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by johncanfield
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: .22 pistol choices
Replies: 52
Views: 7887

Re: .22 pistol choices

AndyC wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:15 am
Form: eForm 1 Suppressor
Entity: Trust
Pending: 9/13/2019
Approved: 10/07/2019
Standardized Wait: 24 days

Engraving done at Mr Guns in Plano - nice work, too.
Wow, that's fast! I thought wait times were measured in months and not weeks.
by johncanfield
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: .22 pistol choices
Replies: 52
Views: 7887

Re: .22 pistol choices

To engrave my suppressors I used a Dremel-like tool (actually a Proxxon with a flexible shaft) with a tiny diamond bit. I used a label maker for a character "stencil" and stuck that on the can and put the can in a drill press vise. Then I simply followed the characters on the label with the diamond bit.The lettering turned out quite nicely for doing it by hand. I did practice my setup before engraving the cans.
by johncanfield
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: .22 pistol choices
Replies: 52
Views: 7887

Re: .22 pistol choices

Thanks Andy! :cheers2:
by johncanfield
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: .22 pistol choices
Replies: 52
Views: 7887

Re: .22 pistol choices

Sweet looking Ruger :thumbs2: .

I have an M&P 22 made by Walther and it's completely reliable. After reading all of the horror stories I did a bunch of research and my top three choices were the Browning Buckmark, the Ruger and the M&P 22. My LGS didn't have a Buckmark, I really wanted to handle one before buying. Stories about how difficult it was to field strip the Ruger made me think twice about that one. My LGS had the M&P 22 in stock so that one followed me home.

I bought a threaded barrel for it and machined a suppressor (I have stamps for a .22, a .30 and a 5.56) which turned out to be quite effective - good thing because I spent a bunch of time machining the cones, it was a very fun lathe and vertical mill project.

The .22 pistol is staged by our front door (along with a scoped Ruger 10/22) for varmint control, it's a bunch faster to deploy than the rifle and being quiet is a bonus,

I also bought a .22 conversion kit for my Sig P226, thought it would be easier to train with as opposed to the .357 Sig caliber.

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