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.22lr Firearm options

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by strick, May 18, 2012.

  1. strick

    strick McMinnville Oregon Member

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    So I am trying to decide on what my next gun buy will be. I will have about $450 to spend. I am leaning very heavy towards a Smith and Wesson M&P 15-22. But I do not wish to discount any other options. I am all about getting the most of of what funds I have. I have to be a smart buyer as my wife my I are about to have our first child(July 3rd). That is why I am looking at a .22lr rifle/pistol.

    So to my question, I know it is my choice and will buy what I feel will work best for me, but I was thinking for the cost of the 15-22, I could buy Ruger 10/22 with enough left over for a Berretta Neos .22lr. Beyond the looks of the neos which I do not care about It would be a great pistol to shot of r a afternoon without going broke making holes in paper with. I do have a XD-9 that I love to shot But $20 of even 9mm goes quickly, were .22lr takes way longer lol.

    What does everyone think? Should I consider it or just drop that idea like a bad habit? And go with the 15-22.
     
  2. DOA

    DOA Aloha, OR -185th & TV Hwy Active Member

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    I own the 15-22 MOE and I have many .22 pistols that I've had and or seen. I'm just throwing out thoughts here, so I hope to not offend anyone.

    I would go with a Pistol. List of reasons;

    1. You can introduce your child early and give them a easier platform to hold and shoot.
    2. If you like to share you interests, what better way than to introduce friends/family that to hand them a .22p and get the fear and trepidation out of the way.
    3. You can drag a pistol around with you almost anywhere and just pull over to shoot where it is legal, even a local range that doesn't allow rifles(?) on the range. Who knows about that, but whatever.
    4. Think Silencers! I have it on the pistol and the 15-22, and the 15-22 is like airsoft on mute and the pistol is like a quite nail gun or less after the frp. lol
    5. If you can score both for that kinda money XD-9 working a trade, should be easy. And now you have $450 to look like a gun nut/ militant with "thousands of rounds", when you end up on the news when they accidentally break your door down instead of your neighbors.:bluelaugh:
     
  3. bignrich

    bignrich Dallas New Member

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    Savage .22 bolt action rifles are where it's at
     
  4. Benihaus

    Benihaus Portland American

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    I bought a 15-22P when they first came out, I know they stopped making them but they are still around. best of both worlds 25 rd capacity, pistol designation, looks rad, and even though its only a 6 in barrel it has about a 12 in sight plane so it plenty accurate with quick acquisition up to about 50 yards, also has all the rails of a rifle in case you want to add some bubblegum.
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  5. DOA

    DOA Aloha, OR -185th & TV Hwy Active Member

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    I still want one of those 15-22 Pistols :(
     
  6. MattBG

    MattBG Battle Ground, WA Member

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    With just a couple bucks more, you could get both the Ruger 10/22 & SR22 pistol. I have both and they are a ton of fun to shoot and very reliable.
     
  7. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    IMO the dedicated .22 AR platform is not a very good value. If you already have an AR then go with either a dedicated upper or a conversion kit. If you don't have an AR then why train on the AR platform? Of the dedicated .22 AR's the M&P seems to be the one liked the most.

    As you suggested you can get into a 10/22 for half the cost and tend to be less picky about ammo. You will never regret having a 10/22 or a Mark II/III in your collection.
     
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  8. Aero Denezol

    Aero Denezol Salem Active Member

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    Like Kimber Custom said, you'll never regret owning a 10/22 or a Mark II/III. I've put thousands of rounds through mine; best value(s) in my safe. The practice time w 22LR has translated very well to centerfire weapons.

    The hi-cap mags for the 10/22 and scope mounts make it a very practical choice.
     
  9. jeepseth

    jeepseth Camas Washington Member

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    I agree with most of what's been posted here. If you can get into a handgun and rifle for the same money I'd go for that. You can modify the 10/22 into just about anything you want, (but its pretty great out if the box too)
     
  10. MattBG

    MattBG Battle Ground, WA Member

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  11. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Another vote for the 10/22. You'll have money left over for optics, ammo, some 25 round factory mags, and a mag loader.

    Yes, the M&P 15-22 looks cool, but the 10/22 is a much better value and you can change out the stock if you have to have tacti-cool.

    I'd get a Browning Buckmark again too.
     
  12. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    10/22 is great because you can customize it over time if you want. Rather than the Neos, I would recommend a good used Buckmark or Ruger MK pistol. Just higher quality as far as I am concerned.

    If you stick with the one cool rifle scenario checkout the Walther G-22. Those things are awsome!
     
  13. unionguy

    unionguy Portland Active Member

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    10/22 Ruger.
     
  14. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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    15-22 is plastic. Yuck.

    I have a CMMG dedicated upper that works well on an AR lower. Very accurate
    I also have a Sig 522 that is a great shooter. It's not getting much play lately though (cause of Speed Steel 10/22s)

    My speed steel 10/22s are the bomb. (Red and Blue ones in the other post)

    Get a 10/22, and a accessorize!!!!
    10/22 $179.95 Bimart
    TacSol barrel $180.00, MidwayUSA or numerous local places
    Red Dot $60.00 any gun show or Midway
    Target hammer kit $35.00 Midway
    Boyd Stock $99.00 boydstocks.com
     
  15. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Other than a old Ruff Ryder? single six type revolver,I have never been unhappy with a 22.
    99.9999% of them are fun to shoot.
     
  16. Bajablast

    Bajablast Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    I have a Walther G22 also. Absolutely the most fun .22lr rifle I have ever shot. Mine does not like Remington Golden Bullets, but likes everything else.

    +1 on a Ruger Mk or 22/45 Mk series pistols. They are built to last a lifetime and are my fave .22lr pistols to shoot. I have both a MK II 22/45 and a MK III 22/45, and they are the only guns I own that go to the range every time.


    Also, can't go wrong with a Ruger 10/22. This rifle has more aftermarket upgrades available than any other single firearm ever made.

    Good luck in your search.

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  17. Mr. Ben

    Mr. Ben Snohomish Co. Active Member

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    Couldn't agree more.
     
  18. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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    Hey there's always old school. Henry lever actions are a lot of fun too. They also slow down your ammo consumption so the fun lasts longer. Mine's a tack driver!!!
     
  19. das_napeth

    das_napeth Snohomish, WA Member

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    Sig 522, fires with the stock folded so its kinda like a pistol.
     
  20. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Those also go on sale at Bimart on occasion.