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What semi auto 22 pistol

Discussion in 'Rimfire Forum' started by dartor, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. dartor

    dartor

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    I want to get a 22 pistol for my 7 year old son and would appreciate any advice on which semi auto to buy him. I want a decent gun but would like to not not break my wallet. Thanks
     
  2. Flincher

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    Ruger Standard .22 pistol. No question about it:)
     

  3. Gator Monroe

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    Ditto , my 1954 Mk1 Standard is one of my Prized Firearms .
     
  4. skeeter7

    skeeter7 Brass Vulture

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    Browning Buck Mark. You can thank me later.
     
  5. Dave514

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    Another vote on the Ruger.
     
  6. bac1023

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    You can't go wrong with either the Ruger or the Browning for the money. I also like the Beretta Neos, but not quite as much as the other two.
     
  7. Atomic Punk

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    i really like the buckmark, prefer it over the ruger, but would not turn down a ruger.

    avoid at all costs the sig mosquito, absolute piece of garbage.
     
  8. bac1023

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    All that cheap Umarex stuff is garbage.
     
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  11. glockman66

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    I also vote for the Ruger, preferably a MKII. If you don't want to bust your wallet, you might want to see if you can find a good deal on a used Ruger if you can trust your judgement on picking one out. If it is used, you might be able to get to shoot it, before you buy it. Also with a used pistol, sometimes you can get a holster, spare magazines, etc. thrown in on the deal.
     
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  12. failsafe

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    I broke my son in to pistols around 8 or so..I had a older Hi-Standard 22 revolver..I wanted to instill the "finger off the trigger" concept before advancing him to my Ruger MK II semi auto..
     
  13. glowrod

    glowrod Fightin' Fire

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    SR22 is pretty tough to beat for a cheap plinker. Fun to shoot and very reliable.
     
  14. dannylightning

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    if you want something that feels more like a regular hand gun get the ruger SR22, if you want something that is really accurate for precision shooting get a ruger mark II

    i have a SR22, and i really like it. mine does not seem to like winchester super x ammo, and i have seen some others say the same. besides that ammo i have had no issues at all with it. i have not tried any other type of winchester ammo but i am going to stay away from that brand of .22 LR

    Remington golden bullet, CCI mini mags, blazer and a few others have ran threw my SR22 no problem. most people say it will eat any high velocity ammo you feed it except for some winchester ammo.

    you should really run high velocity ammo 1200-1300 fps on a semi auto pistol with a slide, standard velocity ammo may not cycle the slide, i know some people say theirs runs standard velocity CCI ammo just fine. i want to try some of that one of these days.

    when i go to the range i mainly shoot my SR22 because ammo is inexpensive compared to 9mm or .45 and i am just as happy shooting that as i am something with a larger caliber.

    with the mark III i am pretty sure you can run standard velocity ammo, a guy i work with has one of those and has thousands of rounds thew it, he claims it is so accurate he can shoot the heads off of little army men toy figures from a good distance. he says he only cleans it once or twice a year, i guess its a pain to break down for cleaning. the SR22 is super easy to break down for cleaning.
     
  15. Kwesi

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    Browning Buckmark Camper. Fantastic stock trigger.
     
  16. A6Gator

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    Plus the right grip angle and you don't have to do incantations or sacrifice chickens to put it back together after you clean it :rofl:. If you're looking for stuff with aftermarket parts (in case Dad wants to take it for a spin at Steel Challenge), you could go with the Ruger 22/45. If you're thinking of putting a dot on it, I'd go with the Ruger.
     
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  17. ca survivor

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    Another vote on the Ruger and if is a Mark II even better.
     
  18. rvnvet

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    For a 7 year old just starting out I believe the Ruger MK II or MKIII standard is the logical choice. Shorter, lighter barrel with regular sights should be easier for him manage and not tire out of too soon.
     
  19. bac1023

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    Definitely. The larger guns are much easier to aim. I wouldn't think a 7-year-old would have as much fun with one of those small pistols like the SR22.
     
  20. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 Grumpy Old Guy Silver Member

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    I have had a few 22 pistols over the years and love my Sig 1911-22.