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Poll: Best All-Around .22 Cal Semi-Auto Pistol under $400 ?? (POLL) (139 member(s) have cast votes)

Best All-Around .22 Cal Semi-Auto Pistol under $400 ?? (POLL)

  1. Smith & Wesson M&P 22 (18 votes [12.95%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.95%

  2. Ruger SR22 (13 votes [9.35%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.35%

  3. Sig/GSG 1911-22 (13 votes [9.35%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.35%

  4. Walther P22 (6 votes [4.32%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.32%

  5. Sig Mosquito (2 votes [1.44%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.44%

  6. Ruger MkIII / 22/45 (60 votes [43.17%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 43.17%

  7. Beretta Neo (7 votes [5.04%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.04%

  8. Browning Buckmark (20 votes [14.39%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 14.39%

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#1 DblEGT

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 05:52 PM

Best All-Around .22 Cal Semi-Auto Pistol under $400 ?? (POLL)
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#2 Anselmo

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 06:02 PM

I bought a Buckmark but I can't say it's the best. I haven't shot all the rest except the Mosquito.

#3 Maksim

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 06:07 PM

Best all around for what?

Range sessions? Bullseye? 22 rimfire steel matches? plinking? training?

Most versatile? I would probably say the M&P 22, although that is based solely on looks, and initial functionality. Long term reliability is hard to establish as the gun is still relatively brand new. Having it look and feel just like a real M&P 9/40/45 is a great plus as a training tool, and uses the same holsters.

#4 DblEGT

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 06:41 PM

Best all around for what?

Range sessions? Bullseye? 22 rimfire steel matches? plinking? training?

Most versatile? I would probably say the M&P 22, although that is based solely on looks, and initial functionality. Long term reliability is hard to establish as the gun is still relatively brand new. Having it look and feel just like a real M&P 9/40/45 is a great plus as a training tool, and uses the same holsters.



Yeah, I didn't want to say "Best Range Gun", because we all know the Ruger MKIII or Browning Buckmark most likely have an advantage over the smaller, shorter-barrelled guns. Just wanted to see how everybody defines "Best All-Around" gun.
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#5 RecessedFilter

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 06:58 PM

They all have their pro's and con's.

It's difficult to compare the longer-barreled pistols to the short-barreled smaller pistols. The MKIII/Buckmark are good for long range plinking and tight groups, while the P22 and M&P22 are good training tools for their bigger counterparts. They all have different looks though so you have quite a selection to choose from.

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#6 woodentoe

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 08:34 AM

I have to say that .22 pistols that are toy-like in their feel leave me cold. I haven't shot the M&P22, but the Walther is unshootable for me. It is just too unsubstantial and doesn't feel durable to me. I have a similar issue with the mosquito. I'm going to go to SS this afternoon and take the SIG 226-22lr for a spin.

I just want a full frame gun..even for a small caliber. For that reason, I'd go mkiii. Even the one with the shortest barrel will feel better to me than the p22.

I also like a revolver in .22 :-)
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#7 67gtonut

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 09:18 AM

I am probably the one person who will say this..... I have owned 2 Ruger MK II/III 's ...... neither would run 100%, no matter what ammo I put thru them. And even if they did, the work you have to do in order to clean them make em a "NO SALE" in my book.....

I bought the M&P22 to compliment my FS 9mm, and it has far exceeded my expectations....... not only does it run at 100%, it field strips as easy as its Big Brother.

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#8 DblEGT

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 11:59 AM

"I'm going to go to SS this afternoon and take the SIG 226-22lr for a spin."

Rented the Sig 226-22 last week at ShoreShot. Liked it, except did NOT like the fact that it does not lock back after the last round. Why they wouldn't include this feature is beyond me !
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#9 DblEGT

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 12:04 PM

I am probably the one person who will say this..... I have owned 2 Ruger MK II/III 's ...... neither would run 100%, no matter what ammo I put thru them. And even if they did, the work you have to do in order to clean them make em a "NO SALE" in my book.....

I bought the M&P22 to compliment my FS 9mm, and it has far exceeded my expectations....... not only does it run at 100%, it field strips as easy as its Big Brother.


I've heard pluses and minuses about the Walther-built M&P22. I'm hesitant to get the M&P22 since it seems to have the same internals as the Walther P22, which has a cheap pot-metal slide. Seems like they needed to get to a price point and skimped on the slide material, which is a shame. I do like the look of the M&P22, although also wish they included the adjustable backstrap feature, like it's bigger siblings (9 and 40).

