22LR Pistol Suggestion...

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Mystery123, May 20, 2019.

  1. czhen

    czhen Member

    Jun 10, 2003
    Ruger don't need any buffer replacement, Ruger 22-45 for small hands, Ruger Mark III or IV all of before plenty of parts and Up grades, Browning BuckMark and Camper just few upgrades but as the Ruger's extremely reliable and great accuracy.
    My Steel Challenge pistol is Ruger Mark III slab barrel in 5.5".
    Walther PP in 22 sights are very tiny on a very funny package.
  2. czhen

    czhen Member

    Jun 10, 2003
    I like the Buckmark with slim grips, but I don't know if I can get same trigger as my Ruger's otherwise I will use for Steel Challenge.
    Beside Buckmark's sights have a step on the rear sight that make throw me out of focus.
    Buckmark's are lighter than Ruger's if you compare them.
  3. Indigo22

    Indigo22 Member

    Apr 10, 2003
    New Hampshire
    My two S&W's are awesoe. Feed them CCI minnimags and they are happy all day long. Unless the temps drop below 30 degrees.
    My Ruger 22/45 LITE fortunately likes the same CCI ammo and will function without hardly a hiccup down into the single digits.
    I'd have a hard time choosing between them.
  4. Bottom Gun

    Bottom Gun Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    Elgin, Arizona
    In my experience, the Victory, the Buck Mark and the Ruger MK are excellent pistols and quite accurate.

    In your situation though, since you already have an M&P9, I would suggest buying an M&P22. They feel and point alike and the M&P22 would be invaluable for practice.

    My two cents.
  5. Mystery123

    Mystery123 Member

    Mar 11, 2019
    Thanks all for comments.
    Yes, the main goal is to simulate M&P 9mm compact.
    After months of researching, I've narrowed down to M&P 22LR.
    Out of two versions, I am most probably going with compact due to US made and metal safety and size is also not that much difference.
    Will know next week.
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  6. 2ndtimer

    2ndtimer Member

    Apr 4, 2011
    SE Washington State
    Great choice! I bought a M&P 22 Compact a few weeks ago and I really like mine. Have only put a couple hundred rounds through it, but have been very impressed by its reliability and accuracy. It eats almost anything and has proven amazingly accurate given it's extremely light weight. Runs 100% with Federal bulk hollow point, CCI mini mags, Federal auto match, CCI Standard and Blazer. The only ammo I could get it to choke on is the execrable Winchester T22. I was lucky to score mine on sale at Sportsman's Warehouse for $279.95. I like it better than my customized Ruger 22/45 MK III.
  7. stchman

    stchman Member

    Jun 13, 2009
    Saint Louis, MO
    I own both the Ruger SR22 and a couple of Mark IIIs. The Mark III has an excellent trigger IMO.
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  8. d2wing

    d2wing Member

    Nov 10, 2008
    I have a Ruger Mark II 7 inch target that is pretty darn accurate. I handily beat other brands with it. It is stock. I don't think you need to spend a lot of money on it. I think the design of the Ruger is inherently accurate. I suppose a nice trigger and maybe grips are an improvement. .
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  9. Rex in OTZ

    Rex in OTZ Member

    Nov 29, 2019
    I picked up a TX-22 this fall, had it out a few times.
    Round count approx 640 rounds.

    So far the only issues were in the break-in phase and when shot to the point of very dirty in tempratures below 28°F.
    Accuracy is better than I can shoot.
    Sights are servicable but not readily easy to adjust (requires tiny eyeglass slot screw driver).
    This particular handgun is scopeable, aftermarket fiber optic sights are available.
    The 16 round polymer magazine follower tabs are recessed and hard to grasp on a good day and esp when the temprature drops.
    Magazine loading tool to help load would be a great inveatment.
    The barrel on mine seems to have threaded muzzle as standard option.
    The striker type trigger is in the 5Lb range and has a decent/consistant trigger break.

