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Captaink
06-24-2012, 09:32
What one would you recommend for general use. Target shooting etc and easy to field strip

Scamp
06-24-2012, 09:54
This! (http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1426585)

Bill Keith
06-24-2012, 10:02
I'm going to recommend the Ruger Single Six Convertible. It is dead-nuts reliable, plenty accurate and comes in different barrel lengths. It is a single action six-shooter that also has an extra cyliner in 22 magnum as well as 22LR. It's like getting two guns for the price of one. Very simple to clean. Pull out the cylinder pin, remove the cylinder and get after it!:faint:

Captaink
06-24-2012, 10:29
Thanks. Barrel length? Blue or stainless?

Pepiot
06-24-2012, 13:15
So far I really like the sr22

dkf
06-24-2012, 17:07
Browning Buckmark.

Clem Eastwood
06-24-2012, 17:55
after putting about a case of ammo through a buckmark and i started having trigger reset issues that my gunsmith couldnt fix, at least couldnt long term fix, ive gone to the rugers and love them. it takes 3 hands to put a buckmark slide back together. i can put a ruger mk back together in under a minute. it just takes some practice.

or if you want a revolver old s&w k22's are BADASS! i would think the ruger .22 revolvers would be durable too. but the old s&w revolver triggers are NICE!

hoghunter82
06-24-2012, 18:04
I prefer the BuckMark. Not sure why it would take three hands to take one down as mentioned above??


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Clem Eastwood
06-24-2012, 19:44
I prefer the BuckMark. Not sure why it would take three hands to take one down as mentioned above??


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i never found a good way to get the spring to stay down while attaching the top portion of the slide. some of the little components of the slide would always try to pop out. i got tired of messing with it.

bac1023
06-24-2012, 20:32
I like the Ruger Mark series, but they aren't all that easy to field strip.

Veedubklown
06-25-2012, 12:05
This!
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e197/veedubklown/Firearms/2012-06-13_20-33-26_250.jpg

Okay, maybe a little finicky, but more accurate than you'd expect (I can make a soda can dance at 50 yards, every shot), and super SUPER fun.

Rod Ferro
06-25-2012, 18:34
I'm going to recommend the Ruger Single Six Convertible. It is dead-nuts reliable, plenty accurate and comes in different barrel lengths. It is a single action six-shooter that also has an extra cyliner in 22 magnum as well as 22LR. It's like getting two guns for the price of one. Very simple to clean. Pull out the cylinder pin, remove the cylinder and get after it!:faint:

+1

You can still find older three screw models for a great price as well.

concretefuzzynuts
06-25-2012, 18:36
Ruger MK 3 or 4, Heavy.

Woofie
06-29-2012, 23:57
I have a SW 22A that is pretty great.

Batesmotel
06-30-2012, 00:42
Smith 41. Whole new world compared to Rugers and Brownings.

bwvan
06-30-2012, 05:09
Smith41 or Sig Trailside

JaPes
06-30-2012, 07:18
I'm going to recommend the Ruger Single Six Convertible. It is dead-nuts reliable, plenty accurate and comes in different barrel lengths. It is a single action six-shooter that also has an extra cyliner in 22 magnum as well as 22LR. It's like getting two guns for the price of one. Very simple to clean. Pull out the cylinder pin, remove the cylinder and get after it!:faint:

If you want a .22lr/.22WMR single action revolver, Bill Keith is spot-on. My mom handed down her 1971 Ruger Super Single Six convertible to me.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f275/suba-saab/Super_Single_Six_1.jpg

It's functioned flawlessly for 41 years.

If you're after a semi-auto .22lr, you can't go wrong with either a Ruger MKIII or a Browning Buckmark. My Ruger MKIII Standard, the least expensive in the lineup, hasn't failed me, and is surprisingly accurate in my hands.

If you want to sacrifice a little accuracy & gain ease of cleaning, take a look at a S&W M&P 22.

justinp61
06-30-2012, 09:19
I have a Euger MKII with a 5.5" bull barrel that I bought in 85, it's been flawless. The bluing is mostly worn off now but it keeps going. These pistols are very accurate too.

I've shot the S&W autos and also the Buckmark and didn't like them.

glocksterr
06-30-2012, 09:24
best is a relative term.

semi-auto = SR22

wheelgun wise a H&R sportsman is the best shooting gun i own period and that includes rifles, ect...

Golddog
06-30-2012, 09:44
S&W M 41 for trigger pull and accuracy - if you can get it to run. Mine jammed on every brand and type of ammo.

So I much prefer the CZ Kadets I've used. Their SA pulls are nice; they're reliable with various kinds of ammo; some of them are extraordinarily accurate; and they duplicate the MO, weight, size and ergonomics of my 9mm CZ 75's.

Berto
06-30-2012, 09:54
The Ruger Single Six is about the best all round shooter you can find.

HAMMERHEAD
06-30-2012, 11:10
If you're looking for an all around auto that's made of steel, takes down easily, handles the hottest ammo and handles like a real pistol, how about a CZ Kadet?
http://i376.photobucket.com/albums/oo205/FF1063/ff%201063/75B-1-1.jpg

ArtCrafter
06-30-2012, 14:55
No, this (http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=19131857&postcount=47)! :supergrin:

Bob Hafler
07-01-2012, 17:51
I bought a Ruger 22/45 RP target about 6 months ago. I've been very happy with it.

