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Old May 31, 2012, 04:47 AM   #51
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i dont have a .22 pistol as of right now. I may inherit my grandpas ruger mk1 i gave him 6 years ago.
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Old May 31, 2012, 07:43 AM   #52
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Well now I have to update my previous post!

Just picked up a High Standard Sentinel R-100 yesterday from my favorite LGS. Near as I can tell, it was made in 1955 or so. Has a 4" barrel and chambers 9 rounds of rompin stompin 22s! Finish is a little rough but the bore is bright and it locks up tight.

I got this as a fun plinker to go with my Ruger Mark III 22/45. Put in several spent casings and it showed a good strike and a fairly smooth DA pull.

Can't wait to hit the range for some 22 madness!
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Old May 31, 2012, 09:26 AM   #53
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Well now I have to update my previous post!

Just picked up a High Standard Sentinel R-100 yesterday from my favorite LGS. Near as I can tell, it was made in 1955 or so. Has a 4" barrel and chambers 9 rounds of rompin stompin 22s! Finish is a little rough but the bore is bright and it locks up tight.

I got this as a fun plinker to go with my Ruger Mark III 22/45. Put in several spent casings and it showed a good strike and a fairly smooth DA pull.

Can't wait to hit the range for some 22 madness!
That's a nice revolver.

It reminds me of the day when they sold guns via the old Sears and Roebuck Catalog (this was one of them). Not complaining as we have tons of places to purchase our guns today, but it's more the general principle and fact that the Second Amendment was once 'Politically-Correct' in our society and generally accepted as a God-given right which allowed one to buy their .22lr etc. via general-merchandise stores. That's what I miss and see as indicative of how the times have changed.

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Old May 31, 2012, 10:39 AM   #54
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A Walther sp 22
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Old May 31, 2012, 02:00 PM   #55
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A Ruger MkIII!!

And a... on no, wait... that just is the shopping list.

Just the MkIII

Must say, it is my most unreliable gun (in relative terms) as it suffers from FTEs quite regularly, but there is something about it, because, when I open up my safe, that is the one I reach to fondle and the one I shoot most!! (mostly)

I like!!
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Old May 31, 2012, 02:08 PM   #56
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It seems I'm falling way behind here. All I have is an old Ruger Standard, and a S&W 617 10-shoooter. I have more rimfire rifles than handguns. Guess I had better get busy.
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Old May 31, 2012, 04:19 PM   #57
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1. Ruger 45/22 Mark III
2. S&W m41
3. Colt Frontier Scout (k-series)
4. Colt Frontier Scout (j-series?)
5. Browning Buckmark
6. Browning Medalist
7. Beretta m71
8. Bernelli 35e(?)
9. S&W Model 17-5 6"
10. S&W Model 17-2 8"
11. S&W Model 18-2
12. Sig Trailside
13. CZ kadet (on P-01 frame)
14. S&W Model 63
15. High Standard Victor
16. S&W Model 617

I've sold 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 15 and 12. Of the ones I sold, I regret selling the Sig, the model 17 8", and the Buckmark the most. However, the buckmark and the m17 went to friends that are taking good care of them. I should have kept the sig and would have except for the cost of magazines.

I have no regrets about the Ruger, my first hand gun and one of a list of rugers I have disliked over the years.

I'm currently looking for a S&W model 35 and a S&W model 34.

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Old May 31, 2012, 06:11 PM   #58
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OK -- Here comes the list . . .

1) High Standard "Plinker"


OK -- That was the list! That's the only .22 pistol I have.

I love that gun! Got it for Christmas when I was bout 13 or so. In fact, my dad got the very same model that same Christmas from my mom! (long, fun story)

I've put hundreds (probably thousands) of rounds through that gun and it's still a treat to shoot. I put 100 or so rounds through it this past weekend.
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Old May 31, 2012, 06:29 PM   #59
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I don't have many handguns. For .22LR I have a Volquartsenized Ruger Mark I Target dating from my university days. More recently I acquired a S&W Model 41 with long and regular barrels.
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Old May 31, 2012, 06:52 PM   #60
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Full-Size .22lr Guns

I'm curious for those that have any of the newer full-size .22lr models that have hit the market of late (SIG/GSG 1911, Ruger SR22, S&W M&P 22 etc.) how they have performed? Also, there seems to be a lot of concern as to their respective long-term durability as to, say, your traditional .22lr pistols/revolvers. Has anyone run into any breakages of any sort etc.?

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Old May 31, 2012, 07:33 PM   #61
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Someone asked about rimfire handguns that are actually shot.

These are the rimfire handguns I still have and shoot:

* Ruger 22/45 (mk3) with a 4" barrel. I've upgraded some parts and removed others. It was purchased new and has 19,765 rounds through it so far; mostly Federal, Winchester, and CCI bulk packs. It is the third most reliable rimfire handgun I have owned.
* Ruger 22/45 (mk3) with a 5.5" barrel. This one has the exact same upgrades and removals as the 4" version, except I did all of the mods before I ever fired it. It was purchased new, and I have 2,863 rounds through it so far with no malfunctions of any kind using only Federal, Winchester, and CCI bulk packs. It is tied for the most reliable rimfire handgun I have owned.
* Ruger SP-101 4.2" with adjustable sights (the new one). It was purchased new. I've done some action work and spring replacement, in addition to Dremel-ing the edges of the hammer to smooth them out a bit. The 12-lb Wolff hammer spring caused light strikes, so I put the stock 14-lb hammer spring back in. The lighter Wolff trigger spring works fine, so I left it. I have 11,904 rounds through it so far using the same bulk pack ammo mentioned above. It is tied for the most reliable rimfire handgun I have owned, as long as it has the stock hammer spring.

