GUN New .22 pistol

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  1. WooleyBooger

    WooleyBooger OT Supporter

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    After getting clarification that i'm all go for a new .22 pistol this weekend...

    I need some advice on which one to choose. I have one new gun store available to me and that is Gander Mtn (or Price Gouge Mtn...whichever). After glancing at their stock today (but i didn't get to handle any of the guns) here's is what's available for what i am prepared to spend.

    S&W 22A - $229 new or there was a used one for $189
    Ruger MKIII Standard with 4 3/4" barrel - $319
    MKIII with 5.5" bull barrel - $349
    22/45 with 5.5" bull barrel - $319
    Buckmark Camper in stainless with fiber optic sight - $329
    And two different Beretta Neos versions. One was $219 and had a real cheap blue plastic looking grip, the other was was $249. They both looked like 6" barrels.

    I already own a P22, so that's out. And i held the 22/45 the day i bought the Walther, and it really wasn't all that comfortable to me. The P22 is not quite as accurate as i would like...i wouldn't feel confident trying to shoot a squirrel out of a tree 30 yds away or so with it. So this time i would like to get something a little more accurate out of the box. The MKIII has a ton of options as far as upgrades and stuff for later, but i don't want to NEED to do those to get the performance i want...especially since that's the most expensive one off the bat.

    I will be installing a red dot on this one, and from what i have heard some (maybe all) of the Buckmarks require removing the sight rail before breaking the gun down for cleaning. Is this true (for the Camper anyways)? And if so, how big a deal is that with a red dot? I would think it would need to be re-sighted every time you remove it. That could be a deal breaker.

    I also don't know about the MKIII with the standard barrel...is it a waste?

    I don't know anything about the Neos...but i have done a fair amount of research on the others. And have not held any but the 22/45, so obviously that will play a factor. But other than that, what should i get?

    Opinions or advice?
     
  2. SNDP

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    Neos!

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  3. Paul Revere

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    personally, i would get the ruger 22/45, but if you dont like the way it feels then i :dunno:
     
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    Lightsped Glockaholic

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    Honestly, every gun you listed is a nice choice. You won't go wrong with any of the ones you mentioned. Hold them all, and see which one is most comfortable.
     
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    I'm going to take a different direction now and say you already have a cheap 22, save up for a nicer one this time around. Maybe a smith and wesson 41, a colt woodsman, or an older s&w revolver.
     
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    buy off online don't get raped by gander.
     
  7. WooleyBooger

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    Where are some good places to buy online?
     
  8. WooleyBooger

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    In case anyone was wondering...

    Yesterday i went and shot several different guns, a lot that i had never shot before. Like .9mm, .45, and .357 magnum. Man what fun! I actually had the most fun shooting a .357 in 4" barrel the most...followed by the .45.

    Anyway...afterwards i ended going back to Gander and handling several different guns, and ended up liking the MKIII 22/45 and MKIII about the same. I ended up getting the 22/45 after about 20 minutes of switching back and forth. I know the salesman was pissed. I have not shot it yet, but hope to today...already tore it down and gave it a good cleaning, it was as hard as everyone says. Took maybe 45 minutes including the actual cleaning/lubing.

    Which brings me to the next thing, which was a Ruger P95 9mm i almost bought for $349. The only thing that kept me from it was i had not done any research on it. I would rather have a Glock i think, but that seems like a really good price for a 9mm.

    Thoughts?
     
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    I know its a little late, but for info on the Buckmark disassembly, if you get one of the target models, then you do not remove the entire site base when disassembling. You remove one screw at the rear and the base stays attached to the barrel when it is removed from the frame of the gun.

    On the other guns, I'm not sure if you can leave it connected to the barrel or not (I own a target version) but it might be a possibility. I would also imagine though that with the taper on the screws and on the barrel and frame, that it will normally go back into place in a pretty precise manner and would only require just the slightest amount of adjustment if at all.

    Anyway, I know you already got something but just thought I'd clarify that for anyone else possibly interested in the Buckmark. I love mine for cheap accurate shooting.
     
  10. WooleyBooger

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    Thanks for the info...

    In my case, the only model available was the Camper.
     
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    Beretta NEOS....

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  12. H.P.

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    The neos is a great cheap plinker
     
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    I always think "Star Trek" when I see a Neos.
     
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    the Neos looks like it's top heavy :dunno:
     
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    stay away from gander mountain, they had used S&W 686's for more than i paid for my 686-plus brand new
     
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    Beretta is kinda moving into this "new age" look on their weapons. I personally like it but a lot of people, especially the old school Beretta fans are like :ugh2:

    It's light, easy to use, egronomical, fun as hell, and trouble free.

    Ok in my book! :)
     
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    It's balanced really well.... and with my little cheap hologram on top, there is NO rise.

    Check this out.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=uJkBsqReESc

    Fast forward to around 44 sec for a better view. It's a beautiful shooting gun.
     
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    im sure it shoots well but i can't get over the way it looks :o i'll be picking up a .22/45 when i get a .22lr handgun :hs:
     
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    :rofl:
    Style over performance..... just like a woman and her shoes!

    :rofl:

    I keeed, I keeed!
     
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    :mamoru:
     
  22. PanzerAce

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    you have no idea how true that is for him :o
     
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    if i was in the market for a .22 handgun,one of these would be my choice.
     
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    AKing It's like we've got each others backs

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    They don't make Neo's in full silver ?
     
  25. H.P.

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    I believe mine is the closest you will get to 'full silver'. don't know exactly what you mean though

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