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    Advice: .22 LR Handgun

    What's a good .22 LR handgun for target shooting and learning to shoot good?

    I have seen the following:
    Walther P22
    SigArms Mosquito
    Ruger Mark I through III

    Anything else or do you have a pref? An old man at a gunshow said he recommends the Ruger.

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    mark II, look no further very accurate, huge aftermarket, reliable

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    The Sig is a POS. Stay away. Our Head Gun learned this by buying one and got soooo mad he traded it in, like many who buy one.

    The Walther P22 is good for plinking, but very small if you have big hands.

    The Ruger is probably the most apt to customize. It is very accurate and reliable, but is not fun to take down to clean.

    The Browning Buckmark is an excellent, accurate, and durable gun.

    I have a Beretta NEOS which has proved it be almost as accurate as the Ruger, has eaten everything but the cheap bulk pack Remington, and is very very easy to take down to clean.


    iI would take the Browning or Beretta, followed by the Walther designs.
    The Italians have a saying. "Keep your friends close and your enemies closer." And although they've never won a war or mass-produced a decent car, in this area they are correct.

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    Might I add, unless you have tons of cash for a S&W 41.
    The Italians have a saying. "Keep your friends close and your enemies closer." And although they've never won a war or mass-produced a decent car, in this area they are correct.

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    Thank you! Yeah I was actually thinking about the Sig just because AIM has it in stock and I live right near there.

    It seems like the Ruger gets a lot of good reviews.

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    Ruger's rimfire guns are the best darn things they make. I grew up shooting a Single Six and recently bought and built up a new Mk III. Neither gun resembles a CCW or home defense gun in any way, but they're both great for targets and small game. The Mk III eats Remington and Federal bulk packs with no problem, and shoots really good with Aguila subsonics and CCI Mini Mags. Haven't tried Thunderbolts or Stingers, but it would probably tolerate those as well.ther.

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    I loves my Ruger 22/45

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    the mark series has been the same damn design for how long now? ever?

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    Since 1949.
    The Italians have a saying. "Keep your friends close and your enemies closer." And although they've never won a war or mass-produced a decent car, in this area they are correct.

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    yeah, ever.

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