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Old 12-03-2010, 07:27 PM
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I'm thinking about buying me a .22 pistol. somthing just to go plinking with nothing fancy and nothing over 350.00. I am really liking the gsg1911 and my local dealer also has a flat dark earth p22 that I am really diggin. So, which one would be a good one to get. this will be my 2nd pistol. I'm really a long gun kind of guy but just started thincking about getting a new pistol to shoot around the farm. any input would be great.
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Old 12-03-2010, 08:44 PM
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I'd go GSG, Walther is having too many issues with their 22's...
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Old 12-03-2010, 09:33 PM
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Do you already have a .22 pistol?
If not, buy known quality, Ruger or Buckmark.
These zinc wonders you mention are a lot of fun, but the above mentioned are heirloom quality.
If your finances permit a disposable toy, by all means buy the trendiest thing you can find.
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Old 12-03-2010, 09:55 PM
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Do you already have a .22 pistol?
If not, buy known quality, Ruger or Buckmark.
These zinc wonders you mention are a lot of fun, but the above mentioned are heirloom quality.
If your finances permit a disposable toy, by all means buy the trendiest thing you can find.
the only other pistol I have is a Hi-standard Olympic citation .22 short with a 10" barrel. just like to have a good plinker that i could carry in my truck for farm use or plinking but don't want somthing I have to work on and/or poorly built.

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Old 12-04-2010, 06:58 AM
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In that case, go ahead.
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Old 12-04-2010, 09:13 AM
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but don't want somthing I have to work on and/or poorly built.
For this reason I would highly recommend a Ruger MKII or MKIII in stainless steel.
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Old 12-04-2010, 09:29 AM
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You should read through the Walther section here on RFC, and especially the thread on "why all the hate on the P22".
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Old 12-04-2010, 09:41 AM
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I would recommend the Browning Buck Mark Camper. About $300 at Bass Pro or similar place. BP had them for $285 last week. That little camper is fool proof, and accurate. Easy to carry, easier to shoot. And it will take a beating and keep on ticking like a Timex watch. VH
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Old 12-04-2010, 11:00 AM
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I'll chime in on this. I have both a Buckmark and a GSG 1911. If it could be only one, the Buckmark would be it. The GSG is a cute novelty item, but the Browning is a serious .22, built to perform (as is the Ruger, BTW) and to keep performing for a LONG time.
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I have both...very different guns. The GSG is much more accurate, better trigger and more of a "real" feel gun. The p22 is a bunch of fun too, but not very accruate. I have been lucky with my p22...didn't need to do anything but break it in with min-mags and now I shoot federal bulk (same with the GSG1911). If your means only allow 1, I would go with the gsg...
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:55 PM
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I have both...very different guns. The GSG is much more accurate, better trigger and more of a "real" feel gun. The p22 is a bunch of fun too, but not very accruate. I have been lucky with my p22...didn't need to do anything but break it in with min-mags and now I shoot federal bulk (same with the GSG1911). If your means only allow 1, I would go with the gsg...
thanks for the reply, I did go with the gsg. so far I'm happy with it. I even fed it some of them ol dirty remington golden bullets and all it did is eat them like candy lol, but the cci mini mags done alot better as far as accuracy goes.
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Old 12-08-2010, 11:15 PM
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I'd get the Buckmark and a GSG1911..

That's what I did.. (or am doing - Santa's sleigh should have a Browning in it.)

I really enjoy the GSG.. It's a please sure to shoot.. Lots of fun..
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Those zinc alloy guns are becoming more and more popular,,,
Mainly because they are made to sell cheaply,,,
But they are not great guns at all,,,
Merely okay guns.

There are five models that are consistently great performers,,,
All of these five are heirloom pistols made to last,,,
Here they are in no particular order:

Browning Buckmark = Great pistol but I found the grip to be funky.
Ruger 22/45 Mk II or MK III = Great pistol with a 1911-ish grip
Ruger Mk II or MK III = Great pistol with a luger-ish grip.
Beretta NEOS = Great pistol with a very slender grip.
S&W 22A = Great pistol with a very fat grip.

Any of these will serve you very well,,,
They are all reliable firearms that aren't ammo picky,,,
The determiner is which one fits your hand and makes your eyes light up.

I own a Ruger 22/45 with the 4.5" slab-side barrel,,,
Mine is the bottom-line model with fixed sights,,,
Dang but this gun is too much fun to shoot,,,
Very dependable and eats any ammo.

I also own a Beretta U22 NEOS with the 6" barrel,,,
This gun wasn't a favorite of mine at all,,,
It always seemed front heavy,,,
So I bought a 4.5" barrel,,,
Now I love shooting it.

I rented a S&W 22A to qualify for my CCL,,,
It was a very nice performing pistol,,,
But the grip was too fat for me,,,
I have smaller hands.

Every person on this forum will have their favorites from this group,,,
They ( and myself as well) will tout the advantages of one over the rest,,,
But the reality is that these five handguns are all excellent performing handguns.

Like I said,,,
Choose the one that makes you smile.

Aarond
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Old 12-11-2010, 01:36 PM
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That's great that you got the GSG and you like it. Now where are the pics?
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Old 12-11-2010, 01:48 PM
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Mine? I'll snag some this week.. She's going to the paint shop..
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