I'm in the market for a .22 pistol. Cause I guess everyone needs a .22 and I dont have one yet. I also need a pistol that my younger sister could learn to shoot on.
I was considering the Ruger SR22 because it functions like a typical pistol, which will translate to using a defensive pistol when she's old enough for it. After fondling one at the lgs, I'm a bit concerned with its functionality. I guess all .22s seem cheaply made to me though.
Also considering the S&W MP22
Not really interested in ruger Mk III, 22/45, buckmarks, or S&W model 22a or anything of that kind because the design doesn't correlate to non .22 pistols very well.
TL:DR - Best .22 for training a young new shooter
You should really reconsider your decision on buckmarks. I had a walther p22, a cute little thing like the sr22, they just feel chintzy compared to the buckmark. A buckmark feels rock solid in your hand, smooth when you shoot, like it'll still be ticking along in a hundred years.
On the other hand you're not choosing it for your hands, but someone else's. The walther will show some wear after a few thousand rounds. I put about 10k through mine, the slide stop digs at the notch in the slide pretty hard, and it had a roll pin at the safety that liked to slide out. Really good grip though. I bet the sr22 feels about the same.
>The sig mosquito/p22/m&p22/ are all umarex potmetal garbage
Is this true. Are those guns potmetal?
I forgot about the p22 and the mosquito looks like a P226 plinker to me.
>I like the Beretta neos personally, but it's more of a target .22
same reason im not considering the ruger 22/45, s&w 22a, or buckmark. The neos also looks too space age for me.
I have one shoots great . Just don't put anything super hot loaded through it. Blew mine up shooting some hot cci rounds . Ruger warentyed it for free thought. Other then that it's a great gun eats and solid points I throw at it but dosnt like some hp ammo
>You should really reconsider your decision on buckmarks.
It does look really solid, I think I shot one many years ago. If I wasnt looking for a .22 in a more traditional pistol design like the SR22 than the Buckmark would probably be my top choice, followed by the 22/45
The take down lever I'm pointing at in my pic is the only thing that stops the slide from comming back all the way off the frame rails for feild stripping and it's made of polymer . After a few hundred rounds of stingers and mini mags it shattered and the slide went flying off downrange . Gun and myself were fine other than that
>I was considering the Ruger SR22 because it functions like a typical pistol, which will translate to using a defensive pistol when she's old enough for it
not really. i have a pretty good combination of hammer/striker 9mm's and 22 pistols. i wouldnt compare this to my other ppq's. nor would i compare a sr22 or p22 to a p94 or sr9. but a 22 ppq is worth the price over a p22 and mark x's are awesome guns regardless.
What Im saying is that I want a 22 pistol that functions like a traditional pistol with a slide like a SR22 as opposed to something like a 22/45 or buckmark that have the fixed barrel, mini slide/bolt thing, and non traditional slide release and safety.
and what im saying is just get a traditional (read short recoil operation) gun instead of a 22 blow back cause its just never going to be the same. or better yet buy one of each and figure it out for your self.
>I guess all .22s seem cheaply made to me though
Damn near everything in the "Modern Tier" that's under $300 will feel cheap, especially the stuff made by Legacy/Chippa/Howa/Walther
As far as I know the only 22 pistol that was ever made to feel and function like a full size was the Colt Ace but they're pricey as fuck
you might look into the Beretta Cheetahs, older Smith and Wessons, and maybe the CZ 75/EAA Witness, and M&P22
I've not heard good things about the Sig Mosquito
browning 1911-22. easily the best out there. pic related is it next to a fullsize. plus chilluns/manlets/the weak can shoot it just fine. breaks down like a normal 1911.
I was waiting for a pic like that to pop up.
So far from this thread Ive gathered that I need to stay away from Walther P22, Sig mosquito, and any of the cheap brands. Not to shoot hot loads out of the SR22. And no 22 correlates to a non 22 handgun.
Anyone have anything to say about the M&P22?
OP here. I'm the same way, I dont own a 1911 yet, but when I do get one its gonna be a fuddy5 in a full size gun and its going to be either blued or parkerized. Not GI style though. I hate the old hammer look and shitty sites.
>I've not heard good things about the Sig Mosquito
Depends on where it's made. I've got a german Mosquito and it's a great plinker.
I also own a SR22, and it's not bad for polymer. Been thinking about the Beretta M9-22, but I hear they're going to be coming out with a threaded barrel model soonish.
/k/ommifornian here. Wish I made this thread before staring the 10 day cool off on my P22 purchase. Guess I'll just beat it into the dirt to get my money's worth and then find something higher quality.
I didn't read the thread. I'm sure it's been posted, but you can't go wrong with a Ruger 22/45 or mkxx series.
Browning buck marks are good too, but around $400. Don't believe the hate, p22's are good. Just don't touch the dig Mosquito. read the manual and only shoot the ammo it recommends. Unless your .22 is a revolver, don't expect it to be a cheap plinker if it only feeds mini mags.
Get a ruger. They're about $300 used.