GUN Buying .22 today. Help me

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  1. Resin

    Resin OT Supporter

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    Ok so I'm stuck between a Browning Buckmark and a Ruger MkIII. So I called around the Seattle area and these are the results

    There's a brand new Buckmark for $369 and MKIII Hunter for $423 on one store.
    Used Brownings for $279 and $295 at 2 others stores (These shops are all about 20 minutes away)

    Stores around where I live have new Ruger MkIII for around $250 but no Brownings


    What should I do? new or used? Browning or Ruger?
     
  2. Lightsped

    Lightsped Glockaholic

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    I have never fired a Buckmark, but I own a Ruger Mark II and couldn't be happier. For that reason, I would go for the Ruger, but I do know for a fact that the Buckmark is a quality piece.

    Which gun feels better to you??
     
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    kf4zht New Member

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    If you go ruger look at the mkiis. I like the feel alot more and they don't have the loaded chamber thing that I have heard of problems with.

    Never shot a buckmark, but I have heard good things.
     
  4. Resin

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    i've never shot a .22 handgun before, but the I like the ruger's heaviness which gives it a sturdy feel. I also like the browning's comfortable grip
     
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    bigboostdsm New Member

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    My girlfriends mom has a buckmark, it's a great gun. She's put some 10k rounds through it flawlessly.

    I'll probably be picking one up in the future for my girlfriend.
     
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    I don't think the Hunters are worth the price. Just get a 5.5 in bull barrel and you will be plenty happy.
     
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    Hunter models aren't worth the premium.
     
  8. Resin

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    I got a Buckmark with a bull barrell for 322...fun little thing...only thing i don't like is the small clip
     
  9. Lightsped

    Lightsped Glockaholic

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    How about some pics??
     
  10. Resin

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  11. WooleyBooger

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    So...can i ask a stupid question?

    What is the difference between the MKIII and the MKIII 22/45?
     
  12. DarkalaOkiela

    DarkalaOkiela THERE IS NO TIME!

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    Ive got a Ruger Mark III slab side with 10k rounds through it no problem. Its a very nice gun, and cheap too!
     
  13. PanzerAce

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    the 22/45 has the grip angle of a 1911, since some people prefer that to the Luger grip angle.
     
  14. Didact

    Didact I have no idea what I'm doing

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    They were selling P22s at the local Gander Mt for $250 I almost bought one
     
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    It also has a polymer frame which I dont really care for I guess. I like the grip angle better than the MKIII but the MKIII feels better in my hand. Oh well, I think I got it for $200 so Im not complaining
     
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    Clingman Clingman runs Bartertown.

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    You might also want to consider the Sig Trailside, the model with target sights goes for about $350. I'd put it on par with a Ruger MkII, they are good shooters and are WAY easier to strip.
     
  17. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    I have a Ruger Mark III 22/45 Target and I love it.
    with Red dot
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    10 shot group
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    didn't know about the poly frame. Personally, I don't ever really plan/want to get a ruger pistol, so I don't really pay much attention to the differences.
     
  19. Resin

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    how much did you pay for that sight? Im thinking about getting one for the buckmark
     
  20. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    Sportsmans Guide it was ~$20
     
  21. Resin

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    how do i know which sight fits which gun
     
  22. WooleyBooger

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    Just got back from getting mine... I couldn't resist for $250.

    I went to check out the P22 and the Ruger MKIII. The Ruger just felt awkward in hand, but the P22 felt really nice. After changing the back strap out for the other one included, i like it even more.

    Have not shot it yet though...i will probably have to wait until next weekend for that.
     
  23. WooleyBooger

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    Can anybody tell me how much benefit there is from the P22 with the 5" barrel? I have a gift card and can get the conversion kit from Amazon if it is worth it.
     

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