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looking for a good .22 hand gun

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by mojohanna, Jan 19, 2013.


  1. mojohanna

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    So my son and my daughter are interested in shooting. My son is 12 and has been able to handle a 9mm and a .45, but my daughter is 8. I am worried that even the 9mm is going to be too much for her to handle safely. She has shot a .22 before and was able to manage it.
    I have never looked at .22 pistols so I don't really know where to start. Any direction or thoughts would be helpful. I am looking for something reliable, and of good quality. This probably won't be something that I would trade/sell in the future, so something that is going to last. Certainly nothing from a carry standpoint, but nothing too large/heavy either. Once I get some direction, I'll head to the LGS and check some things out.

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  2. JimBianchi

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  3. jakebrake

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    buckmark, gsg 22, the list goes on and on.
     
  4. RJ's Guns

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    What price range?
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  5. g29onboard

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    If you have Glocks, you might consider a conversion kit. My daughter shoots a G17 with a AA 22 conversion kit and loves it. She's 9.
     
  6. onearmsteve

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    don't get a walther p22 there not reliable out of the box it takes a lot of work to make them work good
     
  7. mojohanna

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    I just picked up a 19 last week. I will look into a conversion kit. I would assume that would be a barrel and magazines?
     
  8. mojohanna

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    Probably $350ish. I don't know the ranges on the .22s like I do others.
     
  9. hoghunter82

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    Ruger SR22 is a great 22 pistol. I have over 1000 rounds through mine. It is a DA/SA automatic. Many have reported it is a good gun to train new shooters on.
     
  11. rednoved

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    My favorite is the Ruger Mark III.
     
  12. Bruce M

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    It might be easier to list the relatively few that are not good, reliable .22 pistols. Umarex comes to mind as a group that have given some owners difficulty with the "look alike" versions. They make the Walther P22 along with other pistols styled as .22 models of a "real" pistol. A grand idea, poorly executed in my opinion. Especially the version from the company that essentially invented the .22 and had some familiarity with producing a .22 understudy for a centerfire duty handgun.


    I think it also is worth mentioning that most .22 pistols have some ammunition they like more or less than others and that it is not uncommon to have a few nonfiring rounds in most of the economical .22 offerings.

    I also think that a .22 revolver should be considered as a possibility. In perhaps about the only financially astute decision (just luck, no skill I assure you) I have made in my life, I got a couple K frame .22s and a Kit Gun back when they were usually priced at or below their centerfire counterparts. Currently the Ruger LCR .22 seems like a good deal for a rimfire revolver compared to the others.
     
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  13. John_NJ

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    Another vote for Ruger Mark III. Outstanding weapon. Super accurate.
     
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    I have a new 22/45 Lite and while I like the pistol, the trigger is total crap. Is the SR 22 any better in this regard?
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    look at a basic blued Taurus 94 revolver. great to start with, 9-round, and heavy enough so really no recoil at all.
     
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    Any Ruger 22. My kids like the SP101 in .22.
     
  19. mojohanna

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    Thanks all. All good places to start.
     
  20. The_Gun_Guru

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    Without a doubt the Walther P22.....

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