Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Jeff olson, Jan 30, 2022.
Exactly half were dad's. In fact it's his fault I got turned on to them. We had a little competition on who's were the nicer group. He was stubborn.
I can’t think of anything made today, outside of small production dedicated target pistols, that’s any better.
Dad bought a High Standard because Colt Woodsmans (Woodsmen?) were expensive, and he always preferred good value for money over a fancy brand name. He got the C because 22 Shorts were $.02 cheaper per box then - $0.19/box compared to $0.21. That was according to Dad. I have no idea how to check on 22 ammo prices in Dover, New Jersey in 1937.
(I wonder if Longs were $0.20/box?)
Had a high Standard Victor and a friend talked me out of it. Obtained a Supermatic from an older gentleman in the 80's. Why Why Why did I let that one go.
At least I still have the Series 80.
Functions perfectly on any and all ammo which is more than I can say about any of my other 22's.
What, no "space gun" or "X-10"
Any suggestions from the group?
I never warmed up to the Victor's grip angle somehow...sold it for what I had in it and bought a Smith 41...but quickly found out that I shot the Hi Standard better...ah the learning curve of a callow youth.
Best regards, and thx for posting that pic...brings back some fond memories...Rod
I am not crazy about it at all. I much prefer my Colt Targetsman and Ruger Standard models.
Lefty also. Same issues finding lefty grips for guns with right handed thumb rests that stick way out there. My cheapskate solution is to find used aftermarket right handed grips and whittle on them. Theres a pic of a "not finished" one in an earlier post here. I have a couple of Pachmyr rubber grips; don't need. Can post an ad here. LMK.
Sorry to hear of the malfunctioning guns. Hope you guys can get the guns fixed. Imho the citations and victors will hold its own against anything at the 25 and 50 yard line. I'm on my 4th HS. My other .22 target gun is a marvel conversion. Both are good.
Send it on to me and it won't bug you anymore!
A Flite King 22 short.
And a Sport King.
Nope. The "space gun" is more of a novelty. I would like a 10-× however. But since high standard of Montana is producing a higher quality example at a better price I'll hold out. I do want a slant grip Victor. The holy grail of high standards
Here is the Sport King my dad bought right before he went into the service in 1953, and the flap holster he bought at the same time.
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