Help me out

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by Wolf 5.7, Oct 31, 2011.

Which one should I go with?

Poll closed Nov 1, 2011.
  1. S&W M&P 22

    0 vote(s)
  2. Other .22

    1 vote(s)
  3. .327 Mag or Governor

    0 vote(s)
  4. 45/70 Guide gun

    5 vote(s)
  1. Wolf 5.7

    Wolf 5.7 New Member

    May 21, 2011
    o/ All,

    I didn't know where to post this question, so I thought I would start here (Mods just tell me where you move the thread.)

    I have scrounged up a little bit extra and decided to by a new Firearm. Now comes the hard part. Which one to get? I have roughly 600 Dollars to spend.

    1. M&P 22 pistol. Every S&W firearm I have bought I have loved, and the ergonomics is Similar to my sd9.
    2. Another .22 Cal Pistol. I've handled some 700 dollar Kimber .22 and a mosquito. Hated them both. Walther any good? I've read they are total junk.
    3. Or Go a different Direction entirely and go for a S&W Governor or a .327 Mag.
    4. Last Choice, a 45/70 govt guide gun by Marlin.
    I'm interested in a .22 Cal pistol for the economics of it. You can't beat .22LR For the price.
    I would be interested in the Governor or .327 mag for SD. Plus I have a load of .45ACP.

    As for the Guide gun, I just like them. .45/70 is a beast of a bullet, and I would like to have a reliable hunting weapon.

    Your thoughts and advice is much appreciated.:D:cool:
  2. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    ok question back what dont you have , or what do you have

    if you have shot guns and CF rifle , time for a .22

    but looks like you got 22, do you have big CF rifle then the .45/70 looks good

    i bought a EAA Witness ( tangfolio ) in .40 ( all i can have legal here ) with the .22 kit ( shoots .22 and .40 S&W why not look at the .45 /.22 version ..

    the .22 kit i can shoot 2" with all day!!

  3. CHW2021

    CHW2021 Well-Known Member

    Feb 16, 2009
    First, decide what you want to spend your money on.
    Second, decide what you want to buy ammo for.
    Third, if you want a .22 pistol, look at the Ruger mark 2 or the Browning Buckmark.

    Having said that, there are many fine .22 pistols about, look at the local paper or pawnshops if you are familiar enough to be comfortable doing so. I have the opinion that the .22 is the all around best training tool for marksmanship; the low price of ammo is just a bonus. If you do not have one, you definitely need one.
  4. gun-nut

    gun-nut Member

    Jan 15, 2011
    I agree with the Ruger markII !! Fast shooter and fun! I have one and for the money that they are you can still buy a butt load of ammo. I bought mine new and it took CCI Stingers to break in the slide spring before it would run any rem. or win. ammo.
  5. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    I'm a bit confused about what you have right now, and what you don't have. But it seems that you already have a .22 pistol. You stated that you have a load of .45's, so I have to assume that you have a pistol to shoot them in. So I voted for the 45/70.
  6. herohog

    herohog New Member

    Sep 4, 2011
    Shreveport, LA
    Get a Ruger 22/45 and add the VQ kit and be happy! Here is mine and what I put in it and the cost for it all. It is a KILLER gun now that I wouldn't trade for the world! NOTE: Be sure to get the Replaceable Grip Panel model!

    22/45 MK-III Target Model

    Exact Edge Extractor,
    SureStrike Firing Pin,
    Target hammer,
    Target sear,
    Target trigger w/ over-travel screw, return trigger plunger spring and polished plunger,
    V-Comp Compensator,
    Titanium Disconnecter.

    Mag disconnect removed using Sam's hammer bushing and I installed bpatza @'s Loaded Chamber Indicator (LCI) Cover.

    Grips and Mag Bumpers by TechTeach @

    Hammer bushing from Sam Lam @

    Cocking Handle by Brian Alcaraz, @

    I Throated her and polished the feed ramp too.

    The trigger is MUCH lighter and breaks nice and clean with NO creep and no over-travel. Once I adjusted the take-up as far as I could and still get reliable reset I am left with about 1/32" take-up before you feel resistance then she breaks like glass at maybe a pounds pressure! I doubt I will be making any changes to the setup from this point on other than a special set of grips I have coming!




    I have a total of only $258.43 in her not counting the original cost of the gun and Red Dot which was $350 so the total investment is $608.43 and well worth every penny to me!

    Product: Volquartsen Accurizing Kit MK III - Silver
    Product Code: VC3AK-S
    Price: $92.50
    Product: Volquartsen Bolt Tune-Up Kit Ruger MKI, MKII, MKIII
    Product Code: VC3FE
    Price: $27.95
    1505GH, Ruger Stainless Steel V-Comp Muzzle Break, $49.99
    Shipping cost, $5.99

    bjtraz's Slide Racker, bjtraz @ RFC 22/45 $33.00 shipped.

    Grips and Mag Bumpers by TechTeach @

    Sam's (sg552-2) Hammer Bushing: $10US Shipped. send cash, or an international money order.
    Sam []

    LCI Cover from bpatza at RFC:
    Shipment once per wk. Preferred payment money order, others excepted, no problem so far.
    Send payment with request to Bruce patza, N863 lawn Rd, Seymour WI. 54165.
    Regular stainless steel, $18.00 with tracking $19.00
    Beadblasted stainless, $19.00 " " $20.00
    Hot Blued carbon steel, $21.00 " " $22.00
    Shipping to the lower 48 encluded
    Set screw, allen wrench, 220 gr. alum.oxide for minor fitting, instruction info. encluded.
    please add your contact information so I can contact you if there is a problem or question with your order
    Just a note, bead blasted is NOT a factory finish on ruger MKs. It is an aftermarket finish.
    Matte blued for the new ruger barrel is ready to go for$22 or $23 with tracking
  7. Wolf 5.7

    Wolf 5.7 New Member

    May 21, 2011
    To Clarify things a Bit. I have a .22 rifle (M&P-15-22)

    Carver I do have a 45 ACP. I apologize if my post was confusing, I should never not sleep and post.

    Gun Nut and CHW, Are those pistols good? I hate the looks of them, which lead me to want something that looks like a Semi-Auto, instead of a 1950's ray gun.

    Jack, How much will a EAA Witness cost? Is there a 10mm kit that converts to 22 if I go with one?
  8. TheGunClinger

    TheGunClinger Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    I'd go with the Marlin Guide in a heartbeat. I have the full size but would really like to have a Guide 45/70.
  9. American Leader

    American Leader Well-Known Member

    Mar 1, 2011
    Based on what you have said, go for the Guide Gun, it will be a wonderful addition to your collection.
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