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Anyone else own an Armscor m20p .22lr?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Cryogaijin, Feb 14, 2013.

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  1. Cryogaijin

    Cryogaijin Member

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    My m20p was my first firearm. My father got it for me when I turned 13, and I've greatly enjoyed practicing marksmanship with it ever since.

    For those not familier, it is a semi-auto with a standard 15 round magazine, 21.5" barrel, and phillapean Mahogany stock. My father paired mine with a REALLY crappy 4x14mm tasco rimfire scope.

    They're one of the least expensive .22s ever. They were less expensive, at the time, than any bolt action we could find, as well as being the cheapest semi-auto.

    This didn't keep me from being able to pick off quarters at 50 yards all day with it. In the first year I owned that gun, I put (conservatively) 4500 rounds through it. As I never did know how to fully disassemble it, I only ever did barrel and chamber cleanings, never cleaning the inner workings of the bolt. (Until a month ago, when I found a disassembly video on youtube. I love teh intarwebs)

    It ate any ammo I fed it, though it liked CCI Stingers and Winchester Super silhouette the best.

    Once we got the gun, and my father determined how much I enjoyed target shooting, we attempted to find more magazines for it. And failed. Until 2 years ago, when once again, teh intarwebs came through and I now own 2x factory 15 rounders, 1 factory 10 rounder, and a factory 25 rounder.

    This year I am finally going to replace the crappy 4x15mm scope with something better.

    Anyone else own one? Have good memories of it?
     
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  3. bigfatdave

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    ArmscorUSA in nevada has parts and magazines.

    Amazingly, your m20p is still under warranty, at least when I ordered mags and a manual for a friend, that's what I was told. Armscor lifetime warranties are lifetime of gun, so long as some clown hasn't taken a dremel to the inside.

    It isn't quite my style, but they're nice guns and a pretty good design - if I wasn't invested into 10/22s and takedown rifles, one would be in the running for a budget plinker.
     
  4. Cryogaijin

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    I've always found it amusing that the cheaper lesser known brands often have the best warrantees.

    My m20p runs flawlessly for 20+ years, and I don't need it.

    My Remington 597 in .17hmr is recalled for being made out of explodium, and they barely offer half the price of the gun new. I know which one I'm happier with.

    For the price/performance, highly recommended.
     
  5. bigfatdave

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    Nice!

    Yes, the Armscor warranty is amazing. They know damn well that the public relations value of servicing/replacing a few old crusty guns will generate sales. Martin Tuason is a brilliant marketer, he generates goodwill and repeat customers with occasional peeks behind the curtian and great customer service.

    Armscor and Henry Repeating seem to have mastered these concepts, not many other brands generate that kind of positive PR as a general policy.
     
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    I bought one early last month. Owing to the weather, I haven't had the chance of getting it to the range, yet, but in the garage (with a safe backstop), it has performed well, even though it is (being used) quite dirty.

    Mine is one of the all-black type, but I'm thinking I might get a second stock.
     
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