S&W Model 41.
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What is your favorite, most reliable .22 LR pistol. I've been thinking about adding the Ruger SR22 to my collection, but have heard of some reliability issues.
It will only be used for a cheap plinking range toy so I guess reliability isn't such a huge thing.
What is your favorite .22 plinker?
S&W Model 41.
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My favorite and my most reliable are two different guns.
The favorite is my Sig Mosquito. Feeding and firing have been reliable but the slide suffered a catastrophic failure. I had to replace it with a GSG Firefly slide.
My most reliable is the M&P22C and M&P22 Fullsize. Boring reliability and accurate enough for plinking fun.
Take your pick. All of them are reliable and accurate as the day is long.
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Toss up between my Buckmark and my Beretta 71.
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My SEAL contract overrun Ruger MKII.
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I had a Buckmark when I was a kid, wish I still had it. I remember it being scary accurate. I'll add that one to my list of possibilities.
Don't currently have a .22 pistol but have had a lot of different ones in the past. I have a Kimber 1911 slide and barrel set up for .22lr, I put that on any of my 1911 frames and it runs flawless and plenty accurate.
The S&W Model 41.
My favorite 22 long gun would be the lightweight, ugly, 100% flawless functioning...cheap looking Remington Nylon 66.
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Unfortunately there are many gun owners who will still shop at Wal Mart even though they know Wal Mart partnered with Everytown for Gun Safety just because it is convenient and they can save a few bucks.
My S&W M&P 22 Compact will shoot crappy ammo that would choke in my 10/22!
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Ruger MkII target two tone. Bought it in 1990 I think.
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I really like my Ruger MkIII 22/45. Very accurate, very reliable and not too picky about what ammo it's fed.
That thing is a nightmare to disassemble/reassemble.
A pal has a Browning Buckmark and if I had it to do over again, that's what I'd have instead.
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Love my Ruger MKIII bull barrel Target Model. Also love my SP101 22LR.
If we're throwing in rifles too, hard to beat a 10/22.