.22 pistol choices

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Ruger 22/45 .22
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S&W M&P Compact .22
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Re: .22 pistol choices

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Post by skeathley » Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:02 pm

Walther makes a licensed copy of a Colt 1911 in .22 (not a conversion). It comes with a threaded barrel, and racks like a real gun. It loads and shoots everything except CCI Quiet, and is at least as accurate as a Ruger. It accepts standard grips from a 1911.
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Post by glbedd53 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:12 pm

I have both. accuracy is about the same. Smith is more reliable


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Post by Ameer » Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:13 pm

timtheteacher wrote:
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I have a Ruger LCRx 8 shot revolver that is a lot of fun to shoot.
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Post by wheelgun1958 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:23 pm

The Ruger can be difficult in takedown/stripping. It is advertised as having the same grip profile as a 1911. Hence the name 22/45.

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Post by The Annoyed Man » Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:21 am

I have a Mark III 22/45, and a .22 LR/.22 WMR SA "Rough Rider" revolver. My son has a SW22. If you’re a 1911 guy, you’ll love the 22/45's ergos, which are intended to duplicate a 1911. However, while it is relatively easy to field strip one, it’s a cast iron pain in the buttocks to reassemble. That said, the Mark IV generation are supposed to have fixed that problem. My son's SW22 is easy to field strip, but it is Ammo sensitive, and it once spit out its own extractor, which was never found. He had to order a new one for it. The new extractor still works.....if you can get that far in the firing cycle.

Neither the SW nor the 22/45 have threaded barrels. (Both were purchased when buying suppressors was less popular than it is now.) i can’t soeak for the SW, but the 22/45 is crazy accurate, with a fluted bull barrel. The one I have looks like this one:
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if I were going to buy a new .22 pistol today, I don’t know if I’d buy another 22/45. It shoots very well and operates reasonably reliably. But even with the new simplified takedown procedure, the machining on some of the internal parts creates metal edges so sharp that you can easily slice a finger open on them while cleaning the gun if your not careful. Don’t ask me how i know, but I would advise you to keep a name tag or shoulder patch handy with your blood type on it before you clean the gun. I don’t think the sharpness of those edges serves a function, and it seems likely to me that it’s just a cost cutting measure to avoid breaking those edges or putting a radius on them during the machining process.

I can’t say what I would buy, since I’m not lacking in .22s .... unless it would be a good DA/SA stainless "kit gun" revolver.... like a S&W Model 63, or a Ruger SP101.
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Post by 03Lightningrocks » Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:44 am

I have a Browning Buckmart and have never had problems with it. I don't think I have ever seen it with a threaded barrel so it would not really fill the criteria.

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Post by AndyC » Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:05 pm

I dropped by a local store to go hands-on; what I really wanted to compare was the length-of-pull, but sadly they didn't have the M&P Compact.

This one spoke to me, however - Ruger Mk IV 22/45 Lite, unfired with 3 mags:

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Post by puma guy » Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:38 pm

AndyC wrote:
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I dropped by a local store to go hands-on; what I really wanted to compare was the length-of-pull, but sadly they didn't have the M&P Compact.

This one spoke to me, however - Ruger Mk IV 22/45 Tactical, unfired with 3 mags:

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Post by AndyC » Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:52 pm

Very easy to field-strip and no sharp edges that I can find:

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And yes, I do like the 1911-ish feel of the grip.

Edit: Turns out this is the Lite model, not the Tactical which has an extra rail under the barrel - I won't miss that anyway.
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Post by flechero » Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:27 am

Nice buy! Do you mind sharing the street price? (I also like the1911ish grip- it was what stood out in the first photo!)

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Post by AndyC » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:23 am

Sure - I got this for $450.
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Post by narcissist » Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:32 am

Go with the Walther p-22, shot over 5000rnds without cleaning and Not a single malfuntion. Never buy the Sig mosquito 22, had one and nothing but problems it malfunctioned ever magazine. Since I gotta choose from the two you posted, Ruger but with a built in suppressor.
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Post by WildBill » Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:04 pm

narcissist wrote:
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Go with the Walther p-22, shot over 5000rnds without cleaning and Not a single malfuntion. Never buy the Sig mosquito 22, had one and nothing but problems it malfunctioned ever magazine. Since I gotta choose from the two you posted, Ruger but with a built in suppressor.
I have a friend who bought the Sig Mosquito. I don't think he ever got a whole magazine through it without a malfunction.
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Post by bulletslap » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:02 pm

Andy that looks a the offspring of a 1911 and a STEN gun "rlol"

Seriously however we need to tryout yours and my new Walther PPQ M2 22 together, soon.

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Post by carlson1 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:10 pm

I have my Ruger Mark II and I love it.
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