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    Semi Auto .22 Handgun

    What is the best Semi Auto .22 Handgun to get? Is it Walther, Ruger, etc? Can you please give me your opinions on this?

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    The best .22 autoloading pistol...to do WHAT? If it's ultra-light packing & casual plinking - Walther P22 or short-barrelled Ruger 22/45. If it's general sporting/hunting use - Ruger Mark? or Browning Buckmark (pick your poison). If it's precision sporting/general target work - trick either of the last two mentioned with $$$ or buy a S&W 41. If you're getting SERIOUS about .22 autoloading Competition - Pardini or Hammerli (and prepare to ebay a kidney).

    I've owned at least one (and some - several) of everything I've mentioned above. The two you are LEAST likely to regret owning & shooting are the Ruger Mark? & the Browning Buckmark. Each has so many variables under those two general model designations you're sure to find your own "peach". And the aftermarket parts available for the Ruger (lesser for the Browning, it doesn't need as many! ) will have you buying trick parts for years.
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    depends on what you want the .22 for, but the wife and i have a Beretta Neos that's been great to us.

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    Whoa! I FORGOT one of my favorites! The Marvel Conversion for the 1911. Best of all possible worlds.
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    Ruger because it will eat anything you feed it.It's not fussy like other 22 pistols.
    I was buying one of my glocks and someone ahead of me was buying a walther
    22 and the salesman was telling the buyer he should only use cci stingers as
    this would ensure the pistol would cycle properly.Go figure,rich man 22 ?

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    I would buy one just for fun and because ammo is cheap!
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    plinkin' fun ? Ruger single-six (S.A. revolver) or Ruger 45/22 (semi-suto pistol)
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    S&W Model 41

    +1 on the S&W Model 41, great plinker, good for entry level competitive target work, nice shape, heavy and feels like proper gun, easy to take down and clean.

    The Walther P22 is way small small, ive got medium sized hands and my pinky has nothing to grip onto, I turned right away from this when shopping for .22s

    22A is great, as well the Ruger .22, all good pistols.

    Ive always used CCI hollowpoint in my 41, its nicely priced and shoots 99.9% of the time.

    The following doesnt work well

    Remington Cyclone (5 FTFs in one box of 50)
    Winchester X (Got a box of 500, 50FTFs, multiple jams)
    Highland RX (10FTFs in one box of 50)

    If youve got a spare $2200 floating round the Model 41 is now available in 50th Anniversary Edition

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    My Walther P22 is a great little gun. I shoot Federal Value pack 550 copper plated HP's from Walmart ($12.47 per box) and it cycles perfectly. Just days ago I fired well over 300 rounds in a single session without a single hiccup.


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    Beretta Neos...Here is a right up I did of mine.
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