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biggalvan1
07-28-2011, 12:22 PM
Hi all im looking in to getting a 22 pistol. Somthing that me and my kids could use at the range . Was thinking about the neos . any other suggestion dont want to spend a arm or leg $250.00 or less would be geat .

XDRoX
07-28-2011, 12:25 PM
The Neos is a great little plinker. But I don't think it's on the roster any longer. You could look for a used one. Mines a tack driver and eats everything.

The Rugers and Brownings are nicer but also more expensive. I also really like the Walther P22. Awesome little pistol.

mif_slim
07-28-2011, 12:27 PM
Ruger MK series...but its right at 250-300

Unless inflation.. haha but last I got mines for around that price.

XD Guy
07-28-2011, 12:31 PM
I agree on the Neos... I have two of them, one with the four inch and the other with the six in barrel. I also have the carbine kit that is made to turn the pistol into a carbine, how fun is that. Great little pistols and have put thousands of rounds through each of them. I also have a Walther P22 but have had a number of issues with it. If you can find the neos, get it.

jedininja
07-28-2011, 12:37 PM
If you want to go with a revolver, there is the Heritage Rough Rider for $100-$150 new. Great little shooter and tons of fun for the price.

biggalvan1
07-28-2011, 12:51 PM
Hey where can you get the rough rider for 100 to 150 ? My local shop Turners sells the 4inch barrel for with cowboy sights $199.00. And the 6 inch barrel for like $279.00 For $100 to $150 that would be a great lil gun.:D

rareair
07-28-2011, 1:14 PM
The SIG Mosquito gets my vote. Turners constantly has them on sale for $299 (retail $399) or you can get a used one to fit your <$250 budget

CSACANNONEER
07-28-2011, 1:19 PM
Neos, Mosquitos, S&W22As and P22s just don't hold up in the long run. I've seen all of these models start falling apart after 20K-30K rounds. I would strongly suggest a Ruger MK I, II or III, a Browning Buckmark or even an old High Standard. All of these can be found used for $250 or less and will last for at least a million rounds.

Hernz
07-28-2011, 1:37 PM
Ruger Mk3

Oh hey lookie here!
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=453032

jakuda
07-28-2011, 1:50 PM
If you can find it, a used Ruger Mark 2. Otherwise I'd strongly recommend a Ruger Mark 3.

mif_slim
07-28-2011, 1:54 PM
Here:

http://slickguns.com/product/ruger-2245-bull-barrel-5-12-22lr-blued-21999-0

gorenut
07-28-2011, 1:57 PM
A little higher than your price point.. but a GSG 1911 is what I'm waiting for. I can easily see that for use with kids to transition them to full 1911s.

Flintlock Tom
07-28-2011, 2:25 PM
I just did a search on gunbroker(dot)com for .22 pistols under $250 and got 94 hits.
I recently bought a used Ruger Mk II, 22/45 for $239, from a shop, here in San Diego. Shop around.

S dot
07-28-2011, 5:04 PM
ruger 22/45 would be nice the grip is way thin to for smaller hands which would be good for the kids. I have mediumish hands and I had to put on the hogue wraparound o make it feel somewhat normal. I plan on drilling and putting 1911 grips on it.

cmichini
07-28-2011, 6:32 PM
Neos, Mosquitos, S&W22As and P22s just don't hold up in the long run. I've seen all of these models start falling apart after 20K-30K rounds. I would strongly suggest a Ruger MK I, II or III, a Browning Buckmark or even an old High Standard. All of these can be found used for $250 or less and will last for at least a million rounds.

+ 1,000 for Ruger Mk series. I have a MkII 5 1/2" bull barrel. It has at least 10K rounds through it and it still holds accuracy very well. Reliable to a fault. It comes to nearly every range trip and eats ANYTHING. Crappy ammo is less accurate but I can keep just about any ammo in the black at 50' with regulation target offhand - and I'm not that good of a shot.

Spend once and enjoy it for years. I've had mine 20 years or so.

dllma70
07-28-2011, 6:45 PM
+1 for gsg1911

JoeinLA
07-28-2011, 8:16 PM
I got a S&W 22a from Turners when they had them for $212 or something like that. I'm very happy with it. I've been using Blazer and have about 1,100 rounds through it without any single problem (yes, I keep track).

I shot the Rugers during my rental phase, and, personally, I like the S&W much better - but that may be just because it's mine :P

When I was researching, I read alot of negative reviews of the S&W 22a - I, for one, haven't had any issues at all with mine. If I had any complaint, its that the grip is too blocky for my tastes, but it's fine enough - just not perfect.

jedininja
07-28-2011, 8:22 PM
Hey where can you get the rough rider for 100 to 150 ? My local shop Turners sells the 4inch barrel for with cowboy sights $199.00. And the 6 inch barrel for like $279.00 For $100 to $150 that would be a great lil gun.:D


Oops. I meant 200-250.

JagerDog
07-28-2011, 8:43 PM
Love my base model Buckmark. Accurate too. I don't even know what they fetch anymore.

PRCABR4Christ
07-28-2011, 8:54 PM
Neos, Mosquitos, S&W22As and P22s just don't hold up in the long run. I've seen all of these models start falling apart after 20K-30K rounds. I would strongly suggest a Ruger MK I, II or III, a Browning Buckmark or even an old High Standard. All of these can be found used for $250 or less and will last for at least a million rounds.

+1
The mosquitos have been very problematic, but the MK series has stood the test of time, and they're usually tack drivers

usmcchet9296
07-28-2011, 9:10 PM
I have a Ruger 22/45, Kimber Rimfire target 1911, and a Ruger Single Six. The 22/45 will prolly last for a long time but the grips may be a little big for small hands and my 12 year old had problems with it when he was 7. My Kimber rocks beyond comparison. Many people are either hot or cold about it but mine is almost problem free and super accurate but the one big problem is that its expensive. Now my single six will outlast me, my son and prolly his son if/when he has one and the grips are perfect for a 9/10 year old and up. If you have the money get a single six and you will not be unhappy.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4096/4945776053_a4f852693e_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhermesmeyer/4945776053/)
Ruger SS (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhermesmeyer/4945776053/) by usmcchet92_96 (http://www.flickr.com/people/jhermesmeyer/), on Flickr

Currently with birdshead grips which work well with smaller hands
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4089/5219830970_59a093d646_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhermesmeyer/5219830970/)
IMG_0067 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhermesmeyer/5219830970/) by usmcchet92_96 (http://www.flickr.com/people/jhermesmeyer/), on Flickr

WilliamAnderson
07-28-2011, 11:42 PM
ruger mk III 22/45

brassburnz
07-29-2011, 4:32 AM
Get a Ruger pistol. I have three MK II pistols. I have one I purchased new in 1978. Still going strong.

compulsivegunbuyer
07-29-2011, 7:22 AM
I picked up a 22/45 for my son at Turners for $299. The thin grip is perfect for kids. I have a MKII that has countless rounds through it and is works great. Look aroung at consignments. I recently found an old model Single Six for $225. In fact I find better deals in consignment cases than I find on Calguns, you know, used guns at used prices, instead of used guns at new retail prices.

Swift Justice
07-29-2011, 8:44 AM
Ruger Mk II with a bull barrel. More accurate than you or your kids, heavy enough that recoil is not an issue, parts, mags and accessories for it everywhere. My wife's favorite gun. I bought one 25 years ago and never an issue, just wished I had spent a little extra back then and bought one in stainless instead of blue.

ElvenSoul
07-29-2011, 8:56 AM
Here ya go...under $200

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=453777