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jkonquer
04-29-2012, 10:55 PM
Can someone give me some recommendation on 22lr caliber handgun?
Looking for more modern looking hangun with easy take down and cleaning. I guess easy cleaning is a must since 22s gets dirty very easily.

Looking for something like rugers sr22p

JackRydden224
04-29-2012, 11:22 PM
Can someone give me some recommendation on 22lr caliber handgun?
Looking for more modern looking hangun with easy take down and cleaning. I guess easy cleaning is a must since 22s gets dirty very easily.

Looking for something like rugers sr22p

When you say modern looking I assume you don't want a Ruger MK-III or a revolver of some kind.

If you want a full size then go with the GSG 1911. I got one and it's a lot of fun to shoot. It's not the most reliable or the most accurate but fun. The SR22P is a bit small if you have bigger hands, but otherwise it shoots great.

the_midwesterner
04-29-2012, 11:28 PM
For what its worth:

Ruger SR22: This is my recommendation because I am a Ruger fan and will have one in a few days.
http://www.ruger.com/products/sr22Pistol/models.html
Walther P22: I have shot this and liked it quite a bit. The grip was a bit weird for my hands and I hated the mag release since it sits on the trigger guard and is a lever instead of a push button on the grip.
http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=13152&storeId=10002&categoryId=43804&langId=-1&parent_category_rn=43326&top_category=43326
Sig Mosquito: Which I have experienced feeding problems with but it loves CCI Mini-Mags, but otherwise liked quite a bit. It also feels like a full size gun and not a smaller 22LR.
http://www.sigsauer.com/CatalogProductDetails/mosquito.aspx
ISSC M22b: Have only held this thing and it feels like I was holding a Glock. Not really a fan of Glocks and didn't like this one.
http://www.issc-handels-gmbh.at/m22.html
Beretta U22 Neos: Which I think is super fugly, enough said!
http://www.berettausa.com/products/u22-neos/
S&W Model 22A: Have only seen this thing.
http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Category4_750001_750051_757765_-1_757752_757751_image


These are just off the top of my head that have the modern look. Of course, it is all opinion and much of this will be based on what you like/feel/decide.

Hope it helps! Nothing a little searching couldn't of wielded you though.

jkonquer
04-29-2012, 11:58 PM
Thanks for the info.
I actually like the ruger mk3, I just want something very accurate and reliable. There are so many mk's lol
I think im done with buying uramax guns

jkonquer
04-30-2012, 12:06 AM
Shot my friend browning 22, now thats a good quality. I dont want a 22 replica of other guns, i want a gun thats built from ground up.

How are the mk3?

MIAMIbaseballer
04-30-2012, 9:47 PM
I have or have shot just about every 22 handgun... The Ruger mk series are VERY reliable but are a PAIN to disassemble and heavy. I love my SR22.... it's very reliable (over 1400 rds zero malfunctions), easy to disassemble, light, and fun to shoot. It also mimics most modern firearms which is good for showing beginnings how to shoot. I highly recommend it over any other 22 handgun

Chaos47
04-30-2012, 10:08 PM
Shot my friend browning 22, now thats a good quality. I dont want a 22 replica of other guns, i want a gun thats built from ground up.

How are the mk3?


The Browning Buckmark and the Ruger MK series are the gold standard of 22LR pistols.

Go with which one you like the looks and feel of more.

The Mk3 has a couple of unnecessary safety features such as the magazine disconnect, loaded chamber indicator. Both are easily defeated.

One important note if you ever think you would change the receiver / barrel with say a paclite barrel.
The Buckmark you can do it without the use of an FFL. As the frame is the registered part

The Ruger you would need an FFL and becuase it's not on the safe handgun roster you can't do it in CA because the receiver / barrel is the registered part.

My girlfriend has a Ruger Mk3 22/45 and it's a blast.
My Grandfather has a Buckmark and it was always fun to shoot and very accurate.
I've always wanted a MK Standard because the tappered barrel looks like a Luger imo...

Stick with the Buckmark or the Ruger, skip all the small lookalike guns that have been coming out for the last couple years...

Tank 57
04-30-2012, 10:20 PM
The gold standard of US made .22 pistols is the S&W Model 41.Expensive but worth it in my opinion.

steve91104
04-30-2012, 10:51 PM
Sig Mosquito?

Excaliburr
04-30-2012, 10:54 PM
Thought you said you wanted one easy to take down? That is not the Mark III. I have the Ruger SR22 Pistol and that shoots good, accurate and easy to take down. The Mark II is better than the Mark III if you can find one used. Browning Buckmark is a top rated pistol, however I do not have one of those. If you are looking for revolver, look at the Taurus 9 shot. If you can find one in stock or order one, it is going to be a good value. Tough to beat S&W, but price holds some of us back. I stick with my SR22P and four mags. 40 rounds of lead down range quickly. Fun as heck to shoot.

chucksolo69
05-01-2012, 8:12 AM
Look no further than the Browning 1911 .22 A1. It will shoot any brand of ammo and breaks down for cleaning EXACTLY like a .45 1911. All the pieces are the same except that it has no swinging barrel link, but just a hole drilled into a block on the bottom of the barrel. I can take mine apart and thoroughly clean it in 5 minutes. This is NOT a fixed barrel gun like the other 1911 zinc based clones out there. Mine is deadly accurate too. The only downside to this gun is that it costs almost twice as much the other 1911 style .22s. But then again, it's a REAL Browning.

hooked on glock
05-01-2012, 8:44 AM
i my self own a mk3 and a sr22 pistol , love them both .... but if you looking for accuracy for target shooting , go with the mk3.... if you looking for something to take apart really quick go for the sr22 ..... the mk3 might be harder to pull apart but you dont have to take it apart as often , its a lil more $ but very well worth it ...


