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Old 06-28-2011, 01:11 AM   #1
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Looking for a great shooting .22!

Whats up guys....looking to pick up a good .22, mostly for the wife, but occasionally for me when I want to burn through some cheap ammo...

Any thoughts? My local shop highly recommends the Ruger, but I see a few people on here have the Walther....never read too many good reviews on Walthers though....what say you guys?
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Old 06-28-2011, 01:55 AM   #2
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Whats up guys....looking to pick up a good .22, mostly for the wife, but occasionally for me when I want to burn through some cheap ammo...

Any thoughts? My local shop highly recommends the Ruger, but I see a few people on here have the Walther....never read too many good reviews on Walthers though....what say you guys?
Im assuming handgun? I would probably go browning buckmark. I used to not like them based on looks, but they are a dream to shoot.

If rifle then obviously the obligatory 10/22
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Old 06-28-2011, 02:05 AM   #3
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Sorry, I meant pistol. The Ruger MKIII has been the most recommended to me by FAR. The "style" of the gun threw me off, but I guess reviews speak for themselves huh?
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Most .22LR pistols that mimic service pistols are miniature versions. The Walther P22 and Sig Mosquito come to mind. If you want something that resembles a combat pistol, look into the new S&W M&P22 or get a .22LR 1911 pistol.
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:56 AM   #6
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Most .22LR pistols that mimic service pistols are miniature versions. The Walther P22 and Sig Mosquito come to mind. If you want something that resembles a combat pistol, look into the new S&W M&P22 or get a .22LR 1911 pistol.
Would you still recommend the Ruger over the above two, if looks/style were no object?
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I have the Ruger Mark III Hunter. It has been good to me. Difficult to strip and clean though.

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Is it a glock style gun in terms of shoot in rain sleet, hell or high water, or is it a princess that needs a full cleaning every 6 rounds? I don't mind a gun that's hard to strip once a year, but I aint doin it every month.
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Is it a glock style gun in terms of shoot in rain sleet, hell or high water, or is it a princess that needs a full cleaning every 6 rounds? I don't mind a gun that's hard to strip once a year, but I aint doin it every month.
Nothing is Glock style but Glock

It is a target pistol, not a combat pistol.

I would treat it like a precision instrument.
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Would you still recommend the Ruger over the above two, if looks/style were no object?
If you're not happy with the ergos and style of the MkIII, then go with a different style. Sig also has the 1911-22 pistol, which is a full size 1911 chambered in .22LR. If it's just for kicks and you want something more realistic in feel to a combat pistol, then the S&W and Sig (or another 1911) would be ideal.
However, the Ruger is going to be significantly more accurate. It's a target and hunting pistol.
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I have the Ruger Mark III Hunter. It has been good to me. Difficult to strip and clean though.

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Sexy. OP I would look into the beretta NEOS as well. I have one and it runs flawlessly. I clean it about every 3000 rounds or so.

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It is a target pistol, not a combat pistol.

I would treat it like a precision instrument.
Unless you buy a S&W M&P
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Buckmaster was the most accurate 22 pistol I have personally shot. I do like my Walther P22 though. Once you get the hang of it, not that difficult to break down. I did change the front sight on it and have a threaded barrel extention . Getting a silencer for it pretty soon. The thing works awesome with some CCI mini mag ammo. I shoot it all the time, cheap and you can still practice fundamentals with it. Planning on getting a Kimber 1911 22 conversion kit soon also. Would have picked it up today but need to the the A/C fixed on the Durango....DOH!!!
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There's way better guns out there. But for some odd reason I always found my walther p22 sooo fun to shoot.

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Sexy. OP I would look into the beretta NEOS as well. I have one and it runs flawlessly. I clean it about every 3000 rounds or so.



Unless you buy a S&W M&P
Just checked out the S&W...sexy looking thing...same price range as the Ruger too....decisions decisions.....

Since it will be MOSTLY for the wife, do you think it would make it easier for her to transition to my G19 after the S&W, since it closely resembles the style of the G19, or you guys think it won't matter?
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There's way better guns out there. But for some odd reason I always found my walther p22 sooo fun to shoot.

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I got mine never fired used from a friend...$150....love it. Very accurate for what it is. Once you figure out how to get the spring back in without a tool....great gun. Hates cheap ammo as most RF 22's though.
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