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Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Rammer80, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. Rammer80

    Rammer80 Beaverton Member

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    Any one know of specific named hand guns, preferably not single shot, That use .22 Long rifle?
     
  2. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Browning Buckmark
    Ruger Single Six
    S&W 17,18, or 617
    Ruger Mark I, II, and III
    S&W 22a
    CZ Kadet
    Walther P22
    and the list goes on....
     
  3. Rammer80

    Rammer80 Beaverton Member

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    Out of those which would you recommend?
     
  4. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Me and my wife like my Ruger 22/45 and I like the Taurus .22 revolver I just bought. Both are great for practicing techmique.
     
  5. Rammer80

    Rammer80 Beaverton Member

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    I just read pages of Reviews for the P22 and Sig Mosquito. it was about even for everyone saying one worked while the other didn't and vis virsa. Many people said neither and say to go with a colt, browning or Beretta.

    Price is another factor in this. Im looking for something cheap and just a weekend plinker.
     
  6. NoAim

    NoAim Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Ruger or a Buckmarks are very safe bets then. Usually can be had for $250 for a basic model.
     
  7. wakejoe

    wakejoe Beaverton, OR Well-Known Member

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    Oakly1wa has a pretty slick Sig .22lr. :D
     
  8. Rammer80

    Rammer80 Beaverton Member

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    Would that be the Sig Mosquito? I'm looking to that.
     
  9. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

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    Sir - going through my copies of G & A and Gun digest I gave up at 473.....

    Seeing as how you live over there, and I live here but spend time AND shoot a lot where you are, I'd go looking for a good, used Ruger MkII semi-auto. Bomb-proof and accurate - mine was over thirty years old when it got melted down, and as good as new after being used as a club intro gun for countless noobs.

    tac
     
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    terrylf72 Portland, Oregon, United States Member

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    Searcher451 Oregon Member

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    You can find negative reviews on most every .22 semi-automatic pistol out there. But the Ruger and Browning models are at the top of most everyone's list for a good reason: they are generally always rock-solid, accurate, dependable, and affordable. I personally wouldn't give you a hoot in **** for a P22 or Mosquito or Neos or SP22, but it's tough to top the Ruger Mark series pistols or the Browning Buck Marks, IMO.
     
  12. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

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    +1

    tac
     
  13. Bajablast

    Bajablast Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    +1 on the Rugers.

    I have a Ruger Mark III 512 22/45 model which mimics the feel of a 1911 other than the lack of recoil. The grip angle is the same, and it makes a great alternative to the 1911 when .45 acp is so expensive. I have put almost 1000 rounds through mine with no problems. Also, it is accurate as heck right out of the box.

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  14. ikona

    ikona west of pdx Member

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    Had several Rugers in the past, all were great guns but didn't ring any bells for me (nothing wrong with them, just me), also had a High Standard and even a Colt Woodsman, none were bad but they just didn't excite me much, all functional and accurate. Bought a Buckmark in '89, it has been a great gun, first .22 handgun that I enjoyed shooting. Why, who knows, it functions and shoots great, no problems with ton's of ammo shot, and it feeds all ammo, from cheap stuff to high quality without a hiccup. Again, it does nothing that the others didn't do but just seemed to fit me better. Enjoy the journey to finding a lifetime gun!:thumbup:
     
  15. Sandman86

    Sandman86 Portland Member

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    No one mentioned one of my favorite pistols of all time:

    Colt Woodsman.

    Can hit anything with that baby.
     
  16. buick455

    buick455 se portland Member

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    I have a ruger MK II with the bull barel and it is really accurate and reliable BUT it is a bit heavy for the young shooters to get through 10 rounds without some muscle fatigue. For just plinking I have 2 of the walther p22's I have had no problems with them so far with over 1k ( thunderbolts and federal bulk) through each. I am looking at the new GSG 1911 style .22 and the new knock off glock. I don't think you can have too many .22s they are just a blast for everyone.
     
  17. nezz69

    nezz69 lebanon,oregon Member

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    i have a ruger mark 1 and love it shoot it every week without any problems
     
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    Rammer80 Beaverton Member

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    Im also in it for the looks and the mark 1-2-3 dont really do it for me..
     
  19. huntpotter

    huntpotter SW WA Negotiator Bronze Supporter

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    I have a Browning Buckmark, that is super accurate. Did anyone yet mention the 1911 .22 conversion? You can take a 1911 frame and make a dedicated 1911 .22, with a Kimber .22 conversion slide.
     
  20. Oakley1wa

    Oakley1wa Beaverton, Oregon, United States Member

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    It is a mosquito. It is the marine camouflage dipped one with the threaded barrel end. It's nice. Bet I haven't even fired 100 rounds through it. Break in is at least several hundred

    http://www.survivalmonkey.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=4831&stc=1&d=1222630288

    If you want to put some rounds down range with it, we could meet up you could play with it. Maybe help you decide