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Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by kidneyboy, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. SGW Gunsmith

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    Love those two-tone Ruger Mark II pistols. All were distributor versions that sold mighty fast, once offered. Here are a few of my favorites:

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    Have a bunch more in the safe.
     
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  2. thomas15

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    I'm fairly certain that my next revolver will be a 617. Nice collection BTW
     
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  3. bannockburn

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    None taken sir!

    Everyone tastes in firearms certainly may vary but I find the Mk.II with a 5 1/2" bull barrel to be a particularly stylish and well proportioned design.
     
  4. Tallball

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    I got an SR22 recently. I was horribly inaccurate with it on my first trip to the range. I will give it a few more tries. "Just in case" I won an auction on a short-barreled Ruger Mark I yesterday. I don't know how the SR22 will work out, but I am fairly certain that I'll be able to shoot the Mark I just fine.

    Y'all have some amazing collections of FINE 22 caliber handguns! :)
     
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  5. Omaha-BeenGlockin

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    Just a stainless MkIII 5.5in Target and a stainless 6.5in Single Six Convertible here.

    Fixed the MkIII mag disconnect issue and will sooner or later get to the LCI but it hasn't caused any problems so far.
     
  6. kidneyboy

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    Pretty sure my next one will be the 4" 617. I already have a bunch of speedloaders and loading boxes/blocks.
     
  8. kidneyboy

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    Awesome bunch of 22s posted here :) Some of you guys must need a filing system to keep track of magazines.
     
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  9. JFrame

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    I am in envy of many of the handguns being pictured on this thread... :)

    I guess my .22 handgun collection can be generously called "eclectic." Some might say weird or funky... :D

    The Gen-1 TC Contender is pictured with a "Super Match" 14-inch .22LR barrel (mounted), and 23" .22LR barrel above and 12" .22LR barrel below. I also have a Choate folding stock for the Contender to convert it to carbine configuration.

    The three pipsqueaks to its left are (top to bottom) a 3" NAA Earl (.22LR/.22WMR cylinders), NAA Black Widow (.22LR/.22WMR cylinders), and NAA Mini .22LR.

    The auto beneath the Contender is a S&W 22S (the "stainless" version of the 22A). I have some vague recollections of paying a hair over $200 for it at Sports Authority (remember them??? :) ). Over the years, I've mulled often about getting a better full-sized .22 semiauto (a Browning, Walther, or whatever) -- but the simplicity, reliability, and accuracy of the 22S have consistently made me take a pass.

    The semiauto beneath it is a U.S.-made stainless Interarms version of the Walther TPH in .22LR.

    The two revolvers on its right are the S&W 63 4" and S&W 317 3" kit guns (both .22LR). I've remarked elsewhere on this forum that the S&W 63 makes my short list of the "one handgun I would keep if I could only keep one." :)

    Of course, I have the obligatory pair of Ruger 10/22s, plus a Browning BL-22 lever and Remington 597 (.22WMR) semiauto rifle -- but those aren't being pictured due to this being a handgun thread...

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  11. 22250Rem

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    Someday I'll have to get one of those neat group photos of my .22 handguns...Until then I have a few individual pix of .22 handguns here on the computer... For starters here's one of the favorites. Ruger Single Six Convertible ; with 22 LR & 22 magnum cylinders. Shoots good with either one! IMG_2098.JPG IMG_2097.JPG
     
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  12. RedlegRick

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    A Ruger Mk 1 was my very first handgun and the type I swore by for a long time. That pic brings back many happy memories to me.
     
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  13. jstert

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    my 22 criteria are reliability, ease of ownership, value. here are my favorites. naa mini 22lr survival model: goes anywhere. ruger sr22: favorite plinker. ruger single six 22lr/wmr: best one, swiss army knife, rimfire handgun. heritage roughrider 22lr/wmr: if your budget is rock bottom. ruger lcr 22lr: eight shot, handy, low recoil ccw goodness. beretta neos: italian styled, rimfire star trek phaser.
     
