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Sig-Mosquito SigArms Mosquito .22lr pistol

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Big_Bayou_Hooter, Nov 18, 2007.

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Which would you buy?

Poll closed Dec 2, 2007.
  1. Sig-Mosquito SigArms Mosquito .22lr pistol

    1 vote(s)
    8.3%
  2. Walther P22 .22lr pistol

    11 vote(s)
    91.7%
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  1. Big_Bayou_Hooter

    Big_Bayou_Hooter Member

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    Anybody have one of these and want to comment about it. Thinking of ordering one for the wife or a Walther P22. Would like your comments on both pistols if you own one. Thanks!



    Item#Sig-Mosquito
    The hottest new pistol offering from SIGARMS® is the new SIG SAUER® Mosquito®. Featuring a new polymer frame chambered in 22LR, the Mosquito ® is 90% the size of a P226 and the ideal choice for hours of shooting fun. The Mosquito® features a wear-resistant polymer frame outfitted with an integrated Picatinny rail. The slide features adjustable sights, and along with the rugged blowback system, fixed barrel and superior ergonomic grip, the SIG SAUER® Mosquito® delivers traditional SIG SAUER® accuracy. Additional safeties include an internal locking device and slide mounted ambidextrous safety.
     
  2. Big_Bayou_Hooter

    Big_Bayou_Hooter Member

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    Thinking of getting a Sig-Mosquito SigArms Mosquito .22lr pistol for the wife or a Walther P22 .22lr pistol. Could I get some suggestions please?
     
  3. pablo45

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    I voted for the Walther P22 because I have one and it has been great. I have not fired the Mosquito though.
    My Walther was 200.00
    Magazines are 18-20.00
    smaller
    just as durable and as accurate.

    Sig is 350-400.00
    magazines are 30-40.00
    all you get more is a decock.
     
  4. atblis

    atblis Member

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    Sure

    Can I pick other? They are both Zinc/Plastic turds.

    If you insist on a 22 that looks like a "real" pistol, than the CZ Kadet is the way to go.

    Otherwise
    Ruger MKII/MKIII (not a fan of the MKIII, but they usually work).
    Browning Buckmark
    S&W 41
    etc.
    etc.
     
  5. ndh87

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    Browning buckmark gets my vote
     
  6. usp9

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    I had a mosquito. It was a huge disappointment. Very unreliable.

    I have a P22. It's OK, more reliable but still a low quality gun.

    There are better guns for close to the same money, Buckmark for one.
     
  7. hksw

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    I have a P22 and have shot a friend's Mosquito.

    Bought the P22 about a year after it came out hoping they had fixed whatever teething ptoblems Walther was having with them. Mine (5" bbl) still had FTE/FTF problems. Reasearching the problem had shon (for my sample) the firing pin block hitting the small humpp on the top right side frame rail. shaved that area down and the gun has worked fine ever since. (There have been other problems with the P22 but I have not encountered any of those.) The gun itself is at the absolute minimum I'm able to squeeze my hand down into and have all fingers on the frame when shooting with the ma extension. Accuracy is so-so, takedown is a bit involved at the barrel weight of the 5" needs to be removed with a hex wrench. Some folks have gotten around this by just running super high velicity ammo through for some time to get the gun to wear down the hump by itself.

    My friends Mosq had some problems with FTE/FTF when first shot. It did not seem to have seen enough recoil to fully cycle. He had run a box or two of Veolcitor and it ran fine from his report, no failures. Relatively new gun and my friend doesn't really shoot much as he does not have the time so nothing has broken (yet?). (5" threaded barrel.)

    For me, the Mosq fits my hand much better than the P22 so i would go with that (and voted accordingly). It seemed to have a girth similar to a Browning High power. Your wife's hand is likely smaller, though, so the P22 may work better.

    I do have a few Browning Buckmarks and Ruger MkIIs and would pick those over the P22 for me. Accuracy is better with those guns in my hand. They are, however, much heavier than the P22.
     
  8. thesightsareontopforareason

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    Why do you only want guns that have been used in school shootings? Maybe you should get something thats not used so horribly.
     
  9. CrawdaddyJim

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    Ummmm.... It isn't about the tool used.

    I have a gun that I know for certain was used in the deaths of hundreds of people. Does that fact make it unsuitable for owning?

    Anyway, the guns in question are not up to Ruger or Browning standards. But they do look cool I suppose.
     
  10. Autolycus

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    Ummm.... I smell a troll.
     
  11. Golddog

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    The Mosquito has gotten lots of bad reviews from actual users.

    The P22 I've shot worked quite nicely.

    But both are marginal guns. A Buckmark, Ruger, or a CZ Kadet would be more reliable and accurate.
     
  12. kingpin008

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    TheSightsAreOnTop - Do you drive a car? If so, why do you want to use a machine that kills so many people in accidents every day? Maybe you should get something that's not used so horribly.:rolleyes:
     
  13. PointOneSeven

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    Both are good 'real gun' approximations, and fun to shoot. Can't go wrong with either as long as you run decent ammo and keep them clean and very lightly oiled.
     
  14. pablo45

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    I love mine. It is great.
     
  15. thesightsareontopforareason

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    Are you terrorists? Why dont you get something like a ruger? Rugers arent used in crimes and murders.
     
