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b76
09-22-2011, 9:12 PM
Looking for a fun range toy. Nothing to expensive but not cheap. I was looking into the beretta neo and rugar mark lll. Let me know of any suggestions I do not have a huge amount of 22 pistol experience but want an accurate well rounded gun, trigger, cleaning, etc would love any input or first hand experience.

HappyG
09-22-2011, 9:15 PM
Can't go wrong with the Neo or any of the Ruger's..Browning Buckmark's are nice as well.

It really depends on your actual budget and your preference of trigger pull, grip size, design, etc.

If you really want to treat yourself, get a Beretta 87T. GL.

bh6300
09-22-2011, 11:38 PM
I was in same boat. I been researching for month and decided on ruger mk III 22/45 target. Mine is in 10 day jail. 7 more days to go. You can't beat the price... My local store Ruger MKIII 22/45 was cheaper then buckmark and I think better then Neo or S&W 22a. I like the same grip design as my 1911's.

Ruger MKIII 22/45 5 inch Target model had everything I wanted for my range toy.

InGrAM
09-23-2011, 1:12 AM
The GSG 1911's are pretty cool. Might want to look at one.

http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/1867/gsg1911.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/651/gsg1911.jpg/)

b76
09-23-2011, 9:09 AM
I like the ruger mkIII that looks really nice. And it's in my price range. Do u think it's worth posting on wtb. I never see any 22 pistols on there

b76
09-23-2011, 9:10 AM
The GSG 1911's are pretty cool. Might want to look at one.

http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/1867/gsg1911.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/651/gsg1911.jpg/)

Those are sick. Look like cleaning would be simple. That's the only down fall on the ruger from what I've read

Turo
09-23-2011, 9:26 AM
I love my U22 Neos with the 6" barrel. Most accurate little .22lr pistol I've ever shot. I added a cheap red dot to the rail, and I can pick off clay pigeons out to 100 yards with it any day with any bulk ammo I can find.
Unfortunately, they fell off the CA roster so you'd have to get a used one via PPT, or have an out of state son/dad/grandpa type relative sell you one.

I like the older ruger mk I and mk II, but I haven't messed with the newer mk III. The I and II are some of the most reliable and well built .22lr pistols I've ever used, and they're fairly accurate to boot although I've never liked their iron sights much.

wu_dot_com
09-23-2011, 9:29 AM
get a decent target pistol. buck mark and neo are all still plankers.

here are some of the decent choices. (not the best, but much better than the MK3, buck mark, or neo, GSG dont even compare)

beretta 87 target
High standard supermatic or victor
S&W M41 (used)
IZH 35M if you can find it.

Turo
09-23-2011, 9:44 AM
get a decent target pistol. buck mark and neo are all still plankers.

Looking for a fun range toy. Nothing to expensive but not cheap.

Pretty sure the OP just wants a gun to shoot targets, not necessarily a "target" pistol. It even says so in the post.

b76
09-23-2011, 10:05 AM
Ya a Plinker non competitor pistol sorry. My bad

Milsurp Collector
09-23-2011, 10:30 AM
The June/July issue of Handguns had a comparison test of .22 semiauto pistols.

https://store.intermediaoutdoors.com/product_images/a/865/10HG1107__89683_zoom.jpg

The Browning Buck Mark came out on top.

TheDeltaForce
09-23-2011, 11:50 AM
Darn......it's so hard to decide, so I figured I'd cover all the bases and just buy BOTH. lol. :)

Ruger Mark III (with some mods)......

https://byfiles.storage.live.com/y1p61ETC3rQ-LNJd-nCAUDmXrp6zKSm4JKFzZqA7FXp2Xg6sn-YtNyxwLmApeamjR9MH5WAEiN7UEw/MKIII-Left.JPG?psid=1

and.....

