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Try out Browning Buckmark .22?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Hendo, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. Hendo

    Hendo Seattle Member

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    My girlfriend is in the market for a Browning Buckmark for target shooting. She has tried out some that have the standard grip and she is looking to try a Buckmark w/finger grips and/or the Micro.
    Ideally she would like to try before buying. We have looked into the local ranges and options are very limited.
    We are near Seattle (Bellevue) - anyone have one that is willing to meet us at a range for her to borrow and try out? Again not buy but just to try out.
    I know this is kind of a big favor - how about lunch on us?
    Appreciate feedback.
    Hendo
     
  2. NoAim

    NoAim Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Doesn't Wade's gun shop / range have some for rent?
     
  3. Hendo

    Hendo Seattle Member

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    Noaim,
    Yes - that is where we have been shooting and where she has mostly shot the Buckmark - but they don't have any with the finger grip or the 4" micro.
    She really doesn't want to buy a gun she has not shot.
    Hendo
     
  4. kevlar

    kevlar Mt.Angel Active Member

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    Has she by chance tried the sig mosquito??
    My girl loves it. Fits her hand nicely.
     
  5. Hendo

    Hendo Seattle Member

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    Kevlar,
    Yes she did try that Sig and she still likes the Buckmark.
    H
     
  6. finch6013

    finch6013 Oregon City Active Member

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    she should try the Walther P22. My wife loved the one we had. We also have a buckmark but a standard ambi grip 6.5''
     
  7. Hendo

    Hendo Seattle Member

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    Finch,
    Yes - she recently tried the Walther P22 at a range in Bothell. I thought it was a good looking gun but being smaller it had a bit more recoil.
    She seems pretty sold on the Buckmark.
    How does your wife like the Buckmark?
    Thanks
    Hendo
     
  8. finch6013

    finch6013 Oregon City Active Member

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    She loves the buckmark. Its one of those guns that even an unexperienced shooter can do well with. We have the camper version with the glow sights so those are very easy to use. Unless your wife has tiny hands I wouldn't think the grip should be much of a problem.
     
  9. nitestocker

    nitestocker woodland washington Well-Known Member

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    i have a colt targetsman and a browning buckmark i put hi-viz sites and rubber grips on the buckmark and love it sweet little gun its in my survival bag and goes with me wherever i go
     
  10. cwegga

    cwegga Helena, MT Active Member

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    I have a micro. I don't suppose you have a Keltec P3AT or Ruger LCP my wife could try?:D Otherwise you're a bit too far away from me.
     
  11. Hendo

    Hendo Seattle Member

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    Whoah there cowboy Finch 6013 - I said girlfriend not wife. Let's unload that 6 shooter!

    cwegga - sorry I don't have a Ruger or Keltec. How do you or your wife like the micro? Can you compare it to a 5 1/2" or 7 1/4" ?
    Thanks
    Hendo
     
  12. littlecars

    littlecars tacoma wa Member

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    Buckmarks are sweet guns. If you bought one without shooting it first, I bet she would be very happy. If I had one I would let you shoot it.

    I do have a S&W 422 she could shoot, if she wanted. It is a lighter but bigger 22. a little more recoil than the buckmark, but for me a much better shooter.

    It is for sale. here is the add: http://www.northwestfirearms.com/forum/showthread.php?t=15207
     
  13. finch6013

    finch6013 Oregon City Active Member

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  14. ainokea

    ainokea Mountlake Terrace, WA Member

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    Buckmark is a great one. Try out a Beretta Neos, another good one to look at and cheap around 200
     
  15. cwegga

    cwegga Helena, MT Active Member

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    Well I haven't shot a longer barrel one to compare. I picked the micro because to use it hiking/grouse hunting because it is light. I think it balances great with the short barrel. The frame could be a little large for someone with small hands, but it is great for me because I've got long fingers.

    My wife likes it well enough but she really doesn't care to shoot handguns very much and when she does she likes to shoot my S&W model 28 with .38s. She has more fun shooting rifles.

    Send me a PM if you get over this way and we can shoot. There are ranges around that we could go to. I just only go to the Seattle side of the water once every few months...
     
  16. Searcher451

    Searcher451 Oregon Member

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    I have a Ruger Mark 1, a Browning Buck Mark, a Walther PP, a Ruger Charger, a Ruger Bearcat, and a handful of other .22s and enjoy taking them often to the range. The Buck Mark is as good as anything on the planet at any price, IMO. It's a superb firearm: accurate, well made, reliable and dependable, a joy to shoot. Getting one is a no-brainer, as they say.