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glockandgroovin'
12-02-2012, 17:37
I'm in the market for a .22 pistol for my little girl. I would like to stay in the $250.00 range. Any suggestions?

vafish
12-02-2012, 17:45
Ruger mk or a Browning buckmark.

Will probably need to go with a used one to make your price point.



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Faulkner
12-02-2012, 17:46
Your price range is going to be a little tough, you may have to go up another hundred.

I recommend the Ruger SR22 or Walther P22. I have both and take them to the range often for youngsters to shoot due to their size and ease of use.

http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL488/1124764/2120947/401952432.jpg

SDGlock23
12-04-2012, 10:37
I would recommend a Browning Buckmark, mine has been fantastic in the 13-14 years I've owned it.

jms123
12-04-2012, 11:23
I love my Ruger MkIII
It will cost a bit more, but it should be the last .22
you need to buy. This is a gun she can use now and when she is older.

SRT76
12-04-2012, 11:39
I bought a used 22/45 11 years ago for $225. Put thousands of rounds through it and never fully stripped it to clean. Just swabbed the barrel and lubed the action. Never had a problem. I like the control configuration better than the Mark series. Great gun.


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bac1023
12-04-2012, 11:40
Get a used Ruger Mark series pistol.

Stay away from the pot metal and plastic stuff like the Walther P22 or Sig Mosquito.

Jason D
12-04-2012, 17:23
I will also say a Ruger MK pistol.
They have been around for many a decade and with millions of the out there. Buying a used one in good shape should prove no problem.

They tend to work stock, but are hugely upgradeable.


I can't speak for the pot metal crap on the market. Nor really any for the polymer guns. I do know that my Brother in Law has a P22 that's a piece of unreliable junk with a super heavy trigger pull.

Berto
12-04-2012, 17:25
Used Ruger MK or 22/45 series.

T-Rod45
12-04-2012, 17:30
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T-Rod45
12-04-2012, 17:34
I'm gonna say Ruger SR-22 and here's why;

It's designed more closely to resemble a bigger caliber semi auto. Likewise, it breaks down more like one. This is much more simple than the traditional Mk .22's... This can also be great for beginners, especially if you are going to also tech them how to clean the gun. The slide and overall construction is also much better than similar .22 pistols, like the Walther and Sig.

The Mk series are more accurate and beefy, but also complicated. The SR-22 is worth a look.

cheapshot
12-05-2012, 11:09
I'm gonna say Ruger SR-22 and here's why;

It's designed more closely to resemble a bigger caliber semi auto. Likewise, it breaks down more like one. This is much more simple than the traditional Mk .22's... This can also be great for beginners, especially if you are going to also tech them how to clean the gun. The slide and overall construction is also much better than similar .22 pistols, like the Walther and Sig.

The Mk series are more accurate and beefy, but also complicated. The SR-22 is worth a look.Good points here. My grandkids love my sr22. The mark2 just seems a little heavy for them. YMMV.

Glock_Convert
12-05-2012, 11:20
Ruger mk or a Browning buckmark.

Will probably need to go with a used one to make your price point.



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+1 on the Buckmark. Taught my then-10-year-old on mine and it is still her favorite. Introduced a friend and his 11 year old daughter to it and she liked it so much that she got one as last Year's Christmas present.

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fallenangelhim
12-05-2012, 11:51
Ditto everything.

GSG 1911 included.


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rvanpelt
12-05-2012, 14:27
SR22 for all the reasons mentioned above. Great for kids, women and grandpas. You won't be disappointed.:cool:
Rod:wavey:

sioux565
12-06-2012, 11:17
Get a Browning Buck Mark and it'll last forever, literally. Mine is 20 years old and is in great shape.

Hamilton Burger
12-07-2012, 02:42
How old is the kid? A Beretta 21a is really well made, light and pretty unintimidating. Has the user-friendly pop-up barrel too.

Is she into horses? The cowgirl in her might fancy a Heritage Rough Rider.

I've seen both right at $250 used.

