Full sized .22 caliber pistol?


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Maj.Striker
July 24, 2007, 01:59 PM
Question, does anyone know of full sized .22 caliber pistols? I know of the Ruger Mark II and III and the Beretta NEO but almost everything else I see in .22 is these tiny little compact models (ala the Walther P22). I like the P22 a lot but its so dang small, I don't like that. Are there any other .22 models that are full sized but maybe look like their big brothers? (I'm not looking for conversion kits but actual guns sold as .22s)

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MrBorland
July 24, 2007, 02:49 PM
The 2 others that come to mind are the S&W Model 41 and the Browning Buckmark. Both have very good reputations. The 41 is pricey.

ubermensch
July 24, 2007, 02:50 PM
CZ Kadet

fflincher
July 24, 2007, 02:51 PM
I like the SIG Mosqito, about a 4/5s size .22.

Also, CZ has a full size Kadet .22. I like it a lot!

Kimber used to sell a .22, not sure it's still offered, classic 1911 style.

The S&W model 41 is a classic all by itself.

Shipwreck
July 24, 2007, 03:57 PM
I love my Browning Buckmark. $248 + the cost of the front fiber optic sight (only need an allen wrnech to install it yourself)

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/22-9copy.jpg

Father Knows Best
July 24, 2007, 05:07 PM
I have a Kimber Rimfire Super, and I love it. It's a full size 1911 in .22LR. It's built with an alloy frame and slide, though, so it's a lot lighter than a .45ACP (steel) 1911. Mine was quite pricey -- about $1,000 new. It's the "Super" model from the Kimber Custom Shop, though. I think Kimber also offers the "Rimfire Target" for around $700 retail. It's the same basic gun, but without some of the bells and whistles and hand fitting that you get on the Super.

Rey B
July 24, 2007, 06:49 PM
If you are just looking for a 22 pistol that doesn't feel small, check out the S&W 22S. Not as expensive as some of the others mentioned but accurate and fun to shoot.

GunTech
July 24, 2007, 07:45 PM
No mention of revolver? Any of the K-22 variants. Colt ace, of course, or any of the numerous conversions that fit the 1911, Beretta, etc.

pdowg881
July 24, 2007, 07:57 PM
SW22A? Cheap but fun.

crankshop1000
July 25, 2007, 09:05 AM
+1 on the S&W 22A What a shooter!! Chuck.

JoeHatley
July 25, 2007, 12:47 PM
S&W model 41

http://www.iowatelecom.net/~hatley/41_l.jpg

All steel, 41 oz.

Joe

Ala Dan
July 25, 2007, 01:14 PM
Browning BuckMark (part #: 051361490)

Classic Plus SE
with Rosewood Pro Target Laminate Grips
Tru-Glo (Green) Marble Front Sight
5-1/2" bull barrel

Father Knows Best
July 25, 2007, 04:41 PM
No mention of revolver?
Since the inquiry was posted in the "Handguns:Autoloaders" forum, and all of the guns he mentions are autoloaders (Ruger Mk II and Mk III, Beretta Neos, Walther P22), it seems reasonable to assume that he was asking specifically for semiautos, and not revolvers.

Besides, to a lot of people, a "pistol" is by definition an autoloader and not a revolver. Both are handguns, but a revolver is not a pistol. I'm not saying that nomenclature is universal, but there are certainly lots of guys happy to correct you when you refer to a revolver as a pistol.

Sniper X
July 25, 2007, 04:46 PM
Striker, do you currently own a 1911? if so a Kimber conversion is great, if you don't get one and a Kimber comversion and have two guns for the price of well....1 1/2 or two guns!

MaterDei
July 25, 2007, 04:47 PM
Kimber 22 conversion kit fits the bill.

GunTech
July 25, 2007, 05:14 PM
Since the inquiry was posted in the "Handguns:Autoloaders" forum, and all of the guns he mentions are autoloaders (Ruger Mk II and Mk III, Beretta Neos, Walther P22), it seems reasonable to assume that he was asking specifically for semiautos, and not revolvers.

That's what I get for using 'New Posts' rather than reading forum by forum. LOL.

greener
July 26, 2007, 06:30 AM
The S&W 22A, Ruger MKIII's and Browning Buck Marks are full-sized .22's that shoot well. Each has strong support. Being one of those who just can't make up their minds, I'm working on one of each.

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n159/greener6/22s.jpg

Father Knows Best
July 26, 2007, 08:01 AM
Here's a pic of my Kimber Rimfire Super in between two full size 1911's in .45ACP (that's a Colt 1911 WWI on top, and a Para Ordnance SSP on the bottom):
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c187/mosmoke/DSC00093.jpg

Maj.Striker
July 26, 2007, 11:43 AM
Thanks for the replies guys. Some interesting ones in there that I hadn't been aware of before. (The CZ Cadet looks pretty nice). That custom Kimber 22LR looks beautiful but...well, sorry I'm not spending $1000 on a .22 unless maybe its a full automatic. :) I do have a Colt 1911 Mark IV Series 70 in excellent condition, I'm not sure i want to put a conversion kit into it.

