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WTB: .22 pistol

I'm leaning mostly towards Ruger as I've seen some pretty good reviews on them so far. Ruger MKII seem to be the best, with Browning coming in behind that with the MKIII in a close 3rd. What are you opinions on these? I'd like to have it as more of a target toy, so don't need a huge ass scope on it , but would like it to be pretty accurate and reliable.

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I have a browning and a ruger mark I, the Browning to me is far superior. but theres a huge age difference in mine.




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I have a Browning that I bought from milkman. I've shot a few .22s and I have to say that for a target/range pistol this thing rocks. Reliable on cheap ammo and very accurate. Easy to maintain/clean as well. Great starter pistol IMO.
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Both are great pistols, have/had both.

Much more aftermarket stuff for the Ruger if that matters to you.

I'd never, ever buy a Mk III as Ruger killed a classic design with needless safety "additions" in my opinion.

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My Mk III competition model is a tack driver.

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You seriously need 18 hands to disassemble / reassemble the thing. It's the ONLY gun that I ever panicked and sweat over when I took it fully down to see what makes it tick. And I've taken a LOT of different guns apart. You drive out the pins in the receiver that hold the trigger mechanism in place, and WHAM you've got a hundred little parts that fall out and hit the bench in one big jumble. Even H&K rifle trigger group assemblies aren't THAT damn bad.

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My Mk III competition model is a tack driver.

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You seriously need 18 hands to disassemble / reassemble the thing. It's the ONLY gun that I ever panicked and sweat over when I took it fully down to see what makes it tick. And I've taken a LOT of different guns apart. You drive out the pins in the receiver that hold the trigger mechanism in place, and WHAM you've got a hundred little parts that fall out and hit the bench in one big jumble. Even H&K rifle trigger group assemblies aren't THAT damn bad.
A touch of exaggeration it is seriously not that bad, I am not mechanically inclined at all.

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Cool idea, but I'm not a fan of Glock's trigger system. If they had one of those for my Sig that would probably be a great way to go.

Trent - I was hearing that it's kinda scary to take apart, but I had no idea the trigger fell apart when it'd disassembled!

There's got to be a way to clean it pretty well with out complete disassembly, and only take it completely apart a time or 2 a year (maybe 2-3K rounds?)

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I can't really remember, but are there any accessories on yours? I'm assuming there's more accessory options for the Ruger, but can you pretty get much get whatever basics you'd need for the Browning in terms of add ons and only the really specialty accessories are limited?

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I can't really remember, but are there any accessories on yours? I'm assuming there's more accessory options for the Ruger, but can you pretty get much get whatever basics you'd need for the Browning in terms of add ons and only the really specialty accessories are limited?
There's a variety of stuff out there, but mine's completely stock. I see no reason to put anything else onto mine, as it's purely a plinker and not meant to be a match-target pistol.
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Don't listen to Bek, he's a Panzy that can't shoot well.

Muddy, which SIG do you have? I'm pretty sure they have .22 conversion for most of them!

That said, I'd vote Ruger Mark II myself. I have a special edition 22/45 (which is a MK III) that I love. It will eat just about any .22 ammo and is more accurate then I am. Doubly so when I feed it the nice German made .22LR ammo.

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Muddy, which SIG do you have? I'm pretty sure they have .22 conversion for most of them!

That said, I'd vote Ruger Mark II myself. I have a special edition 22/45 (which is a MK III) that I love. It will eat just about any .22 ammo and is more accurate then I am. Doubly so when I feed it the nice German made .22LR ammo.
My Sig is a version of the SP2009 (https://www.chicagolandsportbikes.com/forums/showthread.php?t=946). I've done some searching for the conversion kit and can't seem to find one that works with my model.

I think I'd be safe with any of the 3 (browning, MKII or MKIII) and I think I'd just put a red dot or a smaller scope on it and I'm sure all 3 could handle that. The only thing I'm not liking so far is there are so many damn variations of these with different barrel lengths, finishes, add ons, etc that I don't even know what what one is the BASIC starting point to build my own toy.

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Check out the newer Ruger Hunter models with the longer barrels. Good looks, good accuracy. It's a good place to start.

Unless a great deal on a MKII falls into your lap. Check out www.RimfireCentral.com for info on .22 stuff. They have a great classifieds section that moves really quickly and lots of great stuff. But you can't post a WTB unless you've been a member for 35 days or something. But that doesn't stop you from shopping around there.

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What is a "bull barrel"?

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It's a heavier barrel, usually a target barrel.

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I just want to remind you of how you shot with my Ruger compared to Bek's Browning.

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I just want to remind you of how you shot with my Ruger compared to Bek's Browning.
This is true - I was pretty dead on with yours. However, yours did have the red dot sight on it that helped.

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Just saw this one - looks like a pretty sweet setup!

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A bit expensive, but it's all there.

Since doing the Appleseed Event, I'm leaning much more towards rifle then pistol lately. You might even considering picking up a Ruger 10/22 for $200 at Dick's Sporting Goods, and enjoy the hell out of that. I'll probably be building a second one for myself next year as well. Great, cheap fun!

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A bit expensive, but it's all there.

Since doing the Appleseed Event, I'm leaning much more towards rifle then pistol lately. You might even considering picking up a Ruger 10/22 for $200 at Dick's Sporting Goods, and enjoy the hell out of that. I'll probably be building a second one for myself next year as well. Great, cheap fun!
Where can you get away with shooting that? It'd be great to have, but besides shooting squirrels with my pellet gun, that's really the only thing I could see myself being able to shoot around my house. Do any indoor ranges allow you to shoot them?

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a touch of exaggeration it is seriously not that bad, i am not mechanically inclined at all.
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Where can you get away with shooting that? It'd be great to have, but besides shooting squirrels with my pellet gun, that's really the only thing I could see myself being able to shoot around my house. Do any indoor ranges allow you to shoot them?
All indoor ranges allow you to shoot a .22 rifle because it's considered a "pistol caliber".

I even shoot my AR in indoor ranges with a .22 conversion kit.

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Ruger wil give you the best bang for your buck as it has the larget aftermarket. Th eonly negative to rugers is that the barrel is threaded into the reciever, the serialized part, and barrel swaps can not be done at the user level.

Browning makes a good good with a better trigger fom the factory and has avery good aftermarket

The sig trailside isnt made anymore.

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The sig trailside isnt made anymore.

And don't confuse plinking style .22's with Target oriented .22's
So how many do you have in stock?

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Everyone forgot to mention S&W 41's

I have 6 of those

Also I wuld only give consideration to 1 conversion maker and that's Marvel for the 1911

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Honarable mentions need to go out to teh S&W 17 and 617

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