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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by blondebombshell, Aug 22, 2007.

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which one do you would you perfer?

  1. Smith & Wesson 22-A.

    13 vote(s)
    18.3%
  2. Beretta U22 Neo

    8 vote(s)
    11.3%
  3. other (please post why)

    50 vote(s)
    70.4%
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  1. blondebombshell

    blondebombshell Member

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    I've been trying to decide on a .22LR semi-automatic pistol for target shooting. I would like decent iron sights, but am leaning heavily toward mounting a red-dot sight on it. Longest range would most likely be 25 yds.

    The two pistols I've seen that I like are 1) Smith & Wesson 22-A. 2)Beretta U22 Neo.
    What are your opinions of these two pistols and do you have any other suggestions?

    Thanks- Jenn
     
  2. glockman19

    glockman19 Member

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    I happen to like the Ruger MX III pistols.
     
  3. WOODROW

    WOODROW Member

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    I purchased the Ruger model 22/45. I wanted to teach my wife to shoot and this .22 comes from the factory with a slide stop that you can actually use with your thumb, 3 dot sights, a thumb saftey, a very nice trigger and it grips almost like my full size 1911 .45 acp. It is VERY accurate out to 25 yrds and the 10 rd magazines do not break the banK at $15-$20 ea. The price of the weapon is not bad either. (under $300 with 4 x-tra mags). The only draw back is trying to disassemble it for a GOOD cleaning, so I just don't take it apart, I clean it the best I can and so far (over 4200rds) no problems. Shoots anything you put in it. I wouldn't suggest anything smaller than a 9MM for self defense. HOPE THIS HELPS.
     
  4. Hoffy

    Hoffy Member

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    I have a Browning Buckmark Contour 5.5 and really like it. It has a build in rail so you'll be set to go once you get a red dot. They also have a "Contour Lite" version that is considerably lighter.
     
  5. crankshop1000

    crankshop1000 Member

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    I have a 22A 7" with a Bushnell red dot on it. I love it!!! I have not had a FT feed or FT fire. The 22A comes all ready for the red dot with the standard Weaver rail on the barrel. 100' 10 shot single dime sized hole accuracy. Chuck
     
  6. rantingredneck

    rantingredneck Member

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    Ruger 22/45. If you buy a Ruger with adjustable sights it comes standard with a Weaver rail for mounting optics. I've got the 22/45 with 5.5 inch bull barrel and a BSA red dot. It's one hole accurate at 25 yds and I can make cans dance on the 50 yd berm with it.
     
  7. Kevin108

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    Do you have any pistols now you could purchase a conversion kit for?
     
  8. Average Joe

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    Ruger MKIII
     
  9. lev83

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    My vote would be for one of the following guns
    S&W Mod 41 with 5.5" Bbl - Best target .22 on the market but kind of expensive.
    Ruger Mark II with 5.5" bull Bbl. - good compromise to the model 41 but a pain in the behind to take down.
     
  10. mpmarty

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    Ruger. Reliable, accurate, many options and accessories for it.
     
  11. GaryArkansas

    GaryArkansas Member

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    I've got a 22A.

    Its not expensive to acquire. If you outgrow it, you can always get the more expensive Smith & Wesson. It has the S&W warranty, which is great, and its got a full length sight rail from the factory.
     
  12. Father Knows Best

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    Kimber Rimfire Super. It's the middle gun in this pic:
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    It is the exact same size and shape as a .45ACP 1911, and the controls are the same, so it makes a great training gun. It has an aluminum frame and slide, though, so it is very light weight. Operation is blowback with a fixed barrel like all .22LR pistols. The sights are excellent and fully adjustable. I love it!
     
  13. 2RCO

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    Agree on the Ruger MKII or MKIII cheap, accurate and easy to mess with.
    Like the Kimber also but a bit pricey for a good number of shooters. Course you can always throw out $300 or less and by a conversion for most 1911s.
     
  14. Cougfan2

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    I shoot a Hi Standard Supermatic Tournament Military that I got many, many years ago. I like it because fully loaded it has almost the exact same weight and balance as a fully loaded steel frame 5" 1911. This one will get passed down to my grandkids.:)
     
  15. BlkHawk73

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    Ruger or browning.
     
  16. sig226

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    Ruger Mark III has the most choices for a factory pistol. Brownings are a little more accurate IMO. I've seen several 22As in which the rear post broke and the pistol had to be replaced. I haven't spoken with anyone who regularly shoots a Neos, so I can't offer an opinion on it.
     
  17. Snapping Twig

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    My Ruger Mk II 5" bull barrel is the most accurate pistol I have ever fired.

    Go with the Ruger. Affordable, available, accurate.
     
  18. KiltedClaymore

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    ruger Mk II. if you want to shoot out aways, get a 6inch barrel. great gun, real reliable.
     
  19. lamazza

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    As a RO I see alot of S&W .22 -Its usually bang bang #@&$$# pull slide Bang Bang -Pull slide.
    I like Buckmarks.
     
  20. bamabluesman

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    oooh oooh oooh (raises hand) Buckmark and then there is always the buckmark. Did I mention Buckmark. Lots of aftermarket parts for the ruger though. Thats because they need them. I would suggest a buckmark. Or did I already mention that?
     
  21. 10-Ring

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    I have had a great time over the years shooting my Mk II Slabside Ruger...
     
  22. Black Adder LXX

    Black Adder LXX Member

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    I like many of the others would prefer the Ruger MkIII or the Browning Buckmark. I've shot my friend's MkIII a bunch of times and have 2200 rounds through my *new* Buckmark. Both are excellent.
     
  23. antsi

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    Re, conversion kit:

    If you already have a 1911 pattern pistol, Marvel Precision makes an outstanding .22 slide/barrel/magazine kit. It can be had either with iron sights or a rail for optics. These things are crazy accurate and are popular among Bullseye competition shooters.
     
  24. tbtrout

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    I have always liked the Ruger 22/45
     
  25. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Browning BuckMark why? Better performer, classy looks~! ;):D
     
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