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Old March 30, 2022, 01:58 AM   #1
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Favorite .22LR handgun?

Just like the title says, what's your favorite .22LR handgun (revolver, autoloader, or other)?
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Old March 30, 2022, 02:00 AM   #2
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And yes, I am looking to add a .22LR handgun to my fold.
Currently my only .22LR handgun is a Ruger SR22...and I love it!
But it's a bit lonely and needs a friend.
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Old March 30, 2022, 03:17 AM   #3
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Dad taught my brother and I to shoot with an old school Ruger single action revolver. Now I have one.

Also have a thing for .22 semi - autos that were designed to be great target pistols from square one, such as the Ruger Mark series, SW Victory, and the Browning Buck Mark. My Browning is near and dear.

Nothing against the 'repli - racers'... however, the ones mentioned here have serious mojo and legacy.....
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Old March 30, 2022, 05:00 AM   #4
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It would have to be my Browning 1911-22. I have others that are more accurate but this one is by far the funnest one.



I am well aware funnest is not a word.
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Old March 30, 2022, 05:40 AM   #5
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I have several .22 handguns but these 2 are my favorite and used the most for bowling pin competition and steel plate matches like SCSA.


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Old March 30, 2022, 07:16 AM   #6
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I've got a couple, but I think this one's my favorite.
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Old March 30, 2022, 08:58 AM   #7
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Can I pick two?
Apart from family heirlooms, my only .22 revolver is a S&W Combat Masterpiece and I really like it for DA practice.

A Nelson Conversion, mounted on my least-used .45 frame, is probably my most useful automatic; accurate and reliable. I have sentimental favorites, good guns all, but the Nelson Just Works.
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Old March 30, 2022, 09:23 AM   #8
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I have a S&W622 that I like. Bought it new in 1992, stoned the trigger and have been shooting it ever since. Very lightweight. Pain in the butt to detail strip so I just hose it out with brake cleaner and then Rem Oil when it gets so dirty it won't cycle. New shooters love it.
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Old March 30, 2022, 09:27 AM   #9
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My old H&R 923. It's been a faithful friend for a brazillion years.
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Old March 30, 2022, 11:22 AM   #10
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The one I'm shooting at the time?
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Old March 30, 2022, 11:32 AM   #11
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Norinco copy of a Walther TT Olympia, customized and trigger work by Larry Leutenegger. Ultradot sight on top.
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Old March 30, 2022, 12:02 PM   #12
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Normally they fight like cats and dogs, but I caught them both taking a nap....
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Old March 30, 2022, 12:22 PM   #13
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S&W Model 18 four inch.
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Old March 30, 2022, 02:19 PM   #14
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I would have to say my Ruger MKII and Taurus TX22.
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Old March 30, 2022, 03:18 PM   #15
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For semi-auto, I'd say my Browning 1911-22. For revolver, my Ruger Bearcat.
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Old March 30, 2022, 03:32 PM   #16
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I love my Ruger MK IV!
We also have a Heritage with the .22 Magnum cylinder as well as .22LR. That is also fun to shoot.
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Old March 30, 2022, 04:11 PM   #17
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I am very fond of my Ruger Mk. 3 Hunter. I put a red dot on it and enjoy it much.
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Old March 30, 2022, 04:36 PM   #18
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Semi - Ruger MKII w/ 5.5" bull barrel
Revolver - S&W Model 17 K 22 Masterpiece with 3T's
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Old March 31, 2022, 02:21 AM   #19
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I have several favorites such as S&W M17 & K22's, Ruger Standard & Mark II.

Then I bought a beautiful older like new S&W Model 41 which became my all time favorite for shooting standard velocity target loads.

However a M 41 will set ya back a few hundred bucks, but very satisfied with the one I have, a favorite for sure!
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Old March 31, 2022, 08:13 AM   #20
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I’m not gonna say it’s my favorite but I have been pleasantly surprised with the Kel Tec P17. Found it for 200 bucks at a LGS, I have used it for IDPA practices when ammo was impossible to find and expensive during covid and I would run circles around guys and their CZ and 1911s. The trigger is super light, it’s pretty accurate for what it is (it’s not a bullseye shooter) and it’s tons of fun. Suppressor ready. Fun per dollar you can’t beat it, everyone should buy one.


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Old March 31, 2022, 10:56 AM   #21
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Browning Bucmark Camper.

I am probably going to have to get another one though as wife started shooting too and pretty much deemed it as her's.

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Old March 31, 2022, 11:12 AM   #22
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I am a Buckmark enjoyer.
Currently have: Standard ('90), Target ('92), Camper ('99, built from parts and a $20 frame), and a Challenger III ('83).


I do also like my brother's Browning 1911-22 and his Browning Challenger. (The real Challenger.)


Really tough call, because I do enjoy .22 revolvers, as well.

But I think I'd go for the Buckmark Standard, if I had to pick just one.
I have shot it more than anything else. It is the "one" that I grab every time. And, now, it is threaded. So I can run it suppressed for a little more enjoyment.
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Old March 31, 2022, 12:04 PM   #23
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The only one I have. A High Standard Sentinel Imperial revolver bought in 1962.
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Old March 31, 2022, 01:41 PM   #24
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Man I’m 22 handgun poor. I started life with Ruger Single-6 and thought it the end all in accuracy compared to my school buddies H&Rs, IJs and imported clones
Then saw the light, the S&W K22 in 1964. I carried it like a pocket knife. Then a few years later at the end of an adventure my friends and neighbors sent me on I found a Hi-St had followed me home. I guess if I had to pick one it would be the K22 for pure shootability.
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Old March 31, 2022, 06:20 PM   #25
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The only one I own is an old Colt .22-.45 Conversion Unit, mounted on a dedicated frame.
My favorite, for 30+ years.
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