Favorite .22 autoloading pistol?


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smallbore
August 23, 2009, 02:00 PM
Mine both happen to be Ruger. A stainless Competition Target MKII w/Simmons scope & a recently purchased MKIII 22/45 blued short slab-sidded barrel w/fixed sights. Have tried Buckmarks, Sig Mosquito, S&W's, & most recently a Walther. Their owners like them. I found them all to feed reliably and fairly accurate. That said. . .what models do you folks like to shoot?

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rcmodel
August 23, 2009, 02:03 PM
I own four Colt Woodsman and a S&W Model 41.

Also a Colt Frontier Scout and two S&W .22 revolvers.

All are accurate to varying degrees, and all are 101% reliable.

rc

zhyla
August 23, 2009, 02:12 PM
I had a TEC-22 a long time ago that was a lot of fun. Not super reliable, but plenty accurate (surprising for as cheaply designed as they are) and had these enormous sights that were really easy to pick up. They look dumb (machine-pistol-ish) but are actually a lot of fun.

2nd 41
August 23, 2009, 02:15 PM
S&w 41

viking499
August 23, 2009, 02:21 PM
Fond of my Buckmark. Because it is the only one I have got.

Lakeshore
August 23, 2009, 02:40 PM
Ruger Mark series .22s, been shooting them since the 60's and never a single glitch. Only negative is you just about need an engineering degree to disassemble/reassemble one.

kd7nqb
August 23, 2009, 02:40 PM
I love my Mark II Government Target. However my sweetie has a Sig Mosquito that she also loves. Both have been 100%

Towboater
August 23, 2009, 02:43 PM
http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af327/MuddyWaterMan/P9230051.jpg

Small but FUN!!

ScareyH22A
August 23, 2009, 03:00 PM
Ruger 22/45 Mark III
VQ Target Sear
VQ Exact Edge Extractor

shamus
August 23, 2009, 03:02 PM
Ruger MKII.

BFIBri
August 23, 2009, 03:07 PM
CZ Kadet... My favorite.

Quadkid
August 23, 2009, 03:07 PM
beretta neos u22...


just put another 250 rds through it yesterday without any issues. It gobbles up Federal.

whatnickname
August 23, 2009, 03:35 PM
Its a toss up for me between the Smith & Wesson model 41 ( I have two of them) and the Ruger MKII Bull barrel (I have two of them as well). My Rugers are highly modified. Both are Clark conversions...Walther barrels, Bo-Mar sights, Clark trigger adjustable for take up and over travel (triggers brake like glass at a shade under two pounds), over size hammer bushings, one pistol has an integral muzzle break and who knows what else Clark does to them. Any one of the four will shoot dime sized groups at 25 yards.

modifiedbrowning
August 23, 2009, 03:39 PM
Firestorm 22/6.
www.firestorm-sgs.com

Dave T
August 23, 2009, 09:15 PM
The one I admire the most is my wife's Beretta Model 87.

Dave

Gav-n-Tn
August 23, 2009, 09:24 PM
Buckmark Gold Match
S&W K22

mljdeckard
August 23, 2009, 09:33 PM
My dad has an old Mk I that needs a lot of work, I'm trying to talk him into having a slab-side bull-barrel put on it. He also has a Woodsman that seems to be the family favorite. The one I have been burning up is my Ciener 1911 conversion kit. Gone through a lot of minimags lately.

ADKWOODSMAN
August 23, 2009, 09:48 PM
As an old bullseye shooter I have and like my S&W 41 .22lr
I also have a Colt Woodsman I carry when hunting upland game.
A S&W Mod 17 is carried when snow shoeing or cross country skiing. Hope to see a coyote.

savit260
August 23, 2009, 10:07 PM
Colt Woodsman.

In the market for a .22 conversion for my Beretta 92.

bannockburn
August 23, 2009, 10:13 PM
Beretta Model 70S.

CornCod
August 23, 2009, 10:26 PM
My Ruger Mk II is my favorite. It shoots all kinds of ammo with nary a jam and it does so with great accuracy. My Walther P22 is nice, but since it is only reliable with Mini-mags and Stingers it limits the gun's usefullness.

