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What's your favorite .22 handgun?

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

  1. willseeker

    willseeker N. Portland. Well-Known Member

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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 Dallas Or. Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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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

    keystir Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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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 N. Portland. Well-Known Member

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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 springfield,or New Member

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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 Milwaukie Active Member

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

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    Smith & Wesson 617

    Hands down

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  9. ed32hall

    ed32hall Northwest WA State Member

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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

    Izzy Oakridge Active Member

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    S&W .22A

    I have put 12,000+ rounds through mine.

    :thumbup:
     
  11. 2gr8dgs

    2gr8dgs oregon Active Member

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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 Seattle, Wa Member

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

    MikeE Portland Well-Known Member

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

    ernurse molalla oregon Active Member

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    Ruger Mkll, 22/45 with 4 inch barrel, love that gun
     
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    richdav oregon Member

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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

    ProLandSurveyor Beaverton New Member

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

    Hungus SE Portland Member

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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

    MikeE Portland Well-Known Member

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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 Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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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

    OcelotZ3 Corvallis Active Member

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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...