best value .22 semi-auto pistol ?

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  1. nonunion

    nonunion G&G Newbie

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    Who makes a reasonably priced American made .22 semi-auto pistol that will accept most any LR ammo without jamming?


     
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  2. .22guy

    .22guy G&G Enthusiast

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    Ruger Mark series.
     
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  3. bigbuddy21

    bigbuddy21 G&G Enthusiast

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    DITTO +1
     
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  4. musselvalley

    musselvalley G&G Newbie

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    I bought a Beretta U22 Neos in December. Kind of an impact purchase, but I am extremely happy. Will fire cheap ammo as fast as you can pull the trigger, and no jamming. Only thing that I dislike, is that it comes with a factory rail and it was hard to find a holster to put it in. Away, I love it. I bought it new from my FFL and bought it well worth the money.
     
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  5. texnmidwest

    texnmidwest Sir Loin of Beef Forum Contributor

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    Can't go wrong with the Ruger. Tried and true. Had one, loved it. I now own a S&W 22a and it is a sweet little gun. Very reliable and very accurate as well. About 100 cheaper than the Ruger.
     
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  6. squirrelblaster

    squirrelblaster G&G Newbie Forum Contributor

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    i would only trust the rugers, every other resonably priced semiauto are crap from my exprience
     
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  7. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder G&G Newbie

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    You can't go wrong with a Ruger Mark series.
     
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  8. Bravo

    Bravo G&G Newbie

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    Ruger and Browning make great handguns.

    I wouldn't count out the S&W 22A either: Product: Model 22A Pistol

    I've never shot one, but I've heard great things about accuracy and reliability.
     
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  9. SwedeSteve

    SwedeSteve Freedom Zealot Forum Contributor

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    Great advice from all. I have to say the Browning Buckmark Camper or the Ruger MK III. Both outstanding 22's! The Browning is easier to D&A.
     
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  10. jmichna

    jmichna G&G Newbie

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    Browning Buck Mark would my top choice, followed closely by Ruger Mark series. Buck Marks strip down a bit easier for cleaning.

    We've got a Buck Mark 4" Micro URX, and just purchased a Buck Mark 5.5" SS slab-side (3 day wait).
     
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  11. LakerDad

    LakerDad G&G Addict

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    I like my Ruger MKII target tapered heavy barrel.
    The Browning Buck Mark always shot great.
    The Colt and Smith were ones I should have checked out too.
     
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  12. neophyte

    neophyte Wonderment :) Forum Contributor

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    Ruger MK series
     
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  13. Sooner Shooter

    Sooner Shooter G&G Newbie Forum Contributor

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    In the mid seventies I bought my first handgun, just out of college I found a new Mark 1 Ruger for $75 and short tapered barrel. It was so much fun to shoot and I believe it was the gun that set the record for most consecutive shots without a jamb. Could be wrong on that but like this forum is telling you Ruger Mark series is great. Sold it for some reason (probably that $6000 salary) but now I have a government Mark 2. Same thing- it's a blast to shoot. Here's some advice: If you don't want to pay what they're asking for a Mark 3 Ruger today you had better not shoot it because you'll fit it in your budget somehow. About a year ago I met a guy who's a good friend now and I told him that if you shoot this Mark 2 you'll have to have one. He does and I think it's the Mark 3 Stainless fluted barrel.

    My brother in law has the Browning Buckmark and loves it.
     
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  14. UGLYGUNS

    UGLYGUNS G&G Newbie

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    GET A BUCKMARK, Ruger's just seem a little hard to put back together. I get calls all the time to put them back together.
     
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  15. punkndisorderly

    punkndisorderly G&G Newbie

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    I wouldn't say the Ruger is difficult to put back together once you've done it several times. The first time, unless you have someone to show you the tricks, will frustrate you to no end. Once you do it once, do it a few times back to back and you'll never have a problem.

    I remember taking my newly purchased, used (no manual included) mark II back to the shop where I purchased it in a paper bag. I felt really stupid until the shopowner told me that I wasn't the first and wouldn't be the last. Took it home and did it myself a few times back to back and never had another problem.
     
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  16. commnorth

    commnorth G&G Newbie

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    Majorly Pumped

    I can't wait!!!! I ordered a MKIII Cocobolo Stainless Hunter today from M.C. Sports for $ 464.00 + 6% I'am so pumped; I can't wait till Friday.
     
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    ruger 22/45 with bull barrel
     
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  18. Taurus Fan

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    Ruger, absolutely. Get the 6" bull barrel, people will think you are the best marksman in the world, you can close your eyes and hit a fly a mile away, they're that easy to shoot.
     
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    If you like CZ's or their style then a CZ 75 Kadet. Very nice semi auto pistols.
     
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  20. Deep13

    Deep13 G&G Evangelist

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    Those are cool. I bought one "used" from a dealer. The previous owner fired 100 shots and then decided he would rather have a SW 41. It is lighter than it looks because of the barrel flutes and actually seems less front-heavy than the shorter barrel model without flutes. It has HiViz sights with three different size beards in each red and green. It has a target crown an is all stainless. A real tack-driver too and less than half the price of a SW 41.
     
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