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.22 Auto Recommendations

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Dionysusigma, Jan 2, 2008.


What would you suggest?

  1. Ruger MkIII

    63 vote(s)
  2. Ruger 22/45

    36 vote(s)
  3. Walther P22

    8 vote(s)
  4. Smith and Wesson 22A

    15 vote(s)
  5. Beretta 87 Target

    8 vote(s)
  6. Browning Buckmark

    69 vote(s)
  7. Sig Mosquito

    4 vote(s)
  8. Conversion Kit for my 1911

    17 vote(s)
  9. Other (please state below)

    22 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Dionysusigma

    Dionysusigma Well-Known Member

    Need some good suggestions for a .22 autoloader. Had a SA .22 revo once, but didn't quite like it.

    This would be mainly a range pistol. No squirrels, snakes, or zombies. :rolleyes: :D Per usual, accuracy is good, reliability is good, lower price is good.

    In conjunction with an Appleseed-esque 10/22 I might be building soon, I'm going to re-learn a few basic techniques with it, such as not everything has to cause me pain when I shoot it.

    So, where do y'all's recommendations stand?
  2. BamBam-31

    BamBam-31 Well-Known Member

    Tough to beat a Browning Buckmark for low cost and high performance. Flip the sear spring, and you're GTG. ;)

    Ruger 22/45 would run a close second, only cuz the ergos on the Buckmark are a little better.
  3. kingpin008

    kingpin008 Well-Known Member

    I voted for the MK III. I've got a Stainless Hunter model, and love it. So does the fiancee. Wicked accurate, and built like a tank.
  4. hexidismal

    hexidismal Well-Known Member

    considering the 22A is on the list , why no Beretta Neos ?
  5. BullRunBear

    BullRunBear Well-Known Member

    Ruger Mk II. Easier assembly than the Mk III. Great balance makes it comfortable for the wife's small hands even with the 6" bull barrel.
  6. usp9

    usp9 Well-Known Member

    Browning Buckmark, good price, great grip, good trigger.
  7. NGIB

    NGIB Well-Known Member

    +1 for the Buckmark. High quality and relatively cheap. Got mine NIB for $249 and it's a joy to shoot...
  8. col_tapiocca

    col_tapiocca Well-Known Member

    I vote for the ruger MKIII. The Ruger's MKIII are solid steel pisol and give you a "feeling" of shooting a Parabellum.
    I used to have a Walther P22 for a while. But was never impressed about quality and accuracy of P22. So I trade it off for a Winchester 9422 leveraction.

    JYI: The P22 has a die-casting slide made of aluminium.
  9. Dionysusigma

    Dionysusigma Well-Known Member

    I'm actually kinda surprised that nobody's voted for the Mosquito yet. It's a Sig, ain't it? :confused:

    I despise the look. It looks like a dollar-store squirt gun to me.
  10. Bellevance

    Bellevance Well-Known Member

    Smith & Wesson Model 41. First quality fit and finish. The ultimate in an American-made target pistol. ;)
  11. Ruger MKII Bull Barrel out of the box competition shooter
  12. Dionysusigma

    Dionysusigma Well-Known Member

    Out of my price range (but then again, so is the Beretta Mod.87).

    Keep 'em coming! What makes the Buckmark better than the Ruger Mk.III? (stirring the pot a little :evil: )
  13. kentucky_smith

    kentucky_smith Well-Known Member

  14. 10-Ring

    10-Ring Well-Known Member

    If I were to do it again, I'd go w/ the Beretta...but, my Ruger Mk II has been a great shooter for over a decade & probably well over 150,000 rounds!
  15. SGW42

    SGW42 Well-Known Member

    Ruger. I love my Mark II and III. Out of the box tack drivers. All the .22 pistol I'll ever need. Accessories available out the wazoo.
  16. shooter1

    shooter1 Well-Known Member

    I voted for the Buchmark over the Mklll. The magazine disconnect, loaded chamber indicator and key lock improvement have just about ruined the Ruger. If I owned a Mklll, I'd remove the mag disconnect before I even fired it! The Mklll has about the worst trigger I've ever tried on a .22 auto pistol. Love my Mklls, they will outlast me and my son, but the Buckmark is a better pistol than the Mklll out of the box! Removal of the mag disconnect will make the trigger much better, but it shouldn't be there in the first place.
  17. mjrodney

    mjrodney Well-Known Member

    MKIII Target Slabside.

    The trigger on that puppy is just great for a production handgun.

    I'd compare it to my Les Baer Premier II and Kimber Team Match II in smoothness and let off.

    It really is a great handgun.

    Edit: Just saw Shooter1's comment on his trigger. We posted near simutaneously. Could there really be that much difference between one individual handgun and another?

    Interesting thought, but in all truth, my MKIII's trigger really is superb.
  18. SGW42

    SGW42 Well-Known Member

    I also have a Mark III slabside. The trigger is excellent for what I use it for (informal target)...but to be honest, it has the slightest hint of creep before breaking. The trigger on my Mark II Standard is actually better, breaks completely clean. Dunno if that has to do with the mag disconnect or not. Both triggers are stock.
  19. ekmetz1953

    ekmetz1953 New Member

    I'll vote for the U22 NEOS. Great gun for the money.
  20. Mac45

    Mac45 Well-Known Member

    Have a S&W 22A and would not recommend it to anyone.
    Mine leads like crazy with anything except CCI

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