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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
 

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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.
 

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

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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. ;)
 

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Revolver- Ruger single six convertible

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

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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. ;)
What he said:D
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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

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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
 

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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.
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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 
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