.22 Pistol

.22 Pistol

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    .22 Pistol

    I am wanting to get a .22 pistol so I can practice a lot more. It is getting to expensive to shoot my .40 S&W M&P as much as I would like. I'm not looking for one to practice any tactical scenarios, just sight picture, trigger release, breathing, etc. and I don't want to spent over $300. With that being said, most people I have talked to recommend the Ruger Mark II or Ruger Mark III. Are these good choices? Or are there better ones? I read the Mark II is harder to clean, but in a lot of the reviews online the people didn't like the Mark III as much as the Mark II. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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    I've got a smith 22A. Some folks don't like'em, but I like mine. Cheap too, I think new about $200. That said, what I really want is a .22 kit for my carry gun, but haven't seen one for an XD yet.
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    I can speak for the Ruger MarkII. Nice pistol and very reliable. PIA to reassemble after cleaning.

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    I sorta prefer a Buckmark but the Ruger is a nice pistol as well. I picked up a barely used 6" Buckmark for less than your budgeted amount.
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    I'll support the Ruger. Great pistol, but as was said before it's a pain to disassemble.
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    I love my P22, although do some reasearch and get one of the later models, as mine is. I've heard bad things of the earlier models but I have over 600 rounds thorugh mine and its rode hard and still works great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpmiv View Post
    I'll support the Ruger. Great pistol, but as was said before it's a pain to disassemble.
    + 1......on both counts. Not so much of a PITA to disassemble to offset the quality of the weapon though.

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    I got my advice on a .22 pistol here on this forum and a Ruger was recommended. I bought one and it is an excellent shooter. I haven't cleaned it yet so I don't know about the difficulty.....we'll see soon.
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    Buckmark, I had a sw 22a..to many issues with it.
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    Also if you want to "toy" around with a Ruger there are tons of after market parts for it. First recommendation would be to remove the mag disconnect.

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    I shoot silhouette with a Browning Buckmark, and it hasn't failed me in 20+ years. It is accurate, and easy to clean. My .02c.
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    I have a Ruger 22/45 MKIII, and I love it. I'm sure I would be happy with a Buckmark too.

    I prefer the grip angle on the 22/45 over a standard MKII/MKIII, but I also like the feel of the Buckmark. I dislike the way the Beretta and Smith feel in my hand, and I'm not a fan of the smaller pistols like the Mosquito or P22.

    As was stated previously, removing the magazine safety makes the gun much more user-friendly, and is the only modification I've done on my 22/45 up to this point.

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    I prefer the Buckmark myself. I alternate between that and whatever other gun I am shooting to spread out my time at the range and lower my overall cost. It is fun to shoot and I can drive tacks with it. Cabela's and Gander have a sale on these from time to time at about $229.00. I don't know if that is at every store across the country.
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    I have a Ruger Mark III Target... stainless with the bull barrel and I love it. I bought it for something to practice with as well. It's great for trigger control practice. Mine has been perfect. I have a S&W 22A Target as well but have had some issues with it. I don't think you can go wrong with the Ruger. You can tell when you handle one that they are built right.
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