Best .22 pistol for Long term use

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  1. Diamondback

    Diamondback Active Member

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    For what it is worth, I have fired virtually every semi-auto .22. Usually someone else's at the range. I currently have possession of my father's Ruger MkI that he purchased in 1956. Obviously it is over 60 yrs old. A rough estimate would be over 1,000,000 rounds. It has never failed to feed, fire, extract or eject. It is still capable of shooting better than I am capable of holding. Like others, long term means the ability to function with few or no problems every time you pick it up. Until this gun completely fails to function I will probably never buy another.

    The Colts, the High Standards and all the others or fanastic firearms but I will stick to and swear by my 60 yr old Ruger.
  2. Sportdog7

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    I bought a Ruger 2245 MKIII just a few weeks ago. It's very accurate and at 250.00 new it will be all I'll ever need for small game & plinking. Ruger really knows how to make a reliable & accurate 22 pistol, my older brother has his and its over 30yrs old never an issue! With that being said when it came time to buy a 22 pistol for me their was no other choice.
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  3. Whiskey

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    I agree with the Ruger Mark II, Single Six, and the Browning Buckmark. All great 22lr firearms that will last a very long time.
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    I've both an early Browning Buckmark, it's got the early non click adjustable sights. I've no idea of how many thousands of rounds she's digested. All she's ever needed was patch through the bore once in awhile, bit of lube on the rails, and a wipe down at the end of the day.

    My Ruger MkII is the goverment target model. Almost frightenly accurate, but she's heavy.
  5. Lee D

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    well since nobody mentioned em id have to recommend a Ruger. :D
    depending on what youre looking for, either the Single six/ten or a Mk II/III
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    My MKIII has new Hogue grips and a red dot and I swear it is like a hand held rifle. I will never sell it.
  7. ozo

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    Dadgummit.....how did we miss that ??
    Bless you Lee, what a great addition of help.....
    although will all the knowledge floating around here, it was inevitable
    that someone would eventually have mentioned them.....:rolleyes:
  8. Rockyja

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    Wow, one to two thousand rounds on a weekend? It's hard enough for me to got off 500 rounds on a day at the range. But then again, I'm shooting with a T/C Contender and that a single shot pistol.

    That's a lot of ammo.
    biggun.gif
  9. ozo

    ozo Well-Known Member

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    It WAS MENTIONED.......
    is what THAT means........
  10. ozo

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    Trausch.com
    Trausch grips

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    The one with the bright shiny grip screw......
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