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[Question Mark]Mosquito or Mark III or P22

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by TrafficMan, Jan 29, 2006.

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  1. TrafficMan

    TrafficMan Member

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    I came real close to ploppin down the $250.00 bones on a Ruger Mark III yesterday, but just couldn't make up my mind.

    I have owned a Mark II, so i'm familiar with the Ruger .22 autos -- I love the looks of the Sig Mosquito, but from what I have read on the web about accuracy, I am having second thoughts...plus that little pistol is more expensive to boot. Still haven't handled a P22, but I like the looks and the accuracy reports seem promissing.

    seriously fellas, I feel like I'm doing this right now. :banghead: HELP ME DECIDE DAMNIT! LOL!
     
  2. jonnyc

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    Get the Buckmark.
     
  3. phorvick

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    If you like the look of the Mosquito, take a look at the CZ Kadet. It is the same look, feel etc. of the CZ75, but shoots .22lr...very nice accurate gun...superb for training new shooters.
     
  4. CAnnoneer

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    Mk III is very nice and 250 sounds like a steal deal.
     
  5. TrafficMan

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    yeah, it's about 120 bucks cheaper than the Sig. Price was $254.95 on the Ruger MarkIII. So probably around $300, give or take a few dollars, out the door...from what i have read, the Mosquito isn't a real accurate pistol, which is kind of disconcerting.

    +1 on the Cadet, I like the CZ brands, but i'm not sure it's on the California DOJ approved list...of course I could order the kit for my CZ75BD, which is my primary SD weapon. Just not wild about having 1.5 pistols.

    I'm gonna find a P22 before I make this purchase, I have yet to handle one...
    I like the looks of them, and from what I have read, they seem to be solid little pistols. Starting to lean toward the Ruger though...considering I am familiar with them....might even have to handle a 22/45, which I believe are cheaper than the Mark III's? Am I wrong?
     
  6. thorazine

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    If I were in the market for a twenty two pistol,

    First choice - SIG
    Second choice - Walther
     
  7. Pilot

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    The Sig and Walther .22 's are not on par with the Ruger Mk II's and III's and Buckmarks. They are not even in the same league. The CZ Kadet Kit is great if you already have a CZ-75 variant, but it more expensive than the Ruger or Buckmark if you buy it as a dedicated .22.
     
  8. 45R

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    Of the three choices I would go with the Ruger MkIII. Its accurate, reliable and you have plenty of aftermarket choices.
     
  9. Reap23

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    Walther

    I have 2 Ruger MKII's 5 1/2 bull and a MKIII 22/45. I was just looking two weeks ago for a new .22 pistol, and deciding between the Buckmark and a P22. I had read so many bad posts on the Walther and good on the Buckmark, that I had thought Browning all the way. I have several Browning rifles and shotguns by the way, and I do plan on getting a Buckmark sometime, but when it came to the moment, I chose the Walther.
    I ABSOLUTELY love the gun. Over 1200 rounds through it, still no FTF's or FTE's. I'm not cleaning it until I have a problem. :D I am usually the type to clean immediately, but want to see how this thing performs.
    I appreciate everyones thoughts and opinions on the forums and I read them daily, but they are just that... opinions. Pick what you like, if you don't like it... trade it in on another. It's just a pistol.
     
  10. ewb45acp

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    If you like your MKII, you may not like the MKIII.

    I've had a MKII for many years, and I love it lots. So when the MKIII hunter became available, I ran right out and got one. What a pretty gun! And, it balances great in the hand. The trigger was terrible for a single action .22. After 1000+ rounds, there wasn't much improvement.
    I'm only guessing it was because of the magazine disconnect they've added.

    Everyone's different. You may get one and love it.
     
  11. Trashman43

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    Probably Ruger or Buckmark

    I have a couple of Mark II's and the accuracy in great. I also have a P22 and it won't come close to the Rugers. I haven't had the chance at a Buckmark, but know those that have them rave about them. I guess it all depends on how much you want to spend, doesn't it...
     
  12. atblis

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    The P22 is a piece of carap!!!

    I'll take any of the others mentioned first.

    I have a CZ Kadet, and it is great. I've shot the Rugers and they're good. Haven't got my hands on a Mosquito yet. The trailside is a wonderful little pistol.
     
