Colt Cadet .22

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by FlyinGN, Feb 17, 2004.

  1. steve99f

    steve99f New Member

    Mar 20, 2009
    Eastern PA
    I've got one of these also. Ordered it when they started to hit the magazines hard in 1994 or so. 4 inch bbl. I later found a new 6 inch bbl for sale and bought that too. Nice to have the two barrels.

    I understand the magazines are interchangeable with the Berretta Neos. I read they are, haven't tried it.
  2. fleetwood_captain

    fleetwood_captain New Member

    Aug 8, 2010
    I love my Colt .22

    It's a fantastic variant of the High Standard Duramatic design.

    I think it's the only gun I ever bought without actually researching. I happened to find one at a gun show and the "Nintendo Zapper" styling struck me off guard and I couldn't resist.

    Turns out, my gut was right, the price was right, and the pistol was flawless. I wound up buying a 6" target model two years later for an even better deal.

    Although some cite the trigger-guard magazine release as a design flaw, this is a .22 range pistol, not a CCW carry gun. I say the design is just right for putting holes in paper targets.

    I'd love to find another one to add to the collection. If I don't, there's another Duramatic variant i'd love to try out, the Beretta Neos. Or possibly, the Holy Grail of .22's, a REAL High Standard.
  3. skynyrd1911

    skynyrd1911 New Member

    Feb 25, 2009
    NE Arkansas
    Here's mine.
  4. TheGunClinger

    TheGunClinger Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Aug 3, 2008
    SW Florida
    I dont have one of those guns but just wanted to say WELCOME to the forum to the numerous newbies. Hope you all have a good experience here!
  5. patepluma

    patepluma New Member

    Jan 29, 2011
    Anyone want to sell one of theirs, I'm interested! Thanks.
  6. sharpwords

    sharpwords New Member

    Aug 24, 2011

    I own a Colt Cadet and found that the pistol is a little ammunition sensitive in that mine functions best with jacketed ammo. The same holds true with my Walther P22. I found a long hex key that makes taking down the pistol a snap, as I can make full opening turns just beyond the end of the barrel. I located a set of extra long hex keys at Harbor Freight but I haven't seen them for years. It was worth buying a whole set to get the one tool I needed. If I ever sell the gun, the take down tool will be a selling point. I keep the toll inside the original blue box. The pistol is a nice pointer, just like a P-08 Luger. Of course the Colt mags are a lot easier to load than the Luger. I only have two .22 mags and that is enough for me. Over-all the quality is very good as stainless wears well and the grips are factory ambi-dextrous, whicj is always a concern for any lefty. That's why I don't own any SIG pistol. The slide lever pinches on my hand. The Colt Cadet has open, fixed sights and that makes for a little more challenge at ranges beyond 25 meters but it is still fun to shoot and would be a great plinker on a camping trip.
  7. reaowner

    reaowner New Member

    Aug 19, 2012
    I have a Colt .22 (aka Colt Cadet) and Target Model I'm looking to part with. Any idea what it's worth? Still have the blue Colt box and original user manual in it.
  8. oldfartrr

    oldfartrr Member

    Jun 30, 2012
    northern calif
    hey,, am interested in possibly taking those off your hands,, how much do u want for them,,, want to try them along side my duramatic
    email me at "" maybe we can work something out
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