife likes it also and said something about going to the range with me sometime! I BOUT FELL OFF MY FEET!!
    only took it to the range once so far and 100 rounds of stinger went thru it without a flaw
    next time will be 100 rounds of CCI mimi mags
    I really had the best time with using the laser sight - that was a new experience for me - it really does show trigger control or lack thereof - ha
    lasers are sooo cool
     
  16. westernamerican

    westernamerican New Member

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    Best to Get!

    Firestorm 22 LR [​IMG]
     
  17. punkndisorderly

    punkndisorderly New Member

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    I purchased a Mk II stainelss steel with the bull barrel about 10 years ago. I bought it used and it had had the trigger worked on for an ultra light, crisp pull. It was one of the nicest pistols I've ever shot. The only problem I ever had out of it was the first time I took it apart. There's a trick to putting it back together that few would figure out on their own.

    Always a pleasure to shoot, never jammed/misfired, and was way more accurate than I'll ever be.
     
  18. aafasano

    aafasano New Member

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    Get a 22/45 and put a red-dot scope on it.
     
  19. alfsauve

    alfsauve New Member

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    Uh-Oh ..... Now you've done it.

    Now you got me thinking.

    I was happy with my Colt Target Woodsman and my Ruger Mk I, but now........I don't know. I'm thinking I need a P22 to round out my Walther collection.
    Let's see:

    a) Buy the P22
    b) Sell the Ruger and buy the P22
    c) Sell both the Colt and Ruger and buy the P22.

    Decisions, decisions, decisions.....

    PLEASE keep us posted on how you like it.
     
  20. fapprez

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    I've noticed that they are making 22lr conversion kits for popular pistols. You could just convert your current handgun to 22lr as long as it's not a revolver. I don't know how the kits work or if they are any good, but it's an option.