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Metal425
05-13-2009, 7:02 PM
I'm interested in buying, one, trust me I've heard all the stories, but I'm thinking after I feed it around 500 rounds of CCI Mini Mags it will probably preform fine with other brands. My dad just bought a buckmark and we are going to pick it up on the 19th. I'll have the chance to be shooting both. It's either the Mosquito or the p22, any advice?

Requiem
05-13-2009, 7:10 PM
I was trying to make a decision like yours a bit ago. then I realized I wanted a gun for home defense value, target practice, and plinking instead of just one of those. Plus I heard negative things about both. More about the P22 though.

I settled on an XD-40, and am going to get the 9mm conversion barrel later on.

Hope that helped you ;)

Splinter
05-13-2009, 7:13 PM
Dont do it, stick with the proven ones. My friend has 5k rounds through his buckmark and has never cleaned it! My rugers were the same way. Just snaked the barrel and cleaned the chamber sometimes and it kept on humming.

Metal425
05-13-2009, 7:25 PM
I don't mind cleaning it frequently, I'm already basically sharing the Buckmark with my dad, and I want to have a "Tactical-Ish" .22

sv_1
05-13-2009, 7:27 PM
I like mine. It is not a target gun. The trigger sucks, it's not super accurate. But it does allow me to introduce people to shooting a semi that is very similar to semis in larger calibers. Then, when they figure out proper handling techniques and trigger control, they move up to the larger calibers and shoot much better.

Oh, and it looks cool ;)

Metal425
05-13-2009, 7:34 PM
Is it fine for plinkin' at the local range? ^_^

mvpatriot
05-13-2009, 7:34 PM
I like mine alot. Its just a range toy though....
Mine eats anything.

Metal425
05-13-2009, 8:06 PM
I like mine alot. Its just a range toy though....
Mine eats anything.

Thanks for the chat bro, I appreciate it.

sorensen440
05-13-2009, 8:08 PM
I like mine
Shoots very accurately and has been 100% reliable with mini mags

bombadillo
05-13-2009, 8:08 PM
I'd go MKIII

SigLion
05-13-2009, 8:12 PM
I just recently got one from a fellow Calgunner and it has been fun to shoot. Hasn't had one hiccup yet. The two tone ones look sweet!

Jonathan Doe
05-13-2009, 8:16 PM
I have shot someone else's pistol, it jammed to much. Failed to feed.

Table Rock Arms
05-13-2009, 8:31 PM
I love mine. trigger sucks but I always have fun shooting it.

Metal425
05-13-2009, 8:36 PM
I love mine. trigger sucks but I always have fun shooting it.

Will I get use to the trigger?

mvpatriot
05-13-2009, 8:37 PM
I just recently got one from a fellow Calgunner and it has been fun to shoot. Hasn't had one hiccup yet. The two tone ones look sweet!

Yeah mine is 2 tone and looks great with a nice finish.
Good talking to you on the tele Metal, good luck with the purchase.

swerv512
05-13-2009, 9:33 PM
best friend has one- i've shot it on about 6 or 7 different occasions, never failed once...

AEC1
05-13-2009, 9:36 PM
I have a 1958 Berreta 958. It is great. Looks like M9 and runs like a top. Value is about 150. Look it up on GB.

Table Rock Arms
05-13-2009, 10:01 PM
Will I get use to the trigger?

You can get used to anything. It really depends on what kind of shooting your gonna be doing. I tend to shoot multiple targets usually double tap and move to the next. I shoot a few magazines with my 45 and then a few with the mosquito then back to my 45. For that kind of shooting it is great, and has improved my shooting a lot. If your gonna shoot slow and for pin point accuracy then there are much better 22 pistols out there.

Ryan

onikage
05-13-2009, 10:17 PM
I have one in all black. Stick with CCI Mini Mags until it's well broken in and then try some other ammo out. Keep it clean as well. I haven't had any problems at all with mine. It is a great pistol for teaching new shooters as someone else said.

supermario
05-13-2009, 11:59 PM
I have the walther p22 and it shoots great, i love it. I usually only shoot stingers though!