Seems like you've had very good experience with it, so this is why I am CONFUSED ! :-)
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#10 TCinJ

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 07:48 AM

I voted for the Ruger MKII - MKIII

The biggest complaint is that they are hard to disassemble and reassemble. In reality, it isn't that difficult once you get the hang of it. (but it is more difficult than say a S&W 22A)
I've never had major problems with any of the Rugers I've used with cheap bulk ammo. Couple of FTE's here and there and a rare missed fire which is par for the course with rimfires I am told.
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#11 RedBowTies88

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 11:03 AM

Just picked up a brand new 22/45mk3 for $289. So for with only 200 rounds through it it has been flawless. had good ergonomics and with the 5.5" bull barrel I was hitting a propane tank from 50yards 8-9 out of 10 times with factory iron sights.
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#12 Underdog

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 04:29 PM

Used Ruger Mark II Target w/ a 5 1/2 bull barrel, Hogue grips and fiber optic front sight or a Taurus 992 revolver Hunter model that comes with 22WMR cylinder as well.
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#13 blksheep

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 08:54 AM

One vote for the Ruger. Classic Americana.
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#14 tony357

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 08:59 AM

The SR22 has not been around long enough..
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#15 Jersey Joe

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:25 PM

I've got a Neos. It eats all ammo, easy to clean/dissasemble, accurate(only shot 25yds), trigger is horrific. It has a smallish grip and is notcibly lighter than the Mk series. You can also get a pretty cool kit that turns it into a carbine.
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#16 hd2000fxdl

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:29 PM

while I enjoy shooting my GSG 1911-22 the most, if I had to only have one 22LR pistol, it would be a Ruger MK III Hunter.
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#17 claptrap

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 01:23 PM

1 vote for buckmark cause it's the only one on this list I have, it's a fun little gun

#18 tt-33

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 11:09 PM

the ruger until you have to clean it some people get so mad during reassembling it they sell it when I worked in a shop more than a few showed up in a shoe box

#19 diamondd817

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 06:39 AM

The SR22 has not been around long enough..


This. But it seems like a winner.
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#20 Underdog

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 08:56 AM

My uncle's Colt Woodsman has them all beat, but so does its price tag.
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#21 NJ Ghost

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 09:32 PM

Hi Everyone, New here....Please allow me to add that I have a Ruger MarkII Stainless Govt 6 7/8" (?) barrel all tricked out with volquartzen stuff.. It took a bit of getting used to in the cleaning dept. But I now have it down pat and it's not a problem. Infact it's kinda therapudic. I Love this gun's accuracy and it eats CCI blazer which i buy by the case ,thank G-d they're one of the cheapest. Two Permits have just been approved and I'm buying a Ruger MarkIII Hunter next week and one other in 30 days or so. I just haven't made up my mind on what the second gun will be....It does hold true that your favorite gun is always your next one......

#22 hd2000fxdl

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 08:49 AM

Hi Everyone, New here....Please allow me to add that I have a Ruger MarkII Stainless Govt 6 7/8" (?) barrel all tricked out with volquartzen stuff.. It took a bit of getting used to in the cleaning dept. But I now have it down pat and it's not a problem. Infact it's kinda therapudic. I Love this gun's accuracy and it eats CCI blazer which i buy by the case ,thank G-d they're one of the cheapest. Two Permits have just been approved and I'm buying a Ruger MarkIII Hunter next week and one other in 30 days or so. I just haven't made up my mind on what the second gun will be....It does hold true that your favorite gun is always your next one......


If you like 1911 style guns, take a look at the GSG 1911-22, it's a real fun and nice gun, plus you probably not going to get a better 22LR plinker pistol than the Ruger's you will already have anyway.
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#23 DblEGT

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 07:35 PM

Just changed my vote to the SW M&P 22.....also just became a new owner !!
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#24 leadjacket

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:44 PM

love my ruger mkII competition model slab barrel.also very partial to my S&W model 422

#25 mandec

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 02:23 PM

Love my Ruger MK iii Target, and waiting patiently for the paperwork to clear so I can pick up my Sig 1911. Have to say I really didn't like shooting the 22/45 model, but the MK iii Target is a pleasure to shoot and reliable. It will shoot just about anything you can put through it.

#26 Joe Danger

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:06 PM

Ruger sr22p. It shoots everything you feed it.

#27 ChrisJM981

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:26 PM

I have a Walther P22. Lots of fun, but it doesn't like 36gr Federal Bulk. However, my S&W 22A eats almost anything.
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#28 BlueLineFish

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:27 PM

i would say spend a tad bit more and get a colt rail gun 1911 in 22

#29 johnp

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:38 PM

I am probably the one person who will say this..... I have owned 2 Ruger MK II/III 's ...... neither would run 100%, no matter what ammo I put thru them. And even if they did, the work you have to do in order to clean them make em a "NO SALE" in my book.....


SO much this. I got one and of course it is a ton of fun to shoot, but once you leave the range the fun is over. Trying to field strip and clean this thing is a friggin nightmare. If it wasn't for our bs permit system, I'd sell it and buy another pistol in .22.
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#30 Vicious

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:37 PM

~400 rounds through my 22/45 Mk III, and I have not had 1 issue (FTF / FTE). I keep it clean, lubed, and only shoot CCI Mini-Mags. As for the cleaning, it's 10x easier to break down than to reassemble. I always forget to put the magazine, which makes it damn near impossible to finish the assembly.




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