GUN School me on .22 pistols. I need a suppressor host

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  1. ChipOnShoulder

    ChipOnShoulder New Member

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    I want to buy a .22 pistol so when I take girls shooting i don't start em straight off with the Glock 19. They get pretty bored of the .22 conversion in my ARs too.

    Since it's a .22 pistol, i might as well give it a shot of testosterone by getting a suppressor for it. My desired traits in order of importance are

    1. Reliable
    2. Easily suppressed
    3. Accurate

    I've heard bad things about the Walter P22's reliability. Anyone care to drop some knowledge?
     
  2. You want a 22/45. I'll bring mine to the shoot, and I'm sure Keesh will have his one there. They're very well built, and very accurate.
     
  3. Keesh

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    P22s make inexpensive, easy hosts, especially since they come threaded and all you need to do is buy a $25 adapter. However, they are not as well built as some of the other options such as the Ruger and Buckmark series.

    To tell the truth, I've never had any problems with them and I don't personally know anyone who has. That said I've read of more problems with the P22 on the internet, so take that for whatever it's worth (if anything at all.) My only gripe is the small frame and slightly higher cost of mags.

    For reliability and accuracy I would say you'd be hard pressed to beat the Ruger series. Even paying a gunsmith $50-100 to thread you should come close to the price of the P22 and thread adapter. You're coming to the November shoot right? I'll have my suppressed Ruger there.
     
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    I've hated every P22 I've ever had, but supposedly the new ones run a lot better.

    The Buckmarks/Rugers seem like they'd be an easy way to fly, due to the availability of the tac-sol uppers (and the ease of threading the factory issued tubes).

    If I were you, I'd snag a AA kit for the G19.
     
  5. JRucker2004

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    bang for the buck, Rugers are damn hard to beat. I went with a tac sol conversion kit and dedicated a 1911 frame to it

    [​IMG]
     
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    lol, you bobtailed your 22 host, didn't you? I assume that was your first go-around?
     
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    That was kind of an experiment. I have pretty small hands, and the bobtail does help. I didn't really want to drop all that cash on the fancy bobbed MSH, so I made my own by drilling and plugging the hole from the original one, and cutting down the spring. Worked out pretty well [​IMG]

    ETA: I also shortened the trigger, installed the grip and thumb safeties, hammer, and reworked the trigger/sear
     
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  9. thegooch

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    I've put about 1,000 rounds through my P22 so far. Only 3 misfires and those were due to the ammo.
     
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    I have a Mark II 22/45 and absolutely love it. No suppressor yet, but planning on it.

    [​IMG]
     
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    A '41 would be fucking baller though. Bitches would be all over your shit.
     
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    I still don't get the idea of the cost of the suppressor+stamp for a .22 pistol. Kinda wish suppressors were more in the way of being able to use them on multiple calibers (and yes I know why you can't, just in theory)
     
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    I really like the Browning Buckmark. Very reliable, accurate and if you want to go to a threaded barrel from TacSol, you can just get the barrel since its the lower that is registered unlike the Ruger that has the upper serialized so you have to do a whole FFL transfer to get a threaded barrel for it.

    Its a great quiet host for my Spectre.
     
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    Guy I work with has one and I shoot a few hundred rounds last weekend. It's a full size pistol (unlike the P22), comes in two models (with or without threaded barrel). It shot fine, but I'd rather have the P22 or 22/45 as a host.
     
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    Did they ever do anything with the horrific triggeros on the Mosquitos? The DA on those things was like 15lbs.....
     
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    i wouldn't mind pick up a ruger 22... those are super fun to shoot. i found one on gun broker that happens to be a local seller... so tempting
     
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    It had a shitty trigger/break. My P22's trigger is much better.
     
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    You can use *some* .22 cans in other calibers but only a few are rated as such, the SWR Spectre being one of them

    full auto 22lr or semi automatic 5.7mm, 17HMR, 22WMR.
     
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    Several cans are like that. Liberty Kodial TL being the one I'm interested in. I want something I can shoot ALL rimfire (and maybe even 22K-Hornet) from.
     
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    I should sell my GSG-5
     
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    Yep. You should also buy my shotgun so I can has monies to buy a can myself.
     
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    It's still a mile long like any sig
     
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    I could probably have my 22LR bull barrel on my rifle as well, get a MK11 or 111, get a suppressor and use it on both....hrmm. Wonder if there is still demand for the GSG-5 PK with....I think 10 mags
     
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    browning buckmark son. very similar the the ruger. I don't know how well either of them would do as a suppressor host
     

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