GUN Looking for a .22 pistol

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  1. bigboostdsm

    bigboostdsm New Member

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    I'm interested in getting a .22lr pistol. The girlfriend is too much of a sally to shoot the 19, plus I like the idea of paying 10 bucks for 500 rounds. That'll keep a range day under 20 bucks :bigthumb:

    I'm really liking the P22. I wouldn't mind a cheap SA revolver though. The baretta NEOS is definetly out, as well as the browning buckmark (I think that's what it is?). The ruger is OK, but I really just think it's meh. Plus my girlfriends mom has one, so I already have access to one.

    So should I just go for the p22? Or is there a good SA revolver I should look at? Yes, I realize they are two totally different pistols :mamoru:
     
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    Sa7aN STEELERS FTW

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    the p22 is nice, though you have to find some ammo it likes
     
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    I like my P22. I wouldn't do a revolver (esp a SA) in 22LR. That might just be me though. I hear that they can have trouble cycling with cheap ammo, but I haven't had any trouble. I just shoot minimags though (so up that to $10.50 for 500 rounds)
     
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    The reason I like the SA revolver is that they are cheap and they will help me get rid of my bad habits that I have.

    When I was at the range last time an NRA pistol instructor gave me a lesson and I used his 1950's .22 SA revolver. He loaded it in random spots (9 shots, loaded 5). It showed me what I was doing wrong and why I was shooting low and left EVERY time.

    I'm a good shot up until 15 yards or so. At 25 I'm always about 6" from the bullseye. The lesson was a real eye opener, so I'm looking to get a .22 for practice.

    The p22 is at the top of the list for sure, so it's probably what I'm going to go with. Just wanted to see if gun crew could convince me otherwise :x:
     
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    I think I'm going to rock the OD green frame :drool:

    It's 20 bucks cheaper than the blued gun at the local gun store.
     
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    Think about getting an Advantage Arms conversion kit for your 19. I think they are like $250 with one mag and another $25 for additional mags.

    I'm thinking about selling my Ruger and getting one of those when I get my 19 in a couple weeks.
     
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    I'd rather have a whole seperate gun for that price. I can pick up a new p22 for 300 OTD.

    My girls stepdad has a .22 conversion for his 19 and it's really finicky, he doesn't use it much because it doesn't feed a lot of ammo very well.

    For the extra 25-50 bucks I'd rather have another gun. I'd only buy 1 more mag for the p22, so I guess that'd put me up at about 350, but I can deal with 1 mag for the time being.
     
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    Love my p22
     
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    :cool: yeah, I haven't made up my mind yet. I like having a .22 pistol but I like the idea of being able to practice with my 19 for cheap.

    There's two conversion kits and I know the advantage Arms one is the better one and doesn't have problems with mini mags or anything.
     
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    .22 conversion for the glock?
     
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    Almost positive it's the advantage kit he's got.

    I'm definetly not going with a conversion kit. It will also be good for those times when the girlfriend/friends come to the range so I have a second gun for them.
     
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    Negatory. I'd rather have 2 seperate pistols.
     
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    Selling the exhaust from my old car this week so I should have 370 bucks to play with :big grin: I'll probably hit the gun store after school one day this week.
     
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    Bump for day crews opinion
     
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    I'm not a huge fan of the P22... it looks cool but the trigger ain't that great and it's too small.

    Ruger MkII is definitely the best deal out there.

    I have a Sig Trailside target model and it's great too. I'd put it on par with comparably priced Rugers. It's a great shooter and lots of fun.

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    Heritage Arms makes the Rough Rider with interchangeable cylinders for 22lr and 22 mag. I actually just picked one up friday for ~200, haven't gotten it to the range yet though.
     
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    The mk2 is only 10 bucks less than the p22 here. The size is good for me, I have little girly hands :mamoru:

    I have been reading about their "quirks", but it's strictly a range gun so I don't really care about having to clear a couple of FTFs. I've handled one before, but I'm going to shoot it this week before I buy it.

    The range here refunds your range time/rental if you purchase the gun that day. So that's more than likely what I'll do.
     
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    Is that a conversion or a full firearm? Links?
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    Full Firearm, here is the Heritage Arms website for SA small caliber revolvers

    http://www.heritagemfg.com/site/department.cfm?id=50

    I actually bought mine because my GF likes my 22 rifle and likes the look of the old style revolvers, plus cheap plinking is a good thing like you said.
     
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    Cool, thanks for the link. I'll definetly take a look at those...I wasn't sure if I'd be able to find any new SA revolvers or not.
     
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    I think that ruger might make a couple, finding an SA shouldn't be impossible there are too many people who do the "cowboy action shooting" and you either have to have a gun made before a certain year or new replica.

    Here is the ruger single action site

    http://www.ruger-firearms.com/Firearms/FASubType?type=Revolver&subtype=Single Action
     
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    DaJMan When i was young, i dreamed of being a baseball

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    ive shot one of those SA .22s and i gotta say it was a lotta fun!!! my votes for one of these!
     
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    I actually enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would. Still not sure if I want to do that or the p22 though :o
     
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    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    My P22 digests everything, even the cheap stuff.
     
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    I've heard a lot of good about the p22.

    Like I said, I like the SA revolver because I can randomly load it and then see where I'm shooting improperly.
     

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