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22 pistol for suppressor host

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Rockys, Apr 26, 2015.

  1. Rockys

    Rockys Clark county Member

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    I am looking to buy a 22 pistol for a suppressor host. I have been looking at the Ruger 22/45, sr-22, & Browning buck mark.


    Anyone have any feedback on these? Ones to stay away from, must have, etc.


    Thanks guys
     
  2. KalamaMark

    KalamaMark Kalama Wa Well-Known Member

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    I really like my 22/45 Lite as a host for my C3 Clandestine and YHM mite.
    It is very accurate, quiet, and fun.
    Be prepared to step your cleaning schedule, though, while running suppressed. They get dirty and stop running much quicker.
    As you know, the Ruger 22/45 and that family of pistols can be kind of annoying to reassemble after disassembly for cleaning, so take that into consideration.
    I put a Volquartzen trigger on mine as I wasn't happy with the factory one, and run a Burris Fastfire II optic.
     
  3. Twodogs

    Twodogs portland Or Active Member

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    I've got both the 22/45 lite and the SR-22, the sr-22 is more of a fun gun with a laser and suppressor, the 22/45 shoot great after trigger ,mag release and LRI mods.
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  4. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I went a slightly different route then most folks.
    On the advise of a good friend that's a crack pistol shot, he told to me years ago to never sell a pistol that you could point, aim and hit a target without looking down the sights.
    This old High Standard Sport King fits me perfectly.
    I can chase a can down the road with ease and the original sights are just tall enough to acquire more distant targets.
    I really like the way the barrel just slips off the front of the frame for easy cleaning and while I was waiting for my tax stamp to show up, I dropped off the barrel at Tornado Technologies for threading.
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  5. aflineman

    aflineman Both South of Eugene and East of Portland. Active Member

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    I like my .22/45 with my Warlock II. Makes sense to have a lightweight pistol for a lightweight suppressor.
     
  6. Rockys

    Rockys Clark county Member

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    I will take a closer look at the 22/45. I held one at Sportsmans and noticed the mag is sticky. I usually don't leave my stuff stock so trigger, barrel, mag release would all prob be swapped out.

    As far as shooting suppressed how many rounds before it starts malfunctioning?

    Is the take down as hard as I've read?

    I've had my 10-22 apart completely (trigger group, safety out) several times and can put it together with relative ease. (If it compares at all)
     
  7. ROC

    ROC Estacada Member

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    22/45's have a magazine safey, that is what prevents the mag from dropping free. Remove the magazine safety and the gun will have a better trigger, fire with magazine removed, and the mags will drop free.
     
  8. ROC

    ROC Estacada Member

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    Field stripping a 22/45 is not difficult. I suspect it would take a lot of shooting to get it to malfunction.
     
  9. Buster1

    Buster1 Oregon Coast Active Member

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    S&W 422, 622, 0r 2206 if you can find one.
     
  10. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    For .22 suppressor hosts I have a Browning Buckmark, M&P 22, and Ruger SR22. The buckmark is a great gun, but not my first choice as a suppressor host. Both of the others are great hosts for either my SS Sparrow or my Spectre II. The only complaint I have about the SR22 is that I can't find a thread adaptor with the Sparrow thread profile on it. I'm going to try to get one made.
     
  11. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    There is no real reason to take a mark III style pistol apart very often. You can do a thorough cleaning with out total disassemble.Just spry it down and let it soak. But there is kits available to make taking the barrel off easy.
    And they aren't hard to get apart.....
    2 friends have changed the barrels on regular MarkIIIs to Tactical Solutions threaded barrels instead of going with the 22/45
    There is a integrally suppressed barrel for the mkIII pistol as well
     
  12. B5Ben

    B5Ben Boise Well-Known Member

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    I love my MarkIII. No suppressor yet but it's coming soon. They aren't that hard to get fully apart but is a bigger PITA that your average center fire pistol. That being said the volquartsen trigger, bushing (or other supplier) upgrades along with mag safety removal are very nice and needed to get the best feel possible.
     
  13. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I've shot JBett's gun. Nice package. (heh, heh) If I was doing it though, I'd find an older Ruger and have it threaded.
    As far as Ruger takedown, I figured it out when I was about 10 years old. Not difficult, but things have to happen in a particular order. I did have a Government model that was so tight it was a real pain, other than that it's not that tough.
     
  14. aasbra

    aasbra Portland Active Member

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    I have several that are threaded, including a Browning Buckmark, a Ruger Mark I Target, and a High Standard 106 Military. All three were 5.5" models to start. I picked up a 4" bull barrel for the Buckmark and had it threaded and the front sight moved back. I had the Ruger cut back to 4", the front sight moved back, and threaded. For the High Standard, I picked up a 4.5" LSP aftermarket barrel and had it threaded.

    I enjoy all three of them. As another suggested, start with whatever model you are most comfortable with and shoot well, and have it threaded or get a threaded barrel. It only gets better when it is quiet!
     
  15. czgunner

    czgunner SW WA Member

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    I have a Sparrow that I shoot on my Buckmark. I love it. I had the TacSol 4" barrel, but I sent it back. I'm having a min bull 4" threaded for the o-ring engagement.
     
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  16. coyote223

    coyote223 NW Oregon Stamp Collector,,,

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    I like the Ruger 22/45's for suppressed shooting. Ruger makes some very nice Lite models now,,,
     
  17. batcat6

    batcat6 Vancouver, WA Member

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    I have a Walther P22 with both barrels...3.4" & 5". Anything wrong with the Walther?
     
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  18. Rockys

    Rockys Clark county Member

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    I will check out the Walther. So all that's needed is an adapter?
     
  19. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  20. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    Yes just order an adapter they are maybe 30 bucks if I remember right. All of the Walthers should have a threaded barrel to begin with.

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