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Old 04-22-2008, 09:04 PM
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I'm looking to add a good quality 22LR pistol to my collection.

No safe queen but a good plinking fun to shoot semi auto pistol. Something that will handle a day out on the range, blowing away the cans...

Reliability is important. Id rather be shooting it than clearing stovepipes all

What would you recommend?
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Any one of the Rugers.
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Rugers are excellent, but I bought my wife a Walther P22 when she was first getting into semi-autos.
I got it because the price was right and I thought it was a good-looking gun. It turns out that it's accurate and reliable (so long as you don't feed it Federal ammo). You can get a brand new one at a gun show for just under $300, and I've seen used ones for a little less.
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Consider one of the Browning Buck Marks.
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Ruger markIII and or walther p22. The browning buckmark and S&W 22a target pistols are alright.
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Any one of the Rugers.
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I bought the Ruger Mark III 22 (in the "45" style) with a 5' barrel. $225 new from Davidson's (on-line). It's a very accurate pistol. I do stay away from really cheap ammo with it, but it works flawlessly with CCI. There are a couple of tricks to reassembly after a thorough cleaning, but there are also a couple of good guides to doing this on the web.
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How about this ruger, uses the 10/22 action.
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Walther p22 with the long barrel.Sweet...........
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+1 for the ruger mark pistols
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Walther P22

Ruger has worked to undermine your second amendment rights, especially during the Clinton era. I'm not keen on sending them any of my hard earned $$$.
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+1 for either the Ruger MkIII or Browning Buck Mark
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walther p22 is a great .22lr semi-auto pistol. I would deffinatly recommend.
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I own and love my Beretta U22 NEO Target/Plinking 22lr, it has a 6" Barrel and a 10 Shot Mag and came with two mags. Out the door with all the tax and fees it set me back $225.00.
It's a great little gun to shoot, it looks funny. But it's a fun gun to own.
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Ruger MKIII is great, Browning Buckmark is great and even the little Beretta 21A that I have is great (only time it stovepiped was 2 times with the first magazine fired). I would get a 10/22 rifle or a nice bolt action to go with the pistol too.
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I have pounded out several thousand rounds from my Walther P 22 without a problem. I just love it.
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The Rugers are great .22s. I've got my grandpa's High Standard Duramatic, and it's a great little .22 semi-auto. So far, it eats anything I feed it without a problem.
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I like this one:

Ruger Hunter

Fluted bull barrel, fiber optic front sight, and distinctive Cocobolo grips
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+1 on the beretta, my father-in-law has one and it is a great shooter!

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And Bill Ruger has been quoted as saying:
* "No honest man needs more than 10 rounds in any gun."
* "I never meant for simple civilians to have my 20 or 30 round magazines or my folding stock."
* "I see nothing wrong with waiting periods."
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