.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 QB » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:21 pm

I use S&W Victory, Beretta 87 Cheetah and Beretta 87 Target, all threaded for my suppressors.
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Post by AndyC » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:08 am

Very nice, QB :thumbs2:
bulletslap wrote:
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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.
It's an odd-looking thing, for sure - and yes, we'll get together.

I have a suppressor-kit arriving today - here we go with the eFile again... and submitted. Now we wait.
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Post by TexasVet » Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:07 pm

AndyC wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:08 am
Very nice, QB :thumbs2:
bulletslap wrote:
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.
It's an odd-looking thing, for sure - and yes, we'll get together.

I have a suppressor-kit arriving today - here we go with the eFile again... and submitted. Now we wait.


Can you share the source of the kit? I have been thinking about it and heard that e-file Form 1 with trust is running around a month?

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Post by AndyC » Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:50 am

Yes, I'm hearing a few weeks to a month, too.

Sure thing - http://quietbore.com/#!/Solvent-Traps/c/22034117/

There's a nice review over at SnipersHide on the .22 kit - https://forum.snipershide.com/threads/q ... d.6954719/ (hint - pay close attention to page 1 and 2)

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Post by johncanfield » Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:13 pm

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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Post by AndyC » Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:34 pm

Nice skills, John, I envy you :thumbs2:
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Post by johncanfield » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:10 am

Thanks Andy! :cheers2:
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Post by MAGSLAP » Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:12 pm

I have the ruger sr22. A fun plinker and have yet to discover any ammo it wont eat...

Tho not mentioned... A favorite of mine is the Colt .22 (Also known as the 'Cadet' early on before Colt was forced to remove the 'cadet' name)
While no longer made, it is a tack driver! Easy to take down and clean.
Even tho it was last made back in the 90's it still looks every bit 'modern' than anything else today.
One day I'd like to find the 6 inch barrel for it..
If you ever have an opportunity to buy one..I'd highly recommend it!

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Post by AndyC » Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:23 pm

I've never even seen that one before - cool!
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Post by TexasVet » Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:55 pm

AndyC wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:50 am
Yes, I'm hearing a few weeks to a month, too.

Sure thing - http://quietbore.com/#!/Solvent-Traps/c/22034117/

There's a nice review over at SnipersHide on the .22 kit - https://forum.snipershide.com/threads/q ... d.6954719/ (hint - pay close attention to page 1 and 2)

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Thanks for the info. Can you engrave the can at home with an engarving pen?

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Post by AndyC » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:18 pm

You can, but the engraving must be at least .003" deep and in characters at least 1/16th tall.

Fingerprints done and mailed in today - now I wait.
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Post by johncanfield » Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:15 pm

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.
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Post by AndyC » Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:09 pm

I'll get a pro to do mine; I fear that I'd engrave right through the tube :mrgreen:
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Post by AndyC » 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.
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Post by johncanfield » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:34 am

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.
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