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.22 handgun

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by macanudo14, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. macanudo14

    macanudo14 Active Member

    I'm looking for a .22lr handgun for my girlfriend. She's afraid to shoot my M&P 40 and she won't shoot her brother's Bersa Thunder .380. So gimme some suggestions, I wanna try and get her one for christmas.
  2. 1 old 0311

    1 old 0311 member

    S&W, or Taurus, short barrel wheel gun.
  3. viking499

    viking499 Well-Known Member

    My wife likes here 4" buckmark.
  4. mosesv2

    mosesv2 Active Member

    Browning Buckmark Micro URX.

    Comfortable, lightweight, accurate, great trigger, great sights, superb magazines....

    Actually, any Buckmark will work nicely, but the Micro is nice and compact..

    Here is a pic (LINK)

  5. mosesv2

    mosesv2 Active Member

    Nice job Viking- I agree!!
  6. Thernlund

    Thernlund Well-Known Member

    Used Ruger MKII.

  7. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Well-Known Member

    I would suggest the Browning Buckmark, or a heavier Ruger Mark III with the 5.5" bull barrel. The Smith 22A would be okay as well.

    I generally like heavier 22's because they shoot nicely. But I'm a guy. So suggestions lean toward something lighter even though I threw in my personal favorite for the money, the Ruger.
  8. Shawnee

    Shawnee member

    Does your girlfriend want a pistol ?
  9. Geno

    Geno Well-Known Member

    +1 Does she want one, or do you want her to have one? :eek: Been there.

  10. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

    g/f gun?

    If you choose a semiauto for her,get a ruger mk 2 or mk3. In double action revolvers,a s&w airweight kit gun or taurus Ti,and single action,ruger super single six is only viable choice. All these choices are assuming she wants a .22.
  11. My wife was afraid/did not like shooting my 9mm or .38. I bought her a .22 Beretta Neos for about $200. After a few weeks with the .22, she now shoots the 9mm and even .40 with out a problem. In fact the .40 is her favorite.
    Try the Neos.
  12. Cokeman

    Cokeman Well-Known Member

    Walther P22

    It's the coolest .22 pistol.
  13. markmc753

    markmc753 Member In Memoriam

    firestorm 22 pistol... looks/feels like the bersa 380 (same manufacturer) .. Durable, accurate, easy to maintain
  14. CajunBass

    CajunBass Well-Known Member

    What he said.

    Or a Ruger
  15. ks farmboy

    ks farmboy Member

    WALTHER P22. nicely balanced and fun to shoot. no complaints.
  16. dogma512

    dogma512 Well-Known Member

    I just picked up a Walther p22 this week as the small grip fits my girlfriends hands perfectly.
  17. Quoheleth

    Quoheleth Well-Known Member

    Was at the range last week w/my Buckmark & 1911. Guy next to me was shooting his .40. He let his wife try it - and one shot "cured" her of wanting a second shot. She had also tried his airweight .38. Didn't want anything to do with pistols.

    I heard the conversation during a "cease fire," and offered my .22 for her to try. I showed her the difference between the .40, the .38, and the .22. She agreed to try it...

    ...and she had a lot of fun emptying the mag downrange when the range was called open again. I offered to let her shoot for a while, but she declined. However, she and her husband did ask where to get a Buckmark like mine.

    Perhaps I helped win back a new shooter. Good call, going for the .22. What's the worst thing that could happen - she could still hate it, in which case YOU get a new .22 :D


    ADKWOODSMAN Well-Known Member

    My wife loves our inherited .22 Colt Woodsman.
  19. AirForceShooter

    AirForceShooter Well-Known Member

    Beretta NEOS.
    My daughter carry's a 1911 nad won't go near any .380. Says they recoil too much.

  20. Onmilo

    Onmilo Well-Known Member

    My wife loves my K-22 revolver but she has always been more comfortable with a revolver over a semi-auto.

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