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Which 9mm & which .22 pistol?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Magic_Man, May 22, 2008.

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  1. Magic_Man

    Magic_Man Member

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    I'll be looking to buy 1 of each in the near future. I currently have a M&P .40 I love the M&P and would grab the 9mm version, but want to try something different.

    I'd like to keep each one under $400.
     
  2. Deer Hunter

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    CZ75 with a kadet kit!
     
  3. lions

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    Taurus PT92
     
  4. Rex B

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    Browning Buckmark for the .22
    HiPower clone for the 9mm. If you can find a Charles Daly still in stock, they are a good deal.

    Get the HP and buy a Ciener .22 kit and you have both.
     
  5. robctwo

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    CZ 75 and Kadet Kit.
     
  6. Pilot

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    Another vote for any CZ-75 variant and the Kadet Kit!
     
  7. MCgunner

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    I LOVE the Ruger Mk 2 I bought at a gun show the other day, $275 and included a 2x scope and mount. Thing is so much fun, I've been making range trips twice a week. :D Burned up a thousand rounds in it in a couple of weeks so far. Flawless and accurate as hell.

    I also own a P85 Ruger and like it for a big wondernine type gun, but never carry the thing. I have a Kel Tec P11 for carry. But, for a range nine, the Ruger is 100 percent reliable and accurate enough, though not what I'd call a tack driver. I've looked at the CZs. I may get a compact CZ 9 or maybe 40 in the future. I like the prices and they get great kudos from owners.

    There are lots of great nines, hard to choose, just look for a deal on one you think you'd like. But, I don't think you can go wrong with a Ruger .22. They just simply work. The one thing I don't like about 'em is field stripping. I haven't done that, yet. From all reports it's a pain, but from all reports, just cleaning it assembled, it doesn't complain and so far mine doesn't.
     
  8. Z-Michigan

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    Springfield XD9, Glock 17 or 19, or any of the Ruger 9mm's.

    Ruger Mark II or Mark III, or 22/45, for the .22 pistol.
     
  9. Samuel Adams

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    +1
     
  10. viking499

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    Another vote for CZ and Kadet
     
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  12. MCgunner

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    Me, I'd much rather have another gun than a conversion kit, which may or may not work or be accurate. I can guarantee you, a Ruger or a Buckmark will be both. I just ain't into conversion kits, never was, never will be. Of course, I handload for cheaper than I can buy a box of CCI minimag, so hey, cost of ammo is not a concern for me. I can shoot 9 cheaper than CCI, approaching 2 dollars per 50 casting my own bullets from range scrap. Got a box of CCI minimag the other day, over SIX BUCKS! :eek: I can still get lightening for 13 dollars per 550 pack, though.
     
  13. GZOh

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    The CZ-75B and the CZ .22 Kadet (and NOT the kit)... "The hell with the money"... its YOUR happiness, enjoy the BEST... you'll NEVER regret it!!
     
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    Kel-Tec P11 for your 9mm ($250) and a Walther P22 for your .22lr ($275).
     
  15. MCgunner

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    I guess the words "Kadet Kit" through me. Was thinking conversion.
     
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    I think everyone on the planet should have at least one Ruger Mark II/III. Having a "kit" is one thing. Having two separate guns with two different feels to it is the only way to go.

    The Ruger doesn't need a thorough break down cleaning after each shooting, though some people do this. It's as dependable as a .22LR can be and will last many, many years. I have a 7-inch target pistol and a 4 3/4-inch fixed sight, which is a gem. I also have an AMT varient of this gun and consider that one of the best bangs for the buck, ever.

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    Regarding the 9mm, just pick the one you like best. Between the top tier models, there's very little difference in reliability or longevity. I have a S&W 659 and a 20-round magazine. The steel frame ensures incredible longevity and I've seen some primo models that go for almost nothing. The 5906 is great, too, but I'm not as fond of its grips being an integral part of the gun itself (i.e., being the receiver for the mainspring). Still, that's a minor criticism. If you're into the "plastic" thing, I'd look at the XD or the Glock. I also very much like the Beretta and the Sig 226. It's just so hard to go wrong with today's models.

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  17. RonE

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    I think that you are placing severe limits on yourself by looking for two guns out of thousands available. And then seeking advice from people that don't know you or your needs. Most of the fun of gun ownership is buying and shooting a gun. Buy it, shoot it, shoot it some more and then if you like it, keep it and start looking for something else. If you like it a lot, look for another one or more of the same thing. If you don't like it, sell it and look for something else...so what if you loose a few dollars or make a few dollars, that isn't what it is about, it is about having some serious fun, shooting well and feeling secure about your self and your family.

    9mm and .22 are great guns to have because they are relatively inexpensive to shoot, and the more you shoot, the better you get, the more guns you look at and buy, the more you shoot......So, look at it as a quest to be a better person, a better shot and a passion for serious fun....Above all, take the advice given freely here but keep in mind, that only you can decide which gun you are going to like and want to keep, which you are going to love and want more and which you are going to dislike and want to get rid of.

    In time, when someone offers you a gun that you don't particularly want, or don't want at all, you will know the vlaue of it to be $40.... Giving $40 for a gun that functions as designed even though you don't want it will probably turn out to be a good investment, good trading material or a good gift.

    Good luck in your quest!
     
  18. glockman19

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    For me it's a Glock 17/19/26 or 34 and for a .22 it's a Ruger Hunter
     
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    You can find quality .22 pistols for $300 or less, which would give you a little more for your 9mm. For $400ish, you can buy a Sig P225/P6, Glock 17 or 19, Smith and Wesson 910 or 5906, or a Beretta 92fs all used. Check out www.summitgunbroker.com or www.cdnninvestments.com and download the catalog.
     
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  21. mattk

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    I say Browning BuckMark and Browning HiPower.
     
  22. Magic_Man

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    I'm not opposed to buying used or out of production firearms.
     
  23. Magic_Man

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    Leaning toward the S&W 22A or Mark II for the .22 so far.
     
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    Ruger will blow that S&W out of the water.
     
  25. Magic_Man

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    care to elaborate passintime?
     
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