  13. runninmike

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    I think the BUCKMARK is the best for the money. They certainly have the smoothest triggers of the inexpensive .22s. Ruger MKII or III a close 2nd.
    Best-MC
     
  14. pauli

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    mosquito or mkiii or p22? save for a trailside.
     
  15. Kurt_M

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    Get the Ruger. The Mosquito is overpriced and the grip is too small for the average male hand. The P22's grip is also tiny and it isn't built very well at all. The MK III will outlast your grandkids, is incredibly accurate and best of all has a full sized grip. Normally I just advise going with whichever you prefer, but the MK III is head and shoulders above the other two you mentioned. Compare them side by side as I have and you'll see.
     
  16. atblis

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    CDNN was selling trailsides

    for $300 bucks. Though be advised they are only selling them with one magazine (But will gladly sell you an extra mag for $40).

    The Rugers are great (I would look for a Mark II though). You can get aftermarket parts for them.
     
  17. ArmedBear

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    Remove the magazine disconnect if it's a problem.

    The Mark III, 22/45 and Buckmark are serious .22 pistols. They're designed as such. You may or may not like their looks, but they're great guns in their own right.

    The P22, Mosquito, etc. are big-boy-toy guns, .22 pistols made to resemble centerfires. There's nothing wrong with that, and that doesn't mean that they're not reliable, well-made, or accurate (to a degree). They might even be more effective for low-cost training. I've shot next to a local SEAL who uses his P22 5" for just that.

    But the Ruger and Browning will be more reliable, well-made, and accurate, for less money. And the Ruger can be hotrodded as much as a 10/22 if that's what floats your boat.

    BTW if you have real money to spend, the S&W Model 41 is an INCREDIBLE .22 competition gun that's fun as anything to shoot wherever, however. It's just not cheap.
     
  18. Trumpet

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    The Ruger waaaay outclasses the sig and the walther. The skeeter and P22 look cool, but the quality of materials just isn't there. Better yet, get a Buckmark.
     
  19. atblis

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    I assume

    you mean the Mosquito. The Ruger definitely does not out class the Trailside.
     
  20. Trumpet

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    Yeah. The original poster made no mention of the Trailside, so I wasn't including it. I have heard on rimfirecentral of numerous problems of cracked trigger guards though :scrutiny:
     
  21. ArmedBear

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    While the Trailside is (was) the best target gun for anywhere near the price, the Ruger does outclass the Trailside as a genuine plinker and/or first pistol.

    I'd hand my Ruger to any reasonably responsible kid because it can be safely dry-fired. It's hard to hurt it. This is not true of the much more delicate (but match-grade) Trailside. It can easily be unintentionally trashed by a neophyte shooter; I wouldn't use it to teach someone.
     
  22. AK103K

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    I have a P22 and its a fun little gun. I've got a couple of thousand rounds through it at this point without a lick of trouble. Its also plenty accurate.

    I also have a SIG "skeeter" on the way, so I'll let you know. If its anything like all the other SIG's I have, I dont think I'll be disappointed.

    I also have owned a couple of Ruger's .22 autos. They were also good shooters and well made, especially if you consider "weight" to be important in that description. If you do get a Ruger, take the course on how to get it back together. If you dont, get a bottle of whiskey, a couple of Quaalude's, and a bib, cause your gonna need them. :)
     
  23. ArmedBear

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    Or just RTFM because if you read and follow directions, it takes about 45 seconds and is really easy.

    I've done the cussing, and I've done the reading. The reading turned out to be easier.:p
     
  24. Mizzle187

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    Ive got a P22 and havent had one problem with it. I do clean it everytime I use it though. I have two buddies that have P22's and love them. I dont care for the way the Rugers look but they shoot nicely and Im lookign forward to shooting the Mosquito and the Cadet!
     
  25. atblis

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    I would have to agree that

    the Ruger will in the long run be more durable than the Trailside.

    In general though, I've found the Trailside to be more accurate and have a better trigger (Though the Ruger trigger is fixable).

    I've also found the Rugers to vary somewhat. Sometimes they are tack drivers, and other times not so much.

    I don't hesitate even slightly to call the P22 an utter piece of crap. I've shot three of them, they all jammed, and were inaccurate. I would buy one for $50 bucks, simply because I know I could resell it for more.
     
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