Rimfire handguns I no longer have/shoot:

* Ruger 22/45 (mk2) with no modifications. I had about 2,200 rounds through this gun when I gave it to a friend. It had problems feeding and ejecting, and I suspect it needed to be sent back to the factory.
* Ruger MK2 Target Competition model. I bought it used and then put 3,213 rounds through it before sending it back to Ruger to fix a loose barrel. Ruger could not fix it, and they replaced it with a...
* Ruger MK3 Target Competition model. I put 10,829 rounds through this new gun and also made some modifications before I sold it to buy the 22/45 5.5" listed above. I dislike the grip angle of this gun as compared with the 22/45, so I decided to standardize with the 22/45.
* Firestorm .22. I bought this gun barely used and put 13,527 rounds through it before I gave up and sold it. It was very reliable with certain (more expensive) ammo for approximately the 8,000 rounds in the middle. On the front end and back end, it was really finicky with every other kind of ammo. The ammo that worked in the beginning was not the ammo that worked at the end. Too much bother.

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Almost forgot:
* Ruger SR22 "Pistol" -- I shot 1,944 rounds through this gun with some failures (not a lot, but it was far from perfect). It was way more reliable than my old Firestorm, but it wouldn't work reliably with Stingers or Velocitors (the only rounds I would consider if I were to carry it), and the barrel leaded badly with CCI bulk pack. Plus, I thought both the double action and single action triggers were pretty bad compared to my 22/45s. Sold it.

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Old June 1, 2012, 02:01 PM   #62
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1. Ruger single six 6.5" stainless
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Old June 3, 2012, 07:29 PM   #63
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I have well over 30 handguns in my safe, but, alas, I have but two .22's.

Ruger Standard Model, 6" barrel
Jennings J-22 (my ugly duckling, red headed stepchild...I keep it because everyone hates it and can't believe that I have one)

I used to shoot the Ruger a lot, but I haven't shot it in probably 15 years. Once I got into centerfires, the .22 thrill just seemed to fade away, sort of like shooting a BB gun.
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Old June 3, 2012, 07:43 PM   #64
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S&W Model 17-4 6"
S&W Model 63nd 4"
Ruger MKII Target 512
CZ75 Kadet Kit, on P01 frame
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Old June 3, 2012, 07:57 PM   #65
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S&W K-22 outdoorsman. Made prior to 1936. Best trigger I've ever felt.
Ruger MKI standard 4.75"
Ruger MKI target model.
Hi Standard Sentinel, snub nose.

Since this old geezer can't see the sights anymore, all are for sale if you're interested.
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Old June 3, 2012, 08:04 PM   #66
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I;ll just list my favorite .22, a Ruger Bisley Single Six. Not real speedy on reloads, but a TON of fun.
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Old June 3, 2012, 08:04 PM   #67
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Hi Standard Sentinel, 6"
NAA Mini Revolver, 1 1/8"
Ruger Mark III Huntsman, 4 1/2"

Useta had: Walther TPH - now protecting my youngest daughter, Walther P-22 now protecting my niece.
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Old June 4, 2012, 07:29 AM   #68
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PT 92 -

I remember those olden days of the Sears catalogue! Bigger than a phone book and endlessly facinating. Man, if it wasn't available through Sears, you couldn't buy it.

By the way, took the old HS Sentenal out this weekend for some 22 madness. Shot wonderfully, no failures of any kind. Only problem was that it was shooting 3-4 inches left at 10 yards.

One slight "adjustment" with a small hammer corrected this windage error.

This little revolver is a hoot to shoot.
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Old June 4, 2012, 07:58 AM   #69
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I only have one .22 cal. pistol, a Heritage Rough Rider.
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Old June 4, 2012, 06:20 PM   #70
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Only one right now: Charter Arms Pathfinder.Actually it's the wife's,but she lets me shoot it!
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Old June 4, 2012, 09:24 PM   #71
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Ruger Mk I 6 7/8" adjustable sights
Ruger Super Single Six 6"
Browning Challenger
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S&W Model 17-6 6"
T/C Contender .22LR 10"; .22 Hornet 10"; .222 Rem 10"

Jennings .22 (paperweight)
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Old June 4, 2012, 11:46 PM   #72
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Firestorm
SR22
Buck Mark Camper
RG (14?)
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Old June 5, 2012, 12:34 AM   #73
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S&W 18-7, Purchased it recently and is becoming my favorite handgun very quickly .
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Old June 13, 2012, 05:44 AM   #74
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So far only have and have only owned:

1) Colt Woodsman (4", '72 Sporter)

And next on the list: S&W17
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Old June 14, 2012, 07:42 AM   #75
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my double deuces

ruger mark ii bull barrell
heritage rough rider
jc higgins model 88- 60 years old and still shooting
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