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Old 08-23-2010, 2:27 PM
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Default Phoenix Arms HP22 a must have cheapy

I recently bought an HP22 brand new with lifetime warranty for $139. This thing is awsome. I wanted a .22 really bad because ammo iss cheap. I didn't want to buy something that every shooting range has or that was really big. I think .22's should be small not like a full size pistol. It has a really nice action and is solid. It has some weight. I would highly recomend this to everyone. I just ordered the extra 5" barrell with extra clip with pinky rest and cant wait. It is a whole lot different than firing my .40 and took me some practice to be really acurate, but I believe it has made me a better shooter

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Old 08-23-2010, 3:45 PM
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HP22 is a great value for a plinking .22LR.
Mine has been 100% reliable.
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Old 08-23-2010, 8:14 PM
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Looks really nice. Where did you get it? I'm also in Orange County and that is right in my price range
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yea +1, where did you get it?
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+1...I got one too.
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you should have tried a naa mini revolver! .22wmr out of a 1 5/8 inch barrel=awesome!
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I love mine. They are on sale regularly at Turners just check their web site. fun gun to introduce new shooters or just for plinking. Too many safety's but there is a youtube video on how to bypass one of the two.
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Looks really nice. Where did you get it? I'm also in Orange County and that is right in my price range
Turners outdoorsman has them for $139 in fountain valley. And if you want you can later order the longer barrel and grip
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Got me new barrell and magazine. It looks sweet with the longer barrell and Mag.
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THATS 3 TIMES THE PRICE. I'D RATHER BUY A HIGHER CALIBER THAN SPEND THAT ON A .22 ESPECIALLY WHEN EVERY RANGE HAS IT
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THATS 3 TIMES THE PRICE. I'D RATHER BUY A HIGHER CALIBER THAN SPEND THAT ON A .22 ESPECIALLY WHEN EVERY RANGE HAS IT
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How many different types of ammo have you tried with it (cheap stuff, good stuff, lead, copper washed?)

Should be around $175 out the door, been thinking about one as a tool-box/plinking gun.
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Old 09-24-2010, 8:32 AM
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I've used all types. The softer tip stuff doesn't work as well. Remington is good
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THATS 3 TIMES THE PRICE. I'D RATHER BUY A HIGHER CALIBER THAN SPEND THAT ON A .22 ESPECIALLY WHEN EVERY RANGE HAS IT
Calm down and don't take things so personally. For .22 pistols I like Rugers. It's fine if you like Phoenix Arms.
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I could see having one of these around as the classic tackle box pistol that previous generations carried. I think I'm going to go look for one.
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Does anyone know a local gun store that might carry these? In the Ripon/Modesto Area.. thanks!
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Old 09-24-2010, 12:37 PM
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Turners has them for sale at $139
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Works good enough and easy to use
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Does anyone know a local gun store that might carry these? In the Ripon/Modesto Area.. thanks!
Go to alquist arms they had 1 in a .25 caliber for $125 they can order the gun as well, any gun shop can.
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any problems with FTF or FTE? i had been thinking of getting a .22 but didn't want to pay 9mm prices.......
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any problems with FTF or FTE? i had been thinking of getting a .22 but didn't want to pay 9mm prices.......
ya, same question. I preferably want a .22 that runs the bulk ammo instead of only CCI stinger or mini mags. How does the Phoenix do with bulk, dirt cheap .22 ammo as far as FTF and FTE?
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I've owned one for about half a year and shot 1000 rounds through it, mainly Remington and Federal and have had little problem with either FTF or FTE. And it's suprisingly accurate with the short barrel. Also very concealable.
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I have been looking at one of these at my local gun shop it comes with the longer barel and the extra mag with the pinky rest for $150 I think I will have to pick it up now that I know it is a good gun maybe if I tell the wife I bought it for her to shoot then she won't flip out about me buying another gun lol
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I love mine. I love mine so much I might buy another one and leave it unfired, just in case this one craps out on me many years from now, and I can't buy replacement parts for it. Haven't shot it that much, but at least 500 flawless rounds through it.
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So cheap bulk ammo should run fine?
Also, how's the trigger on it? Can you dry fire it at all? I'm still new to shooting and need something that I can practice trigger control with.
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I love mine. I love mine so much I might buy another one and leave it unfired, just in case this one craps out on me many years from now, and I can't buy replacement parts for it. Haven't shot it that much, but at least 500 flawless rounds through it.
They have lifetime warranties
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I use Federal Wally World bulk and have had zero failures in 500 rounds.
I think the trigger is pretty good for a cheapie but the snobs would put it down. Either way it is very easy to keep on target at 25 yards.

I'm not a big fan of dry firing any rimfire. But on the HP22 you can drop the hammer block safety and the hammer won't hit the pin. But I would think it might put a lot of extra wear on a slide made from Zamak.
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Bulk ammo has been very reliable with mine. I've run Remington GBs, CCI Blazers, Federal Bulk without issues. Minimags (HP and RN) and Super X work perfectly too.

Trigger is pretty stiff; but for a $139 gun, it's all good. I haven't done much dry firing on mine (other than trying to fire the 11th round) , but you can put a snap cap in the chamber to dry fire if you are concerned about the firing pin.

Not that this is an issue, but just want to point out that this is a single action firearm.
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Alright, well I'm pretty sure I'm sold on this. I don't have one to fondle or hold, but I can't imagine a trigger on a Walther P22 is really that much better. I say Walther P22 because I like the look and feel better than a ruger... nothing against them, just not for me. I know there are bad reviews for the Walther P22, but from what I read, if I break it in with higher quality .22, then it should shoot some of the cheaper stuff... Idk... This is gonna be my only gun for the next couple years... should I spend a little more on a Walther P22 or just go with the Phoenix arms?
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Alright, well I'm pretty sure I'm sold on this. I don't have one to fondle or hold, but I can't imagine a trigger on a Walther P22 is really that much better. I say Walther P22 because I like the look and feel better than a ruger... nothing against them, just not for me. I know there are bad reviews for the Walther P22, but from what I read, if I break it in with higher quality .22, then it should shoot some of the cheaper stuff... Idk... This is gonna be my only gun for the next couple years... should I spend a little more on a Walther P22 or just go with the Phoenix arms?
Hehe, I have both. The P22 is also a fine little pistol. It is also however more finicky with ammo. Luckily though it likes Remington green box so ammo is cheap and plentiful. As far as triggers, they are a little different. The HP22 being single action only, there is very little creep. This allows you to shoot this pistol very fast. The P22 is a little mushier, but not still pretty good for a cheap pistol. I say get both! But get the HP22 first, they may go up in price soon. Prices for the P22 have already been inflated for years now.
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wow hp22 is sounding real good right now! gotta do my 30 days first tho
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I still have not taken mine out to the range yet.
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Stupid thing had countless FTFs and FTEs!
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First, the Cobra derringer, now this! Though not as small, it would definitely be more fun to plink with.
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Anyone know if there are in shops in the bay area that carry the PA .22 or .25?
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I used federal bulk pack that had multiple FTEs and FTFs. i switched to blazer and it ran fine for awhile before getting jammed up again. The problem is primarily FTEs. I'd might as well throw the damn thing at my target and cause more damage.
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