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Re: Yer Favorite .22 pistol

Postby lar1 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:43 pm

ruger slab side mark II. I would like to purchase a mark IV but they are pricey. I hope they come down a bit after awhile.
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Re: Yer Favorite .22 pistol

Postby dingode » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:59 pm

I have a Ruger MKI target, MKII Competition, MKIII 22/45 Lite, SR-22, .22 GP-100 and an S&W Victory. I think that's all of them :D

Most favorite is the MKI Target, it's just a great gun and I shoot it very good.
Second is a tie between the Victory and the MKII, both are great accurate guns.
Third would be the .22 GP-100 (4"barrel) and as I shoot it more it may move up the list.
and last would be the SR-22. I bought it for the kids years ago because they were small at the time and it fit their small hands. They've grown up now though and can hold the bigger guns and I hardly ever shoot it. I'll probably trade it off when the opportunity presents itself.

Everything but the MKII and SR-22 wears a red dot.

If I had to start fresh I'd look for another MKII, they are just great guns and I don't find the teardown and reassembly that hard. The second choice would be the new Ruger MKIV or another S&W Victory with the Victory having the edge just because it has a better trigger pull out of the box and won't require $50 of Volquartsen parts to make it usable.

Sooner or later an S&W 617 will be added to the stable too to keep the GP company.

Edited to add that if you get a Victory and order the Tandemkross Victory trigger for it, do yourself a favor and order an extra plunger and spring along with the trigger. For just a couple of dollars it's cheap insurance if the one included in the kit goes flying during install (and it probably will). Ask me how I know this.... Best thing is to do that step in a gallon ziploc bag to retain the flying plunger and spring.
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Re: Yer Favorite .22 pistol

Postby bigfish85 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:14 pm

Have owned quite a few and if want a semi auto 22lr to actually function, go with a Ruger Mark II. Some say they're a pain to clean, but it just takes a few times to get the hang of it. I have no trouble anymore.

Walther P22 - had an original that wouldn't feed for anything. Pile of crap. Sold it.

Smith M&P 22. - terrible POI shift when going from can to no can. Also had a ton a FTFs with cheap ammo. Sold it.

Ruger Mark III 22/45 Lite - was ok, but you need some aftermarket parts to get it to really run right. The Ruger lawyers ruined it with the LCI and mag disconnect. Sold it.

I've had a few Mark IIs and each runs like a top.

Single six is a nice, safe choice for training.


I might be missing a couple that I've owned, but those Mark IIs have been clear winners. Just my two cents.
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Re: Yer Favorite .22 pistol

Postby Mulegun » Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:03 pm

I love my PMR 30 Kel-Tec 22 mag....Just got the 22lr ruger and the Smith.... :D
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Re: Yer Favorite .22 pistol

Postby bignflnut » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:05 pm

FWIW, local range held a .22 pistol event and mah kidz got their hands on a Mark IV 22/45 LITE. Fit well, even scored a few hits.

I had a Mark iV 22/45 Tactical in my sights and went for it.
With the good fortune of a friend with a suppressor to tie on the end...what fun! Added bonus, the barrel length is such that I don't need to use suppressed ammo in it!

I've had it out 2x at/after dusk... last night ended a skunk threat with it.
Haven't officially cleaned it yet, but the kidz are excited to customize and shoot anytime.

I thank everyone for their input. I'm not able to comment on the various firearms others have enjoyed. I have nothing negative to say about the choices of others.

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Re: Yer Favorite .22 pistol

Postby techmike » Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:24 pm

Now you just have to stock up on ammo - those things have a voracious appetite!
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Re: Yer Favorite .22 pistol

Postby Dave Shooter » Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:40 pm

Picked up a MK IV Standard cheap several months back. It's become my favorite .22 plinker pistol.

-Post recall gun
-After the first magazine it's been utterly reliable
-Quite accurate, would be interesting to bolt a scope on and see just how good it is
-After stoning down front sight point of impact is just where I want it, great sight picture
-Lightweight, tapered barrel + aluminum frame
-Super easy takedown
-Trigger has a bit of mush, but aftermarket is already available if I really wanted to do something about it
-Supplanted my P22, which always felt kinda low quality for a Walther
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Re: Yer Favorite .22 pistol

Postby YoteHuntr » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:41 pm

Another vote for Ruger MKII. I had a stainless target model with 6 7/8" tapered barrel with rosewood grips, a Burris no-drill mount and a 30mm Tasco 1X scope with an etched glass reticle. I could shoot the eyes out of a gnat at 25 yards with it. Sold it four years ago and regretted it ever since. :cry: :(
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Re: Yer Favorite .22 pistol

Postby rimfireOH » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:51 pm

I shoot a Ruger 22/45 Lite, suppressed, with either a SOS-22 or a Sparrow. Lots of fun. (Not so much fun taking apart, cleaning and re-assembling, though.)
Love that gun.
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Re: Yer Favorite .22 pistol

Postby yogidave » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:37 pm

Other than my Ruger MK1, I picked up a GSG Firefly (Mesquito knockoff) BNIB for under $200. Its accurate and it wasn't picky about ammo.
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Re: Yer Favorite .22 pistol

Postby Javelin Man » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:49 pm

yogidave wrote:Other than my Ruger MK1, I picked up a GSG Firefly (Mesquito knockoff) BNIB for under $200. Its accurate and it wasn't picky about ammo.


RKGuns have those on sale right now and I'm considering one, lots of pretty colors from which to choose. It's also threaded for a suppressor in the future if wanted. Would you recommend a GSG or a MK I at the same price?
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Re: Yer Favorite .22 pistol

Postby yogidave » Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:49 pm

Javelin Man wrote:
yogidave wrote:Other than my Ruger MK1, I picked up a GSG Firefly (Mesquito knockoff) BNIB for under $200. Its accurate and it wasn't picky about ammo.


RKGuns have those on sale right now and I'm considering one, lots of pretty colors from which to choose. It's also threaded for a suppressor in the future if wanted. Would you recommend a GSG or a MK I at the same price?

If you can get a MK1 for the same price I would jump on it, they are extremely accurate. I picked up the Firefly so my kids could get used to the common platform of pistols, the bad thing about the MK1 is that the bolt doesn't lock to the rear after the last round is ejected and the mag release is not very user friendly.
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Re: Yer Favorite .22 pistol

Postby WY_Not » Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:38 pm

I'll be the odd man out and throw my lot in with the Beretta U22 NEOS Inox. Just wish I had a carbine kit to go with mine. :cry:
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Re: Yer Favorite .22 pistol

Postby Brian D. » Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:31 pm

WY_Not wrote:I'll be the odd man out and throw my lot in with the Beretta U22 NEOS Inox. Just wish I had a carbine kit to go with mine. :cry:


I seem to remember that the carbine kits are rare and hard to find. That correct?
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Re: Yer Favorite .22 pistol

Postby techmike » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:22 pm

Brian D. wrote:
WY_Not wrote:I'll be the odd man out and throw my lot in with the Beretta U22 NEOS Inox. Just wish I had a carbine kit to go with mine. :cry:


I seem to remember that the carbine kits are rare and hard to find. That correct?


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