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Re: Yer Favorite .22 pistol

Postby Aesinsp » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:13 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?[/quote
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Re: Yer Favorite .22 pistol

Postby WY_Not » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:05 am

Yes, the carbine kits are discontinued and tough to find. Real same too, the combo makes for a really handy firearm and lots of fun.

So, if anyone has one or has a line on a carbine kit I am in the market.
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Re: Yer Favorite .22 pistol

Postby Jakor » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:48 pm

My Sig Mosquito has taken years to break in. It's a fussy fussy firearm. I would not buy another. The slide is too heavy for the round. Lots of malfunctions.
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Re: Yer Favorite .22 pistol

Postby techmike » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:16 pm

Jakor wrote:My Sig Mosquito has taken years to break in. It's a fussy fussy firearm. I would not buy another. The slide is too heavy for the round. Lots of malfunctions.

I had a Mosquito years ago, and was very grumpy at how poorly it functioned with every brand of ammo that I tried - intermittent fail to extract and eject. I cleaned it and was getting it ready to ship in for repair when I found a yellow sheet of paper in the case, cleverly hidden between the case and the foam. I was an addendum to the manual that detailed a lubrication hole on the slide. So I added a few drops of oil and headed back to the range - worked flawlessly. I found the following FAQ at Sig's website, hope it helps.

"My mosquito pistol seems to have problems ejecting & extracting?

Please try these basic trouble shooting tips before requesting service: *Please make sure the recoil spring is installed correctly. The narrow end of the spring MUST be on the guide rod first…pointing towards the rear of the gun. If it is not, this will cause feeding, extraction and firing issues. *Like many .22 LR’s, Mosquito’s can be sensitive to ammunition used and to cleanliness and lubrication. Be sure your Mosquito is cleaned and lubricated regularly and before the first use. *There is a lubrication port on the right side of the slide for the extractor, be sure you add a drop of lube in this hole every hundred rounds or so. Make sure the gun is very clean. *Some Mosquito’s benefit from a break-in period. *Be sure to use factory recommend ammunition – CCI Mini-Mags. Winchester Super-X, Remington Golden Bullet, Federal High Velocity etc…also usually work well."
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Re: Yer Favorite .22 pistol

Postby Javelin Man » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:37 pm

My mosquito worked flawlessly after I used a brush in the chamber. Until then, single-shot. Then I sold it.
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Re: Yer Favorite .22 pistol

Postby Sevens » Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:02 pm

I recently picked up a 1993-made Smith & Wesson Model 41. There's a chance that it rockets quickly near the top of my list of favorite rimfire pistols, but I haven't yet had a chance to shoot it. Some are known to be finicky and if ever there was a pistol with a reputation for demanding quality rimfire ammo, a S&W 41 is certainly on that particular list. Fortunately I do have a nice selection of good ammo to try, including the ammo that seems to be MOST often recommended for the 41 -- the CCI SV ammo.

The original wood stocks are extremely attractive but absolutely designed for one-handed bullseye-style hold and are a bit unnatural when using a two-hand hold. I don't see a lot of options to address that, but Herrett has two options that may get my interest.

I hope to report back with success!
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Re: Yer Favorite .22 pistol

Postby Brian D. » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:31 pm

Hope your Model 41 lives up to expectations. Bullseye shooters didn't mind their reliability issues, since those matches allow "alibis", meaning you can reshoot strings of fire if you have a malfunction. I always found that rather lame.
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Re: Yer Favorite .22 pistol

Postby Sevens » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:38 pm

I can see your angle but that competition was born in a different time. I continue to remain FAR more than impressed with what Bullseye competition shooters can and have accomplished with a handgun. I wish it was a more active sport today.
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Re: Yer Favorite .22 pistol

Postby Brian D. » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:27 pm

Sevens wrote:I can see your angle but that competition was born in a different time. I continue to remain FAR more than impressed with what Bullseye competition shooters can and have accomplished with a handgun. I wish it was a more active sport today.


When I ran the pistol section at Fairfield Sportsman's Club, wanted the Bullseye shooters to know they were as important to me as all the other match shooters. (Experience traveling around taught me that competitors in various disciplines at some clubs didn't always get along with each other.) So, I'd join in occasionally. It was a challenging game, to be sure.

Still, I never liked how a few shooters ALWAYS seemed to need alibi strings, dragging out the matches. Just a pet peeve.
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Re: Yer Favorite .22 pistol

Postby weakhand luke » Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:47 am

Not a Bullseye gun, but my favorite Sunday Afternoon Special is my 1st gen Charter Arms Pathfinder.
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Yer Favorite .22 pistol?

Postby 7V8 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:29 am

Although I have a couple Ruger MK IIs, my favorite is the stainless MK IV 5.5'' barrel, not only because it is a whole lot more convenient to clean, but because it is very accurate.
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