  16. MICHAEL T

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    Don't get either one Their are much better out their as others have said CZ, Ruger, (my choice) Browning
     
  17. james_bond

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    Sure no Rugers ever used to do harm. Look what a little Googling will do. It is just a tool, not a terrorist weapon. If that is true I asume you NEVER fly in airplanes those haven been used by terrorist too.

    May 21, 1998, Springfield, Oregon
    Fifteen-year-old freshman Kip Kinkel, expelled the day before for bringing a gun to school, allegedly opens fire in the school cafeteria. Two students are killed. The suspect's parents are later found shot dead in their home. According to Springfield police, all three guns Kinkel used in the shooting came from his home. He owned the rifle himself, and both handguns belonged to his father. Firearms used: .22 Ruger rifle, 9mm Glock pistol, and .22 Ruger pistol.


    March 24, 1998, Jonesboro, Arkansas
    Four girls and a teacher are shot to death and 10 others are wounded during a false fire alarm at Westside Middle School when two boys, Mitchell Johnson, age13, and Andrew Golden, age 11, open fire from the woods. Both are convicted in juvenile court of murder and can be held in custody up to age 21. The guns used in the shooting were stolen from the home of Doug Golden, grandfather of Andrew Golden. Doug Golden is a gun collector who owns hundreds of firearms and is also a licensed gun dealer. Police report that there was no forced entry into Doug Golden's gun storage room at the time of the burglary, and it is unclear if the room was locked at the time. Firearms used: .30-06 Remington rifle, Universal .30 carbine, and Ruger .44 magnum rifle.

    December 1, 1997, West Paducah, Kentucky
    Three students are killed and five others wounded while they take part in a prayer circle in a hallway at Heath High School. Fourteen-year-old student Michael Carneal pleads guilty but mentally ill to murder and is serving life in prison. One of the wounded girls is left paralyzed. Police report that the stolen gun used in the shooting held at least a 10-round magazine. Firearm used: .22 Ruger pistol.
     
  18. thesightsareontopforareason

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    Maybe you should atleast try to find something that isnt so infamous though.
     
  19. XavierBreath

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    Do you honestly believe that thought impulses leave a handgun and enter the bearer's hand, traveling up their nervous system to take control of their brain? Guns are not bad. Guns are not evil. Some people who use them to do bad and evil things.

    Do you advocate the destruction of all katanas because they were used to oppress commoners in feudal Japan?
    How about BMWs because they are the choice of dentist wives who run over their husbands?
    What about water that is used to drown people? Matches? Ice?

    No guns I own were used in school shootings. Do you really think manufacturers put some kind of homocidal dust on their products to influence the people who buy them? Looks like Mr. Bond beat me to Kip Kinkel's Ruger.

    Any gun that has been on the market for a year has been used in a crime of some sort. It's inevitable. The problem isn't the gun. The problem is the person's actions with the gun.

    How about explaining your position a bit, right here, in this thread? Then, let's get this member's thread back on track.
     
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    Both of your choices are subject to QC swings; you may get a good one or you may (as most people seem to do) get a steaming pile of dung for a pistol.

    I am partial to the Buckmark, myself.
     
  21. XavierBreath

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    One other matter...Let's stop equating firearms with fecal matter.

    If you had a bad experience with the original poster's two choices, relate the experience. Calling a gun a turd or dung does not tell anyone anything except you might have had a bad experience that gave you that opinion. State the facts of your experience, make a recomendation, and move on.

    Big_Bayou_Hooter, one thread will suffice. Sorry this one got off track.

    Me, I prefer the Ruger MKII. I haven't owned the two asked about, but I'm fairly certain a search of the forum will be revealing.
     
  22. james_bond

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    I like looks and feel of both of thoes .22s I 'd love either one but don't wann get mad every time I shoot and have fte/ftf problems the CZ looks great but is nearly twice the price. My dad has a buckmark and it is a winner in my book, the Ruger22/45 looks like a good choice too, my father-in-law just got a Neos it is ulgy but shoots nice and the grip is a little snug on my hand.
     
  23. Stephen A. Camp

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    As XavierBreath has said, guns are no more than tools or inanimate with no intentions, good or evil, other than from the hand that directs them.

    How well a particular firearm is made or performs is certainly open to discussion but this should be done to the standards set here.

    Persistance in either can and most likely will result in banning.
     
  24. hso

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    A thing is not imbued with some evil power just because another thing like it was used in an evil way. Knives, swords, axes, shotguns, rifles, pistols, ropes, gas ovens and medications have all been misused and used for evil purposes. None of those inanimate objects caused their use for good or ill nor did they act on their own. People act and some of those actions are evil, but at no point did the thing they used call them to do it (even if they heard "voices" in their head).:rolleyes:
     
  25. lloydkristmas

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    Guys its a troll...

    So does the fact that I own an AK-47 make me a psychopath? I bet the AK has killed more people than many other guns combined, yet there are just as many people that use them in perfectly legitimate ways.

    You had better sell your car, fill in your swimming pool, put down your dog, throw away all of your plastic garbage bags, and empty out your medicine cabinet, because all of those contribute to many many deaths every single year.

    Now leave and never come back, and please take your ridiculously unfounded arguments with you.
     
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