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Old December 23, 2012, 04:27 PM   #1
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Good .22 Pistol

What's a good .22 to use for target practice at the range?
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Old December 23, 2012, 04:55 PM   #2
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I own quite a few .22lr handguns and my favorites for target are the S&W mod 41s.
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Old December 23, 2012, 05:26 PM   #3
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Sig 1911 .22

I just took my new Sig .22 out today and it's awesome. Very reliable and very accurate out to 20 yards. Highly recommend.
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Old December 23, 2012, 05:28 PM   #4
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A used Ruger Mark II or a Browning Buckmark.
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Old December 23, 2012, 05:31 PM   #5
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The latest addition to my collection is a Ruger MKIII 22/45. I would highly recommend one.
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Old December 23, 2012, 05:57 PM   #6
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Ruger MK II or MKII era 22/45. The Browning Buckmark is also a good choice, but with four Ruger MK II's and thousands of accurate and reliable rounds downrange with my Rugers, I see no reason to get one........yet.
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Old December 23, 2012, 06:06 PM   #7
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Another vote for the MKII
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Old December 23, 2012, 09:23 PM   #8
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In an auto I would take a Browning Buckmark. I like
the Ruger MK but, they have a special way to field
strip them.

Have you looked at a Ruger single six wheel gun yet?
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Old December 23, 2012, 09:40 PM   #9
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Personal favorite for me is a S&W M&P .22 pistol. It's built by Walther I think, but boy can that thing shoot!
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Old December 23, 2012, 09:45 PM   #10
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I would also vote for the Browning Buckmark.
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Old December 23, 2012, 10:46 PM   #11
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If you are a strict budget, I'd go with the Ruger 22/45 or the Mark III, 5.5" with bull barrel.
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Old December 23, 2012, 10:49 PM   #12
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Old December 23, 2012, 10:51 PM   #13
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Another voter for the Ruger Mk111 22/45
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Old December 23, 2012, 11:02 PM   #14
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Beretta Neos. Cheap, accurate, and eats everything you feed it. Easy to clean, and looks good too (this last point is in the eye of the beholder).

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Old December 23, 2012, 11:03 PM   #15
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As we can see by some of the response's in this thread accuracy is a relative term, so is cost. I don't think their is very many that would argue that the S&W 41 is very near top of the list but you'll pay thru the nose for em too. On a more budget minded area I'll throw in a couple more votes for the Ruger MK's and Buckmarks. And no, the MK's aren't in the least bit difficult to strip down. Some folk just need to set down the gun and back slowly away before they hurt themselves.
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Old December 24, 2012, 10:19 AM   #16
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I like my Mark III Target. It felt better in my hand than either the 22/45 or the Buckmark, but any of those are fine pistols.
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Old December 24, 2012, 12:56 PM   #17
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For casual target practice at the range, it is REALLY hard to beat the value of the Ruger MK series or the Browning Buckmark. I've heard a lot of people who feel the same way about the S&W Model 21. You can get new versions of all three for between $300 and $550, depending on options/styles.

I would LOVE to have a S&W Model 41, but I don't want to spend $1000 on a .22lr when I have shaky hands and can't maximize the accuracy potential. I'd rather have a Ruger MK II/III 22/45 and $700 worth of .22lr ammo.

I would also love to have a Hammerli or other .22lr olympic quality handgun, but I can't afford that.

I have a Mark II 22/45. It is not complicated to fieldstrip, as long as you read the manual and follow the same steps. I have it apart in less than 10 seconds. It isn't as easy as a Glock, but it is just as easy as any of my 1911s, and it doesn't require a special tool/wrench/wire unlike my 1911s.

HOWEVER, I have read that the Mark III versions are more complicated.
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Old December 24, 2012, 01:10 PM   #18
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Beretta 87 Target...well made and very accurate !
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Old December 24, 2012, 02:33 PM   #19
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I vote for the Ruger MKII.
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Old December 29, 2012, 09:24 AM   #20
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S&W M&P 22lr. is my new favorite.Outshoots any .22 I have ever known.Simple to clean up and $299 on sale at Academy.
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Old December 29, 2012, 09:33 AM   #21
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Ruger (Mk I, II, III) or Browning (Buckmark, Challenger), so many variations of these reliable reasonably priced pistols.

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Old December 29, 2012, 12:57 PM   #22
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How much do you want to spend and how accurate do you want?

The current stuff does not touch the model 41 S&W accuracy wise, but you will pay $700 or so for a used one (not that you can wear them out).
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Old December 29, 2012, 05:09 PM   #23
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High standard makes a good one. On the cheaper side go with a Ruger Mk I II or III. The Sig 1911-22 was pretty fun too.


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Old December 29, 2012, 09:03 PM   #24
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Look out for 1911 look alike .22's that have come out lately, many are made of zinc based pot metal.

You can't go wrong with a Ruger mkIII, if you are willing to remove the mag safety and some other lawyer garbage. Accurate? In spades! Rugged? There too, and after the pot metal guns have turned into piles of zinc pest dust the Ruger will still be good.

If you do want a 1911 look alike RIA is making some 22's out of 4140 steel throughout. That alone means they are infinitely better than the zinc guns that are being foisted on ignorant consumers now days.
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Old December 29, 2012, 10:16 PM   #25
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Brownig Buckmark, Ruger MK III, Beretta Neos, or for the price of all three combined you might find a used S&W Model 41 as mentioned earlier.
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