Browning BuckMark Target.......

https://byfiles.storage.live.com/y1p0QKrh6x5B3XwVQjlVsvuRwhhonCiqrtFxiZzKkfz3BIeodp dLLMKZWbXABTZ37-DsGtD3vGG7rE/BrowningBuckMark-Side.jpg?psid=1

Can't go wrong with either one......

- The Delta Force

b76
09-23-2011, 12:15 PM
Those are great looking pistols. Just was looking on gun broker. What do u guys think about the sig sauer mosquito?

loose_electron
09-23-2011, 12:34 PM
I like the Mosquito, but you need to feed it CCI minimags and then its very reliable.

How about the S&W 22A?

I got both but probably shoot the Mosquito more, its a mini P226 but tons cheaper to plink with.

BadKitty
09-29-2011, 1:17 AM
Ruger Mark III (with some mods)......

https://byfiles.storage.live.com/y1p61ETC3rQ-LNJd-nCAUDmXrp6zKSm4JKFzZqA7FXp2Xg6sn-YtNyxwLmApeamjR9MH5WAEiN7UEw/MKIII-Left.JPG?psid=1


That Ruger is beautiful!


I have a Ruger Mark III Target and I bought it for plinking and messing about at the range. It's easy to use and easy to shoot. I haven't cleaned it yet 'cause I hear it's a pain in the behind and I'm trying to delay as long as I can. ;) But, in all, I liked the grip angle of the Mark III better than I did the 22/45. So, it's all a matter of preference.

BK

b76
10-02-2011, 7:35 PM
I know that thing is a BEAUT. Thanks for the help everyone.

b76
01-23-2012, 2:04 PM
That ruger sure is a beauty once again damn that's a looker. Anyways I bought a browning buck mark urx today with slab barrel. Really love it. I bought it cause my gf wanted something that she can really "own" for a lack of a better word like sharpen her pistol skills. And It's an excuse for me to get a toy :).


Anyways I am already thinking about modifications. An possibly a future In Competitive shooting just to explore my options. I'm a extremely competitive guy being an athlete and to make a long story short. can I use my buck mark in competitions and if not still what are some modifications? I have seen YouTube videos showing the tactical solutions barrels and etc mods. Just would love to see owners of the buck mark and see what they personally have done to there's and what they recomend and then from there decide what direction to go! Thanks I can't wait to get my gun out of jail lol.

b76
02-27-2012, 6:33 AM
So I have been running my buck mark pretty hard latley shot about a 1000 rounds. And love it. Bought it for my gf but no lie the thing is just fun to plink with. I do have a question though

I'm thinking of upgrading the barrel to a tactical solutions barrel. What do the differences in length actually affect when shooting, accuracy?

Secondly befor I buy the barrel I was thinking of getting a half way decent red dot. Wht do u think? Any company suggestions? Or comparisons?

TheDeltaForce
02-27-2012, 7:07 AM
So I have been running my buck mark pretty hard latley shot about a 1000 rounds. And love it. Bought it for my gf but no lie the thing is just fun to plink with. I do have a question though

I'm thinking of upgrading the barrel to a tactical solutions barrel. What do the differences in length actually affect when shooting, accuracy?

Secondly befor I buy the barrel I was thinking of getting a half way decent red dot. Wht do u think? Any company suggestions? Or comparisons?

Tactical Solutions barrel are accurate, but also a lot lighter. To me, having a lighter barrel means more muzzle jump and therefore slower target acquisition time. I'd stay with a heavier barrel to keep muzzle jump at a minimum. Most people get the Tactical Solutions barrels with the threaded ends for attachments such as silencers. Are you an assassin or Mall Ninja? If not, than save your money and put it on a good red dot and ammunition.

Ammunition: CCI Mini-mags and Wolf Match Target, period.
Red Dots: The best is the Matchdot Ultradot, or Burris Fastfire II. Those can't be beat.

- The Delta Force

b76
02-27-2012, 12:18 PM
Delta u keyboard commando u. I like the idea of tax solution barrels but respect your opinion. I'll look into those red dots thanks for ur response brotha.