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    Last edited: Dec 15, 2019
  10. Picher

    Picher Member

    Nov 27, 2003
    Back in my Bullseye handgun shooting days, I first used a Ruger Standard 4 5/8", then graduated to a High Standard Military Citation. I probably shot slow-fire with the Ruger, but Timed and Rapid were the High Standard's forte and accounted for more points in the three-target matches. I lusted after the S&W, but it was a lot more money and more problems keeping it functioning well. There were never any "alibis" with either H.S. or Ruger guns that weren't ammo-caused, but the Smith had tighter tolerances that begged cleanliness.
  11. LaneP

    LaneP Member

    Jul 31, 2019
    I have two of the MkIII's and can't tell you how many thousands of rounds they have gone through without a malfunction. Basically if there is enough gas to cycle the bolt it will feed and fire it. Granted I clean mine between sessions with the aerosol spray cleaner/lubes but I usually shoot 500 to 1000 rounds of bulk any time I have them out. They are just stone cold reliable.
  12. milemaker13

    milemaker13 Member

    Jan 14, 2013
    Chicago suburbs
    I have the buckmark camper and love it.
  13. Masboy

    Masboy Member

    Mar 18, 2015
    I,ve had quite a few ,but love my buck mark. done the spring switch an a good trigger.things a shooter an loves cci standert, fed gold match the best.
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  14. Solomonson

    Solomonson Member

    Feb 7, 2017
    God's Country
  15. Rex in OTZ

    Rex in OTZ Member

    Nov 29, 2019
    I have one and really love shooting it.
    The problem is its a really nice piece of equipment and I dont take it out much because of that.
    Its a shooter grade safe queen.

    I picked up a Taurus TX-22 as my trashy go out any place in any weather and shoot anything (high velocity) plastic pistol.

    I like the Browning Buckmark .22's but they are kinda a pain to clean.

    I got to shoot a Colt Cadet semi-auto .22 and it greatly reminds me of a High Standard (need a allen wrench to remove barrel instead of a push button)

    I like the High Standard double action rimfire revolvers.
    Have a Taurus 941 .22mag revolver that is a better revolver than I thought I was getting (bought new)

    At one time I had some pretty fun shooters.
    The Calico 110 and the Intratec TEC-22 (a real bullet hose)
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  16. druryj

    druryj Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    For accuracy: Ruger MK IV with Volquartsen Accurizing Kit
    For fun/plinking: S&W M&P .22Compact
    For playing Cowboy: Heritage Rough Rider, SA .22 revolver
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  17. GarySTL

    GarySTL Member

    Jul 1, 2005
    Warrenton, MO
    I'll admit I did not read every post, but if you've got an M&P 9, the M&P 22 (Not Compact) will fit the same holster and has the same controls.

    I have both the S&W Victory and the Ruger 22/45 Lite and both are great guns. I've added TandomKross parts to both, but prefer the Ruger.
  18. Milt1

    Milt1 Member

    Jan 4, 2014
    I'm in the Buck Mark camp, excellent trigger and accuracy second to none. Consider the Buck Mark first and then the Ruger SR-22 as your 2nd .22 pistol as it's light, compact, easy to conceal and just a fun gun to shoot. The SR's accuracy is also excellent given the barrel length.
  19. 1911junkee

    1911junkee Member

    Dec 24, 2013
    As of today it comes down to only one choice for me, the GLOCK 44. Today is the release date, mine is arriving Wednesday. Same size and ergos as the GLOCK 19 GEN 5 wich is my EDC piece. Anxious to get this baby to the range!
    As of today MSRP is $430- Not sure what the tab on mine will be, didn't even ask, I just want it because it is a GLOCK, and if it is like the rest of my GLOCK's it is going to go bang each and every time I pull the trigger.
    That said, I do have a Ruger Mark IV that I like a lot! I will still use it quite a bit because it has the same ergo's as a 1911.

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    Last edited: Jan 20, 2020
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