What's your favorite .22 handgun?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by willseeker, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. willseeker

    willseeker
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    Want to hear from those of you that have had more experience than me on this subject. I've not owned one and don't have anything to go on.
    I want an all around fun and reliable plinker. I'm looking at the Buckmark, the Mosquito...?
    Please don't diss. on one brand over the other...just your experience.


    Thanks,
    Will

    PS. Just noticed Starships thread about a similar subject. you can still comment here though. Thanks again.
     
  2. Dallas Ken

    Dallas Ken
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    I have had many and seem partial to my Browning........just got to keep it clean.
     
  3. coctailer

    coctailer
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    Many people will post about the Ruger or the Buckmark.

    I have shot many .22 pistols, and I think I like the Mosquito the best. I have never been a Sig fan, but the Skeeter is really fun to shoot.
     
  4. keystir

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    I like the ruger single six. I love the traditional revolver look and feel and if you want a bigger bang every now and then you can switch out the cylinder and shoot .22 mag. Also, you don't have to worry about cycling issues in some of the semi-auto .22's.
     
  5. willseeker

    willseeker
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    Has Sig tuned the Mosquito in the past few years. I browsed the Firing Line forum the other day and a lot of people weren't happy with it in the early 2000s'.
    I also noticed your add for the GSG...hmmmm. pretty tempting.

    Will
     
  6. razskull64

    razskull64
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    I have had quite a few and always keep my ruger mk 2 the slab side is awsome but any of the ruger wheel guns or semi auto you will like i am sure
     
  7. MEP1000

    MEP1000
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    I love my Ruger MK111, just keep it clean and it runs and runs :thumbup:
     
  8. MrNiceGuy

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    Smith & Wesson 617

    Hands down

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  9. ed32hall

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    S&W models 41, 422 or 622 for semi-auto
    S&W model 617 for revolver

    The Rugers are nice as are the Buckmark's, but for me, the S&W just feel right.

    Ed
     
  10. Izzy

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    S&W .22A

    I have put 12,000+ rounds through mine.

    :thumbup:
     
  11. 2gr8dgs

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    Ruger mkI or mkII
    ruger single sixes
    I owned a browning buck mark for a very short time, & fell in love with it.
    that 617 looks awesome.
     
  12. JUSTIficatioN

    JUSTIficatioN
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    Ruger single six for me, although those spent shells are a pain to get out.
     
  13. MikeE

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    #1 on the S&W 617. Mine is 4". Seems to really like the Remington Golden ammo.
     
  14. ernurse

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    Ruger Mkll, 22/45 with 4 inch barrel, love that gun
     
  15. richdav

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    About three weeks ago a got an Advantage Arms conversion for my Glock and love it. It will malfunction after about 100 rounds if I don't run a boresnake through it (which is great for malfunction training sense all my other handgun seem to never malfunction). This is the first .22 hand gun I have owned ( or part time .22 ) and wish I had done it years ago.
     
  16. ProLandSurveyor

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    My Mark II drives tacks. Super accurate, smooth shooting and easy to clean.
     
  17. Hungus

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    I would have to say the Colt Cadet. Both my father and uncle own one. I don't care for the looks of it but it shoots very nicely.
     
  18. MikeE

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    I have never been able to make heads or tails of the cleaning instructions for the Mark 111. Care to elaborate on how to break the Mark 11 down?
     
  19. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge
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    I HAD a Mosquito which just had too many faults (finicky on ammo, funky controls, 2 manual safeties(?), mis-aligned barrel threading) I liked the ergonomics but the minuses were not worth the pluses. I have shot a friends Ruger MarkII quite a bit and really like that, but got a Buckmark (because the non-registered upper for suppressor use) and haven't looked back since. I cannot remember a single malfunction in probably close to 500 rounds of varied ammo (suppressed and not), not to mention the WAY better trigger. If I were shopping for a .22 handgun again I'd look at all the standards (Ruger, Buckmark,S&W etc) and leave the exploring newer designs (Mosquito, Walther, GSG, etc) to people with more $$$ or time to mess around with experimenting.
     
  20. OcelotZ3

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    I haven't met many .22's that I *don't* like... Whichever is currently in my hand is my favorite...
     

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