JackRydden224
02-27-2012, 12:27 PM
For me the GSG 1911 is the way to go because I like shooting 1911s....

SGW Gunsmith
02-28-2012, 10:16 AM
This is my favorite from the stable of Ruger .22's that I shoot.

http://i915.photobucket.com/albums/ac356/SGWGunsmith/Ruger/PA250003-1.jpg

Having a range out back of my shop, I get to shoot all these pistols, when the weather here allows it. :eek:

http://i915.photobucket.com/albums/ac356/SGWGunsmith/Ruger/PB030010.jpg

SGW Gunsmith
02-28-2012, 10:18 AM
Here's the pic I meant to post. ;)

http://i915.photobucket.com/albums/ac356/SGWGunsmith/Ruger/P7130006.jpg

JAGACIDA
02-28-2012, 11:50 AM
Darn......it's so hard to decide, so I figured I'd cover all the bases and just buy BOTH. lol. :)

Ruger Mark III (with some mods)......

https://byfiles.storage.live.com/y1p61ETC3rQ-LNJd-nCAUDmXrp6zKSm4JKFzZqA7FXp2Xg6sn-YtNyxwLmApeamjR9MH5WAEiN7UEw/MKIII-Left.JPG?psid=1

and.....

Browning BuckMark Target.......

https://byfiles.storage.live.com/y1p0QKrh6x5B3XwVQjlVsvuRwhhonCiqrtFxiZzKkfz3BIeodp dLLMKZWbXABTZ37-DsGtD3vGG7rE/BrowningBuckMark-Side.jpg?psid=1

Can't go wrong with either one......

- The Delta Force
That's what I call jumping in with both feet! Nice guns. I've got one of each too.

Wicked K5
02-28-2012, 1:56 PM
Here's the pic I meant to post. ;)

http://i915.photobucket.com/albums/ac356/SGWGunsmith/Ruger/P7130006.jpg

Nice collection! Welcome to Calguns:thumbsup: I recognize your screen name from RFC, but have never seen the pic of your Rugers.

69daytona
02-28-2012, 2:08 PM
If you can find one the Sig/Hammerli Trailside is a great shooting pistol, try Gunbroker they run about 350-500, I picked up a 6" last year in Reno at a pawn shop for 350. with good ammo it will shoot 1" groups at 25 yards easy.
There is also one called the Essex soma gun just made by Hammerli.

Jack L
02-28-2012, 3:00 PM
That Ruger is beautiful!


I have a Ruger Mark III Target and I bought it for plinking and messing about at the range. It's easy to use and easy to shoot. I haven't cleaned it yet 'cause I hear it's a pain in the behind and I'm trying to delay as long as I can. ;) But, in all, I liked the grip angle of the Mark III better than I did the 22/45. So, it's all a matter of preference.

BK

I have a Ruger MK III Target. I often read on blogs that these are hard to clean. But I find them very easy. Ruger has a ‘How To’ on YouTube and I personally found it not tough at all to clean it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGEtudNJua4

Furncliff
02-28-2012, 3:43 PM
If you are O.K. with used... High Standard, but only those made in Ct. Very accurate, superbly made easy to clean several models in most price ranges. I have two, a joy to shoot with fantastic triggers.

Don Edmondson
02-28-2012, 3:50 PM
I have a S&W mdl 41 real nice but no place close to shoot here. Don

Bigtwin
02-29-2012, 7:19 PM
Based on your needs , I chose the 22/45 with the replaceable grips. That was my dilema a couple months ago too! The standard 22/45 felt very slim while holding. The target model I chose felt "full" in my hands.

Prior to my purchase I have shot many MKII and I rugers as well as a few Browning and one Sig, not that they are a bad gun at all, just did not fit my need or hand as well. I shot better with the Ruger 45/22. That is just me though, try all the gns you can to make a decision!