Your Most Fun To Shoot Reliable 22 Handgun

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by flyingtiger85, Mar 16, 2020.

  1. Don Fischer

    Don Fischer Well-Known Member

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    Most favorite to shoot is my High Standard HD Military 6" heavy barrel. wonderfully reliable and accurate.
     
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  2. zant

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    A GSG-sig226 lookalike-kids and I have put 1000s of rounds through it-really likes a lot of lube.
     
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  3. 45nut

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    I ordered this last Thursday after reading this post. Thanks a lot GUYS!!! I have been wanting a 1911 .22. It should be in by Thursday, I hope!
     
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  4. joe45c

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    This forum can be a bad influence on us but in a good way. :)Enjoy new .22.
     
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    Congrats, Hope you like it as much as I do mine. There are several mods available for this pistol. The only thing I did to mine is change the grips. The finish on the slide is very easy to scratch, so if you like your guns to look nice you have to be careful with this one. I need to see if they make a higher capacity mag, the 10 shot mags go to quick.
     
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  6. Wild Turkey Cogburn

    Wild Turkey Cogburn Well-Known Member

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    I carry 3 mags
     
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  7. 45nut

    45nut Well-Known Member

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    There is no such thing as too many .22's!
     
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    joe45c Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I'd like to get that statement in a Fortune Cookie sometime.:)
     
  9. Wild Turkey Cogburn

    Wild Turkey Cogburn Well-Known Member

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    I would rather have my Wif get that fortune
     
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  10. joe45c

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    That'd be good too.:)
     
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  11. 45nut

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    Well Gents, I go pick it up tomorrow & shoot it tomorrow!!
     
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    So, got to my LGS & fondled my new toy. Liked the fit & feel, but it came with only 1 magazine . On to shooting: shot a couple of magazines and adjusted the windage via rear sight and my plinking results were very nice indeed.

    Casual aiming semi rapid fire @ 21' shows the very nice construction, ergonomics & function of the GSG 22. I like how well it balances in my hand and the weight and feel of a nice 1911. Closing one eye and using the improved Weaver stance gave me a nice 4 shot group at a bit over 1".

    Yeah, I already ordered another magazine! 250 rounds went way too fast!

    P.S. I put 2 in one hole, almost!
     
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    Jumping in late, but my Walther P22 (2nd gen). When I first bought it new it would only cycle CCI Stingers. The recoil spring was to stiff, so when I was not shooting it I would store the gun with the slide locked back. This compressed the recoil spring long enough to relax it. Now it will fire and eject any and all brands and types of 22LR ammo, even Remington 36 gr Subsonic. A good friend has a 22LR suppressor that he said I could try (At his home so as to not have his registered suppressor leave his property which in that case is legal.) My P22 is most accurate with Remington Golden Bullets. At 25 yards I can hit spent shotgun shells all day long. I polished a lot of the internal components with a now creep free, crisp, 3 lb single action trigger pull. I added an trigger over travel stop. The gun grip fits my hand rather nice, but do to the guns small size, (Which I believe the gun was designed with small kids hands in mind.) my trigger finger has to address the trigger at a angel to get the pad of my finger to set square to the trigger that is not uncomfortable, but it requires me to remember to do.
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    I also modified the rear sight from two dots to a post. I like positioning the the front sight dot on top of the rear post. The sights line a lot faster.
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    My only concern with these guns is that the slide which is cast from a zinc alloy (Zamak) have from time to time cracked, and in some cases break into two pieces. Walther will replace and repair those cracked and broken slides under warranty, but it still is that at the back of my mind when I am shooting. I did find out that it is the hyper velocity 22LR bullets like Stingers, Yellow Jackets, etc. that cause these slides to break. I talked to a tech at Walther U.S.A. And was told that the P22 was designed and tested with CCI Minimags.
     
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    I 20200618_114034.jpg I have to add another one to the list.My Ruger Single Six.I guess it's possible to have more than one reliable fun to shoot 22 pistol.And it fits like a glove.
     
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    Single six is way up there, I'd have to say my S&W Model 63 kit gun is my favorite though. The Ruger Mark II is the overall most fun but not the most reliable. It stops feeding when it gets dirty, then you have to clean it, which is why I named mine "Booger"
     
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