View Full Version : phoenix arms .22

05-10-2011, 4:13 PM
Grabagun.com has those little phoenix arms Saturday night specials for $140.00. are these worth it? I feel like getting one but have heard bad things about em. What do you guys think? Anyone happy or unhappy with thiers?

05-10-2011, 4:46 PM

05-10-2011, 5:03 PM
For around $120 more you can get a Ruger on sale at Turners. These Phoenix Arms pistols have a history of cracked frames after some use. If you wish to deal with that I understand the company fixes them but then you are without the pistol for a while. Won't happen to a Rugger. Just my $.02. Buy once and don't have to worry as the Ruger is a proven performer.

05-10-2011, 5:54 PM
A friend of mine had one a decade or so ago, POS. We had to super glue the safety back on after it fell off lol. The frame cracked as well.

I don't know if their quality control is any better now but I had a bad experience.

Get a ruger.

05-11-2011, 7:44 AM
I bought an HP22 about a year and a half ago, I've put around 650 rounds through it, some high velocity, some standard velocity ( around 1000+/- fps) with no cracking or other major problems. I have had a few feeding problems, so I polished the feed ramp with a Dremel tool, but haven't tried it out yet after the polishing job. Mouseguns.com has a lot of good helpful info on this pistol and lots of other small guns.

05-11-2011, 8:01 AM
FYI, they are made of zinc, not steel.