Nugilum
August 23, 2009, 11:12 PM
Ruger Mark II SS 5-1/2" Bull.

I've already worn it out once and had to send it back to Ruger for parts replacement / refurbishment (~100,000+ rounds. No joke...)

mptrimshop
August 23, 2009, 11:25 PM
i have a barreta neos..bought new...have a mark I that was made in 1969......mark I wins hands down

skoro
August 23, 2009, 11:32 PM
Ruger 22/45

Flashcube
August 24, 2009, 12:18 AM
Smith & Wesson Model 2206

The thing will eat just about anything, including the horrid American Eagle "High Velocity" stuff that even managed to choke my 10/22....

Quiet
August 24, 2009, 12:30 AM
Beretta Model 87 Target


Just can't afford one. :(

JEB
August 24, 2009, 01:05 AM
beretta u22 neos. fits me good and very accurate. i actually used it today to shoot a fly off of my target.....ok, so i was about 5 feet away and it took a couple shots at a still fly....i still got a kick out of it!

Mr. Bojangles
August 24, 2009, 08:02 AM
My walther p22. I know what you are all thinking, but I like it anyways.

wbwanzer
August 24, 2009, 09:05 AM
Here's my favorite, a Buck Mark:

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m145/wbwanzer/BrowningBuckMark002.jpg

doc2rn
August 24, 2009, 11:13 AM
Ruger Standard I bought with my dad back in 82, it was used and he went in halves with me for my B-day. Took some of the sting out of missin the ole Marlin 60 the other boys got when they where 10. Worth the 3 month wait if ya ask me. Still goes to the range every time.

doc2rn
August 24, 2009, 11:15 AM
Ruger Standard

If anyone needs help with the dis or Re assembly give me a buzz. I am an old hat at it.

searcher451
August 24, 2009, 02:51 PM
I've got an original Mark 1 Ruger that I enjoy shooting a great deal. I've got a Browning Buck Mark Hunter that's also a fun gun to use for plinking. I've got an original Whitney Wolverine that's another excellent plinker's choice. Whichever one I have in my hand at the time is my favorite .22, I guess -- unless, of course, it's a Walther PP. That is far and away the best of the bunch, IMO.

serf 'rett
August 24, 2009, 03:25 PM
Browning Buckmark Silhouette
9-7/8 inch bull barrel + can of Coke @ 100 yards = "What kind of pistol is that?" questions at range!

Coyote3855
August 24, 2009, 05:11 PM
Colt Woodsman. Pre-1971 Ruger Standard.

nitetrane98
August 24, 2009, 06:03 PM
Browning Challenger II. Most accurate, best trigger gun I own.

Pilot
August 24, 2009, 07:00 PM
While my Benelli MP9E is my most accurate I still shoot my Ruger MK II Target the most. Its VQ trigger makes it a joy to shoot and since 1991 has been my "go to" .22 pistol.

MCgunner
August 24, 2009, 08:58 PM
This one. :D

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=92434&d=1234106584

Country_boy_88
August 24, 2009, 09:37 PM
Ruger Mark III competition with red dot. Love this gun.
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But ive always had my eye out for a SIG trailside competition

Jubjub
August 24, 2009, 10:18 PM
Manurhin PP.

Wacky accurate for a little tiny gun, though not perfectly reliable. About a 2.5 lb. trigger in single action, crisp and clean, and point of impact square on the middle of the top of the front sight. I shot sub 2" groups on paper at 25 yards on a regular basis, annoying my friends to no end. Alas, it went to fund a new car, and though I doubled my money it is still missed.

The Wiry Irishman
August 24, 2009, 11:16 PM
I'm a big fan of the Pardini SP.

Tinpig
August 25, 2009, 12:00 AM
1940 Hi-Standard Model B (6in. barrel)

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc91/ccanhamjr/Guns/histandardL.jpg

Tinpig

scotthsi
August 25, 2009, 11:52 AM
Ruger Mark series .22s, been shooting them since the 60's and never a single glitch. Only negative is you just about need an engineering degree to disassemble/reassemble one.

