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Which one should I choose?

Discussion in 'Rimfire Forum' started by CypressTrout, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. CypressTrout

    CypressTrout

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    Ok I am looking to get a 22lr pistol for some plinking fun. I have two options and need some opinions.

    1. I have a spare G17 frame and could get a Advantage Arms 22lr kit.

    2. Thinking about a Ruger MKIII 22/45 or the lite version.

    My requirements are I want something that I can shoot thousands of rounds through and will be reliable with most of the cheap ammo. I am leaning towards the Ruger because I could put a red dot on it and that could be fun and the magazines seem to be cheaper.

    Any input would be great! Also price is not really an issue.
     
  2. ratf51

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  3. cheapshot

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    This is good advice.:agree:
     
  4. John Eastwood

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    Unless your goal is the train with the Glock, go with the Ruger. I say this as an owner of AA kits for the Glock and my 1911.
     
  5. CypressTrout

    CypressTrout

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    I have 6 glocks so I'm not to concerned about training part. I held a ruger 22/45 lite today and it felt great. We may have found a winner..:supergrin:
     
  6. janice6

    janice6 Silver Member

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    Go with a dedicated target pistol. You will never regret it. Ruger is an excellent pistol.

    I have a ciener(sp?) conversion slide for my Kimber that I like very much. I choose a target pistol for .22 every time.

    My local Fleet Farm Store has a Red/Green Dot for $35. I and my son have them on our pistols great fun with a good pistol. Not BB or airsoft item.


    I have excellent reliability with Federal bulk pack. Worst reliability is Remington bulk pack.
     
  7. catalyst686

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    I was in the same situation as you, wanted something that I could put tons of rounds down range with inexpensively, I went with the Ruger 22/ 45, It's my favorite gun to shoot now, it is very accurate, especially with CCI stingers, I shoot it better than any of my handguns, I would recommend it for sure!
     
  8. CanMan

    CanMan Silver Member

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    22/45s are great! Mine has digested anything I've run through it without a hiccup. I put a Tac-Sol bbl on mine so I could a suppressor too. Mantra: get the Ruger, get the Ruger.
     
  9. Agree,

    The whole reason for the conversion kit is cheap training with your primary gun.

    The AA kits are a bit finicky with ammo, they run great on ammo they like and jam 5 times a mag of 10 with ammo they don't like.

    I have an AA kit for my g19/23, a ruger MKI and a MKIII.

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  10. CypressTrout

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    Yeah I'd like something I can run a variety of cheap ammo through.

    My next question is should I go with the Regular 22/45 with the threaded barrel or the Ruger 22/45 LITE?
     
  11. irishbum

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    If you are going use a suppressor I say goy heavy. I have Pac-Lite upper and its heavy in the front cause top end and frame are so light. Also check out the Volquartsen trigger kits they are worth every cent.


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  12. irishbum

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    Eh seeing you in MN I guess that means no suppressor.:crying: You're missing out.
     
  13. CypressTrout

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    Thanks for the input! I am moving to FL so I could get a suppressor so the heavy one should be the ticket.
     
  14. CigarandScotch

    CigarandScotch Fartacus

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    I love my Ruger Mk III target. It's one of my favorite guns, period. And every friend I have turned on to shooting it either wants one or has one now.

    I have a Millett red dot scope on top, and it is amazingly accurate. On a good day with good ammo, it groups almost like a rifle at 50 yards.