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Here are my training pistols:
1. Walther P22 (± 8,000 rounds down the pipe)
2. Ruger SR22
3. Ruger 22/45 Lite (added for the full size grip)
4. Ruger SP101 in 22lr (revolver use for trigger control)
Couldn't go wrong with any of these!
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My vote is for the Ruger MKIII. Don't be turned off by the dissassembly and reasembly. If youbfollow the directions it is not a challenge after the first few times.
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I do like the 1911 style thumb mag release on the MK III. The Standard/I/II are great, but you gotta wonder what Bill Ruger was thinking when he put that mag release at the bottom!
I've converted my MK III's to pseudo MK II's - removed the mag disconnect with a $10.00 Sam's bushing, and removed the LCI and replaced it with the LCI filler for $20. It would be nice, though, if the LCI and the mag disconnect were never introduced....both encourage bad habits, if you ask me (there's only one way to check if a gun is unloaded and safe, and it ain't a loaded chamber indicator or removing the mag)....
You can't go wrong with the Ruger. I have a Mark II that I bought in a little grocery store in Ranier, Oregon in 1978. It was $175 new back then. If you want cheap, I have had two Jennings 22 cal. "zinc" guns. I paid like $70 new for one and $50 for the second used at a pawnshop. Cheap but dependable and surprisingly well made. I believe Jennings is related to the Bryco and Davis brand names. Made by a guy named Davis if I remember correctly. Good luck with your search P.S. One thought, When I needed to narrow my choices down on a gun. I went to an indoor range that rents out guns . Most have a wide selection of rentals. You can fire several, which may make deciding on one a little easier. Hope this helps. If you do decide later that you need a rifle, Ruger makes probably the best in the 10-22. Although I at the moment have a Marlin Papoose takedown rifle.
Ruger or Buckmark both will serve you well. I personally settled on the Buckmark Hunter, it fit better, and thats why i went with it. I have shot both as well and do much better with the BM.
I have a Ruger single-six ,,, 22/22 mag great gun. I carry it with me
scouting usually 22 mag.
My wife loves her Ruger SR22. Loves any brand ammo.
I love my Ruger MKIII 22/45. Loves any brand ammo.
The buckmark controls and grip will be close to a 1911 /Sig 238 grip. Another consideration is a 1911 style .22 pistol . This would keep the same controls /feel as your carry gun (although a larger pistol). Personally I have owned a nd shot a Buckmark with no issues other than making sure the top strap screws are tight. Easy to break down and clean.
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Another +1 for the SR 22
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all three guns are good. i got a ruger mkii and it is a good shooter.
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