Here's another question along similar lines, does anyone make a high capacity .22 pistol? (More than 10 rounds). Why not? I would think a .22 would be a pistol that high capacity would be in high demand, you can shoot .22 all day and only be out 10 bucks or so. The only one I can think of is the Tec 22 and the Calico, did or does anyone else producer a high capacity .22?

Father Knows Best
July 26, 2007, 12:02 PM
Ciener makes 15 round 22LR magazines for 1911 conversions. I bought a couple that I use in my Kimber. They are aluminum and better quality than the plastic 10 round mag that came with the Kimber, but they're also pricey (aroundd $40 each, as I recall).

FYI, Kimber makes a less expensive version, also. It's the Rimfire Target, and is available in all black or all silver (both aluminum) instead of the two tone Super that I have. There are some other minor detail differences like the sights, grips, checkering, etc., but functionally it is the same pistol. It is very accurate and reliable -- more so than any .22 1911 conversion I've ever tried. Retail on the Rimfire Target is somewhere around $600-700, I think. That's still more than a Ruger or Walther, but they are really nice guns, especially if you're into 1911's.

chris in va
July 26, 2007, 12:18 PM
I've had a Kadet for 3 years. It eats anything I put in it. Recently I had the top drilled and tapped for a Weaver mount and put a Millett red dot on top, making it one of the favorites in my collection.

Charles Foxtrot
July 26, 2007, 09:40 PM
Buck Mark 5.5 Field

http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/firearms/images/051401m.jpg

My choice after a long search. Superb firearm, accurate, and it fits my big paws!

Buck Mark line. (http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/firearms/category.asp?value=006B&offset=0)

zinj
July 26, 2007, 10:29 PM
Here's another question along similar lines, does anyone make a high capacity .22 pistol? (More than 10 rounds). Why not?

Since .22 is a rimmed round the stack of cartridges in the magazine begins to make a crescent moon-like curve (which is why .22 rifles need to have a banana magazine for high capacity).

10-Ring
July 27, 2007, 01:27 AM
I have really enjoyed the Mk II Slabside I've owned for 15+ years now. The weight, accuracy, balance and durability make it a real pleasure to own & shoot!

TimboKhan
July 27, 2007, 02:02 AM
Rockstar.esq owns a Beretta 87, and he would tell you that it is the best .22 auto he has ever shot. I am perfectly happy with my MkII's, but I have to admit that the Beretta is a sweet shooting gun, and very accurate. Let me point out that it is not a NEOS. It is a completely seperate design, and is a little more expensive that what I am interested in spending on a .22 pistol.

rchernandez
July 27, 2007, 10:19 AM
Marvel conversion on a 1911 frame...this should qualify as "full-size".

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=36915&d=1142008226

Sniper X
July 27, 2007, 11:07 AM
What does the Marvel conversion cost?

blunderbuss
July 27, 2007, 11:39 AM
Do they still make the Sig/Hammerli Trailside .22's? I remember handling one of those in a shop and thinking they were pretty solid guns but I never had the opportunity to shoot one. Retail was around $400 so its right in the middle of the pack with your Neos and MkII/III's.

Greener - I have my MkIII Target set up just like yours with that Bushnell Trophy red dot sight - makes for a great squirrel gun.

rchernandez
July 27, 2007, 12:01 PM
What does the Marvel conversion cost?


Around $350 when they go on sale. Got my 1st from Midway but my 2nd from Marvel (directly) came with a tighter test group...0.586" vs 0.818" 50-yd 5-shot group.

Legionnaire
July 27, 2007, 05:02 PM
Buckmark. Any of the 5.5" versions.

Charles Foxtrot
July 31, 2007, 01:21 AM
Do they still make the Sig/Hammerli Trailside .22's?

SIG sold Hammerli to Walther, who's made a complete hash out of the production line and marketing plans. The pistol, renamed the X-Esse (that's marketing brilliance - name it something unpronounceable), was to be available in Mar 07, then May, then most certainly by July. Just recently, the importer for Hammerli has taken down their website.

It does seem like a great pistol: I was lusting after the long-slide target. I doubt that we'll see X-Esse - and if we do, it will be double the Trailside's asking price. Thankfully, I'm VERY happy with my Buck Mark.

aaronrkelly
July 31, 2007, 05:58 AM
I have an AA conversion kit for my Glock - works SUPER.

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w193/aaronsguns/All%20Guns/22conversions.jpg

arcticap
July 31, 2007, 07:16 AM
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=50037&d=1167282209

This discontinued Stoeger Pro Series '95 is a clone of the High Standard Supermatic Citation. Mitchell also made them. They have either a 5.5 inch vent rib barrel (Victor model), or a 5.5 inch bull (pictured), or a 7.25 inch fluted bull barrel. It's stainless steel (not an alloy frame like the Brownings), has a nice target trigger, and many of the original CT High Standards are still out there. It has a cult like following among target shooters because it's considered to be such a "classic". The .45 style grip is called "HD military" while some other models have a "slant" (Ruger style) grip.
Plus there's also currently made Texas High Standard models too.
The 7.25 inch model weighs 48 ounces without a scope.

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