View Poll Results: Which .22 pistol?

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  • Ruger SR22

    34 30.91%
  • Ruger Mark III

    66 60.00%
  • Ruger Charge

    1 0.91%
  • S&W M&P22

    9 8.18%
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    I have a MK II, a couple of MK IIIs and now a 22/45. I was actually surprised that I find I now prefer the 22/45 best. I anticipated that it might feel a bit top heavy, but my 5 ˝” barreled gun has nice balance and feel, and after modifying the trigger and eliminating the mag safety, it has a very good trigger and is very accurate.

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    Curious why you didnt include the smith and wesson 22a and the smith and wesson model 41 or the browing buck mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by onenut58 View Post
    Curious why you didnt include the smith and wesson 22a and the smith and wesson model 41 or the browing buck mark

    I agree - I'd have voted for the Buck Mark

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    Thanks for the great info. I'll be looking into these.

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    I went with the Ruger SR22. I got it cause I always hear good things about it and it's One of the lightest and smallest and half the reason of getting it was to get my wife more confident around guns. She loves it

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    The SR22 is a reliable and accurate little pistol within its design. I enjoy shooting mine and have confidence in it. Iif you are doing to seriously hunt, the MKIII or something similar is likely a better choice. As a camp gun though, the SR is light, easily packed and reliable. Ruger also makes the 8 shot SP101 in .22 LR and it is an outstanding and reliable shooter.

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    I have 3 Ruger MKIIs, 2 Ruger MKIIIs and a Browning Buckmark. The Buckmark has the better trigger of all. I would recommend a MKII over the MKIII anytime. The chamber indicator is plastic and requires additional cleaning.

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    I second RustyNut's reply. I have an old blue Mark I, with a 5.5" bull barrel that I bought over 30 years ago. My brother-in-law has the 22/45 in stainless, with a 5.5" bull barrel. I like his gun better, but I have always been pleased with mine. There is a learning curve to go through on the reassembly, but you can get help with almost anything like that on youtube, if you get stuck. Great guns. These guns evolved from the first firearm built by Ruger in 1949. If you want to see the most interesting Ruger 22 pistol ever made, Goggle "Ruger Amphibian".

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    Late to the party, but for me the choice is the SR22. But I own a SR40c and the SR22 functions quite similarly. Mark III for target though.

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    The Ruger Mark III 22/45 Hunting series with the 5 1/2" fluted barrel has an excellent balance and feel to it, and is incredibly reliable as well as accurate. If you remove the magazine disconnect safety and replace it with an after market bushing, not only will the magazine drop free but the trigger feel is improved and disassembly is much easier.

    Ruger 22/45 mag disconnect removal - YouTube

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    Which Ruger .22 Pistol?

    I just picked up a Ruger MK III 4 and I LOVE it!!

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    Why would you limit to Rugers only, I have a Beretta Neos and it's a great gun. I'm not sure it's ever a good idea to limit your choices t a single brand.

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    Which Ruger .22 Pistol?

    I second the neos. I picked up one with a 6" barrel this week and I love it. It was only ~$250.

    Plus if your wife wants pick you can get it with pink grips.

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    I dont care for a little gun like the SR22, i do like ruger though.

    Im wanting an M&P because i like how it looks and feels like a full size.

    I have an MK1 and it shoots great but i wish i had the MK3 because of the mag release. One thing i dont like about my MK1 is the mag release.

    The charger is cool ide like to have one of those also but it looks like an awkward gun. Not really a free hand shooter but not really a rifle either.

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    Don't want a little gun like the SR22? Have you looked at the GSG 1911 or GSG 922?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tip View Post
    Don't want a little gun like the SR22? Have you looked at the GSG 1911 or GSG 922?
    Are you insinuating that the Sig Sauer/GSG 1911-22 (same gun) is as small or smaller than an SR-22? If so, you're out of your mind. I own a Sig 1911-22 and it is identical in size to my 45 ACP Govt 1911.

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    No - OP stated they did not like the small size of the SR22 -- I simply offered up the Gsg-1911 or 922 as a larger alternative. Reading is fundamental.

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    I purchased a Ruger SR22R about two weeks ago...

    I ran 80 rounds through it today without any malfunctions...

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    I picked up a Ruger Mark III 22/45 'Lite' in black anodized a few weeks ago. Surprising well balanced. Looks like this;

    Ruger 22/45 Lite® Rimfire Pistol Models

    I have yet to shoot it. That will have to wait until sometime in July.

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    Since I said I'd have picked a Buck Mark - I bought a Mark II 22/45.

    I really like it - it shoots like a dream


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    Quote Originally Posted by trevorlay View Post
    I went with the Ruger SR22. I got it cause I always hear good things about it and it's One of the lightest and smallest and half the reason of getting it was to get my wife more confident around guns. She loves it
    That gun has been getting great reviews. good choice.

    You never mentioned it was mainly for your wife in original post

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    Quote Originally Posted by trevorlay View Post
    Thanks for all the input folks! My wife saw a Sig that was a pink .22 today at the store she said she wanted... lol
    You'll be sorry if you do!

    I regularly attend 22 LR pistol matches. Most of the participants are older men who've been shooting pistols for a long time. The majority of the older shooters use either Ruger Mark III, or 22/45 pistols. (Many of them have been to Volquartsen AND look and fire that way, too!) Me? I shoot a compensated, long-barreled, S&W Model 41. If I didn't own such a beautiful old Model 41 then I'd surely be using either a Ruger Mark III, 'Competition' or, 'Hunter' Model - Probably something that would, also, be worked over by Volquartsen.

    Ruger® Mark III? Competition Rimfire Pistol Models
    https://www.volquartsen.com/tags/15-...custom-pistols

    As for the SIG Mosquito? It's a, 'pot metal wonder'! I've handled, shot, and fixed too many of them to have any respect, whatsoever, for this SIG piece of junk.




    PS: Oh, I see by your last reply that I've posted too late. Anyway, I thought you might like to see these ~

    My S&W Model 41 http://imageshack.us/a/img850/1757/k4wq.jpg
    A typical Volquartsen Mark III http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/7742/z2qs.jpg

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    My daughters pink SIG Mosquito shoots great

    You have to shoot it wet (lots of oil on slide) , but if you keep it wet - it been fine.

    She's shot hundreds of rounds through it.


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    I think you're right! Not shooting the Mosquito, 'soaking wet' might very well cause many of the problems I've seen. Only thing is that most people don't show up at the range with a bottle of gun oil in their pocket; and, at today's prices, I'd prefer they use their own CLP. In addition to the sintered metal frame neither do I like all the stamped metal parts that SIG uses - The gun just feels cheap (and it is)!

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    Quote Originally Posted by berettatoter View Post
    I purchased a Ruger SR22R about two weeks ago...

    I ran 80 rounds through it today without any malfunctions...
    Just got one (SR22) for my wife, blk/blk. Her first gun ever. I put a Crimson Trace GREEN RailMaster on it for her (she wanted a laser badly). She hasn't shot it yet, but from what I can tell it is a very high quality-made gun.

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