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bassgruvn
03-06-2009, 9:37 PM
Hey all
So I have need of a .22 handgun for me and my son since a friend allowed us to borrow his Colt Cadet. Great gun, been looking for one for months.
Anyway I have been thinking Kimber in .22 and today I stumbled onto a Beretta Model 87 NIB. Very nice feeling weapon indeed, so I was wondering what input you all might have.
I am looking to spend 500-600. Thanx for your time.

PutTogether
03-06-2009, 9:43 PM
Hey all
So I have need of a .22 handgun for me and my son since a friend allowed us to borrow his Colt Cadet. Great gun, been looking for one for months.
Anyway I have been thinking Kimber in .22 and today I stumbled onto a Beretta Model 87 NIB. Very nice feeling weapon indeed, so I was wondering what input you all might have.
I am looking to spend 500-600. Thanx for your time.

Obviously a very subjective thing - but the most fun I ever had with a .22 pistol was a browning buckmark. Amazing trigger, perfect balance, fit and finish were excellent. With your $500 budget you would still have a nice chunk of change left over too.

freakshow10mm
03-06-2009, 9:44 PM
Buckmark
Ruger 22/45
High Standard
P22

BaronW
03-06-2009, 9:58 PM
With your budget, I'd try to get my hands on a used smith & wesson model 41.

tiko
03-06-2009, 10:00 PM
S&W 41
Ruger Mk III target model

One Shot, One Dropped
03-06-2009, 10:03 PM
Well, if you already have a 1911, you could just order Kimber's conversion kit and have some spare change for a few range trips with it...

bassgruvn
03-07-2009, 6:03 AM
Well, if you already have a 1911, you could just order Kimber's conversion kit and have some spare change for a few range trips with it...

Do they work very well ??
I have never had any experience with one.

AndrewMendez
03-07-2009, 6:30 AM
Out of curiosity...Why do you want a 22??

bassgruvn
03-07-2009, 6:32 AM
Out of curiosity...Why do you want a 22??

Great little guns
Cheap to shoot. I have most every other caliber covered
except .40 and gap.

AndrewMendez
03-07-2009, 6:42 AM
Great little guns
Cheap to shoot. I have most every other caliber covered
except .40 and gap.

OOOOh ok, I thought you where thinking home defense! In that case, i would go with a S&W M41!!

jazman
03-07-2009, 9:00 AM
Shoot a Browning Buckmark and you will buy one. Great feel, balance, and accuracy.

thomasanelson
03-07-2009, 9:50 AM
S&W 317
Buckmark

bassgruvn
03-07-2009, 1:03 PM
OOOOh ok, I thought you where thinking home defense! In that case, i would go with a S&W M41!!

Ohhh no
Got a HK USP45 for that :p

TonyM
03-07-2009, 1:13 PM
Hey all
So I have need of a .22 handgun for me and my son since a friend allowed us to borrow his Colt Cadet. Great gun, been looking for one for months.
Anyway I have been thinking Kimber in .22 and today I stumbled onto a Beretta Model 87 NIB. Very nice feeling weapon indeed, so I was wondering what input you all might have.
I am looking to spend 500-600. Thanx for your time.


For $5-600 you can just about get 2 Buckmarks.

Then, you could plan to do like I did and drop that much again on parts to upgrade one of them. :chris:

Bowser
03-07-2009, 1:34 PM
S&W Model 41.

5150Marcelo
03-07-2009, 1:44 PM
+1 on the buckmark!

dgey
03-07-2009, 1:52 PM
I've shot many 22's but love my browning buckmark. it's an amazing gun. lots of aftermarket parts also.

Trapper
03-07-2009, 2:03 PM
Ruger MKII OR MKIII, easy on the wallet and very accurate.

Fantasma
03-07-2009, 2:26 PM
CZ75B with a Cadet Kit. Very nice.

bassgruvn
03-07-2009, 2:47 PM
Buckmark seems to be the over all advise here
I will have a look see at one. Thanx guys

One Shot, One Dropped
03-07-2009, 9:49 PM
Do they work very well ??
I have never had any experience with one.

I have one for my Warrior. It shoots like a dream and is really easy to point (because it's a 1911). Getting the conversion may be closer in weight to a 1911 (because it uses your frame instead of the lightened .22 1911 frame. Although the slide doesn't lock open after the last shot, they are awesome kits!

ontmark
03-08-2009, 8:27 AM
It depends on how much you want to spend.

All of these are good; In order of increasing expense:

Ruger
S&W 22A.
Browning Buck-Mark
Sig Trailside
Beretta 87 Target
Benelli MP95
S&W 41

You can go even higher with Hammerli, Walther, Pardini and others.

Used, look into Colt Match Targets, High Standard (Hamden) pistols and the S&W 41.

Smith and Wesson no longer makes the excellent and inexpensive 422 model but you can find them for around $200. It's accurate, will feed anything and easy to take down to clean.

Buckmark standard. Mine is very easy to clean and eats everything you put in it, accurate, nice balance, great controls and great trigger. The ruger is good also but has some quirkiness to it (grip angle etc.) and the Buckmark is better out of the box IMO, especially the trigger.

Vacaville
03-08-2009, 9:30 AM
+1 for the Ruger 22/45.