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  • zembonez

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    I want a .22 pistol as a toy. Super cheap shooting and plinking - target shooting are my goal. Like I say... Just a toy really.

    I'm thinkin Ruger MKIII512 with the 5 1/2 inch bull barrel. It can be had in the $300 or less range. Fairly accurate, good feel, pretty reliable, and in my price range of under $500.00.

    Anybody have any other recommendations? I am wide open to suggestions on this. I'm not opposed to considering anything from a single action revolver to a semi-auto like the MKIII. I'd like to hear what you guys think.

     

    blazer

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    picked up a spanish made single action pistol for around $100 It was pretty dirty so I cleaned it and reblued it. Made some grips for it in my garage. I haven't shot it yet, but it was alot of fun to play with it. I was at a gun show in SA a few weeks ago and held my pistol and the Colt Frontier Scout at the same time. They were almost Identical!
     

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    PopsXD9sc

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    Might want to look at a Browning Buckmark; $300 range. Accurate, easy to strip, eats anything you feed it. Has the feel of a large caliber gun.
     

    JKTex

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    You can't beat a Ruger. I have a Mark II Target that I inherited and planned on selling. I decided to take it to the range with my Kimber and see if it would shoot as I can go back maybe 15+ years that I know it hadn't been touched, and likely it goes back as far as 26-27 years.

    All I could get it to do was fire....over and over with 20+ year old ammo that I can twist the loose bullets out of. Finally the lat trip I noticed the recoil was really weak so next step is new springs. But it still shoots without 1 failure. :D

    It goes to the range with me every time now. I use it as a training aid for trigger control alternating between the .45's.
     

    kawi jm

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    It may be out of your price range but a Smith & Wesson Model 41 is by far the best 22 pistol I have ever shot. Second to that is a Ruger MK II. The Buckmark's are nice as well, but never liked the feel of them. The ruger is very accurate, but not as accurate as the model 41. The trigger on the 41 is dare I say, perfect.

    John
     

    jgedmond

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    Might want to look at a Browning Buckmark; $300 range. Accurate, easy to strip, eats anything you feed it. Has the feel of a large caliber gun.

    +1 on the BuckMark

    I recently pulled mine out of the safe after ~10 years. It worked like a charm, tight groups without a hitch. If you ever need parts, they are very reasonable and easy to order directly from Browning.
     

    DirtyD

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    I have a Walther P22, no problems with several thousand rounds.....
     
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