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what kind of .22?

Postby kwacksmacker40 » Sun May 08, 2011 7:20 pm

wondering what yalls favorite .22 handgun was. im looking to get one and the only one iv had the chance to shoot is a smith & wesson and was very pleased with its accuracy. any other opinions?
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Re: what kind of .22?

Postby Preacher1011 » Sun May 08, 2011 7:42 pm

What are you wanting to use if for? Target shooting in general or training because you don't want to pay for ammo on your center fire? If it's the former, I would highly recommend either the Walther P-22 or the Sig Mosquito. Personally, I like the Sig better. The Walther is a little small to me and the Sig feels a lot more like a center fire. Check it out, it's a nice pistol and I've heard nothing but good for both of them from everyone I've sold them to. If it's just for target shooting, the Smith would be fine. If you want to train, the Sig will operate exactly like your center fire from the slide to the decocker.
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Re: what kind of .22?

Postby La. Hunter » Mon May 09, 2011 10:53 am

Preacher, I've heard of several people having failure to cycle problems with the Sigs. I have never shot one of the Sig .22's myself, but thats just what I have heard. As far as the Walthers, my Dad has several of the P22's and my son has one that my Dad bought him for Christmas. These seem to be pretty decent pistols. Myself, I have a Browning Buckmark and really like the accuracy I get out of this gun. As far a a woods carry .22, I prefer a Ruger Single Six loaded with rat/snake shot.
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Re: what kind of .22?

Postby Preacher1011 » Mon May 09, 2011 3:59 pm

La. Hunter wrote:Preacher, I've heard of several people having failure to cycle problems with the Sigs. I have never shot one of the Sig .22's myself, but thats just what I have heard. As far as the Walthers, my Dad has several of the P22's and my son has one that my Dad bought him for Christmas. These seem to be pretty decent pistols. Myself, I have a Browning Buckmark and really like the accuracy I get out of this gun. As far a a woods carry .22, I prefer a Ruger Single Six loaded with rat/snake shot.


Their problem is the ammunition they use. It takes a good shell to cycle them. If they'd use the CCI Maxi-Mags instead of the cheap bulk stuff, they should cycle fine. :thumbsup:
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Re: what kind of .22?

Postby TomKat » Mon May 09, 2011 4:10 pm

kwacksmacker40 wrote:wondering what yalls favorite .22 handgun was. im looking to get one and the only one iv had the chance to shoot is a smith & wesson and was very pleased with its accuracy. any other opinions?


I bought the S&W .22 recently and I like it a lot...
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Re: what kind of .22?

Postby fishfurlife » Mon May 09, 2011 9:45 pm

Browning Buckmark. That is my choice
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Re: what kind of .22?

Postby apexhunter » Tue May 10, 2011 2:46 pm

Buckmark or Ruger in a semi auto, period! They are tried and true actions with many, many years of outstanding service with excellent accuracy and very good triggers. Choose the model that fits your needs and get a couple of bricks of decent ammo.

For a revolver I'd choose a Smith or Ruger. The single 6 is an excellent piece AND you get a LR and MAG cylinder.
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Re: what kind of .22?

Postby shoot-n-goose » Thu May 26, 2011 7:07 pm

I've got a Buckmark and love it. I wouldn't want to carry it all day due to its size, but its a great plinker. I was surprised how accurate it was straight outta the box with cheap bulk ammo. Mine does like a nice cleaning after about 500rds to keep her running smooth
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Re: what kind of .22?

Postby Slack Tide » Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:54 am

I looked and I looked and read and researched.....and I went with the Ruger SR22.....
Here's why:

While the Buck and a few others like it have a great reputation, I just don't like the "luger/ray gun" way they look, so that whole class of gun was out for me.

The Mosquito got some rough reviews and I think had some reputation for being fussy with ammo...the Walther felt really petite to me (and I can't get it in NY....another horrible, long story)....
So I went with the SR......great gun....great reviews, good feel and look (heavier than I would have thought, but not heavy)......
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Re: what kind of .22?

Postby cluckmeister » Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:37 pm

For accuracy of a .22 hand gun, You cant beat a High Standard Victor or a Smith and Wesson Model 41, but be prepared to fork over some serious dollars.
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Re: what kind of .22?

Postby mmayes » Wed May 27, 2015 8:58 am

The Sig is still plagued by ammunition specific problems. They feel well and with the right ammo will function, but in todays .22 ammo market its sometimes hard to find what it will cycle.

The Walter P-22 is a nice gun and great for people with small hands to shoot well. The early models had issues with the pinned safety lever that was corrected in later models.

Browning Buckmark reliable but not the prettiest. I shoot one regularly and it will stand up to abuse and feed everything you run through it.

Ruger MK III another excellent shooter. My dislike is the mag safety and it is not the easiest to take down to clean for the beginner. This is my sons plinking pistol

S&W 41 whats not to like excellent but expensive.

S&W M&P 22 nice gun for those that already shoot the big brother and want to keep the same feel.

High Standard Victor a top notch shooter as well but not always the easiest to find and expensive

Colt Woodsman plain neat gun that shoots well.

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Re: what kind of .22?

Postby jeffro9023 » Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:21 pm

I have a Beretta NEOS and i love the thing. Mounted a red dot on top and its a serious squirrel plinkin piece of equipment. Price is is nice too. Very comfortable.
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