Huh? Is it really that hard for you? If you can't understand the relationship between the hammer strut and the mainspring plunger when you swing the back piece in...you shouldn't own ANY Ruger .22s at all. :rolleyes:

ge0624me
August 25, 2009, 12:23 PM
dont remind me, recently i had a Kimber 1911 22 pistol, not the conversion, ...best 22 semi i ever owned,accurate ,easy maintenance,reliable as hell,not 1 hiccup,Now i see why it cost $700+, but like the big dufas i am i sold it,needed the money for another pistol, but thats alright i just put me a Ruger 22/45 5'' bull barrel, ...Should be a sweet shooter as well.

scotthsi
August 25, 2009, 12:38 PM
Got your engineering degree to field strip and put it back together? :rolleyes:

ge0624me
August 25, 2009, 01:12 PM
Got your engineering degree to field strip and put it back together? :rolleyes:

no but i got a 13lb sledge hammer i just bought at lowe's , ..:D

scotthsi
August 25, 2009, 02:43 PM
And you'll need it about as much as you'd need an engineering degree... I don't know why people say Ruger Mk .22s are so hard to take apart and put together. :confused:

clang
August 25, 2009, 08:08 PM
And you'll need it about as much as you'd need an engineering degree... I don't know why people say Ruger Mk .22s are so hard to take apart and put together.

Very easy to take apart. Putting them back together is another story.

Steve C
August 25, 2009, 08:22 PM
I own several .22 pistols and have owned several others but of all the ones I've had and have this Colt Woodsman Target Sport is my favorite.
http://members.cox.net/scollins15/Pictures/Colt Woodsman Target2sm.JPG

weisse52
August 25, 2009, 09:27 PM
I have owned several .22's over the years. Right now I have a Mark II Government Target and a Ruger Mark II NRA model that I really like.

But, my favorite is the Smith model 41. Hands down winner. I am going to have to get another one.

jbkebert
August 25, 2009, 09:34 PM
Browning buckmark target
Browning buckmark camper
Colt Woodsman
Walther p-22
All are great but none compare to my single six hunter :D

chrisb507
August 25, 2009, 09:46 PM
The Colt Woodsman is very nice, though it hasn't been made since the late '70s. In a more modern gun, I like the Sig P226 in .22lr.

NGIB
August 26, 2009, 06:02 AM
I have 2 stainless Rugers, a Mk III Hunter and a Mk II slabside and they're great guns. This one, a Sig P220 SAO is also a very nice one. Wanted something that was more like a "duty" gun and this one, with the crisp SA trigger is a real sweet shooter. Can convert it to a .45 in just a few seconds as well...

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj183/dave_dgf/IMG_220-X.jpg

scotthsi
August 26, 2009, 06:19 AM
Very easy to take apart. Putting them back together is another story.

And here is BOTH evolutions being done in under 40 seconds. As I said before, if you can't understand the simple relationship of the hammer strut and mainspring housing before swinging it into the back of the grip, you shouldn't even own a Ruger Mk II anything.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxFqznQJSpE&feature=quicklist

nero45acp
August 26, 2009, 01:37 PM
Beretta 72



nero

mesinge2
August 26, 2009, 05:48 PM
My girlfriend bought a Pink Sig Mosquito, that I constantly tease her about, but in actuality it is a great gun and fun to shoot.

My only complaint is that she puts too much oil on the gun.

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SEE, look at all that oil.

scottaschultz
August 26, 2009, 06:08 PM
My favorite:

http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/vv124/scottaschultz/Neos.jpg

Some people say the Neos has accuracy problems. I don't seem to notice any such problems with my 4.5" Inox!

Scott

tactikel
August 26, 2009, 09:19 PM
I had a Ruger with the 7.5" barrel It was nice, but I like my Beretta NEOS with the 6" barrel better-The NEOS is very accurate, feeds anything (my Wife shot 500 rounds of thunderbolt in just over 1 hour :what: with no jams of any kind), and is very easy to clean. I like the rail (have a red dot on it).

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