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*

    Apr 25, 2004
    Pensacola Fl. area
    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)
  2. 22WRF

    22WRF Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2004
    I guess it's my choice.
    I bought the wife a Taurus PT22 for Christmas.

  3. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

    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.
  4. 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
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2006
  5. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed New Member

    Jan 8, 2006
    Pace, Florida area
    I have one of these scoped and it is a tack driver at 50 yds. :)
  6. bladeprince

    bladeprince New Member

    Nov 28, 2006
    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.

    Last edited: Dec 5, 2006
  7. 358 winchester

    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

    Apr 25, 2004
    Pensacola Fl. area
    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.!!!!!!!!!!
  8. 22WRF

    22WRF Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2004
    I got a MKI I'll sell you. Even include a video Cd on assembly:eek:
  9. rangerruck

    rangerruck New Member

    Oct 16, 2005
    if this is for carry, a taurus or rossi, 8 or 9 shot revolver, with a 22 mag, 22lr switch cylinder.
  10. juan916

    juan916 New Member

    Aug 15, 2006
  11. Country101

    Country101 Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2004
    NW AR
    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

    MRMIKE08075 Active Member

    Aug 26, 2005
    New Jersey
    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.
  14. Ursus

    Ursus Active Member

    Ruger is the winner for me.
  15. Rembrandt

    Rembrandt Member

    Jul 4, 2001
    S&W model 41 has always been my favorite....but recently been favoring the BHP with Ciener conversion kit.

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