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Your choice for a 22 LR auto Pistol

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by 358 winchester, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. 358 winchester

    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

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    I was just wondering what or which brand of 22 LR auto you prefer and why?
    I am talking about a Standard factory pistol here not our beefed up scoped models :rolleyes: one that could be used as a back up carry or by someone that is just not going to carry a larger gun! ( My Mother will only carry the NAA 22 mini revolver no matter what I say or offer her FREE)
    Old or new doesn't matter.
    Now before y'all start on me I carry a Para LDA / CCW or one of my 1911 and as my back up I carry a S&W 625 (45acp just feel better then any other round) :D (soon, this week, I will have a NIB early High Standard 22 mag also)
    Ron
  2. 22WRF

    22WRF Well-Known Member

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    I guess it's my choice.
    I bought the wife a Taurus PT22 for Christmas.
  3. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    A nice .22 calibre pistol is the Ruger Mark III 22/45 with the heavy barrel. SoMo has one and it is a fine piece, especially for one who is a regular 1911 shooter.
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    I think I am fixing to buy a P22 it is a great gun been playing with some friends guns lately. I will keep talking myself into it until I buy it
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  5. HiSpeed

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    I have one of these scoped and it is a tack driver at 50 yds. :)
  6. bladeprince

    bladeprince New Member

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    I just bought the Ruger Mark III Hunter. Intend to get a scope soon. I did a lot or research and all the reviews were stellar. I handled every .22 auto in the store that was for hunting or target shooting and this one felt the best in my hand and had the best balance, IMO.

    http://www.ruger.com/Firearms/FAProdView?model=10118&return=Y

    Regards
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  7. 358 winchester

    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

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    I can't own a Ruger 22 pistol I have to have the gunsmith put it back together after cleaning it I have tried and just can't do it. I just ain't as smart as y'all either that or my fingers just don't do things right.!!!!!!!!!!
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    22WRF Well-Known Member

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    I got a MKI I'll sell you. Even include a video Cd on assembly:eek:
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    rangerruck New Member

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    if this is for carry, a taurus or rossi, 8 or 9 shot revolver, with a 22 mag, 22lr switch cylinder.
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    Walther P22
  11. Country101

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    Browning Buckmarks are great. Mine doesn't do well with sub sonic ammo, but other than that it's excellent.
  12. +1 on that choice, Marlin, although mine is the Mark II version. Mine has the bull barrel and it is, by far, the most accurate .22 handgun I've ever shot.

    I had much the same problem, Ron, until I finally got the knack of it. The trick is doing exactly what the reassembly instructions say; i.e., tilting the gun upward at the right time so the hammer sets in the right place.
  13. MRMIKE08075

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    you have to re-assemble the gun upside down...

    see the manual...

    RUGER semiautos are the "gunsmith`s friend" cause you guys cannot figure out how to put them back together...

    best regards, mike.
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    Ruger is the winner for me.
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    S&W model 41 has always been my favorite....but recently been favoring the BHP with Ciener conversion kit.

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