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Old 12-18-2011, 1:19 PM
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Hi mates,

I'm in the market for an .22lr but I don't know where to start..

I've shooting in the past and the ammo prices starts to bite back.. I want something affordable to shoot and practice with.

currently, I have an p226 .40 and though about getting the conversion kit for it but I heard mixed reviews on it.

secondly, I've been looking for an .22lr pistol.. I would like something that's reliable and easy to teach the first timers with..

should I look into the gsg 1911-22? browning buckmark? ruger? sigs?

my budget is around $350...

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Old 12-18-2011, 1:29 PM
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if you want it to last a lifetime stick with browning or ruger. the other guns look cool but they are built like cheap chinese junk.
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Old 12-18-2011, 2:09 PM
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Browning Buck Mark or Ruger 22/45. Some of the Buck Marks are beautiful pistols.
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Old 12-18-2011, 2:27 PM
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Turner's has the Ruger 22/45 on sale for $269.98 until December 29th.

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Old 12-21-2011, 12:19 PM
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The Ruger 22/45 can't be beat.
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:31 PM
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I like my ruger MkII, but I also like my neos. The neos feels like cheap junk, but it shoots great and has better sights, is easier to clean, and can run longer between cleanings. I can shoot the ruger just a slight bit better as far as group sizes, but I think its more of a weight thing.

I also have a Rossi 22lr revolver which works great but can't touch the semi's for accuracy as it only has a 4" barrel.

As for rifles, a ciener kit is fine for most AR's, although they do jam, it can be worked out.

I also have a savage BVTS MKII. Its an exceptional rifle.

The Remington 597 I just bought is without a doubt the biggest piece of garbage I own. Misfires, poor feeding, not very accurate....its just one sorry excuse for a gun. Remington quality is really poor. Too even produce a gun like the 597 shows a total lack of responsibility and pride from a manufacturer.
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:35 PM
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I've got a S&W 22a and it's a decent pistol and very accurate but I'd recommend the 22/45. The 22A is a little finicky with ammo sometimes.
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We've got 4 .22 pistols in the house. Buckmark and Ruger MKIII are the best of the 4.
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Old 12-21-2011, 2:48 PM
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My dedicated 22LR pistol is a Ruger MkIII Hunter 6 7/8" Fluted.

I have a conversion for my 4-5" 1911's and will likely add a Glock 19 Conversion kit, I'm looking for a .22lr Revolver and am leaning toward a 3" S&W 317
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Old 12-21-2011, 11:23 PM
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I've been annoyed with my Buckmark Field lately. These days it'll only go 20,000 rounds between cleanings or it starts getting finicky and occasionally will FTE. Lousy gun...

Oh, I'm also annoyed that it shoots like a laser and hits whatever I want it to. It makes my other guns jealous. Also makes them get dusty because they don't get to come out and play as often.
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Originally Posted by !@#$ View Post
if you want it to last a lifetime stick with browning or ruger. the other guns look cool but they are built like cheap chinese junk.
This right here, my preference being the Ruger.
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:22 AM
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Like most of the folks here, my vote for Ruger.
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:25 AM
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20,000+ rounds through my slabside browning buckmark. Rifle; henry lever action or ruger 10/22
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