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In the Market for a .22

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by ZombieKiller, Jun 13, 2009.

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Oh, and by the way, I wanna put a can on this bad boy

  1. Walther P22

    23 vote(s)
    53.5%
  2. Sig Mosquito

    18 vote(s)
    41.9%
  3. .22's are for sissies!!!

    2 vote(s)
    4.7%
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  1. ZombieKiller

    ZombieKiller Member

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    So I'm deciding between the Walther P22 and the Sig Mosquito... I hear the mosquito is quite picky on ammo... any thoughts or words of wisdom to offer me, a sick man in great need of help?

    Oh and by the way, I do want to slap a can on this piece
     
  2. NELSONs02

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    Just not interested in anything Ruger has to offer?

    The P22 would probably be your best bet.
     
  3. Quiet

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  4. clemsonu0219

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    Either one of those would be a GREAT purchase. I voted for the Ruger...
     
  5. Racinbob

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    Come on Zombie. Broaden your horizons. Of the two, I've not heard much good about the Sig. Don't know about the Walther. I've got a Buck Mark and love it. Certainly can't complain about the Ruger Marks either.
     
  6. Walkalong

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    Ruger Mk I or II, maybe III, Buckmark, & Trailside, no particular order.

    Of those two, Mosquito.
     
  7. Jed Carter

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    SIG mosquito made by GSG is not worth the SIG name, Walther P22 has a zinc alloy slide may have reliablity issues. Try a Beretta 87 target, at least look at one, or a Ruger MK II. Get something of Quality not Glitz. Had a GSG5p for about 3 months, Quality is missing in many plinkers these days.
     
  8. Floppy_D

    Floppy_D Member In Memoriam

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    I gotta ask ya, Zombiekiller... what do you want to do with it? Are you looking for a fun plinker, or a target gun, or a cheap trainer for a handgun you own?

    I ask, because I haven't been real impressed with the Mosquito or P22. The P22 was very reliable, and it was fun, but it was very small, and limited to plinking by the short sight radius and small size. If a toy's what you're looking for, the P22 would be my pick. I tried a Mosquito (I carried a P229 at the time, was looking for an inexpensive way to practice) and felt it was built too cheaply to say "Sig" on the side of it. It had a few feeding issues, but I mostly disliked the feel and quality of it (admittedly, my expectations were high).

    The above said, have you considered a MkII or MkIII? Here's my MkIII 22/45, I love it:
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    It's plenty accurate, plenty reliable, and a hoot to shoot.

    DO make every attempt to try out the P22 or Mosquito first, so you aren't disappointed.
     
  9. DawgsFan_07

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    The beretta neo is a nice little gun, I don't know if you like or hate the 'ray gun' look it has, but it's a good little plinker. You should be able to get it for 200-250
     
  10. ZombieKiller

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    I want something for fun and that I can put a can on. That's why I haven't been including the rugers
     
  11. Cpt. America

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    Id look at a Buckmark or a Ruger. I wouldn't waste the money on either of the ones you've selected. But if you just want to pay top dollar for a .22 get the Sig
     
  12. rduckwor

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    Browning Buck Mark. End of story.

    RMD
     
  13. flyboy1788

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    Ruger mk II, buckmark, then everything else. :evil:
     
  14. MashBill

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    +1 on the BuckMark!

    I also have a P22 and it can be a jam-o-matic if you use the wrong ammo. Plus it has one of the worst triggers I have felt on any pistol.
     
  15. MacTech

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    It's a pity that Ruger stopped making the Mark series with the Mark II** ;), they could have produced the Mark series forever, the Mark II was .22 autopistol perfection (not counting the annoying takedown for cleaning, that is), a bull-barreled MII is a great gun



    **Yes, I know Ruger still makes the Mark series, I was being sarcastic, as I don't like the "lawyer-proofing" features on the MIII's (Loaded Chamber indicator and Magazine Disconnect)
     
  16. Mr. Bojangles

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    I absolutely love my walther p22. I know they get a bad rap but I only have a failure to fire about every 300 rounds or so. And this is with the cheap bulk ammo and probably due to crappy ammo rather than a problem with the gun. I have a buddy with a ruger mark 2, and his has about the same failure rate with the cheap ammo.
     
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    Between the two, I'll go with the Sig. I have only reputation to go by, though. I wouldn't trade my Ruger mark 2 for either one or one of each, though.

    Federal Lightning is cheap, but it does have rather inconsistent priming. My Mk 2 will cough on one once in a while, too. CCI mini mag is 100 percent. Failures to fire with rimfire are mostly ammo related.
     
  18. Floppy_D

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    Of the two, go P22, if it will fit in your hand... but my first choice would be getting my MkII or MkIII threaded.
     
  19. Redneck with a 40

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    Can't go wrong with Ruger, I have the 22/45 and its sweet. It duplicates the controls and grip angle of the 1911.:)
     
  20. Myles

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    I'd vote for S&W 41 or the family of 422/622, Browning Buckmark, Colt Woodsman, and High Standard (Supermatic Citation)
     
  21. WoofersInc

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    I have both of these guns and shoot both of them with suppressors. Of the 2, I prefer the SIG. It fits in the hand better than the P22 which just feels too small for me. My wife likes the opposite for the fit reason also. The P22 fits her hand better.
    Both guns have been reliable for me.
    The SIG especially so with the suppressor. I use Remington subsonics in it and the only time it hasn't fired has been bad rounds, not the gun itself. I finally got around to shooting it without the suppressor on it and it did have some jams, maybe every 4th or 5th mag. Either gun should work just fine for you suppressed.
     
  22. GunNut

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    I'm going to be picking up a Browning Buckmark and add a Tactical Solutions 4.5" threaded barrel.

    I've got a SWR Spectre suppressor that i'm waiting for my tax stamp on.
     
  23. Fetus

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    GUN NUT - your location says washington state --- I thought it was illegal to use a suppressor there ?
     
  24. GunNut

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    Use, yes it is illegal in Washington.

    Own and attach to the gun, ok.

    Luckily I live across from Portland and can go into Oregon to actually shoot the thing.
     
  25. colt1903

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    Had both the Walther and the Mosquito. Too many problems with both in terms of reliability and accuracy.

    Trailside (if you can find one), Buckmark, CZ Cadet, and Kimber Rimfire will all give near match accuracy and complete reliability. So will Ruger, if you don't mind the the fact that they are a pain to disassemble and reassemble. :banghead: The Ruger and the Buckmark are the most readily available and you can go from no frills to very expensive depending on what bells and whistles you want.
     
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