GUN Most accurate, consistent target pistol for the money?

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  1. Ingen

    Ingen New Member

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    So, i'm slowly becoming in the market for a target pistol. Either pneumatic (c02 or pump, I don't care) or powder .22 or .177. I have no idea who makes good shit, the only ones I've had the opportunity to use are the ones we're provided with in class (30 year old pieces of shit from Daisy). Over the last quarter I've gotten pretty good, but they're gonna stop letting me use their guns next week (end of the quarter).

    So, I wanna get my own. Needs to be extremely accurate and fairly well balanced. I can spend as much as 200 dollars (I know a great one is 2000 dollars, but I'm just getting into this :))

    So what offers the best bang for the buck?
     
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    ruger mkII/III
     
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    I just got a ruger mkIII 22/45 Hunter, It's accurate as hell, but the grips is a little odd. If i had to do it over i'd probably get a browning buckmark. Look into them as well.
     
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    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    Are you looking for a firearm or a pellet gun? I had a long discussion with a friend of my girlfriend trying to figure out what kind of gun she had before I figured out she was talking about a pellet pistol.
     
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    I like my crossman Repeatair 1077, I spent less than 100 bucks on it and it's got some accessories. It's not a pistol, but air pistols are garbage anyways.

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    I also have a couple crosman CO2 handguns, they are like 20 bucks at walmart. Accurate to like 15 yards, not very impressive.

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  8. cjj92yj

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    another voter for the 22/45. I've got one of the MKII ones, and it's uber sweet accurate. I use it for grouse hunting while all my friends use 12 gauge shotguns.
     
  9. jtl090179

    jtl090179 Oh I get it, yeah. He's the girl, then you're the OT Supporter

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    how do you guys like the polymer gripped one compared to the all steel version? any pros/cons to either?
     
  10. cjj92yj

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    I prefer the angle of the grip on the MKII (polymer grip) over the MKIII personally. I'm contemplating putting some 1911 grips on my polymer framed one. I've seen a few write-ups on how to grind down the polymer ribs and glue on or bolt on some panels.
     
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    At $200 I suggest the smith and wesson 22a
     
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    Some of the pellet pistols really aren't bad. I have one, can't beat 3 bucks for 250 rounds and something that I can shoot in my basement. Trigger time is time well spent.
     
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    jtl090179 Oh I get it, yeah. He's the girl, then you're the OT Supporter

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    yeah i held both and i couldnt decide whether i liked the 1911 angle polymer grips or the more agressive all steel version. both felt good but im really at a standstill right now
     
  14. krott5333

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    Glock 34
     
  15. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    Ruger Mark III 22/45 Target and practice all day for next to nothing $12 for 525 rds

    $300

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    10 shot group

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    In the end it makes no difference to be, but it would probably piss me off pretty good not being able to practice any time (i.e. in my city back yard or in the basement). So, either one, I guess.

    Firing a .22 in the basement is a definite no, right? I've never owned a handgun of that sort before, and don't really know much about it. I know that I'd never dream of shooting my 20 ga. in the basement, because.. Duh. But a 22 seems small.. I dunno. Thoughts?
     
  17. krott5333

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    in some places it is illegal to shoot a gun in your house.

    you can get a 22 bullet trap, they usually have a little target hanger on the top front, and an angled back.. as long as you hit within the area of the target, then you wont put any holes in your walls

    :dunno:
     
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    Don't fire a .22 in your home, you're going to have a serious health hazard from lead contamination.

    edit: to clarify I'm speaking of smokeless powder ammunition in general. I suspect you could get some lead kicked up from air powered weapons firing lead rounds also but I'm not familiar with the the extent of the expose you would get from it so I won't comment on it.
     
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    I shoot my .177 posted above in my basement.
     
  20. Ingen

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    What range is that? and what size target?
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    Bulletrap in Plano TX, the target is about 12"
     
  22. Ingen

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    By range I meant distance :p but I'll also be in need of an indoor range here in ohio soon :)
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    5-7 yds I was still tinkering with my redot getting it sighted in
     
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    Ahh, well that's not quite as impresive as I originally guessed, but still a killer group :big grin: I'll definitely look in to one of those.
     
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    MkIII 22/45
    I put 10 shots in a 9 inch pie plate at 40 yds pretty easily just after sighting in this set up.

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