22LR pistol----your choice?

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    22LR pistol----your choice?

    I'm looking for a .22 pistol to supplement my M&P 9c. Please weigh in with your opinions.....there are a lot to choose from! Thanks!

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    For target shooting we have Mark III's and a Beretta Neos

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    I have both a smith and wesson model 18, which is a 6 shot revolver, and also the beretta neos, both of which have been flawless so far. I went for ease of cleaning, and functionality. Bunker
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    For plinking it's hard to beat a Ruger Mark III
    If you are looking for something with a similar feel, to supplement your training with your M&P take a look at the M&P 22 pistol Product: Smith & Wesson Model M&P22 - 12 Rounds

    I've also been eying the new Ruger SR22

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    For .22LR, I prefer revolvers. The only misfires I have ever personally experienced have been with rimfire ammo, especially the cheaper bulk packs. While a misfire is not a big deal for plinking, I just prefer the reliability of a revolver for this cartridge. Plus, it is easier to clean.

    Now, if you want cheaper training with your M&P (at least the trigger manipulation; not recoil management) then you can look into a .22 conversion - I assume they make them for the M&P. I have one (by Advantage Arms) for my Glock 19 - nice kit, though mine does not like to be loaded with more than 5-6 rounds in the mag (which is supposed to hold 10) or it will jam up.
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    If I want to hit bullseyes without working really hard, I turn to my Ruger MkII with a Volquartsen trigger. Then there's the S&W M17 (K-frame .22) and my wife's M63 (J-frame) plus a Single Six. If you're looking for just target or recreational use, any of those would fill the bill. But if you're looking for a rimfire pistol that more closely emulates a modern defensive pistol, I'd take a close look at the SR22.
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    [QUOTE=Spirit4earth;2181247]I'm looking for a .22 pistol to supplement my M&P 9c. Please weigh in with your opinions.....there are a lot to choose from! Thanks![/QUOTE
    Go to rimfire central forum.

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    I have a Sig Mosquito. It is a very nice pistol. It is finicky on ammo. As long as I shoot the CCI mini mags, it is fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mwhartman View Post
    I have a Sig Mosquito. It is a very nice pistol. It is finicky on ammo. As long as I shoot the CCI mini mags, it is fine.
    Yup, CCI mini-mag (mnft #0030) is the best IMO for .22LR ammo. Feeds my Neo, Mark III's and 10/22's.

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    AZCHEVY just posted a review on the Ruger SR22 and he seems to be very happy with it, you may also look into the LCR 22 revolver and there is another auto out there that the name is escaping me (can someone chime in here?) on but it runs thirty round mags and the couple people whom I have heard comment about them seem to enjoy them.
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    I have a S&W 22A,put lots of rounds through it,might look in to the M&P 22 for my next 22 plinker.I have a GSG 1911 22 WARNING NOT ONLY MINE BUT NUMEROUS OTHER PEOPLE HAVE EXPERIENCED THE SLIDE CRACKING IN THE SAME PLACE AFTER A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.I am selling/trading off this gun as soon as I get it back.
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    Right here:

    Ruger SR22 Pistol Review

    There is no modern equal. I love this weapon.

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    I really like both of my Ruger MKIII's (MKIII hunter, and a 22/45 threaded)., and also run them with CCI ammo without issue. There is a fair amount of aftermarket parts available. The only downside I see is that they can be tricky to disassemble until you do it a few times. A revolver would also be a good choice, however I went with the auto's since I have a suppressor sitting and waiting for my tax stamp to return

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    No question get the M&P .22.
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