Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by N9NWO, Apr 19, 2021.
Any experience with them?
I love the feel of the gun in my hands, but the trigger and sights leave a lot to be desired. It’s not as accurate nor as easy to shoot as my Ruger Mark pistols, but it feels a bit more like a “combat” gun than the Rugers do...so for training it may be a bit more “realistic.”
A lot of fair to poor reviews on the GSG Firefly Model, just like when it was SIG branded as the Mosquito, so it may not be worth the hassles if you can find a more reliable and higher rated Taurus, Glock or Walther .22 to train with.
If the firefly truly is the same as a mosquitoe then I would be on it.
That being said - if you want to put in the work, they can be made to function reasonably well. Steady even. Although I will say at it's best it's a still a pop can plinker in terms of accuracy.
After buying several spare springs and parts and the like from sig (which was also an entertaining adventure). We did finally get the thing to run decent. I swore we had rendered it useless a few times in the process. But after much polishing, tweaking, spring modifications, and many many rounds of ammo later. It's now something that's at least fun to use, that will run with most standard ammo.
Or you can purchase a Smith & Wesson M&P compact .22 and just shoot it. The little Smiths have a sterling reputation for reliability.
I did get my Mosquito to function fairly reliably after quite a lot of work, but never as good as the Smith.
Looking at Midway the conversion kit for the P220 was $249
Also, the Sig 928 offers a 22 RF conversion. However, it will occasionally misfeed! Even with the occasional misfeed, it offers good practice with the 928. On the bright side, it gives you good training at quickly clearing jams! memtb
Feels good in the hand, seems to shoot fine, but I don't care for the trigger.
The .22 that impresses me is the Taurus TX22. Good trigger, accurate, comfortable and hasn't missed a beat in the few hundred rounds I've put through it.
Maybe they've improved them between now and then. I kind of doubt it, and I don't know why you'd chance it. The Buckmark, Ruger Marks, and S&W Victory are available for target 22 pistols, and the SR22 and M&P 22 are available for trainer pistols. Take your pick, all five are excellent and they all sit in that same $300-$400 neighborhood as a Mosquito.
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