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Old November 18, 2004, 02:37 PM   #1
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I'm Thinking about buying a .22 hand gun and need help

id just like to buy a .22 hand gun for general plinking and target shooting but I'm on a very tight budget and I'm not afraid to buy used.I'm an accuracy kinda guy and would like to know what some of the best options for a .22 that i could get for less than $175 (more less preferably) might be. THx for any replys
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Old November 18, 2004, 03:07 PM   #2
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If you had posted a month ago, I would have sold you my Ruger MK II 50th anniversary edition (1999 model) for $175, ended up trading it in on my XD-9.

depends on your taste, but here are a few options:

1. used Ruger MK II - $150-190 new- $210 and up
2. used Browning Buck Mark - $185 new- $220 and up
3. used Walther P22 - $165-200 new- $230 and up
4. used Beretta neos - $185 new- $220 and up
5. new Taurus PT22 - $169
6. new Beretta model 21 - $175

Here is a link for a Buck Mark that ends in 1 hr!!! at $185 on gunbroker with no reserve: http://www.gunbroker.com/auction/Vie...?Item=25600654
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Old November 18, 2004, 03:19 PM   #3
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Get the buckmark! Man I wish I had $200 to grab that on that auction right now!
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Old November 18, 2004, 03:49 PM   #4
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The Buck Mark is the most accurate of the ones listed for me, by far!

You have ten minutes to get the one listed. There will be more but not likely at this price, I suspect.
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Old November 18, 2004, 09:58 PM   #5
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I have a Browning Buckmark that I'm very impressed with and it's made me a much better gunner with my 1911's. The Buckmarks accuracy is superb but the grip shape and angle is extremely close to a 1911 and it allows me to do a lot of cheap practise that translates to improved accuracy with my 1911's.

A great gun and I highly recommend it.

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Old November 18, 2004, 10:38 PM   #6
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buy a ruger or a colt 22 semi autos are fun
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Old November 18, 2004, 11:10 PM   #7
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I'm very fond of my Ruger Mark II. You can find them in your price range as noted above. Very accurate & reliable. I also had a Taurus 94 2in snub 22 that I put thousands of rounds through prior to trading it. Very reliable, reasonably priced, but I would go with a longer tube for target shooting.
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Old November 19, 2004, 12:39 AM   #8
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Get a Ruger MK II.

If you can out shoot a MKII you should turn pro.
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Old November 19, 2004, 12:51 AM   #9
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Have used Ruger MkII, Walther P22, Beretta Neos, and Taurus PT22. Of these the Neos was the best once you got the trigger slicked up some.

The rest are all close, and I would choose the Ruger if for target use.

Now the Neos does have a different grip angle than most, and is closer to that used on high end target pistols. But a little use acclimated one to that quickly.
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Old November 19, 2004, 04:11 AM   #10
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good 22

do you currently have a 1911?
then one of the quality top end units that convert a 1911 to a 22 might work for you
just a thought
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Old November 19, 2004, 01:57 PM   #11
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sorry i havnt been on in the last 2 days, i had to leave town for a day, THX alot for all your replys and from the looks of things, I'd say I'll have to go look at a Ruger MKII and if it feels right in my hand(sometimes a hard thing to do being a lefty) then I'll snatch it right up. THX guys ,it may be a short time, but I'll post back in here saying how i like it once i find one
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Old November 19, 2004, 04:12 PM   #12
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Get a Ruger 22/45. Or a Mk II if you like the grip angle. The Browning Buckmark is a sweet pistol as well. Don't care much for the Neos or P22.

If it was out already (Real Soon Now) and I'd had a chance to check the reviews I'd take a long hard look at a SIG Mosquito.
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Old November 19, 2004, 05:24 PM   #13
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Browning Buckmark Target 5.5" or Camper model if you're on the tight budget.
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Old November 19, 2004, 05:27 PM   #14
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The location of the safety on a .22 pistol for range use is almost entirely inconsequential.
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Old November 20, 2004, 12:56 AM   #15
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If your'e talking about the location of the safety on the Neos, I would agree that it is poorly placed. I can't imagine why they put that stupid safety almost in the web of your hand..... completely unaccessable for your thumb. Why they did that completely baffles me . Otherwise a very solid feeling gun... ugly as sin though :barf:
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Old November 20, 2004, 05:54 AM   #16
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The location of the safety on a .22 pistol for range use is almost entirely inconsequential.
Then again, if you use one as a cheap alternative to a defensive piece, then controls and their locations become consequential.

I used a Ruger .22/45 for probably 95% of all my shooting. I used it because it's close to the High Power (CZ75b also) and Colt .45auto in feel and general layout.
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Old November 20, 2004, 11:34 PM   #17
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I like the Ruger Mk II. Mine has had thousands of rounds through it as it was a range gun. Still an awesome gun.
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Old November 20, 2004, 11:44 PM   #18
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johndavid400,

Gonna have to disagree with you on the location of the safety on the Neos. I don't notice it when the safety is off, but I sure do notice when I get ready to fire and I've left it on. Since I'm not planning on carrying it as a CCW anytime soon, it's a non-issue.

Anyone get the carbine conversion kit yet? I've been meaning to try one out, but I can't over here.
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Old November 21, 2004, 02:25 AM   #19
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are the mk 1,3,and 4 that much worse than the mk2?I've been able to find real nice looking mk1's for a good amount less.

Model: RUGER 22 LR TARGET MK1
Price: $150.00 Seller: Greg
Return Policy: Two Week
Shipping Terms: Actual Cost

Description: Near 100% condition just like bought many years ago. sn 15-94935. Spare factory mag. Original manuals and box.
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Old April 17, 2005, 12:22 AM   #20
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Ruger MkIIIs

A friend just bought a Ruger MkIII 22/45. She is a first time gun owner and loves it.
I have the Ruger MkIII Hunter - a very nice plinker.
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Old April 19, 2005, 05:26 PM   #21
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I prefer the Browning Buckmark, but the Ruger is ok too. Watch-Six
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Old April 19, 2005, 08:24 PM   #22
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I've just held a new walther P22. It' felt great in my hand. Thinkin bout buying that one myself. It was like 269.95 though. used would still be in your range probably. The browning buck mark was the first .22 pistol i'd ever shot and im glad it was. It was awsome! Don't own a .22 pistol but thinkin bout gettin one. Hence that's why I mentioned the P22. Ruger is really good with the .22 pistols I've heard. Only thing ive heard bad about them is that they are a pain in the a** to takedown and clean. have fun.
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Old April 20, 2005, 06:38 PM   #23
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ruger mark 1

mark 1 or mark 2.They are bullet proof ,as far as parts.They also so are very accurate.$150-$250 used.Fun with cheap ammo.
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Old April 21, 2005, 08:16 AM   #24
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I just got a Mark III 22/45 for about $250 (new). The mark III's now come with some nice additions (weaver mount) and useless ones (magazine safety), but it's great to shoot. $30 BSA red dot on top from Walmart and its dead on. Loves Winchester Dynapoints ($9.50/550 at Walmart). It can be complicated to reassemble, but once you've done it correctly its easy to do again.
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Old April 21, 2005, 04:29 PM   #25
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Love my NEOS! Feels great--shoots well and love the grips--just right!
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