  14. GunnyUSMC

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    I finely got around to taking a group photo of my 22 handguns.
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    And after taking the pic I remembered that I had another that was tucked a way. It’s a Hi-Standard Flight King . Aluminum frame in 22 Short with the extra mag and barrel with the original boxes.
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  15. SGW Gunsmith

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    I have one of the early Ruger Mark IV Competition Target versions. It was not sent back to Ruger for the recall, as I can't seem to make it do what the recall entailed:
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    A few years back when I was going through an ATF compliance check, I had this Ruger Mark I, unfired NIB, still has shipping grease on it, that was in one of my safes. the box was covered up with a couple of shop towels so I sorta forgot about it. The ATF agent saw it in my bound book and wanted to see it. So, I started to sweat until I found it languishing in the back of Safe #3. Whew! :
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    Took me almost two-years to find a distributor that had one of these Ruger Mark III Hunter versions with the 4 ½ inch barrel:
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    I bought this upper from an owner who "lopped" 1 ½ inches off a stainless steel 10-inch Ruger Mark II, for a very GOOD price. While sipping on a "taste" of Royal Crown, I got an idea"

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    Just had to have a suppressor host, so this Ruger Mark III 22/45 became a candidate. The replaced bolt is a prototype version that allows full cycling of CCI Quiet ammunition:

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  16. Tallball

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  17. 22250Rem

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    IMG_1764.JPG IMG_1765.JPG S & W Model 2206TGT..... The target model of the 2206 series.. Had a S&W Model 41 Target Pistol in the mid 1970's but sold it and wound up regretting it. Got this one brand new about 1995 because the Model 41's had become so expensive. It's not a Model 41 but it's a keeper. Has over 3000 trouble free rounds through it.
     
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  18. doubleh

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    I've had one for several years. I've never been able to shoot it well at all. It's not the gun. My 10 year old GG daughter does great with it and I don't let her show me up with it anymore. I just shoot something else when we go plinking. I have a couple of other little, short barreled 22 pistols that I shoot much better than the SR22 for some reason.

    I just discovered a dovetail red dot sight mount thanks to a member on another website. It's on the gun and just waiting on a day that's not really windy to see if it helps. One way or the other I intend to give it to the kid in a couple of years.
     
  19. Big7

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    I recently had a few surgery's and
    wasn't sure I could handle my standard
    carry weapon.

    Soooo....
    I bought a Ruger SR-22.
    Been wanting one anyway and
    this was my opportunity.

    They are by no means inexpensive.
    Pistol and a $16.00 Uncle Mike's
    IWB holster ran $430.00 or so.
    A lot of .380's, 9'S, and .40's
    can be had for that kind of money.

    I LOVE ALL MY RUGERS!
     
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  20. Doublehelix
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    Dang you guys! Those are some impressive collections! I have a S&W Victory SW22 that has been heavily modified for Steel Challenge shooting, and I just bought a .22 conversion kit for my SIG P226. That's it. I need to get going to catch up!!!

    Some really awesome guns shown here...
     
  21. Jeb Stuart

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    Some really great 22.casl in all the post. Have to say I love shooting this little snubbie.


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  22. MedWheeler

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    I think my last count on .22 handguns was fourteen. Eight are autoloaders:

    Ruger Mk-II Standard 4.75"
    Ruger Mk-II Target 5.5"
    Jennings J22
    Phoenix HP22A
    FEG AP22 (Interarms)
    Beretta 21A Bobcat
    Taurus PT22
    Bersa Thunder 22

    .. and six are wheelguns:

    Heritage Rough Rider 4.75"
    Heritage Rough Rider 3.5" "birdshead"
    Ruger NM Single Six 4.75"
    North American Arms Mini 1.125"
    Taurus 94ss 4"
    Smith and Wesson 63-3 4" (six-shooter, not eight.)

    Add one more revolver, a Taurus 941ss, 3", if you want to include .22WMR-chambered guns.
     
  23. bannockburn

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    Don't think I ever saw a S&W Model 2206TGT before. Liked the design of the Models 422/622; just when they were around I was already pretty much into the Ruger Mk.II.
     
  24. dickydalton

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  25. JTHunter

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    Sadly, the only .22 handguns I own now are the Ruger Single Six Convertible (.22LR/Mag) and the Keltec PMR-30 SA pistol in .22 Mag.
    About 45 years ago, I traded a Ruger SA pistol with the 7" barrel for a .380, a move I have regretted for years. I just couldn't afford the .380 W/O using the Ruger for trade. I have never traded one gun for another since.
    I also have 3 rifles to go with those 2 handguns, a 10/22, a bolt action in both LR and Mag.
     
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