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Old July 8, 2012, 09:15 PM   #1
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The .22LR Target Pistol Disease

I'm in the ICU with it and looking for a Colt Officers Target.

1953 S&W K-22 Masterpiece
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Old July 8, 2012, 10:41 PM   #2
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Drool Drool Drool...
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Old July 8, 2012, 10:47 PM   #3
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You're in the ICU with this disease, but you have one K-22? One 22 target revolver?

Is this a joke?
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Old July 9, 2012, 08:30 AM   #4
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just diagnosed and in the early stages of development

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Old July 9, 2012, 08:45 AM   #5
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^^^^^^^That's a beautiful photo and pistol there Doc. I've never considerd an M41, but my have to reconsider. From all reports I've read they are VERY accurate, especially the older ones.
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Old July 9, 2012, 08:48 AM   #6
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Thanks

I'm a new convert.

A good friend placed one in my hands and pointed toward small metal targets at 50yds.

Thinking, "Oh, why not?", I fired away.

an "AH HA!" moment in my gun experience

trigger is unlike any pistol I'd ever shot

balance is perfect

the repeated sound of "PING" has me hooked

Seriously, just do what you have to do and get one.
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Old July 9, 2012, 03:36 PM   #7
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Had a K-22 Masterpiece about 50 years ago. I wish I still had it!
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Old July 9, 2012, 03:58 PM   #8
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I have OMT's in .22, .32 and .38 they are nice guns I like the S&W's better though:

the .38



the .32



dont have any photos of the .22. Might sell them as a set.
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Old July 9, 2012, 04:08 PM   #9
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Tell me about it...

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Old July 9, 2012, 07:36 PM   #10
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..Some of my Match pistols..

ISSF class match pistols; Scope or dot shooters need not apply...

First pistol is a Morini 22CM RF designed for ISSF rapid fire event,
but can be used for Bullseye and the next pistol is a Morini 84E. This
is an electronic trigger for the ISSF "Free Pistol" event shot at 50 meters. These
are very adjustable and a lot of fun to shoot and compete with.
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Old July 9, 2012, 07:46 PM   #11
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A fine S&W 22 revolver there, I would be a shamed to shoot it. I rather shoot a more beat up one.
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Old July 9, 2012, 07:47 PM   #12
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I admire your loyalty to those fine handguns. I have recently acquired a Smith & Wesson Model 22A 22 LR target pistol. It is an amazing gun in the shakey hands of this 70 year old shooter. I really like the 'feel' I get holding and shooting this one "off-hand". Today I did a run of 18 out of 20 (2 mags) in the Smith hitting the spinner target 35 yards away from my back deck. This is only the second time I have fired it. It is a March 2012 production gun, and promises to be a long-life member of my shooting family.



I added a cheapie RED-Dot I had in the gunsafe, to see how it helped (or hindered) the accuracy of my shooting. Once I got the thing zero'd it was 10 out of 10 on the 50 yard spinner targets for me !! I am quite happy with my "Plastic Smith".


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Old July 9, 2012, 08:15 PM   #13
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I'm in the ICU with it and looking for a Colt Officers Target.
Oh, it gets so much worse. Pretty soon, you'll be looking for a Model 18, then a Diamondback in .22. Then there are the High Standards, and well...it's a slippery slope
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Old July 9, 2012, 09:17 PM   #14
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PAD

Ah, yes.....a new case of PAD (Pistol Aquisition Disease). Abandon hope now. First it's one gun, then a back up just in case, then a set (might as well); next, it another gun type and the cycle repeats. Your gun safe becomes too small and you start taking over closets and shelves.
Alas.
Not to mention your increased susceptibility to related diseases like SAD and RAD.
Do you reload?
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Old July 9, 2012, 09:22 PM   #15
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Model 41 Smith. Brings back many fond memories from my days on the Central Missouri State University Pistol team.
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Old July 9, 2012, 10:09 PM   #16
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My Beretta 87T is my best target .22. Had MKIII, Buckmarks, and a S&W 22A-1, but the Beretta is better. Modified the grip using ironfilled epoxy to make a thumb rest, shown in pic no. 2. Now use a scope on it which is better than the reddot shown in old 2004 pic.
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Old July 10, 2012, 11:30 AM   #17
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After you have a back up for your back up pistol the old school target guns start to appear in you collection. These are some of my Colts.
1/ Colt Camp Perry single shot
2/ Colt Match Target Woodsman with the long grips
3/ Colt Ace (this one belonged to Major Kramer and was used on the officers pistol team at Frankfort Arsenal during the 2nd world war)
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Old July 10, 2012, 02:27 PM   #18
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Trigger

Sgms: Sweet. What is the trigger like on that Colt single shot? Ten inch barrel?
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Old July 10, 2012, 03:22 PM   #19
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Model 41 Smith. Brings back many fond memories from my days on the Central Missouri State University Pistol team.
When did you shoot there, Itc444? I was on the team from 1970 to 1972. Go Mules!
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Old July 10, 2012, 05:00 PM   #20
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My 22 target pistol is a 1972 Browning Medalist (Belgium made) that was given to me new, by my Papa for my 12th birthday. I still have it in it's original presentation box and still shoot it. Most accurate handgun I have ever shot. In 1972 it cost $138 new. I have the receipt. It is NOT for sale!
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Old July 10, 2012, 08:12 PM   #21
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Yeah, I went to school with kids like you.

One of my friend's dad bought him a Belgium-made, SA-22, .22LR breakdown rifle, Grade 2.

Color me green with envy.
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Old July 10, 2012, 09:18 PM   #22
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I have designs on a .22 target pistol. I'm thinking a Ruger 2245, 2245 lite or maybe a Mark III target.
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Old July 10, 2012, 10:25 PM   #23
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I have recently seen Browning Medalists on the auction sites, so you can still get one. Of course they are now $1000 to near $2000. Papa also made me a holster that was wore butt forward on right hip due to the large thumb rest on the grip. I used to wear it hunting and shot many, many Texas black-tailed jack rabbits at long range with it. I'm very lucky that Papa bought me that pistol, as he almost bought a Ruger 22 instead for about $25 less. His friend that owned the gun store talked him into the Browning. Papa has been gone for over 25 years now, but that pistol and other guns he bought me bring back the memories each time I shoot them.
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Old July 11, 2012, 07:39 PM   #24
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This disease must be going around.I just started adding mods. to a Ruger Mark II Target. I can't seem to stop. Seeing the pictures of all these has got me lusting after more.
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Old July 12, 2012, 12:43 PM   #25
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darkgael, The Colt Camp Perry breaks a bit over 1 pound very smooth with out any take up. Free pistol of it's day?
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