Glock_Convert
12-07-2012, 05:23
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Daughter with a Buckmark. Has the Buckmark red dot sight. However, as I was writing this post, she looked over my shoulder and said "but i like your Glock more, now". That's my girl:)

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Faulkner
12-08-2012, 07:51
A Ruger Bearcat is also a great .22 revolver for those with dainty hands.

http://www.gunblast.com/images/Bearcat/Mvc-008f.jpg

Glock_Convert
12-08-2012, 09:56
A Ruger Bearcat is also a great .22 revolver for those with dainty hands.

http://www.gunblast.com/images/Bearcat/Mvc-008f.jpg

I wouldn't mind having one of those myself...

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skeeter7
12-08-2012, 10:29
+1 on the Buck Mark.

CanMan
12-08-2012, 11:09
Ruger mk or a Browning buckmark. Outdoor Hub Campfire (http://www.outdoorhub.com/mobile/)

Get a used Ruger Mark series pistol. Stay away from the pot metal and plastic stuff like the Walther P22 or Sig Mosquito.

Used Ruger MK or 22/45 series.

^ + one more

It's worth repeating... can't go wrong with these pistols!

westy39
12-08-2012, 11:13
I have to go with the Ruger Mk series both my girls would rather shoot it than a revolver. When we go to the range they both reach for the Ruger and let me shoot the revolver... The semi-auto is just fun to shoot for the kids. Just my thoughts and Merry Christmas to all on the forum. I have come to enjoy the vast wisdom so freely given here.

nostalgiaguy
12-08-2012, 17:52
My two cents would say the Ruger Mk models. I have had many and still own a few . Never had one probelm with any of them

jtp0828
12-24-2012, 14:41
Look on the forums, buckmark with a few mods

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chief63
12-24-2012, 16:51
The M&P 22 pistol is a great choice at around $350. Same dimensions as a full size M&P and easy to maintain. Mags ain't cheap though.

jtp0828
12-24-2012, 16:53
Eh not a fan of service style .22s. The don't shoot really good, jam, and I find them to be too expensive for what you.get

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MajorD
01-01-2013, 13:15
In current production guns I would agree with the ruger or buck mark. They are true target guns with good sights and triggers that are much easier to hit with( and therefore inspire confidence in the new shooter) than the combat type guns

jtp0828
01-01-2013, 17:07
In current production guns I would agree with the ruger or buck mark. They are true target guns with good sights and triggers that are much easier to hit with( and therefore inspire confidence in the new shooter) than the combat type guns

+1 and don't forget, the Browning challenger is a great model as well in current production.

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Keoking
01-01-2013, 17:51
I would get an Advantage Arms conversion for a pistol I already owned, but this is going to run you nearly $300.

ZombieJoe
01-07-2013, 18:00
How old is the kid? A Beretta 21a is really well made, light and pretty unintimidating. Has the user-friendly pop-up barrel too.

Is she into horses? The cowgirl in her might fancy a Heritage Rough Rider.

I've seen both right at $250 used.


:agree: These or the SR22 would be my top choices.

RJHUB
01-07-2013, 21:32
I would let her hold a few different models in her hand if possible.
The SR22 has a very small comfortable grip and super reliable. One of the funnest pistols to shoot.

If she has a big enough hand, she might want to move up to something like the Ruger Mk's or Buckmark.

All these are super reliable.

New you will probably be looking at closer to $300.

meathead19
01-08-2013, 07:17
Used Bersa Firestorm can probably be had for less than $300.

Mine has been flawless with the high velocity CCI stuff, not so much with the cheaper bulk. That's the only drawback I can say.

Neat little trail gun....10 rds of CCI Velocitor could deter most woods critters.

Boot Stomper
01-08-2013, 13:39
If you want a cheap single action revolver check out Heritage Arms.

My personal favorite 22 long plinker is the Smith and Wesson M&P 22. The M&P is a full size gun with great ergonomics, 12 rounds magazines and very reliable. Also easy to clean and disassemble. I bought one for $339.00.

Bob Hafler
01-08-2013, 14:20
I also agree with those who mentioned the Ruger mk series and buckmark 22 cal. pistols. It's just more fun to take a pistol to the range or plink with that is not ammo picky and is reliable and accurate. .
If buy some strange reason my life ever came down to depending on a 22 pistol it would be one of those two I'd want in my possesion.

zeeew
01-08-2013, 14:41
Ruger MK or maybe 22/45. I dont have much trigger time on any 22 pistols except a MKII so cant comment on others.