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The most reliable, durable, long lasting 22lr auto pistol?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by fragout, Jan 21, 2014.

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  1. fragout

    fragout Member

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    I'm interested in opinions on what type of 22lr auto pistol is the most reliable, long lasting, and durable of the bunch?

    anyone here have rd counts concerning the type they feel is the most reliable?

    What about suppressed pistols chambered in 22lr?

    I was thinkin along the lines of a Ruger in stainless steel, but am interested in other ideas.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Milkmaster

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    The Ruger Mark series pistols make an excellent choice for .22 supressed pistols IMO. Some of them even come with the barrel already threaded.
     
  3. Sam1911

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    Hard to beat the Rugers for robustness, and not real easy to beat them for accuracy either.

    I can't really picture how you'd ever wear one out...
     
  4. LeontheProfessional

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    Ruger or Browning. For me it would be the browning due to a slightly better trigger.
     
  5. weblance

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    There are reports of the Ruger Mark pistols going literally hundreds of thousands of rounds before any mechanical failures. They make great range rental pistols because they last almost forever. IF there is a better pistol for durability, then the Ruger isnt far behind. There isnt a factory threaded stainless Mark available, so if you want stainless, and threaded, you will have to send the barrel/receiver to a machinist for threading.

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  6. wow6599

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    Another vote for the Ruger MK line.
     
  7. ATLDave

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    I can't imagine there's any difference on those criteria between the Rugers and the Browning Buckmark.

    As for reliability, rimfire ammo is always going to be the weak link.
     
  8. Tinker

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    Phoenix HP22:evil:

    Actually, mine ran beautifully on a diet of Thunderbolts up until about 5k rounds before the slide broke. They sent me a new one for free.

    A friend of mine has had one of those Ruger MK forever (have no idea how many rounds) and it still runs like a sewing machine. Amazing little pistol.
     
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    Check out the Ruger Mark III 22/45s. I'm running one with a suppressor...love it.

    I installed the complete VQ accurizing kit, but could probably have done with just the VQ target trigger and sear.

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  10. hardluk1

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    First series colts and rugers by far the best.
     
  11. Average Joe

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    Ruger MK III
     
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    The Walther P22 just can't be beat if you want a gun that will give you lots of opportunities to practice tap, rack, bang:fire: It also has a pot metal slide that is sure to last at least 500-1000 rounds.


    Seriously though, the Ruger Mark series is about as tried and tested as you can get. The basic design has been around since the late 40's.
     
  14. UpperAtmosphere

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    Go with the Ruger, you won't be sorry. I've got two of them, a Mark III and a Mark II. The Mark II is on vacation getting the full spa treatment and should be back towards the end of May.

    The Mark III is the model currently in production, it has a few additional safety features that may or may not irritate you, but on the plus side it has the magazine release located up by the trigger instead of at the bottom of the grip.
     
  15. Hanshi

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    I can't envision anything better than a Ruger .22LR pistol.
     
  16. TennJed

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    Another Ruger (or Buckmark) vote
     
  17. ColtPythonElite

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    Ruger MK. I believe it's bolt in receiver design is stronger, less problematic, and accounts for their great accuracy. Ruger replacement parts area also cheap, easy to get from Ruger, and simple to replace. I have 5 MK pistols. Up til the ammo crisis, I had been shooting 1k rounds or so monthly out a pair of 10 inchers....I will agree the Browning has a better trigger outta the box. However, I can get a great trigger pull out of a Ruger in no time. They are very simple guns.
     
  18. Wishoot

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    Browning Buckmark or Ruger. Choose the one that fits you best.
     
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    I own a MKII, but I would also include the S&W model 41 in the list
     
  20. ColtPythonElite

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    The 41 is beautiful and accurate at over twice the price. However, I have seen more than, one that was finicky about the ammo it's fed.
     
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    True, but then again, it is built with tight target quality tolerances
     
  22. sigarms228

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    Hard to beat the steel frame Ruger.

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  23. snapshot762

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    Took the words out of my mouth!
     
  24. ColtPythonElite

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    The Ruger frame works well, but in all fairness it's just stamped sheet metal.
     
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    CZ Kadet, beretta 87 or Ruger Mk3 22/45 threaded.
     
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