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Need Input on 22lr Pistol selection

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by knuckle Head, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. knuckle Head

    knuckle Head southeast Well-Known Member

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    OK I do not read the gun threads a lot, but I am wanting to buy 22lr pistol, lr becasue it is ammo commonality, i do not want to spend a lot but want a decent pistol killing varmints and stray animals, I really wna to keep the cost down because the more i cave on item more I have for other needs
     
  2. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I would recommend a Colt "Ace". You can find them all over the place, cheapest .22 pistol out there. And the extra clips are practically free because there are so many around.
     
  3. techieguy

    techieguy Well-Known Member

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    A Ruger 22/45 are inexpensive and great plinkers (even target guns) some folks will balk at the assembly but not that bad...I believe I paid around $250 for mine about 5 years ago...
     
  4. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    They make a conversion kit for the Colt "Ace". You can shoot .45 acp with it. Why pay all that extra money for a 1911 when you can get a kit for cheap.
     
  5. M67

    M67 NW Oregon Active Member

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    Here are a few 22 lr pistols that have great quality at a reasonable cost.

    Beretta U22 Neos

    Smith & Wesson 22A

    Ruger (many models)

    Sig Mosquito

    Walther
     
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  6. Whaler

    Whaler Sequim, WA Well-Known Member

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    I would recommend the Ruger MKIII 22/45 family. Several models to choose from, a tried and proven action and made in the USA. I recently purchased a threaded barrel model and right out of the box it was great. I did change the grips and added a Red Dot and now like it even better.
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  7. bruzer

    bruzer Grants Pass, OR Well-Known Member

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    I have never heard of the Colt Ace so I did a google search. There happens to be one for sale on Guns America right now. Only $1950.00 and the location is right here in Oregon. I like the description in their ad, "Colt Ace Semi 22lr. This 1911 has the recoil of a 45acp. This would be the perfect gun to shoot if you want to practice with it not costing you a lot in ammo."
    WOW, a .22lr with the RECOIL OF A 45acp!!!
    Good luck and stay safe,
    Mike
     
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  8. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    Ruger Mark II or Mark III or the Browning Buckmark. [/THREAD]
     
  9. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    If you have a Glock or 1911 then .22 conversion kits are readily available. Otherwise +1 on the Ruger Mark III.
     
  10. gcban

    gcban Tukwila, WA Active Member

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    I have a couple of the new Ruger SR-22 pistols and really like them. Eat just about any ammo I have tried in them and its just fun to shoot. Also if you want to hang things on it (lights, laser, etc), it has a rail under the barrel. Good luck with your choice! -G
     
  11. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    I have a S&W 22A-1 and like it very much. It's a great target gun, but it's a little bulky for hunting. I've shot the Ruger SR22 and like it a lot too. It would be better suited for hunting since it's smaller and handier. The sights are very nice and the gun is accurate.
     
  12. TCOV

    TCOV OLYMPIC PENINSULA Active Member

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    Please don't shoot my cat. He is not a stray and is my buddy.
    Sounds like you would like a cheap Phoenix.
     
  13. powersbj

    powersbj Seattle Area Active Member

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    Walter GSP, only the best for trolls. :bluelaugh:
     
  14. chunkeymonkey66

    chunkeymonkey66 chehalis Highway to Hell

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    Ruger 22/45. I just bought a new GSG 1911 .22 lr from a buddy in Vancouver. $360.0 out the door. He is an FFL. Same thing as the Sig Sauer version only less money. Love it so far, but it depends what your famaliar with.
     
  15. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Yep, this. Both of these will be more accurate than the rest mentioned in this thread IMO.
     
  16. knuckle Head

    knuckle Head southeast Well-Known Member

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    Hey thanks all, been a little sick have been reading much, also had pink eye infection, but anyways looks like a lot aogun little pistols, I am looking for something compact like a phoenix but not one, and less than $300.00, I am hoping to find a used one for less than $250.00
     
  17. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Can't go wrong with the ruger Mk-whateva 22/45
    I've run a ceiner upper on an accurate kimber 1911 lower and the little ruger will embarass it every time in terms of accuracy and reliability. I won't comment on the walther P22 because I don't consider it in the same class (MUCH lower) even though it's in the same price range.
     
  18. Spitpatch

    Spitpatch Forest Grove, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Durability, Reliability, Ability to upgrade/accessorize at a later date, Time-Tested Mechanics, Accuracy:

    Ruger (MKI, II, or III).

    Was just at a gunshop/indoor range facility today checking it out (only been open for a year or so). He has two SR22's for "range loaners". Multiple problems with barrel quality (even some keyholing on target), and parts breakage. Ruger needs to scoop up this pile of dog poo in short order, before its tracked in their house.
     
  19. Pandaz3

    Pandaz3 Cornelius, Oregon NRA Lifetime Member Platinum Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I recently bought a Ruger SR-22, it has two interchangeable grip sizes and the Warden likes the small one. It comes with two ten round magazines. It looks like the Walther P-22 to me. Mine was $319
     
  20. 20buellteam

    20buellteam Near van mall Member

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    Hey don"t shoot a Pheonix out of the saddle entirely. It hails from Chino CA USA and not some place in the 3rd world. I've had one for 10 years and it was a great value back then as it is today. The warranty claims a life time but I've never had to use it. If you can get past the funky safety design and shoot quality clean ammo you will be impressed with the value. Shoot dirty ammo and you will realize how scary this gun can get -just keep it clean and you will be surprised. I've tossed it in a padded case under my RV seat for years with CCI or Federal Eagle Ammo. It's rapid fire bark is loud enough to get attention and respect.
     
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