HAPPY NEW YEAR . My favorite 22 is The Mark 2 Stainless 10 inch Bull Barrel.:cool:
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December 31, 2002, 10:56 AM
The German manuf. PP. Blue. Not a target gun, but pretty accurate, given the short bbl length.
Aesthetically, the most pleasant handgun I have ever seen.
December 31, 2002, 11:02 AM
December 31, 2002, 11:12 AM
CZ 122 SPORT, but ya can't buy them in the US
December 31, 2002, 11:17 AM
Ruger 22/45. Great plinker.
December 31, 2002, 12:05 PM
High Standard Trophy, 1978 model. I bought it new from my friendly local dealer when I lived in the boondocks of Michigan. I wanted the Victor, but even the less expensive Trophy was more than I could really afford. I competed with it several years, then took up computing, graphic design, typography, art, et cetera. I left it in a bank box nearly twenty years. I took it home to clean it once every two or three years, but left it unfired all that time.
When I resumed shooting about 1995, I swabbed the residue of old oil out of the barrel and wiped off the magazine lips, and the Trophy shot just fine. I didn't, but the pistol did. I've since purchased any number of .22 caliber pistols, including two High Standard Victors, and am thinking about treating myself to a Volquartsen, but the Trophy remains the best of the lot. It's never failed to feed. It's never failed to extract. It failed to fire some old Remington ammunition, but hasn't ever failed to fire new ammunition. It's still considerably more accurate than I've ever been or could hope to be. I had a gunsmith replace all the springs a year or two ago, but that went under the rubric of preventive maintenance.
High Standards were always something of a hit or miss proposition, especially the late models, but this particular Trophy is a champion among champions—which is why it still spends most of its time in a bank box.
December 31, 2002, 12:31 PM
Also like my little pre-68 Walther PPK.
But for favorite .22 handgun of any type.....My old K22
December 31, 2002, 12:57 PM
I'm a fan of the Browning Buckmark. Have both standard and silhouette models.
December 31, 2002, 01:01 PM
My first gun purchase...a Mark II Stainless 4" Bull barrell. Plink ALL day with a can of .22LR :cool:
December 31, 2002, 01:08 PM
Mark 2 Gov't Comp. with an Ultra Dot.
December 31, 2002, 01:36 PM
Ruger Mk II Comp Target model for all day shooting enjoyment :D :ar15:
December 31, 2002, 01:44 PM
Ruger Mk II
December 31, 2002, 01:49 PM
December 31, 2002, 01:52 PM
S&W model .41:)
December 31, 2002, 02:31 PM
In semi-autos it's the Browning BuckMark... I have several different ones, but my favorite is the 4" barrel Micro model.
In revolvers it's the S&W Kit guns, I have several of these as well, and my favorite is probably the model 43, with airweight frame and 3.5" barrel.
Favorite all-around plinking and trail gun: Walther PP.
Favorite small game hunting gun: Ruger Standard 6" with Leupold 2x EER 'scope.
December 31, 2002, 04:47 PM
Target shootin S&W Model 41.
Plinkin, ruger markII 5.5"
first handgun ruger MKII 4" taper in blue.
December 31, 2002, 04:54 PM
My favorite autoloading .22 is my 5" "Optics-only" S&W Model 41 with a red-dot sight. It is amazing with CCI Standard Velocity ammo. Hard to beat for fun shooting.
December 31, 2002, 05:08 PM
Walther P22 here too. Fun, fun, fun...
December 31, 2002, 06:05 PM
Only one i got (and just got too).. Ruger MKII Comp model. Havent shot it yet but i've shot 3 other MKIIs and they were great.
December 31, 2002, 07:01 PM
I've had a Browning Medalist for about 10 years that is very accurate. I used to have a S&W model 41 that was good, also. Here is what a Medalist looks like - they stopped making them 25 years ago:
December 31, 2002, 07:25 PM
I'll have to be the first one to vote for the Colt Woodsman esp the 4" model. I've got a 6" target model also but I still kick myself for not buying that used-but-like-new Match Target back around 1972 for $85 :banghead:
I also have 2 Browning buckmarks, the 5.5 target and a scoped Varmint model (supreme gopher gun)
December 31, 2002, 07:42 PM
I have a stainless 22/45 4 inch, and I wish I had got a S&W 22A 4 inch. Now THAT's a nice .22.
The Ruger jams, spits lead, is a royal pain to break down and re-assemble, and the fixed sights are way off. I shoot nice neat groups 4 inches from POA.
December 31, 2002, 07:59 PM
Ruger Mark I
December 31, 2002, 08:18 PM
Ruger MkII Target, SS.
It's the only one I have.
December 31, 2002, 10:22 PM
My first and cheapest one. Late seventies Ruger Standard with skip checkered grips. I've got about $100 in the gun, and about $20 of it was the grips.
December 31, 2002, 10:47 PM
My S&W 22-A.
January 1, 2003, 01:24 AM
It's an old High Standard H-B Second Edition made in 1948.:evil:
One of the best shooters I've ever had!
January 1, 2003, 01:47 AM
Ruger MKll Government model.
January 1, 2003, 02:57 AM
My Ruger Mark II Target ...(I hardly ever shoot it though):rolleyes:
My new Walther P22 is inching its way up the list.:)
January 1, 2003, 03:57 AM
My Hammerli 208S is AMAZING. The only other pistol that I have ever seen shoot like this was a Walterh GSP.