CDR_Glock
07-02-2012, 09:51
If you already have a Glock then the Advantage Arms conversion barrel will be your best bet.

agent clark
07-02-2012, 23:16
Smith 41 shooter here, best trigger I have. Eats CCI SV and minimag ammo all day, but mostly SV.

SGT278ACR
07-03-2012, 10:57
Smith & Wesson 22A here. Nice plinker with a red dot on it.

BenjiEDF
07-03-2012, 11:46
The Ruger Mark is the best! :steamed: and it's not all that hard to field strip once you do it a couple times. It's been in production for over 50 years and still running strong.

Brucev
07-03-2012, 17:25
S&W M-18... or 17 if you are into precision target shooting. I've been shooting one or more since 1984. They are uniformly outstanding in every respect. The 18-2 that I now own has been excellent in every respect. Fit and finish are superb. On target accuracy is superlative. Stripping for cleaning is easy. Remove one sideplate screw... and the cylinder and yoke are easily removed. Reassembly is so simple... well you know the rest.

dstanley66
07-03-2012, 17:43
If you already have a Glock then the Advantage Arms conversion barrel will be your best bet.
how did i do that

dstanley66
07-03-2012, 17:46
If you already have a Glock then the Advantage Arms conversion barrel will be your best bet.
I want to try this on my g19 but dont want to waste that much money on something that might jam alot or whatever else that could go wrong, so how does your's work for you ?

Peter_72
07-03-2012, 20:28
GSG 1911 .22lr, not as accurate as the Ruger Mark series but it looks a lot better and is the funnest .22 pistol I have shot!

RedHaze
07-03-2012, 23:10
Ruger 22/45
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_FYpYmvAspMI/TUM8DdPNWvI/AAAAAAAAABU/YUJXiDfwxEo/s1600/Ruger_22_45_threaded_barrel_NC_SILENCER.jpg

And then spend a little more and do this...
http://onpointsupply.com/images/products1/pt_83828.jpeg


Probably the most fun you'll ever have with your pants on.

Lew-G17
07-04-2012, 03:58
S&W 422 or 622 with the 6" barrel. They are not in production now, but plenty of used ones around. Mine is accurate and runs with any ammo available.

Cambo
07-04-2012, 08:25
If you're looking for an all around auto that's made of steel, takes down easily, handles the hottest ammo and handles like a real pistol, how about a CZ Kadet?
http://i376.photobucket.com/albums/oo205/FF1063/ff%201063/75B-1-1.jpg

We have a winner!!!!!!!!!

NZshooter
07-04-2012, 08:57
Beretta 87 Cheetah
http://whichgun.com/img/firearms/pistols/beretta/87_cheetah/1.jpg

MajorD
07-04-2012, 09:27
your question is a little too general- you can get super accurate high grade european olympic style autos for 3 grand and they will be the best as far as accuracy goes. You can also get a sub 300 dollar ruger standard auto or browning buckmark which will be pretty accurate and be less ammo sensitive. you can get equally accurate revolvers that will function perfectly with all types of ammo- shorts longs long rifles cb caps etc. what is you intended use? "target shooting" can mean anything from punching paper plates at 7 yards to the national bullseye championships metallic shil. or steel challenge or others.
For basic everyday use for everything short of master class bullseye, the ruger mark 1/2/3 series or browning buckmakr will get the job done.

ArtCrafter
07-04-2012, 12:04
I don't wish to rain on anyone's parade, but with few exceptions .22 autos can be VERY difficult to thoroughly clean.

S&W Model 41

I had one of these that was made in the mid-sixties, and it was a real shooter.

Unfortunately, the design exposes much of its inner workings (hammer, sear, etc.) to the crap storm that eminates from the chamber area of any .22 auto pistol upon firing it.

Conversely, those same areas are difficult to reach when detail cleaning, even using 'special' tools.

This all adds up to A LOT of time to thoroughly clean the piece.

Ruger (Auto)

Same deal. I had a Mark I Target that was shipped in April of '54, and it was easily one of the most accurate handguns I've ever owned.

Unfortunately, this design has the same 'problem' as the S&W: The bottom end is a wide open debris field that can be a bear to clean, at least by conventional methods.

A lot of people also have a hard time with the manual of arms, specifically takedown and reassembly (Google it and 'forums,' and you'll see what I mean). I didn't have this problem with mine, but it may be something to consider.

CZ

I'm sort of looking for a .22 auto, so I searched for pics and videos of this one, and it appears the receiver on the CZ also leaves the guts exposed.

Misc

FWIW, I detail clean my .22s about every 2500 rounds, which is also the only time I clean the barrel. A lot of crap builds up with that much shooting even with the 'cleanest' ammo: .22 rimfires are 'DIRTY.'

Of course, many people don't care, but if you like a really clean gun − at least when you clean it, that is − then you might want to consider this point in your selection of a .22 handgun.

Revolvers

In my experience, .22 revolvers lead badly around the cylinder face and rear end of the barrel.

The only 'solution' here in my opinion is stainless steel, at least for the 'primary plinker.'

Blued .22 revolvers − and those with aluminum cylinders − require more frequent maintenance and more care to prevent finish damage during cleaning itself.

Again, something to possibly consider.

HTH :wavey:

CDR_Glock
07-04-2012, 15:34
I want to try this on my g19 but dont want to waste that much money on something that might jam alot or whatever else that could go wrong, so how does your's work for you ?

Mine works well for me. I acquired mine preowned. It has a threaded barrel, not that I own a suppressor. It just came that way with 10 magazines.