Looking for a good semi-auto 22 pistol.

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  1. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

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    Ruger is the most bang for your buck. MK-whatever in either grip angle you like.
     
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    IDK...Maybe Hi-cap mags and a little ammo:rolleyes: 20190922_143108.jpg
     

  3. TheDreadnought

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    Definitely get the TX22.

    I picked one up a while ago and love mine.
     
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    I think we are in the Golden Age of 22 pistols. My experience is that my Ruger KMK678GC mark II is one of the most accurate pistols I have ever shot. My S&W M&P 22LR is a good plinker. For ultra deep concealment a North American Arms 22 mini pistol is hard to beat. For you I'd recommend a Ruger 22/45. Happy Shooting!
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    I have a full size M&P 22. I have had 0 reliability issues over 1000 or so rounds and that is with and without a suppressor shooting CCI subsonic ammo. I have also owned a Walther P22 which also gave me no issues but was on the small side for my hands. The only thing I dislike about the M&P is the external safety, but honestly as this pistol is for play at the range only and the lever really isn't in the way it wasn't a dealbreaker.

    Highly recommend the M&P.
     
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    With the M&P at least, if there is a difference in physical dimensions, it isn't much. Below are an M&P 40 CORE converted to 9mm (irrelevant detail) and an M&P 22 (22 on bottom in first picture and on the left in the second).

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  8. Valmet

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    +1 for a Ruger Mark IV. I have the Target model but it is available in a few various configurations.
     
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    Hammerli's aren't too bad.


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  10. wanderson

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    Don’t forget the Grand Power K-22, external hammer, full size polymer frame, 5” threaded barrel.

    The XTRIM version adds some nice features too but my K-22 was $350 out the door at my local Palmetto State Armory. So far my K-22 is easily outshooting my Walther PPQ-22 and may beat my Ruger MK I or HS Sport King. One of the nicest triggers out of the box I’ve found.

    And I found a place overseas that sells +7 mag kits for 17 round capacity. Got several inbound so we’ll see.

    And probably not what the OP is asking for, but a Ruger Charger pistol is fun too. I put a brace on mine and run a GSG 110 round drum, runs as reliably as the BX15 mag my Charger came with.

    Buckmarks are also fine guns and IMHO out of the box are a little nicer than Rugers.
     
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    Don’t neglect the old classics! Colt woodsman high standards and smith 41 to name a few. I like the old steel and wood guns much more than modern polymer and they have stood the test of time
     
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    Ruger, but keep in mind all of the new .22's have 5 pound lawyer proof triggers.

    I had to work on my new MKIV trigger and bolt for hours. The Govt MKII, no work. But the MKIV is easy to disassemble.
     
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    Ruger Mk IV and the taurus Tx22 is a lot of fun
     
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    I have the M&P 22 Compact that I bought for dear wife and it has been totally reliable with a wide range of ammo. I highly recommend it as a plinker if it fits your hand well . Mine is a bit small for me because I have larger hands but I still do pretty well with it. I was shooting at 45 feet last week indoors and put 30 rounds in about a 5 inch group using mixed ammo shooting about a round a second.

    For better accuracy look at Ruger Mark series, Browning Buckmark, or S&W victory.

    I would be wary the new Taurus due to reading about more than a few barrel problems and other issues. Too many proven 22 pistols available to take that risk and lots of used Mark II/III Rugers available for low prices.

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    I have the S&W M&P 22 Compact with 10 round mags. It comes with an adjustable rear sight but I installed Dawson Precision FO on the front and blac notch on the rear. Really like the gun and it’s fun to shoot.
     
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    I have a Walther P22 and love shooting it.

    But it is not as high quality as the Rugers or some of the others.

    Nothing wrong with it, but I believe most of it is made from die cast metal, so longevity is a question.
     
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    Ruger or a Buckmark. Just my preferences.
     
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    I'm biased, so be forewarned.

    For a plinker, my Buckmark, hands down. It is dead on accurate, if I take my time, and don't get stupid, will reliably put rounds on target every single time.

    For the best do it all .22LR handgun ever, the Ruger SR 22. As I said, am biased, have 4 of them. They are cheap, easy to maintain (unlike the MK series) and accurate as hell. Small, light, have one that rides in my SHTF backpack, inside a plastic bag so it doesn't rust away, if I don't take the pack out of my truck this year.

    I don't own one, and have never shot one, but suspect the longslide model might be even better.
     
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    Well the SR22 is plastic and die cast metal too so I wouldn't worry about your P22. As for the SR22 being cheap, it's only cheaply made. At an average street price of $300, it's about $100 over priced. Not that I don't like them, I have two (both bought used for less than $300/ea with extra mags).
     
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    Well, I decided I needed something new in the form of a 22 pistol so I put three safe queen pistols up for sale locally. I have an informal rule that nothing new comes in unless something goes out.

    Closing the deal on two of them in the next day or so and decided to get a Taurus TX22 pretty much because of the increased capacity and because I've been shooting a lot of 22s on my range lately. One of the guns up for sale is one of my SR22s. It hasn't sold yet but will eventually and besides I will have more than enough to buy the TX22.

    Except the $50 Taurus rebate expired yesterday so I either have to pay the going rate (currently on sale for $239) or wait for another rebate or a better sale (black friday?). By then hopefully the Keltec P17 will be out.

    I don't need a great pistol just one that is good enough. Sometimes good enough is good enough.
     
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