Your Most Fun To Shoot Reliable 22 Handgun

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  1. flyingtiger85

    flyingtiger85 Well-Known Member

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    I just picked up this Ruger Standard Mark-IV the other day and I like it more than my SR-22.The feeling of the recoil and sound of the muzzle blast is just awesome to me.I don't know why I didn't purchase one years ago.Put over 100 rounds through it yesterday and I'm so happy with the purchase.Worth every penny I paid for it.
    My new favorite 22 pistol.
    P.S.And really easy to clean!
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  2. sharps4590

    sharps4590 Well-Known Member

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    I only have two, Dad's High Standard Sport King and a S&W 22/32 Kit gun. I can't pick one over the other. I believe the High Standard edges out the S&W in accuracy but fun....well, I do have two hands and two 22 handguns.....:D
     
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  3. ral357

    ral357 Well-Known Member

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    Very nice. You know what they call a pistol collection without at least one Ruger MK?

    INCOMPLETE!:D
     
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    flboots Well-Known Member

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    I like both of my 22s, Ones a auto and the other is a single six. I carry the auto around the house to protect myself from the democraps who will be coming for my TP. :lol:
     
  5. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

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    Can't choose. Three automatics, five double action revolvers, and three single actions. They are all fun.

    If I absolutely HAD to pick one, I guess it would be my Ruger flatgate Single Six, from 1957..
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  6. gdmoody

    gdmoody Full Time Moderator Moderator Supporting Member

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    I have a couple of Ruger Mark III's that I really like to shoot. They are always 100% reliable with standard or high velocity ammo, not at all with subsonic. But I find that the Ruger SP101 is fun to shoot and is always reliable. Dang, and so is my old High Standard Double Nine. Well, I guess that means I can't pick just one.
     
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    Grizzley1 Well-Known Member

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    I guess it's my Ruger Single Six by default. I have my Dad's High Standard Double Nine, Mom sent it home with me after Dad passed but as of yet it hasn't made it to the range. I used to have a Ruger Mark II and it was accurate and reliable, but I was in a hard spot financially several years ago and my brother in law wanted it badly enough that he paid a bit more than it was worth at the time. I also have one of those Rough Rider pistols and it's okay, but it ain't quite as good as the Single Six.
     
  8. johnsxj

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    My favorite would have to be my Ruger MKI 678. Since I got it, my MKIII Standard has pretty much just been taking up space in the safe. Those are my only 2 .22 semi-autos.

    For revolvers, it's my Ruger Super Single Six unconverted 3 screw. Had that one out at the range yesterday evening and was fairly consistent at hitting the 12x18" gong they have at the 100yd line.

    Runner ups on the revolvers would be some of my Iver Johnson collection but those are fun for the reactions I get as much as anything else. Pulling the trigger twice to fire a round on a Model 36T trigger cocking single action along the break top action to load/unload always gets looks. And the spur trigger Defenders draw comments about being "so small" and "old".
     
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    It would have to be my Mark II. The only other 22 handgun I have is a Charger and that’s questionable as a handgun. :)
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  10. flintlock

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    My Single Six has got to be #1 but the MkII Govt. Target model isn't far behind. Both of them just great fun for a couple hours of range time, and the MkII is a squirrel's worst nightmare.
     
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    Indeed!
    <<edit>> Smith & Wesson Victory, not Ruger. o_O
    ...and yet, the "Most Fun To Shoot Reliable 22 Handgun" I own is the Ruger Victory, hands down.
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  12. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

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    When did Ruger start making a Victory?

    Smith & Wesson makes a 22 they call the Victory.
     
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    jonb32248 Well-Known Member

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    I think your right, it on the gun SW22 Victory I believe.
     
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    I've got a couple favorites, hard to pick just one, so you get my top three
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    First up is a Smith 41, with the right ammo and a steady hand it will consistently put them thru the same hole.
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    My MKIII Hunter is on the list, just not first

    1911 22-4.jpg This GSG 1911 22lr is a blast to shoot, probably the best $230 bucks I ever spent on a gun. Eats anything I feed it and is accurate
     
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    Hard to pick a favorite between my 6" K-22 target masterpiece and my 6" Colt Diamondback. I did have an AMT Automag II in .22 magnum, didn't care for it too much because it was ammo finicky so I sold it.
     
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