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Old 12-31-2019, 02:25 PM
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hey guys , the .40 is getting pricey to shoot often so im'm thinking i need a .22 handgun. what do you guys use ? and what is junk?
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Old 12-31-2019, 02:37 PM
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S&W 17 revolver
Browning Challenger semi-auto, ideally one made in Belgium with gold trigger
either is a really classy choice!

I would not have the patience to load and unload a single action .23 revolver but that is just me
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Old 12-31-2019, 03:44 PM
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Thumbs up Ruger Mark IV™ Hunter

Got one of these gems, accurate, reliable, easy to strip down and clean.
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Old 12-31-2019, 03:54 PM
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Really like my Ruger IV light model. Ease of takedown is great.

Buckmark are good as well, not as nice to clean. Not horrible but I haven't shot it since purchasing the Ruger.
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Old 12-31-2019, 04:10 PM
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Recently got a browning 1911-22 for Xmas to practise with cheap/ warm up before the real guns

And teach my kids how to handle a pistol

So far no complaints. Won't fire unless a mag is in is the only drawback but just a nuisance. Also I paint penned the front sight.

Accurate though ! Seems good
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Old 12-31-2019, 04:10 PM
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Can you get a 22 that mimics your 40? ie M&P22. If so, I’d maybe go that route. If not the Venerable Ruger Mark II’s and up are pretty hard to beat.
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Old 12-31-2019, 04:16 PM
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S&W Model 41
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Old 12-31-2019, 05:00 PM
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Got the boss a Sig marked GSG 1911 chambered in .22 a couple years ago that hasn't really had any issues.

I have a Sig mosquito in .22 that shoots flawlessly using the cheap 1400 round buckets of .22. It doesn't care for pricier ammo.

We have a Ruger Bearcat that's also fun to shoot. Along with a few other .22 revolvers.

We love our revolvers but I would reccomend a semi auto. They're just so fun and cheap to shoot.
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Old 12-31-2019, 05:12 PM
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Ruger Single Six are plentiful & economical. Can be fun to switch to mag, shoot the shotshells. Knew a guy had a S&W 10 shot revolver. It could use up some ammo. Lol
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Old 12-31-2019, 05:41 PM
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Old 12-31-2019, 08:30 PM
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Ruger MKII 5.5 " bull barrel
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Old 12-31-2019, 08:32 PM
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A Sig Sauer or GSG 1911-22 semiauto. I have the Sig and love it.
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Old 12-31-2019, 08:35 PM
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Ruger single six... way easy on the ol’piggybank...lol... a brick of .22’s should last you one or two seasons... can’t beat the fun factor.
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Old 12-31-2019, 08:48 PM
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S&W model 41
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Old 12-31-2019, 09:31 PM
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Default Taurus 96 Target

Had a few semi's over the years and then went back to a wheel gun. A Taurus Model 96, a more or less copy of the S&W Model 17. K-Frame size, six inch barrel, adjustable sights, six shots, blue steel, trigger overtravel stop, wood target style grips. The cylinder flutes and topstrap is grooved marking it as an older one probably from the 70's. Its a full sized revolver and surprisingly accurate. I had a spring break/wear out about ten years ago and my gunshop sent it away and Taurus rebuilt the entire internals at no cost. Just like a brand new gun but better. Taurus is a brand that deserves a second look.
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Old 12-31-2019, 09:41 PM
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S&W Model 41
X2

Buying brand new you’re looking at $1500+. Keep an eye out on cgn and you can get them a bit cheaper usually.
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Old 12-31-2019, 09:43 PM
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S&W Model 41
Absolutely right Dalton! I have a couple model 41s, I like them so much. My shooter is a 1979, and I have a minty Mid 60s, pre A prefix. I shoot my Model 41 more than any of my other guns. The Model 17 is great too, but the 41 is best. Another good choice is a Colt Woodsman or Challenger. Fantastic guns.

But get a 41. I got both of mine for under $900 shipped (each) on GunNutz. Just have to watch for them.

As far as a brick lasting for a long time....not so much. I have run about 2500 rounds through mine in the last month.
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Old 12-31-2019, 10:33 PM
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And this tells a bit about why you should get a Model 41....

https://www.americanrifleman.org/art...sson-model-41/
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Old 01-01-2020, 04:54 AM
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A 17,41,Ruger MKI and now a MKII.The 41 was very picky about ammo .The MKII will digest everything accurately.
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Ruger single six... way easy on the ol’piggybank...lol... a brick of .22’s should last you one or two seasons... can’t beat the fun factor.
I have two, 22/22mag and a 17HMR

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Old 01-01-2020, 11:30 AM
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Grew up with a Colt Woodsman in my hands. Damned accurate and reliable!



The Browning Nomad is another I rather like:



Latest acquisition was a Herbert Schmidt (W. German) convertible 22LR / 22 WMR:



All of them are FUN!!!

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Old 01-01-2020, 03:48 PM
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Old 01-02-2020, 07:45 AM
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Recently got a browning 1911-22 for Xmas to practise with cheap/ warm up before the real guns

And teach my kids how to handle a pistol

So far no complaints. Won't fire unless a mag is in is the only drawback but just a nuisance. Also I paint penned the front sight.

Accurate though ! Seems good
Its a great little gun. My son shot one for a couple of years. Many thousands of rounds with no issues. The magazine safety is easy to get rid of, cut the tab off the back of the trigger and it is gone.

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Old 01-02-2020, 11:21 AM
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Old 01-02-2020, 12:39 PM
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I have a Vostok Margolin semi auto 22 and like iron mentioned I too have a German Herbert Schmidt have had it for over 40 years.
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Old 01-02-2020, 01:00 PM
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Default 22 pistol

I have owned a GSG 1911 in 22 and it was great. Feels like a 1911. Have a Ruger Mk3 ditto. Reliably feed cheap ammo all day long.
Also have 2 Browning Medalists, 2 S&W M41s and there is no comparison in terms of quality. These are beautifully made old-school pistols. Both have marvellous triggers.
Tradex has some medalists and also some Hi Standards in the $500 range. Have never seen a Hi Standard, but believe they are also beautifully made.
Depends on what you want, but I would suggest semi auto over revolver.

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Old 01-02-2020, 07:26 PM
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I had the opportunity today to shoot a brand new Model 41 next to my 1979 Model 41. My mags worked perfect in the new gun, and the trigger was excellent, as good as my old gun... The only real difference was the grips, the new laminate stocks are much meatier and not as comfy as my old gun. But all in, a beautiful perfect target 22! Just $600 more than I paid for mine.
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Old 01-04-2020, 10:09 AM
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Grew up with a Colt Woodsman in my hands. Damned accurate and reliable!



The Browning Nomad is another I rather like:



Latest acquisition was a Herbert Schmidt (W. German) convertible 22LR / 22 WMR:



All of them are FUN!!!

Cheers,
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My Herbert Schmidt has too big a gap between the cylinder and the barrel
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Old 01-04-2020, 12:55 PM
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I just got a mkiii in early December . Nice pistol and shoots any ammo , even the cheap wilcat/thunderbolt etc. Pain in the butt to take apart . had to watch youtube video's .
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Old 01-04-2020, 01:10 PM
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I just got a mkiii in early December . Nice pistol and shoots any ammo , even the cheap wilcat/thunderbolt etc. Pain in the butt to take apart . had to watch youtube video's .


I have one as well for a few years now, very fun and reliable as long as you keep it properly lubed. The new style mkiv’ are way easier to pull apart. Fair warning though, if you ever decide to do a trigger job (Volquartsen kit), be prepared to use some very special language during the process....


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