Thinking about getting a .22 for a "fun gun"...

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    In .22, I find that jams take away from the fun. .22 ammo is cheap and dirty, so I've decided that my .22 rifles will be bolt action (lever guns would be ok too), and my .22 handguns will be revolvers (will be picking up a used Iver Johnson .22 8 shot revolver soon - only $149!).
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10thmtn View Post
    In .22, I find that jams take away from the fun. .22 ammo is cheap and dirty, so I've decided that my .22 rifles will be bolt action (lever guns would be ok too), and my .22 handguns will be revolvers (will be picking up a used Iver Johnson .22 8 shot revolver soon - only $149!).
    I understand where you're coming from with the revolver, but, have you checked out the Walther P22? If I were to get a .22 handgun the Walther P22 would be the one.

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    Walther P22.

    I had one and it was a lemon. I sent it back for repair and it sits in the safe now. I got a Browning Buckmark which is a great little shooter and I got a S&W Model 41 which I shoot the most. I picked it up from a member on this site.

    Pay a little extra and get a lot more out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccman View Post
    Walther P22.

    I had one and it was a lemon. I sent it back for repair and it sits in the safe now. I got a Browning Buckmark which is a great little shooter and I got a S&W Model 41 which I shoot the most. I picked it up from a member on this site.

    Pay a little extra and get a lot more out of it.
    I read that there was a problem because people were not shooting high velocity ammo, that caused there to be an ejection problem. That's not uncommon with .22 auto pistols. What problem did you have with your gun?

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    If you need to use the more expensive, high velocity .22 ammo to make your pistol work - what is the point of using a .22?

    That's why I decided my .22 handgun will be a revolver. Shoots anything. If you get a dud, just pull the trigger again (note that the ONLY duds I have ever personally experienced have all been with .22 ammo).

    While malfunctions/duds/jams are not a big deal if the gun is only used for fun, I find that dealing with these issues takes away from the enjoyment of shooting. So, like I said, for .22 it's revolvers and bolt guns for me!
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    I have a bunch of .22's in both rifle and handgun but I just obtained my FAVORITE! A COLT .22 AR Carbine. Accurate, same controls as my reg AR, same weight and takes the same accessories. WHAT A FUN GUN!!!
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    I'm thinking about the ruger 10 22 in their "Kinda like an AR" Platform:

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    Bart.
    I read that there was a problem because people were not shooting high velocity ammo, that caused there to be an ejection problem. That's not uncommon with .22 auto pistols. What problem did you have with your gun?

    I used federal bulk high velocity. They would not eject when fired and miss fire. Then I went with the CCI high velocity no better. I returned to S&W and they replaced the hammer and other internal parts. I lost interest in it and it sits in the safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccman View Post
    Bart.
    I read that there was a problem because people were not shooting high velocity ammo, that caused there to be an ejection problem. That's not uncommon with .22 auto pistols. What problem did you have with your gun?

    I used federal bulk high velocity. They would not eject when fired and miss fire. Then I went with the CCI high velocity no better. I returned to S&W and they replaced the hammer and other internal parts. I lost interest in it and it sits in the safe.
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    I have a bunch of .22's in both rifle and handgun but I just obtained my FAVORITE! A COLT .22 AR Carbine. Accurate, same controls as my reg AR, same weight and takes the same accessories. WHAT A FUN GUN!!!



    Exactly what I was thinking. Get the Colt 22lr on the AR platform. About the same price as the MP-5 carbine, and worlds of aftermarket goodies for it. It will also be an excellent trainer for the AR you will eventually get------------God willing, and the lefties are not successful in banning all those evil things! Just a thought, for about $200-$300 more, you can actually get an AR-------------just sayin.
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    Locally, the S&W M&P 15/22 is cheaper than the GSG-5 (not by much, asking price is only $30 cheaper), but I really like the way it feels compared to the GSG-5.

    If you're looking for a fun gun, you might want to give that some consideration as well.
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    Thanks for the advice guys. Next time I head to the range I'll swing by the store inside and talk to the guy who works there. Maybe get to handle a bunch of them and do some price checking. I like doing research before heading to a gun show... just to make sure I don't get ripped off.

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