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.22LR Pocket Autos

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by kingpin008, Oct 27, 2007.

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  1. kingpin008

    kingpin008 Member

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    So, folks - I need your help. In a little less than two weeks, I'll be putting down money at my local shop for a Smith & Wesson 2214. It caught my eye awhile back, and I've finally decided to go ahead and pick it up.

    I'm making this post, to ask for any of you who own one to speak up, and maybe post some pics. I cannot wait to go get mine, and I need some "gun porn" in the meantime, lol. :p

    ALSO - What other .22LR "mouseguns" are there? I've been thinking about the guns I own, and I realized that it's about time I think about starting a collection. And, .22 pocket guns are going to be the focus.

    So, show 'em off and tell me about 'em! What does everyone have? Pics are great, videos are better (I'm actually looking for a disassembly/reassembly video for the 2214, if anyone wants to make one).

    And please, no centerfire guns! .22 only!
     
  2. Guns R Tools

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    Beretta makes some pocket 22lr. Their Bobcat series. I don't own one but I would think it is reliable.

    Maybe Walther P22 in 3.5"?
     
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    2214 field-strip instructions here.
     
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    My wife has the Taurus PT22, and she loves it. The trigger pull is a bit long for my taste, but all in all, a great little gun. And the CCI Stingers make one hell of a flash out of the muzzle too !
     
  5. Ala Dan

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    Be on the lookout for an Iver Johnson TP-22 (.22LR) semi-auto; as they are
    'bout the same size as the more expensive Walther, for a fraction of the price.
    Back in the early 80's, NIB they sold for only $115; and are one of the most
    reliable .22 auto's ever made, IMHO. These came out of the Iver Johnson
    factory located in Jacksonville, Arkansas, and were well made firearms. It
    just too damn bad that a car-jacking perp took mine from my wife~! :scrutiny: :(
     
  6. Halo is for Kids

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    I'll see what I can do but don't hold your breath, it'll be my first.
     
  7. kingpin008

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    Halo - That'd be awesome! I appreciate the effort, anything you come up with will be very useful.

    And just a suggestion - don't have to worry about it if you don't want to - Maybe a quick vid detailing the operation of the pistol? The location of the safety, the mag release, etc? I think I remember hearing that the mag release is in the front of the grip, right? If so, how does that work out? Seems a bit tricky, lol.
     
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    ETA link to video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=sAEB1L2s_N0

    Red = Safety: Press down for off-safe, up for on.

    Green = Slide stop lever: Press down to release, up to engage.

    Blue = Magazine release: Push firmly to the rear with the middle finger to release the magazine. I've never released a magazine by accident; it requires firm, focused pressure to release the magazine.

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  9. kingpin008

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    Very cool. Once again, thanks for the help. I'll be sure to take lots of pics once I get mine.

    *Edit* Just saw the video - that's just what I was looking for. Gracias!
     
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    Just from one dreadful experience, I'd look elsewhere....:(
    Actually, more than one....It would FTF on regular ammo about 15% of the time. Good cleaning, keeping the slight bevel-ramp on the tip-up barrel clean & polished didn't help much...Hypervelocity loads improved the situation, but not by much...It was sent to Beretta in MD, not once; but TWICE...There check sheet indicated a lot of check marks; but nothing helped..
    It went on consignment, sold, and now it's someone elses headache...I really liked the gun; but maybe in my case: just a bad one..BTW, I used two of their original mags and yes, well-lubed, etc....
     
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    Care to explain?
     
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    +1 for the Taurus PT22. I got on for the wife and I kinda like the little pea shooter myself. I got the stainless for the corosion factor.
     
  13. kingpin008

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    Sel - Right on. How's the accuracy? I'm not looking for a laserbeam, obviously - but it'd be nice to know I can put most of my shots in the center ring at 15 feet, or plink shotshells.
     
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    I most often carry a Beretta 21A .22. (Bobcat)

    The big secret with the little Beretta? Shoot Hyper velocity ammo like CCI Stingers. It'll run as consistent as the sunrise.

    Also, as with all little autos, keep it clean. Antibacterial clean. Always.
     
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    The Walther TPH. One of my favorites
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    Colt Woodsman. A must for any .22 collection.
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    There are a lot more .25 mouseguns than .22. If you are a collector, I would recommend collecting .25 pistols. On the other hand, if you want to ccw, I recommend moving up to a P3at.

    http://www.mouseguns.com/ideal2.htm
     
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    USP9 - That Walther is a beauty! Are they current manufacture, or would I have to hunt one down?

    And about that Woodsman - Just how big are your pockets?!?:D

    Marshall3 - Yea, I've noticed that. I may have to rethink the boundaries of my fledgling collection in the future, but for now it's .22LR only.
     
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    Deep!


    Yeah I wish!


    I posted for the "collection" aspect. It's a big gun alright, not that much bigger than a 622 or 2214 though.

    The Walther TPH, unfortunately, has been out of production for quite a few years. It is the inspiration for the Iver Johnson TP22 already mentioned and the Excam PX22. An older German made TPH can fetch a hefty sum these days, up to the $1000 level even. Mine is a stainless Interarms, that go for $400 to $600 or so. All three of these guns seem to have at least some collectable value.
     
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