Gryff
05-14-2009, 12:11 AM
I like the Mosquito I bought for my son.

boingo96
05-14-2009, 6:05 AM
I love mine, The trigger takes some getting used to but it eats anything. Great way to train the wife how to shoot because it almost feels like the full size Sig's. Only problem is the replacement magazines are all plastic and REALLY expensive.:thumbsup:

gd-bh
05-14-2009, 8:27 AM
The wife loves hers. She complains about the trigger being a bit too heavy, and has to take a few breathers since her finger gets tired. It fits her small hands well, and isn't too heavy which was important to her.

I'm not unhappy with it, but prefer my buckmark (heavier, fits my hands better). When the pistol was new, it had what I would consider more than "normal" feed issues, but after 500 or so rounds, it smoothed out, and runs well. Sig recommends mini-mags, so we broke it in with them, and since then we've tried the 550 federal bricks and the 350 pack high velocity "match" bricks from walmart with great success.

Since my wife was a new shooter, I used the malfunctions during break in as a teaching tool, and feel I got more than my money's worth out of that gun. Ours needs a good cleaning after about 300-500 rounds, which is about all she can shoot at one time anyway. All in all, I'm satisfied. (I'm not sure if we got a first or second generation, as I've heard there are some improvements in the newer ones)

maxicon
05-14-2009, 8:52 AM
Neither the Mosquito or the P22 are guns that you'll be passing on to your grandkids. The new generation of zinc and plastic guns are fun shooters when they're reliable, but accuracy is mediocre and long-term sturdiness prospects are marginal at best.

For plinkers, they're fine, but I wouldn't buy one before getting an accurate .22, personally.

If I was buying an inexpensive gun for a kid to shoot, I'd get one or the other, because my kids found the MkII too heavy (they actually preferred a small, light .22 revolver most), and accuracy isn't that important to them. If I wanted a .22 for myself that would be accurate enough to help me improve my shooting, I'd get a Buckmark or MkII/MkIII.

I have a Mosquito and P22, but I'd get rid of them long before my Ruger.

Daddy4zack
05-14-2009, 9:14 AM
i pick mine up in a week..Cant wait for that little thing.. :D

Metal425
05-14-2009, 3:36 PM
How is the p22 trigger vs the mosquito trigger?

walter
05-14-2009, 4:42 PM
get a mark3 man. i bought a sig mosquito and regret it

Metal425
05-14-2009, 5:18 PM
What about a p22?

imellow1
05-14-2009, 10:18 PM
For a while mine was working great. I just have to keep it well cleaned. Now it's jamming up, even after a good cleaning. Going to send it into Sig when I get a chance. Hope they fix it because I love the feel and look of the gun.

maxicon
05-15-2009, 8:45 AM
How is the p22 trigger vs the mosquito trigger?

I recently measured the Mosquito's trigger pull. ETA - added P22 trigger pulls.

The Mosquito's fair in SA, and horrendous in DA:
SA - 5 lb 14 oz (average of 10 pulls)
DA - over 12 lbs (max range of my trigger pull gauge)

The P22 is much better in both:
SA - 3 lb 10 oz
DA - 8 lb 13 oz

Here are a couple of range reports on the Mosquito and P22:

Mosquito
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=78387

P22
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=45627

Be sure to look up the P22 Bible to see what needs to be done to make them run right:
http://www.freespeech.com/1917-1911M_P22_bible.pdf

HK Dave
05-15-2009, 9:00 AM
Love mine... stick with CCI Minimags and it works perfectly.

onikage
05-15-2009, 11:18 AM
I was lucky enough to come up on two metal magazines. I emailer sig though and they did confirm the shift to plastic mags to keep production up. More like save them money.

tiko
05-15-2009, 10:12 PM
It worth to buy couple different 22 if you could afford, MKIII and Buckmark are very similar, P22 is too small and light, FTE so often. Mosquito got the coolest look out of them, first time look you can tell it is a 22 from MK, Buckmark, M41 or P22 but lot of shooter think Mosquito is a 380, it is the most realistic 22LR but it needs minimags.

Metal425
05-16-2009, 12:16 AM
It worth to buy couple different 22 if you could afford, MKIII and Buckmark are very similar, P22 is too small and light, FTE so often. Mosquito got the coolest look out of them, first time look you can tell it is a 22 from MK, Buckmark, M41 or P22 but lot of shooter think Mosquito is a 380, it is the most realistic 22LR but it needs minimags.

Couldn't the P22 be mistaken for a P99? :p