Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by George Seashock, Mar 10, 2020.
Is that Beretta 22 that is sweet
I use to have a couple of the Colt New Frontier .22, the version with the color case hardened steel frame and an adjustable rear sight. Those were great little revolvers and I wish I had held on to one or two of them.
Yes it is and it's been a constant companion all these years either out on a backwoods hike or else making the usual trip to the range. It was originally blued with these horrible thumb rest grips (which along with the adjustable rear sight were needed so the gun could "earn" enough points to be imported). I replaced the grips with an older factory pair that I found in an ad in the back of a gun magazine.
A couple of years later I noticed there was something wrong with the bluing which Beretta acknowledged as a problem with some of the earlier models like mine. They reblued it under warranty but the problem came back again so I had it hard chrome plated by Ron Mahovsky of Metalife. After many miles in a holster on countless backwoods hikes, it still looks as good as the day I got it back from Metalife!
I should also add that it has been incredibly reliable with any .22 ammo I have run through it as well as possessing more than adequate accuracy for a .22 plinker. Only drawback that I can see is that factory magazines are hard to come by (and expensive too)! I found a factory magazine for another model (101, I think), that even though it is a bit longer, it still fits and works perfectly in my gun.
I'm really enjoying the increased attention .22 caliber handguns have been getting here on THR lately. I think I have thirteen of them, with some of my favorites including a Bobcat 21A, a pair of Ruger Mk-II pistols, a pair of Heritage Rough Riders, a Ruger NM-Single-Six, a Smith and Wesson 63-3, and a FEG AP22 (all-steel Interarms model), a rimfire version of their PA-63.
I went out of my way to find a used MK2 Ruger, might be a few years newer than yours, but that IMHO is the best of the bunch they made of the Standard. I put a pair of LS Grips, maple grips on it just because.
Browning Nomad 1969. I shoot it well, has old world charm for me.
Man, that's straight out of Buck Rogers shows!
Sorta has a Woodsman-meets-Walter P-38 look
That one's a cutie!
Always liked the rakish styling of the Browning Nomad! Thanks for sharing!
I forgot to add my Ruger Single Six. I grew up with one, gave it to a relative before he passed away, and after a while replaced it with this one. They are good shooters and I am a dedicated SA revolver fan.
Ruger Single Six 22lr after by Tallball posted Feb 19, 2019 at 5:26 PM
Of yours, my favorite is (hands down), the Model 63.
Of mine, my favorite is (hands down), the Colt Woodsman Match Target, First Series Bullseye Model.
Honorable mentions include:
Colt Officer's Model Target in .22 LR
SW Model 41
Hi Standard Supermatic Trophy
Hi Standard HD Military
SW Model 17
SW 22/32 Kit Gun
Ruger Single Six
Colt New Frontier
That's a really cool Beretta man as a matter of fact every gun I've seen on this thread is awesome I love 22 Rimfire handguns!
Great lineup of excellent guns!
My fav is SW Model 63 - I got one just like that one very recently myself.
I also have Model 18-4 for a few years now - that's a keeper
Like Tallball, I have a Ruger Single Six with the .22 Mag cylinder. I also have a Keltec PMR-30 in .22 Mag.
Almost 50 years ago, I had one of Ruger's Standard .22LR semis but traded it for a .380 a few years later. While I like that .380, I still regret that trade.
My favorite---Ruger MKII Government Model.
I have collected firearms since I was a teenager. I am in my mid 50s now. There are none that I own, that I like more than my .22s. Not just hand guns. A good rimfire anything is a true joy. A few of my most prized.
Colt Trooper MKiii
High Standard 104 Supermatic
a Colt 3rd series Woodsman Sport
Smith and Wesson 22/32 Hand Ejector
Smith and Wesson Model 18 No Dash
Same here, though I do have a warm spot in my heart for Ruger Mks...
MKI Bull Barrel.
1975 HS Victor.
Colt Woodsman Sport Target.
Very nice scary I agree with you there's something magical about the 22 rimfire
I could look at this thread everyday; thanks for the pics and comments everyone!
Comfortable shooten' season is just starting here in NEPA.
OP...of your original four...my pick would be the Model 63...have one just like it that I had an extra cylinder in .22 Magnum fitted to...really a great shooter and just the right size for what a field .22 should be...
Mk II Target 7 inch tapered.
I've only got one 22 pistol.
I would like to add a Ruger Wrangler, they look pretty nifty. Always like a good single action.
Wouldn't mind one of those tiny Beretta's either. Looks like they'd be fun to plink around with.
I've only got one 22 oh you poor boy she's a beaut !!!
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