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Full sized .22 caliber pistol?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Maj.Striker, Jul 24, 2007.

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  1. Maj.Striker

    Maj.Striker Member

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    Question, does anyone know of full sized .22 caliber pistols? I know of the Ruger Mark II and III and the Beretta NEO but almost everything else I see in .22 is these tiny little compact models (ala the Walther P22). I like the P22 a lot but its so dang small, I don't like that. Are there any other .22 models that are full sized but maybe look like their big brothers? (I'm not looking for conversion kits but actual guns sold as .22s)
     
  2. MrBorland

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    The 2 others that come to mind are the S&W Model 41 and the Browning Buckmark. Both have very good reputations. The 41 is pricey.
     
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    CZ Kadet
     
  4. fflincher

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    I like the SIG Mosqito, about a 4/5s size .22.

    Also, CZ has a full size Kadet .22. I like it a lot!

    Kimber used to sell a .22, not sure it's still offered, classic 1911 style.

    The S&W model 41 is a classic all by itself.
     
  5. Shipwreck

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    I love my Browning Buckmark. $248 + the cost of the front fiber optic sight (only need an allen wrnech to install it yourself)

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  6. Father Knows Best

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    I have a Kimber Rimfire Super, and I love it. It's a full size 1911 in .22LR. It's built with an alloy frame and slide, though, so it's a lot lighter than a .45ACP (steel) 1911. Mine was quite pricey -- about $1,000 new. It's the "Super" model from the Kimber Custom Shop, though. I think Kimber also offers the "Rimfire Target" for around $700 retail. It's the same basic gun, but without some of the bells and whistles and hand fitting that you get on the Super.
     
  7. Rey B

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    If you are just looking for a 22 pistol that doesn't feel small, check out the S&W 22S. Not as expensive as some of the others mentioned but accurate and fun to shoot.
     
  8. GunTech

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    No mention of revolver? Any of the K-22 variants. Colt ace, of course, or any of the numerous conversions that fit the 1911, Beretta, etc.
     
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    SW22A? Cheap but fun.
     
  10. crankshop1000

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    +1 on the S&W 22A What a shooter!! Chuck.
     
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    S&W model 41

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    All steel, 41 oz.

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  13. Father Knows Best

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    Since the inquiry was posted in the "Handguns:Autoloaders" forum, and all of the guns he mentions are autoloaders (Ruger Mk II and Mk III, Beretta Neos, Walther P22), it seems reasonable to assume that he was asking specifically for semiautos, and not revolvers.

    Besides, to a lot of people, a "pistol" is by definition an autoloader and not a revolver. Both are handguns, but a revolver is not a pistol. I'm not saying that nomenclature is universal, but there are certainly lots of guys happy to correct you when you refer to a revolver as a pistol.
     
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    Striker, do you currently own a 1911? if so a Kimber conversion is great, if you don't get one and a Kimber comversion and have two guns for the price of well....1 1/2 or two guns!
     
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    Kimber 22 conversion kit fits the bill.
     
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    That's what I get for using 'New Posts' rather than reading forum by forum. LOL.
     
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    The S&W 22A, Ruger MKIII's and Browning Buck Marks are full-sized .22's that shoot well. Each has strong support. Being one of those who just can't make up their minds, I'm working on one of each.

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    Here's a pic of my Kimber Rimfire Super in between two full size 1911's in .45ACP (that's a Colt 1911 WWI on top, and a Para Ordnance SSP on the bottom):
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  19. Maj.Striker

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    Thanks for the replies guys. Some interesting ones in there that I hadn't been aware of before. (The CZ Cadet looks pretty nice). That custom Kimber 22LR looks beautiful but...well, sorry I'm not spending $1000 on a .22 unless maybe its a full automatic. :) I do have a Colt 1911 Mark IV Series 70 in excellent condition, I'm not sure i want to put a conversion kit into it.

    Here's another question along similar lines, does anyone make a high capacity .22 pistol? (More than 10 rounds). Why not? I would think a .22 would be a pistol that high capacity would be in high demand, you can shoot .22 all day and only be out 10 bucks or so. The only one I can think of is the Tec 22 and the Calico, did or does anyone else producer a high capacity .22?
     
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    Ciener makes 15 round 22LR magazines for 1911 conversions. I bought a couple that I use in my Kimber. They are aluminum and better quality than the plastic 10 round mag that came with the Kimber, but they're also pricey (aroundd $40 each, as I recall).

    FYI, Kimber makes a less expensive version, also. It's the Rimfire Target, and is available in all black or all silver (both aluminum) instead of the two tone Super that I have. There are some other minor detail differences like the sights, grips, checkering, etc., but functionally it is the same pistol. It is very accurate and reliable -- more so than any .22 1911 conversion I've ever tried. Retail on the Rimfire Target is somewhere around $600-700, I think. That's still more than a Ruger or Walther, but they are really nice guns, especially if you're into 1911's.
     
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    I've had a Kadet for 3 years. It eats anything I put in it. Recently I had the top drilled and tapped for a Weaver mount and put a Millett red dot on top, making it one of the favorites in my collection.
     
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    Buck Mark 5.5 Field

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    My choice after a long search. Superb firearm, accurate, and it fits my big paws!

    Buck Mark line.
     
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    Since .22 is a rimmed round the stack of cartridges in the magazine begins to make a crescent moon-like curve (which is why .22 rifles need to have a banana magazine for high capacity).
     
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    I have really enjoyed the Mk II Slabside I've owned for 15+ years now. The weight, accuracy, balance and durability make it a real pleasure to own & shoot!
     
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    Rockstar.esq owns a Beretta 87, and he would tell you that it is the best .22 auto he has ever shot. I am perfectly happy with my MkII's, but I have to admit that the Beretta is a sweet shooting gun, and very accurate. Let me point out that it is not a NEOS. It is a completely seperate design, and is a little more expensive that what I am interested in spending on a .22 pistol.
     
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