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Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by tac0, Dec 20, 2012.
i am looking to buy a .22 pistol or revolver... any suggestions?
chiappa any good?
The Ruger LCR in .22 might be what you are looking for. It is a 8 shot snubby revolver. It has a shrouded hammer so it fires double action only, but is good for concealed carry. (Not that a .22LR is a high power caliber for self defense, but it is a gun!) It is very light. Around $400.
The Ruger SR-22 is a 10 shot Semi-auto pistol in .22LR and has two sizes of grips, super three dot sights. nice pistol. Around $325
Then there are the Ruger Mark III series in so many configurations, The Browning Buckmark with a ton of models. And there is the used market with Hi-Standard and Colt Woodsman always drawing favored comments.
Oh and there are other good .22's on the new market. Smith & Wesson has a great version of their M&P series and they have fine revolvers. Theres Walther and Beretta has several models to chosse from.
Then somehow cheap and unreliable Phoenix's show up here and there. Don't get one. Buy a brand name.
It is really best to go to a store that has these handguns on hand and handle them in your hand, No one else can do it better than the person that will use it.
And to answer the original question, go down to the local shooting range that rents .22's. Rent them all and try them out. Buy the one you like the best and fits your needs...
smith and wesson mp 22 is my pick. 12 rnd mags,very relieable and alot of fun to shoot. I have shot over 2000 rnds of cheap bulk packs of 22 ammo and not one jam.
There are very few 22 pistols that I don't like and the only one that comes to mind is the Sig mosquito. Hate the trigger pull.
You didn't say what you wanted it for,but most all 22 pistols or revolvers are pretty nice shooters. Just go handle them and see which one feels the best in YOUR hands.
My faves are the Buckmark Hunter,the Ruger mark III,the walther p22 and I don't have one yet but the Ruger single six or any of the singles made now.(single 10=10 shot 22lr,single 9=9 shot 22mag revolvers)
Get a Ruger auto...One of the steel ones.
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Your question is lacking in details. Do you have a price range in mind? What is the primary use you plan for this gun? Do you have large or small hands?
I just purchased a Ruger SR.22. Love it!!! Also a Sig Sauer P238. Its not my friend yet.
go out and handle all the 22's you can find and look for the one that feels the very best that is the one you should look at
all those guns suck. Buy one of these and be happy for ever.
I juts bought the SR22. Havent shot it. I did look at 2245, take down on SR22 a lot easier. I had a s&w 422 w/ a bull barrel that was sweet. Juts go into shop and see what fits your hand.
Lots of people bash on them, but I really like my Sig Mosquito. The DA trigger is not the best but not awful either- a great way to practice a lot for not much $
So now I have a Ruger LCR in .22, and I had and still have a SR-22, a standard Ruger .22 pistol (1952 model) and a Colt Frontier Scout all in .22 LR. I have a little NAA convertible with .22 LR and .22 Magnum, a S&W J frame, 351PD, in .22 Magnum. Rifles are a Ruger 10-22 Takedown, and Henry AR-7, both in .22 LR.
I recently bought a SR22 with a Crimson Trace laser. The gun sights are easy to adjust. It is deadly accurate with either sights or laser. I love it.