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Which is your favorite Ruger 22 pistol and why?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by breakingcontact, Nov 10, 2012.

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  1. breakingcontact

    breakingcontact Member

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    Which is your favorite Ruger 22 pistol model and why?
    I'm looking to buy a Ruger 22 pistol but am overwhelmed at the # of models out there. I like many of them.

    Which one do you like and why?

    What are my purposes with the pistol? General/various/all.
     
  2. ColtPythonElite

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    10" MKII because they are more accurate than many .22 rifles.
     
  3. TimeIsRunninOut

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    Mark III 22/45 5.5" Bull barrel blued purchased 07

    It makes me look good at the range :D, other than that I wouldn't mind having the model with the grip panels for a fuller grip.
     
  4. Onward Allusion

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    Ruger Charger. With a laser, a scope, & an OEM 25 round mag - it's more fun than a barrel of monkeys.
     
  5. sappyg

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    For me it's the 22/45 Lite. It's a great all around combination of weight and balance. Can't beat the frame size and feel either.
     
  6. kokapelli

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    SR22 just because it's fun to shoot.
     
  7. rodinal220

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    MKII 5.5" heavy barrel.With a Clark trigger and Volquartsen sear,it make a nice informal target gun.
     
  8. CharlieDeltaJuliet

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    I love the slab-side MkII Competition, personally, but not everyone is the same.
     
  9. Frankl03

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    I like the MKIII hunter with the 6 7/8 barrel. I did a bunch of mods to it and its a great shooter. I have 4 mags for it. I have a red dot mounted on mine. I need to pick up an ultimate loader.
     
  10. newbuckeye

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    +1 for the SR 22......
     
  11. thefish

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    +2 for the sr22
     
  12. tuj

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    MKIII 5.5 Bull barrel (with mag disconnect removed and VQ upgrades). Very accurate and well-balanced.
     
  13. Pilot

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    I have four Ruger MK II's. Two of them are 5.5 in. bull barrel Target models. I think they are my favorites, although the 4 in. bull barrel 22/45 is pretty close.
     
  14. rule303

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    I like the tapered 6.78" barrel MK series. I also have a 5.5" bull, which feels about the same as far as balance, but the longer sight radius makes long shots easier.
     
  15. tarosean

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    Single Six convertible.

    Accurate, fun and two in one.
     
  16. rvanpelt

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    +3 for SR 22 :)
    fun, reliable, accurate, shoots cheap bulk shells, good trainer for younger shooters, priced right, Ruger quality, easily stripped....wife, grand kids and I love it. 1000 rounds through it before cleaning.
    You'll love it too.
    Rod van Pelt
     
  17. weblance

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    Single Ten... no wait... Single Six. well... maybe my Mark II Target, or my 22/45 Lite. I like my SR22P also. Oh... forgot my SP101-22... I like that one too. My LCR-22 is cool, yup. Hell... I like 'em all
     
  18. TennJed

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    Single Six/Ten but that is a revolver. For pistols I would get a MKIII 5.5" bull barrel
     
  19. ku4hx

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    Ruger Standard Model, Mark II Target and Mark III Target because they work as expected, are fun to shoot and are very accurate.
     
  20. Jaymo

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    For a revolver, Single Six.
    For an autoloader, 4" tapered barrel. I like the way it handles and looks.

    Those are the only Ruger .22 pistols I have. One revolving pistol and one autoloading pistol.
     
  21. M2 Carbine

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    I have the Ruger MK I (2), MKII 22/45, MK III 22/45, Charger and two SR22.
    Also Bearcat and Single Six (2).


    Although I like all the guns, I shoot the SR22 pistols more than all the other guns put together.
    Hardly a day goes buy that I don't shoot 100 plus rounds through the the little guns.

    One of the Rugers is equipped with a Crimson Trace laser, so I shoot the guns night and day (home range).
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    A little while back I tore both my shoulders, so I'm very limited on what I can shoot. Because of it's light weight and low recoil and the fact I like the gun, the two SR22 are eating a LOT of Wal Mart bulk packs.:)
     
  22. WCraven

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    Don't mess around ,, get the SS model in Single Six and 22Mag FTW

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  23. Deus Machina

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    MkIII 22/45, with the 5.5" bull barrel.
    Why? It's the one I have. :)

    Even if it wasn't a gift (the obligatory gun-from-dad) the only competition for the choice would be a similar Buckmark.
     
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    I'm rather fond of my Mk III with 5.5" bull barrel. Accurate and fires everything I feed it.
     
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    The one I lust after most is a MKII with 4" slabside barrell. Missed out on one recently & still kicking myself.

    When I bought my MKIII 22/45 5.5" bull barrell it was because they sold out of the 4" slabsides almost immediately. It just has a great look & balance.

    The 5.5" bull is maybe a bit easier to be accurate with though.
     
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