BTW: I also own a subie that i am very much in love with , 07 wagon that i bought new , before that i had a 02 bugeye ....

Chaos47
05-01-2012, 9:08 AM
IMO the difficulty of taking down the MK series is highly over stated.
Get a paperclip and a rubber mallet and you are good to go! (2 punches would be handy to have too if you are going to strip it all the way down.)
Field stripping it is pretty simple. Even more so if you disable the magazine disconnect in the MK3.

Wicked K5
05-01-2012, 1:00 PM
IMO the difficulty of taking down the MK series is highly over stated.
Get a paperclip and a rubber mallet and you are good to go! (2 punches would be handy to have too if you are going to strip it all the way down.)
Field stripping it is pretty simple. Even more so if you disable the magazine disconnect in the MK3.

+1
You can even skip the paperclip if you can hook your fingernail on the mainspring housing lever. These pistols get a bad rap because some people find them difficult to disassemble then reassemble. You can detail strip the bottom half of the gun and put it back together in about 10 minutes.

MIAMIbaseballer
05-01-2012, 1:08 PM
Sig Mosquito?

Lots of problems with the mosquito's....

Chaos47
05-01-2012, 1:12 PM
Sig Mosquito?

Lots of problems with the mosquito's....

Not to mention the worst trigger I have ever felt!

My buddy is thinking of selling his and getting a Buckmark or Mk

b.faust
05-01-2012, 1:17 PM
I grew up with a MkII and loved it. I was going to buy a MKIII some years back and ended up trying out (and loving) the Buckmark.

I think they're both great guns. The buckmark is a lot easier to take down, but also ends up with a few more loose screws here and there with a lot of use. (I generally have blue loctite, allen wrenchs and a screwdriver in my range bag)

Accuracy wise, I think they're pretty even.

jkonquer
05-01-2012, 5:07 PM
Been doing some research and ruger mkIII or browning buckmark is way to go. Probably stick eith ruger since there are tons of aftermarket parts and i dont like the fact that buckmark uses screws to take down. I could see it stripping or breaking over time.

So what you are saying is that i wont be able to change the barrel of the mkIII since both frame and barrel is registered as one?

Also which is better mkIII or 22/45? Is the only difference the polymer frame?

Thanks everyone for feedback

BigBoyPinoy
05-01-2012, 5:30 PM
Here are my top picks:

Ruger MKII - One of the best target/plinking guns .22s out there

S&W 617 - Super fun and accurate with 10rnds and speedloaders

S&W 63 - Lightweight 6 shot kit gun, fun but a pain to reload every 6 shots

Beretta - Mod71/73 Jaguar - Best compact .22 IMPO Super accurate even with the shorter barrel

S&W 41 - Had one NIB but got rid of it. One of the best strictly target .22s. Too heavy for plinking, don't like to mess up the nice blued finish, ammo picky.

Walther TPH - Had one NIB sold it also. Fun, small .22, too small for my paws and will give you slide bite.

Phoenix Arms HP22 - Sold this one also. Inexpensive, fun plinker, too many safeties, problems with slide or was that frame cracking.

Kids love to shoot the MKII and SW617, may get one of the new Ruger SP101s in a 3" O yeah!

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/kengulo/20120501_171628.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/kengulo/20120501_171708.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/kengulo/Firearms/e4f8288d.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/kengulo/Firearms/cf5d0af8.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/kengulo/Firearms/54e45679.jpg

jkonquer
05-01-2012, 8:35 PM
Nice pictures

Chaos47
05-01-2012, 9:48 PM
The upper half (the barrel and receiver) on the Ruger is the registered part.

You can replace the lower part which is called the "frame" but I don't think there are much options out there.

Volquartsen makes one but they are super expensive like 400 bucks if I remember right
https://www.volquartsen.com/products/1109-vc-target-frame-for-mkii-mkiii-and-22-45-mkiii

I really see no reason to get the Volquartsen frame.. costs more then a Ruger MK its self...


MK and 22/45 is practically the same gun.

The grip angle and material of the frame is the main difference.
If you go with a 22/45 I would get one of the newer ones that you can change the grip panels on it if you want. Older ones the grips are molded in and not replaceable without heavy modification.

jkonquer
05-02-2012, 4:13 PM
Has anyone have experience with buckmark contour? Looks pretty mean looking

AR22
05-02-2012, 4:30 PM
After alot of research in the last few days,I am going to buy the Ruger SR22,going to wait till they are around for a bit to get a better price or maybe even find a lightly used one eventually.From all I have reseached they seem to be a nice little pistol.I have read you may have to tighten the barrel set screw and maybe loctite it but thats really the only downside I have heard,to me thats a minor problem.Sounds like they will shoot about any ammo brand out there and function great.Also appear to be very easy to take down.

jkonquer
05-03-2012, 5:23 PM
Im looking at mkIII target in stainless. Is that a good choice or should move up to hunter?

raddogz
05-04-2012, 11:49 AM
I just picked up a Buckmark URX Standard - great .22.

I looked at the Ruger Mark III and the 22/45, Buckmark, and Sig Mosquito. I think it will depend on how it feels in your hand. For me I liked the grip, the weight, and the overall comfort of handling it.

I like the feel of heavy guns and do best with them.