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    Sig Mosquitos -- Gone from Sig 2015 Catalog

    Sig's website has a bunch of different models and versions of the Mosquito listed, and I've become enamored with this 22LR pistol. Feels better in my hand than the S&W M&P-22, which is a striker anyway (am not too fond of those). But I downloaded the 2015 Sig PDF Catalog and the Mosquito is no longer listed. Yikes, may have to jump on the chance and get one. A lot of good firearms seeing the end of trails these days. Marlin no longer lists the Model 39A rimfire levergun either.

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    Have you looked at the Sig 226 or 229 Classic in .22? It's not ambidextrous much, or I'd have jumped on it, but it looks great. Went with the Ruger SR22 instead, and LOVE that little thing.

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    Yea, got the SR-22 and the Walther P-22 (I happen to love .22's because you can shoot all day) and the M&P-22. The M&P was fashioned after the same train-with-this-then-shoot-that philosophy of S&W's M&P line. But the Sig is 80% of a real full-sized P-226 (which Sig still offers the P226-22) and the grip just feels right, probably about the size of a P-229.

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    Have you tried the PPQ M2 22? Or has that been dropped as well? Their P22 never appealed, hence the SR22. But i did just add a Single-Six to the mix here. Only been into handguns for one year now, so need to try everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SailDesign View Post
    Have you tried the PPQ M2 22?
    No, because even though I have a PPQ M2, they are strikers which I'm moving away from after learning my preferences. The PPQ is a keeper, however.

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    Scorpion8:
    I can not verify this, but I have heard that there has been a lot of problems with them from a variety of sources? I almost bought one but went with a Ruger SR22 instead because of this.

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    Oh I know they had problems, which is why each box came with two (2) recoil springs. They tell you which one to use for std velocity 22LR and which to use for hi velocity 22LR and I'm sure 99% of the folks goofed it up and returned the guns as "faulty".

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    I have a sig mosquito, Only down fall is it only likes to shoot CCI mini mags, Which i cant find anywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beretta9mm View Post
    I have a sig mosquito, Only down fall is it only likes to shoot CCI mini mags, Which i cant find anywhere.
    My SR22 shoots just about anything... Better even than the 22/45 for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beretta9mm View Post
    I have a sig mosquito, Only down fall is it only likes to shoot CCI mini mags, Which i cant find anywhere.
    Me too! I had one about two years ago, and sold it to my brother. He seemed not to mind the fact that is was very ammo sensitive, but I was.

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    I went ahead and ordered one in FDE. As far as ammo sensitivity, SIG includes two recoil springs with each pistol. And I have a lot of Armscor high velocity 22LR and haven't met a semi-auto rim-fire that didn't love that stuff.

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    Just a slight correction, the S&W M&P22 is not striker fired, it's hammer fired thought the hammer is not visible. I owned a Mosquito and initially liked it but found it to be not reliable. The S&W M&P22, especially the new US made compact version is very reliable and IMO a much better pistol.
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    Sig took their time solving the problems with the Mosquito and let it get a bad reputation. I knew two guys who bought it at a high price and grew to hate it because it wouldn't shoot cheap ammo.

    I bought a P-22 Walther, at about the same time, for a lot less money, and liked it. But I knew, going in, that it would probably also require high velocity ammo to be reliable. I don't shoot it much, now, because of that, but if ammo availability and pricing ever gets back to pre-Obama days, I will. This could be affecting Mosquito sales, as well.

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    I've received mine, and read the OM from front to back. That being said, I've never encountered anyone besides my dealer who knew that Sig enclosed two recoil springs with these: the larger-diameter installed spring is for high velocity ammo, and the spare small-diameter spring is for standard velocity ammo. If you don't realize that and act accordingly and start swapping springs and ammo willy-nilly trying to fix a FTF problem, you'll inevitably get them mixed up and be frustrated. My FFL says that when ever anyone brings one back saying it won't feed ammo, he asks if they knew those details (above) and none of them do. The OM also says that standard velocity ammo works better if you give it a little spray lube on the cases first (since it is blowback operated, they may need help).

    I have a wide variety of standard, high and hyper-velocity 22LR. My expectation is that this will be a great gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bisley View Post
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    ... but if ammo availability and pricing ever gets back to pre-Obama days, I will.

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    We prefer "pre-hysteria" days as it then doesn't sound like you're blaming Obama. The blame rests on those who thought the S was going to HTF when he was elected...

    Silly people.

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    Interesting opinion.
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    Scorpion,
    I bought a SIG Mosquito a couple of months ago and have had absolutely zero problems with mine! I actually took it to my club last night to shoot it again! I kept the spring in it that came installed from the factory, I figured I would run it with that and change to the standard velocity spring if I ran into any problems. Needless to say, the original spring (high velocity) is still in there. I am shooting just plain old CCI Blazers, no FTF, or FTE!!
    I really do like this little pistol. I bought it because it reminded me of my P229!
    Good luck, and give us a range report!!
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    Shot my Sig today. 1 box of Federal American Eagle high-velocity, 1 box of Armscor high velocity. I had 1 FTF on the Federal, and that was it. Shot very well. The double-action trigger pull is atrocious, but the single action trigger is very good. Quite accurate too for a pistol of it's type. And it feels great in the hand. In all I think moving up from the poor trigger of the M&P-22 to the Sig was well worth it.

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    Sig sells an awful lot of these so I can't see them dropping them from the line,it's a definite money maker for them.

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    Scorpion,
    I run my 22 autoloaders a little wet when I am first shooting them. I have done it in my S&W, Bersa, and SIG. I did not have a problem with any of them, and I am shooting up some cheap ammo.

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