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Need some .22 suggestions because my 22A two-pieced today (Pics)

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by intercooler, Aug 13, 2012.

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  1. intercooler

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    It happened on the last three in a mag. I knew something was up when the grip rubber opened up on the last three. Pulled the barrel off and had a two-piecer :what:

    I will contact S&W about it tomorrow and see if I can send it in but want a robust .22 now. A Steel frame or maybe revolver.

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  2. RevDerb

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    Wow! Definitely call S&W. They should make it right.
     
  3. TennJed

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    Ruger Single Six (or 10).
     
  4. chris in va

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    CZ Kadet.
     
  5. 22-rimfire

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    I like the Ruger Mark II/III with the 5.5" bull barrel. I suggest you take a look at both the Mark II/III or 22/45 (with 5" bull barrel). I want to handle a CZ M75 Kadet some time. I suspect I will be buying one of these.

    For a 22 revolver, it is hard to beat a S&W Model 617, 17 or 18. The full sized revolvers are quite robust.

    Shame about the 22A. Hopefull S&W will do what is right. It should not break like that to put it mildly.
     
  6. jfrey

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    Browning Buck Mark or Ruger Single Six convertable. Own both and couldn't be happier.
     
  7. DeadFlies

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    Beretta Neos.

    Built like a bank vault. Steel. Quick change barrels. Easy to mount optics. Cheaper than a Ruger or Browning.

    Etc.
     
  8. Pilot

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    Find a used Ruger MK II, or do the minor conversion to remove the lawyer crap from a new MK III. They are built like tanks, very accurate, and very reliable.

    The gentleman that suggested teh CZ Kadet is also spot on. I have one, and it goes to the range everytime along with my MK II's. It is a great .22 in its own right, and quite accurate.
     
  9. Weevil

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    Browning Buckmark.

    The Ruger MK's are a good choice too, but having owned both I give the edge to the Browning. The extractor is the Ruger's Achille's heel.

    Both are head and shoulders over any of the cutesy "tacticool" toys that are the current fad.
     
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    Got one Sunday. Love it (22/45)!
     
  11. intercooler

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    How so? My four Ruger MK II's never have extraction problems, and if they did the extractor is easily replaced with one from Clark or Volquartsen.
     
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    Hi OP,

    If you like Smith and Wesson and want to stick with them, check out the M&P22. My friend has one and he loves it. Its not a target pistol but its great for plinking.

    I highly recommend the Ruger MkIII 22/45 or the Browning Buckmark. Both are solid as a rock and are backed by great companies. You can get a Ruger MkIII 22/45 with 5" Bull Barrel for under $300 brand new. They come with a rail that you can put on top for a red dot scope or a small rifle scope or what ever you want to put on it that has picatinny mounts. Its optional but comes with the firearm. There are tapped holes already there. Just take out the screws and put the rail on.
     
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    Definitely consider a Ruger MK. II, Browning Buckmark, or a Beretta Neos as a possible replacement for your S&W 22A.
     
  16. Pilot

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    Guys, the OP bought a Ruger MK III. Great choice, but now remove the mag disconnect, and the LCI, and you'll have a very nice shooting pistol. Yes, I know many shoot well with those parts in tact, but it does make for potential problems.
     
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    MKII or Buckmark.
     
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    If you want the toughest, I would say go with a Ruger. I wouldn't give up on S&W though. I had a 22A that had a similar failure. S&W had it back to me like new in a week, VERY fast.
     
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    I'm not familiar with that model S&W, but that should NOT break. Probably some sort of fault in the metal.
     
  20. intercooler

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    I'm sending it in then selling. The Ruger target should be here next week.
     
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    I bet there's more to this story ... were you shooting reloads? :scrutiny:;):D
     
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    A Smith & Wesson 10 shot Model 617 is solid like a hunk of metal and well made won't blow apart.
     
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    Well mine did.

    Had to replace the extractor on a MK II and a 22/45 MK II due to fail to extract issues.

    The very fact that Clark and Volquartsen make "improved" aftermarket extractors for the Rugers should tell you something.


    No company has ever found a market for "improved" extractors for the Buckmark that I know of.
     
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    Those 617 Smiths are very well made and put together.
     
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