Re: Benelli 22LR target pistols? Others?
I cann't comment on the Bennelli's but I like you like target grade .22lr's. Some years ago I was able to order a new Baikal IZH 35. Last I knew they are not any imported right now, (EAA) but the used market will have one turn up now and then. Very interesting pistol, Russian manufacture, and as most things Russian the "polish" is not up to 41 SW standards by any means. That being said however, it is the first pistol designed with a rule book in hand....it was not derived from any existing design. The upper half of the gun above the grip is inverted so the bore is low, as low as ISU rules allowed. The firing mechanizm is in the rear sight base with a window on the sear, for adjustment. The hammer "hangs" from the top of the frame and swings down and foreward to strike a firing pin made to be dry fired with no changes...just cock and dry fire at will. They are common enough perhaps you have already seen one.......The one I have, after adjusting the trigger pull weight , lenght of pull to the trigger face, sear engagement. and the grips palm shelf, fits my hand very well. I can say that on the bench the 41 is usually just a bit more accurate, but off hand the IZH 35 is every bit as good and probably better. Plus there is not slide to hit your hand, as the bolt is enclosed. I am very glad I added one to my collection when they were available (paid $350 for mine new!) quite a good buy for the performance, but like I said they are not a looker beside a 41. Just though I'd inform you on these. If you have not already seen one. (Calf. aproves it too) Best reguards Kirk
P.S. do a google search on it...lots of info available, and pictures.
Last edited by 300 H&H; 08-03-2008 at 03:25 PM..