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.22 - Looking to buy

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by DarkWing6, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. DarkWing6

    DarkWing6 Tacoma, WA New Member

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    My birthday is coming up in February and I am going to ask for a .22. This will be my first gun that I own, so I'm not too smart on what to buy, etc. What .22 handguns do you guys have and like?
     
  2. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    I like 22s alot. If it were me I would figure what I want to do with the gun and buy one that fits the purpose. If you are just a plinker then any of the Ruger standard 22s will work for you. Auto or revolver they make a fine 22. They are also cheaper than most and made in America.

    jj
     
  3. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Too bad the GSG 1911 .22 won't be out by then.
     
  4. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    .22 pistol you say... P22 and gsg-5 pk

    Both are .22, both are fun to shoot.
     
  5. finch6013

    finch6013 Oregon City Active Member

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    I would get the gsg. I love mine, very easy to shoot, acurrate, and a huge cool factor. I also have a p22 that would be a great beginner .22, But the cheapest option would be a revolver like a ruger single six or similar. Very easy to learn with and they aren't going to need much maitenance or cleaning. I own all three and I enjoy them more than the large calibers
     
  6. fromotoc

    fromotoc Downtown Portland, OR Member

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    If this is just for plinking, than I would definitely recommend the Walther P22. It's alot of fun, very comfortable, and in my opinion, the best .22lr semiauto handgun in the $300 range, as far as for plinkers go. The Ruger Mark 3's are fun too, and more accurate at longer ranges, but I had better cycling of all types of ammo in the P22. Revolvers are fun as well. If you are planning on getting another handgun in the future for self defense, I think it would be a good idea to ask yourself what you want in the future, as that could be a good factor for determining which .22lr handgun you get. If you want a 1911, get the Ruger Mark 3, as it is designed to basically be a trainer for the 1911. If you want a Glock, Sig, etc.. The P-22 would be a good option. If you want a revolver, get a .22lr revolver. Getting a .22lr handgun to match which handgun you want to become proficient with eventually, as far as self defense goes, is a good way to familiarize yourself with the type of gun you will eventually be training/shooting with. If you just want some plinking fun, then most .22lr handguns will work.
     
  7. pr787lv

    pr787lv somewhere in the NW Member

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    I've shot a P22 (friend's) and bought a Sig Mosquito. Both have pros and cons (check thread on P22 vs. Sig). I strongly recommend you look into the Ruger line up. I felt they looked weird and passed. But (BIG BUT), Ruger has a better after market than the Germans. Plus, getting a mag for either German can give you a heart attach. :)
     
  8. Frog

    Frog Vancouver, Washington Member

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    Hey sweetbeard.....

    Good taste in guns and ammo, but your beer is a bit weak! :D


    And DarkWing6 - It's real hard to go wrong with a Ruger. They are made in America and the least expensive 'bang for the buck'!

    Let us know what you decided on.

    Frog.
     
  9. finch6013

    finch6013 Oregon City Active Member

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    My ruger single six is a force to be reconed with but just not as fun as my p22. Looking forward to what you buy and a review
     
  10. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    It'd be a Calico M-110 if I were out to take advantage of the circumstances which you might call, limited time only.

    My only .22 now is a conversion kit for 1911 frames, called a Colt Ace, not greatly accurate, not made anymore, but a fun way to get trigger time with your 1911's trigger.

    Gemtech Oasis on a Ruger Mk III for you Oregon dwellers?
     
  11. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    Stainless Mite on gsg-5 PK FTW


    PBR also FTW
     
  12. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    Hey DarkWing6, I just noticed you're from Tacoma. Look out for that Zero Ring, he hangs out around here too. Good to have another member in The City Of Destiny. So to speak.

     
  13. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    Who me?? :D

    Personally I have three .22's at the moment. All three meet different "needs" for me and it's tough to know which one I'd get first if I was on a budget.

    Probably the "funnest" of the three would have to be my GSG-5 rifle. :D And thats not just because it's the most expensive either!! ($500 for rifle, about $300 in "extras")

    The other two are a Ruger 10/22 that I've had for 25 years or so that I recently put a decent scope on and a Smith & Wesson 22A pistol. Both of these are in the $200 range and both are usually with me when I am out making brass. :p

    So I guess it depends on your budget and preference for long guns or shorties. Eventually, if you're anything like most of us on this board, you'll end up with both. :thumbup:
     
  14. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    Oh, and glad to see another "local" on here!! :thumbup: :thumbup:
     
  15. DarkWing6

    DarkWing6 Tacoma, WA New Member

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    Thanks for all the great info guys.

    My main use for the gun will just be for going out shooting with my friends, so I don't plan on this being a carry gun or anything like that. Basically, I sick of paying for .45 ammo when I shoot my dad's 1911 (basically mine cause he never shoots it :p).

    I'm not a big fan of revolvers, so I'd prefer a semi-auto. I'd like to keep it within the $200-300 range and don't mind buying used. My father-in-law is a police officer, so he may be able to get discounts (I know he knows some good places to buy).

    I'll keep researching some of what you guys posted, but that should give you some more information about what I am looking for for now.

    Again, thanks!
     
  16. aguncollector

    aguncollector White Salmon, Washington New Member

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    well if your dad owns .45 1911 find out its brand and you could simply buy a conversion kit for it. I know kimber and colt sell coverson kits for around $300-$350 and it's alot easyer than finding a new or used 22 semi-auto. and plus they're easy to put in. bu tif your still looking for a 22 semi-auto by its self i would go for a buckmaster it is simaler to a high standard. but i don't know the price that's the down side.
     
  17. DarkWing6

    DarkWing6 Tacoma, WA New Member

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    What do the Ruger 22/45s run?
     
  18. aguncollector

    aguncollector White Salmon, Washington New Member

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    your dad has a ruger 1911 i dont very well know their price range but i can check. oh and the hand gun i sugested i was rong it is a browning buck mark you can find a good one for around $300-$400. they're a nice gun i shot my friend's dad's buck mark they shoot pretty acurate and not all that spendy either. i can look for a picture of one for you. i just foud out that the conversion kit funs for 460. a bit of a drag.:(
     
  19. aguncollector

    aguncollector White Salmon, Washington New Member

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    here's a image of the BuckMark 22
     
  20. DarkWing6

    DarkWing6 Tacoma, WA New Member

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    Ya, I wouldn't want to do a conversion on my dad's Springfield 1911. He wants to shoot more and he wants it back.

    I'll have to into that Browning.