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Give me .22 choices

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by zpo, Jun 21, 2004.

  1. zpo

    zpo Well-Known Member

    Thin and light weight. I have a Ruger MkII and love it, but for fishing and walking around would like to lighten the weight. Close range accuracy is needed, longer would be nice, but can sacrifice for size and weight. Cheap mags would be nice too. I don't want blowback actions, got Pheonix hpa .22's, and there loud, ears can't take it. So I guess 6 to 8 inch bbl would be needed also. Thanks for any suggestions.
  2. MaterDei

    MaterDei Well-Known Member

    Does Ruger make a scandium MkII? :)
  3. sm

    sm member

    Beretta model 21 ( Bearcat).

    OLD Smith J frames
  4. Hal

    Hal Well-Known Member

    Buckmarks are nice and slim.
  5. Okiecruffler

    Okiecruffler Well-Known Member

    I've never owned one, but aren't the Neos pretty light?
  6. andrew17

    andrew17 Well-Known Member

    How about a 2245? or the new Mk111? I'm guessin in the 4in bbl it would be lighter than the mk11.

    Ohh speaking of 22's, for fathers day, I took mine shooting (Yeah, like we needed a reason :p ) and he brought his new single six hunter model.
    Talk about sweet, the reintroduction of the v-notch with brass bead sight was a dream compared to todays big 'ole wide combat type sights.

    I would go into detail about the shooting but I wont in fear of being called a liar:D but trust me, them v-notch style sights is ACCURATE and Very shooter friendly.:D
  7. pauli

    pauli Well-Known Member

    so, you want a .22 that's lighter than a mark 2, not blowback, and with at least a 6" barrel. o_O

    perhaps a carbine on a sling is in order? weight, while obviously higher than that of a handgun, should be less noticable on your back than on your hip.
  8. 41mag

    41mag Well-Known Member

    Hows about a Ruger Bearcat?The barrel length is only four inches but the weight is 24oz.Compared to the shortest MKII on Rugers websight @ 35oz.
    No magazines to lose either.
  9. halvey

    halvey Well-Known Member

    Buckmarks are pretty heavy aren't they? I think mine is 39 oz.
  10. mainmech48

    mainmech48 Well-Known Member

    Frankly, every semi-auto .22 that you're going to run into is going to be "blow-back" operated, just as your Ruger Mk.II is.

    If you like the Ruger, but have the "bull" barrel version and don't like the weight, trade it for a "Standard" model. Available with either a 4 3/4 or 6" bbl. If you don't like the fixed sights, aftermarket drop-ins are inexpensive and plentiful.

    Lots of other options but most of them will fall into the same 22-to-36 oz weight range given comparable bbl length. Go handle a few and take your choice.

    Noise is more of a function of bbl length than action type. Generally, the shorter the bll, the louder it will seem. The same is true to a somewhat lesser extent with rimfire revolvers.

    FWIW, the lightest high quality .22 of the non-"vest pocket" variety that I know of is the S&W 317. It'd be fairly loud, but real hard to beat for lightness at about 12.5 oz.
  11. mattd

    mattd Well-Known Member

    why don't you like blowbacks?
  12. wally

    wally Well-Known Member

    Yup, if you don't like blowback .22 handguns your only choice is a revolver.

    Even the .22LR cnversion kits for 1911 style guns are blow back.

  13. zpo

    zpo Well-Known Member

    At the range, load doesn't matter, I wear ear plugs. But for walking around the woods, I don't want to have to wear plugs. Actually, the carbine comment makes sense to me. I ususally have alot of stuff on my belt where I put my holster, and thats part of the problem with weight. Getting a light weight rifle might be a good solution, if a bit unweildy at times. I'll have to think about that.
  14. dhoomonyou

    dhoomonyou Well-Known Member

    its a REVO but...

    try a S&W 317 kit gun, 8 shot, 22lr, 3 inch barrel.
    I love mine. weighs about 15 ounces.
  15. JimJD

    JimJD Well-Known Member

    I just picked up a blued, six inch model late last week. It weighs in at 35.8 oz.
    The 4.5 inch model is 31.7 oz.
  16. BlackJack

    BlackJack Well-Known Member

    Here's a choice. Quit whining about weight and keep carrying the Ruger since it's perfect in every other way. Suck it up and drive on.
  17. minnesota oldie

    minnesota oldie Well-Known Member

    SIG Trailside. Light weight and VERY accurate.
  18. zpo

    zpo Well-Known Member

    Gee, sorry Blackjack, didn't mean to whine. Guess I should just submit to your opinion that the Ruger is perfect and not get another gun better fitted to my needs. God forbid.
  19. zpo

    zpo Well-Known Member

    Hmm. The Trailside Standard looks nice. 'Bout how much do they run? How 'bout mags?

    As to the carbine idea- I could use one of my dads 10-22's, so who makes a good light stock?
  20. Hal

    Hal Well-Known Member

    Depends. The Challenge is pretty lightweight. (25oz)

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