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i have the sig mosquito. the first box of ammo i picked up was remington hollow point gold ( not sure if that is quite the exact type but im not at home right now). they shoot flawlessly with no ftf or fte with over 300 rnds. now the first time a buddy of mine tried to push federal ammo thru it. after the first shot it jammed. my mosquito does not like cheaper side of ammo.
My wife got a Mosquito last fall,,, loves it,,,her favorite gun
 

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Just wanted to say a good word in this thread about the Phoenix Arms .22 autos. It's a value product. For $150 range including good factory support, you get a decent gun. Here are a couple pics of mine and a couple video links...





Phoenix Arms HP22A .22 LR Pistol Review

YouTube - No more problem with my Phoenix arms hp .22....part2

YouTube - Peter and his Phoenix Arms .22
Have a Phoenix HP22A, it's a fun gun, and now that I am familiar with it, had it fifteen years, I shoot it a lot.
 

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Bella Twin, an Indian girl, and her friend Dave Auger were hunting grouse near Lesser Slave Lake in northern Alberta. The only gun they had was Bella's single-shot bolt-action .22 Rimfire rifle. They were walking a cutline that had been made for oil exploration when they saw a large grizzly following the same survey line toward them. If they ran, the bear would probably notice them and might chase, so they quietly sat down on a brush pile and hoped that the bear would pass by without trouble. But the bear came much too close, and when the big boar was only a few yards away, Bella Twin shot him in the side of the head with a .22 Long cartridge. The bear dropped, kicked and then lay still. Taking no chances, Bella went up close and fired all of the cartridges she had, seven or eight .22 Longs, into the bear's head. That bear, killed in 1953, was the world-record grizzly for several years and is still high in the records today.
 

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Bella Twin, an Indian girl, and her friend Dave Auger were hunting grouse near Lesser Slave Lake in northern Alberta. The only gun they had was Bella's single-shot bolt-action .22 Rimfire rifle. They were walking a cutline that had been made for oil exploration when they saw a large grizzly following the same survey line toward them. If they ran, the bear would probably notice them and might chase, so they quietly sat down on a brush pile and hoped that the bear would pass by without trouble. But the bear came much too close, and when the big boar was only a few yards away, Bella Twin shot him in the side of the head with a .22 Long cartridge. The bear dropped, kicked and then lay still. Taking no chances, Bella went up close and fired all of the cartridges she had, seven or eight .22 Longs, into the bear's head. That bear, killed in 1953, was the world-record grizzly for several years and is still high in the records today.
That's incredible. That girl had guts.
 

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You don't want Phoenix Arms. Too many safeties for not much of a gun. Poor accuracy and reliability. Definitely not something I would ever consider for a .22. I would say you could cover home defense, CCW, and .22 plinking and target shooting with a CZ 75b or 75 Compact and a Kadet Kit. The Kadet Kit is the same weight as the full size slide making it a great trainer. The downside is your looking at close to $1,000.00 for both and good luck finding either or both today.
 

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There are always going to be Phoenix ‘haters’. Probably because it is less expensive than their super duper $300 22. Oh, well..since my last report on the Phoenix over a year ago, I have put many thousands of rounds through mine, Still very pleased with it,, Have used it to teach a few new shooters, and for them the safeties are so easy to learn and use, they like the gun...Some like the price and ask why they should pay hundreds more for a gun that shoots well, easy to handle, easy to clean, etc. etc.
 

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There are always going to be Phoenix 'haters'. Probably because it is less expensive than their super duper $300 22. Oh, well..since my last report on the Phoenix over a year ago, I have put many thousands of rounds through mine, Still very pleased with it,, Have used it to teach a few new shooters, and for them the safeties are so easy to learn and use, they like the gun...Some like the price and ask why they should pay hundreds more for a gun that shoots well, easy to handle, easy to clean, etc. etc.
Let me clarify. I don't judge gun's by price. I gave that up when I saw two Kimber's in the $1600.00 range jam on every magazine ans a guy with a Hi Point shoot magazine after magazine with no malfunctions. My Brother bought two Phoenix Arms .22 one for him and one for his girlfriend. Magazine safety, hammer safety, and trigger safety. Try teaching a beginner a safe carry mode and still get the pistol in action in a reasonable time frame. Both pistols shot extremely low with the rear sight bottomed out. I mean like 18 inches low at 30 feet. I don't recall a lot of malfunctions, a few with standard velocity ammunition. The plastic trigger's were bad. I mean BAD. I'm not a "Brand Fan" as you can tell but if a gun's not up to snuff I say so.
 

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I find the new shooters I have started on a Phoenix, grasp the multiple safeties quickly,,,it becomes almost second nature to them, in only a few lessons. Any gun just takes practice. And a new shooter needs to be taught patience .
 

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I realize, that you will never admit that a Phoenix can be a good gun, so yes, you are prejudiced against them,,, too bad,
It would be prejudice if I had no experience with the pistol, but I have had quite a bit. The gun is confusing to beginner's and not accurate enough to be fun. Experience with it gives it a thumbs down. You'll not some of these are inexpensive. A .22 Pistols.jpg
 

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[/url[QUOTE="SGWGunsmith, post: 709500, m Still, you can't beat a Ruger Mark II pistol:[/QUOTE]
I could not agree more!
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Tangof. That Charter Arms Explorer, upper left. I have one of those also.
How is it that three new shooters are very proficient with the Phoenix, shoot it well, at reasonable distances, have no trouble with the safeties, and yet, you an old gun guy seem to be unable to run one??
 

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Tangof. That Charter Arms Explorer, upper left. I have one of those also.
How is it that three new shooters are very proficient with the Phoenix, shoot it well, at reasonable distances, have no trouble with the safeties, and yet, you an old gun guy seem to be unable to run one??
Not unable, I just don't care for it. I shot hundred's of rounds through a couple of them. I have nothing against inexpensive guns that work well. The two I shot had no saving graces at all.
 

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Just joined the forum. These are SW22 pistols with Tandemkross features, and Aimpoint red dots sight that I have been using for Bullseye league shooting. They like CCI Standard velocity ammo. Just getting acquainted, my shooting interests are varied and I have nearly 70 years of shooting experience.
 

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