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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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    This is my favorite. Ruger Mk 2.jpg Ruger stopped making these 6 or 7 years ago.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by tdw63 View Post
    This is my favorite. Ruger Mk 2.jpg Ruger stopped making these a few years ago.
    They didn't really stop... the fixed-sight gun with the 4-3/4" barrel just morphed into the Mk III version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    They didn't really stop... the fixed-sight gun with the 4-3/4" barrel just morphed into the Mk III version.
    I know but it is just not the same as the old Mk 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdw63 View Post
    I know but is just not the same as the old Mk 2.
    Agreed... the Mk II really was the high point of the breed, with everything you needed and nothing you didn't. I've got a Mk II bull barrel and a similar vintage 22/45, and I keep my eyes open at gun shows and used gun counters for Mk IIs like yours and the 10" barrel models.
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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)....

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    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.

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    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.

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    I have a Ruger single-six ,,, 22/22 mag great gun. I carry it with me
    scouting usually 22 mag.

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    My wife loves her Ruger SR22. Loves any brand ammo.

    I love my Ruger MKIII 22/45. Loves any brand ammo.

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    Buckmark

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    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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