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Best 22LR Pistol

Discussion in 'Rimfire Forum' started by nickrod, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. nickrod

    nickrod

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    I am looking into purchasing my next firearm. I own 9mm, 40's and 357. Looking now for a 22. I am looking for something expensive, but reliable and fun to shoot.

    I have been looking at Phoenix Arms 22, Walther P22, Sig Mosquito
    Also glancing at Ruger Mark II & III also the Beretta Bobcat

    I am very indecisive at this point and am also looking for something that is in a reasonable price range and FUN too shot. (Mostly for my gf so it's for fun! :)

    Thanks

    nickrod
     
  2. the fool

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  3. Glock 17L

    Glock 17L *GLOCKAHOLIC*

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    Another vote for the Ruger MKII

    If money were not an option a Smith & Wesson Model41
     
  4. steve1911

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    Good advice above, take look Browning BuckMarks also.


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  5. mitchshrader

    mitchshrader Deceased

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    I'm a happy owner of a Mk III Target, 6 7/8 barrel, fiber optics, good gun.
     
  6. CajunBass

    CajunBass Silver Member

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    Ruger MK anything. I, II, or III it really doesn't matter.

    Browning is just as good from what people say, but I've never owned one.
     
  7. deadite

    deadite Groovy.

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    Any of these would be perfect.

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  8. DDrag50

    DDrag50 Semper Vigians

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    I love my Browning BuckMark Target.
    I use this one shooting in ISI Steel Challenge Shooting.

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  9. jbh2000

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    If you want one that handles and feels like a real-life carry-type pistol, go with the Walther P22. Older magazines were a problem, but they solved that around 2003. I sure miss mine.:(
     
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    Ruger Mk II is pretty fun to shoot, I'll throw my vote for that.
     
  11. vafish

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    Did you mean Inexpensive? The guns you listed aren't very expensive.

    Of the guns you listed the only 2 I would recommend are the Ruger or Beretta.

    The Beretta Bobcat is a reliable and fun little gun, but it's not much of a target pistol.

    The Rugers are great guns.

    You also should consider the S+W 21A, Browning Buckmark and Beretta NEOS.
     
  12. GlockPride

    GlockPride Glock 23

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    Ruger MK II with fluted barrel.
     
  13. deadite

    deadite Groovy.

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    Did the Mark II's have fluted barrels? I thought only the Mark III Hunters had the flutes. Not sure.

    deadite
     
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    stopatrain Lifetime Member

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    Browning or Ruger.
     
  15. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    You can take a few hundred dollar Ruger and turn it into a 1200 dollar gun pretty easily.
    When the day is done, it's still a Ruger.

    There is the S&W M41 that has been mentioned, or you can look for a used Hamden High Standard 106 or 107. There is also the Beretta 87 to think about.
     
  16. Quigley

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    Really can't go wrong with a Browning Buckmark. It is very accurate and the trigger is amazing.

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  17. bigez

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    Ruger MKII

    The Browning Buckmarks look good too, but I've never owned one.
     
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    The MKII (and MKIIIs) are great, as is the MKIII 22/45. I love them both. If I had the choice between a MKIII and a MKIII 22/45 w/ both the same finish and barrel length, I'd go w/ the 22/45.

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    You can still find Mark II's out there. I would buy a used Mark II before I bought another Mark III.
     
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    Glock 17L *GLOCKAHOLIC*

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    Damn Dude!!
    You got all the killer 22s.. SWEET!!:wavey: