Calguns.net  

Home My iTrader Join the NRA Donate to CGSSA Sponsors CGN Google Search
CA Semiauto Ban(AW)ID Flowchart CA Handgun Ban ID Flowchart CA Shotgun Ban ID Flowchart
Go Back   Calguns.net > FIREARMS DISCUSSIONS > Rimfire Firearms
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Rimfire Firearms .22, .17 and other Rimfire Handguns and Rifles

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-17-2013, 9:38 PM
smith and wesson smith and wesson is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 1,793
iTrader: 16 / 100%
Default Good low cost 22 pistols?

What are some good low cost .22 pistols you guys would recommend?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-17-2013, 10:00 PM
Quiet's Avatar
Quiet Quiet is offline
short bus driver
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: the 909
Posts: 18,434
iTrader: 10 / 100%
Default

EAA Bounty Hunter.
It often can be found for around $200. Some stores occasionally put them on sale in the $180 range.

Ruger 22/45.
It can be found for under $300.
__________________


"If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun. - Dalai Lama (Seattle Times, 05-15-2001).
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-17-2013, 10:12 PM
mrrabbit mrrabbit is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Northern California
Posts: 2,702
iTrader: 13 / 100%
Default

HP 22A

Only if:

1. You're prepared to take it down - work out excess flashing - lube and work the slide and barrel release.

2. A methodical person by nature.

3. Understand to use only standard velocity lead round nose rounds.

=8-)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-17-2013, 10:14 PM
PoorRichRichard's Avatar
PoorRichRichard PoorRichRichard is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1,329
iTrader: 17 / 100%
Default

S&W 22A. Best gun for the $. I love mine. Accurate as snot. Rail set up for a scope if you're into that. Check one out.
__________________
You are the weapon, your firearm is just a tool. It's a shame so many get the two mixed up.

www.jesseshunting.com Great stuff

Quote:
Originally Posted by TKM View Post
If he was any more of a worthless tool he'd be available at Harbor Freight.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-18-2013, 9:47 AM
dotfortune dotfortune is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 186
iTrader: 3 / 100%
Default

Depends on what you're looking for.

- Phoenix Arms HP22A is a great budget gun, so long as you take good care of it, and use the appropriate ammunition - Phoenix Arms is also known to have great customer service should anything go wrong (i.e, your frame cracks).

- The list price for any Ruger Mk is going to be a lot higher than reality, same goes for their SR22. Decent prices if you're looking at the 22/45 models, but no matter what, you're getting a Ruger. Great quality firearms for the price.

- If you're okay with a revolver, the Heritage Mfg. Rough Rider is a SA revolver that comes in .22LR / .22 WMR. Can be had for <$190 out the door from Turner's, when they have them on sale. Supposed to be a pretty good gun for the money, with the finish being the primary issue if any.
__________________
Rmn8:38-39
Heritage Mfg.: Rough Rider SA-Small Bore
Izhevsk: Mosin Nagant-M44
Rock Island Armory: 1911-GI
Ruger: 10/22-SS, American Rimfire - Compact, SR22, Security-Six
UAR State Factories: Rasheed Carbine
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-18-2013, 9:49 AM
smith and wesson smith and wesson is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 1,793
iTrader: 16 / 100%
Default

Thanks for the suggestions, yeah I saw a s&w 22a yesterday at turners, was like 300+ I think. Looks like a solid gun. Will keep my eye out for the ones you guys talked about.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-18-2013, 9:50 AM
smith and wesson smith and wesson is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 1,793
iTrader: 16 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dotfortune View Post
Depends on what you're looking for.

- Phoenix Arms HP22A is a great budget gun, so long as you take good care of it, and use the appropriate ammunition - Phoenix Arms is also known to have great customer service should anything go wrong (i.e, your frame cracks).

- The list price for any Ruger Mk is going to be a lot higher than reality, same goes for their SR22. Decent prices if you're looking at the 22/45 models, but no matter what, you're getting a Ruger. Great quality firearms for the price.

- If you're okay with a revolver, the Heritage Mfg. Rough Rider is a SA revolver that comes in .22LR / .22 WMR. Can be had for <$190 out the door from Turner's, when they have them on sale. Supposed to be a pretty good gun for the money, with the finish being the primary issue if any.

Excellent.

what turners location?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-18-2013, 10:25 AM
BOOGIEMAN BOOGIEMAN is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Chula Vista
Posts: 568
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

Ruger SR22.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-18-2013, 2:34 PM
delsol delsol is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: central valley
Posts: 96
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Default

My Phoenix Arms for a cheep 22 pistol shoot as well as my more expensive ones.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-19-2013, 1:03 AM
dotfortune dotfortune is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 186
iTrader: 3 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by smith and wesson View Post
Excellent.

what turners location?
To be fair, any Turner's location. Their website has weekly sales that show various offerings on sale. I lucked out and caught sales for both the Ruger SR22 (love it), and the Heritage RR (have yet to make it out to the range with it, just sprung it outta jail).

I've seen nothing to suggest that the weekly Turner sales are restricted to any one location, though I know that sometimes certain deals are unavailable in Reseda for whatever reason (I've noticed that the restricted firearms are usually in 9mm, seen nothing restricted in .22LR).

EDIT: As it stands, Turner's is currently having a sale (through the 25th) on several .22's, though I can't be sure of what's in your price range. No RR though. Good luck with your search!
__________________
Rmn8:38-39
Heritage Mfg.: Rough Rider SA-Small Bore
Izhevsk: Mosin Nagant-M44
Rock Island Armory: 1911-GI
Ruger: 10/22-SS, American Rimfire - Compact, SR22, Security-Six
UAR State Factories: Rasheed Carbine

Last edited by dotfortune; 07-19-2013 at 1:08 AM..
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 07-19-2013, 1:24 AM
RonnieP's Avatar
RonnieP RonnieP is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2,862
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

I'm throwing my hat in for the Ruger 22/45

Though, the mags are about $30 ea, so factor that in if you plan on buying more mags.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 07-19-2013, 2:29 AM
Chaos47's Avatar
Chaos47 Chaos47 is offline
Calguns Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Inland Empire
Posts: 6,349
iTrader: 18 / 100%
Default

Spend a bit more and get a Ruger MKI/II/III series or a Browning Buckmark.
Both are high quality, very reliable and will last a lifetime or two.


If you have to go low cost then the HP22 has quite the following but then again there are plenty of threads about broken ones too.

For a cheap revolver there's the Heritage Rough Rider.
__________________
The above is not legal advice. It is just something you read from some dude on the internet. It does not reflect the opinion of Calguns.net. If it seems rude it was probably meant to read sarcastically.

Marlin 795 MEGATHREAD Part Deuce
Featureless Rifle Build Guide - Now over 100 Muzzle Devices!
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 07-19-2013, 4:05 AM
jmaglipay jmaglipay is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 812
iTrader: 33 / 100%
Default

I vote for the rough rider if you like single action cylinder gun or sr22 for semi.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 07-19-2013, 5:57 AM
rogervzv's Avatar
rogervzv rogervzv is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Posts: 1,802
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

The best value for the money in my opinion is a Ruger blued Mark III Target. Under $400 and every bit as good as the fancier Mark pistols. A buck or two more than the other alternatives mentioned in this thread, but worth it to get perhaps the best .22 pistol out there.
__________________
Come and Take It!
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 07-19-2013, 7:31 AM
mrrabbit mrrabbit is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Northern California
Posts: 2,702
iTrader: 13 / 100%
Default

Another suggestion if willing to pay in the 300.00 range:

Sig Mosquito

1. Thorough clean once.
2. Two hundred rounds of High Velocity CPLRN for break-in.

CCI Mini-Mag CPLRN
Fiocchi High Velocity FHVCRN

3. Clean again.

All set...comes with extra recoil spring for stepping down later on to Standard Velocity ammunition when necessary.

=8-)
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 07-20-2013, 11:33 PM
smith and wesson smith and wesson is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 1,793
iTrader: 16 / 100%
Default

Thanks again for the suggestions, I was on the fence about getting a S&W 22A or a phoenix arms 22 I saw for $200, I took a chance and went to turners in Rancho and found a Ruger sr22 for $320, groped it and immediately said "I'll take it". Now to wait 10 days, I'll post pics when it's home.

Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 07-20-2013, 11:42 PM
Kappy's Avatar
Kappy Kappy is offline
Calguns Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Sutter Co.
Posts: 5,068
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

+1 on the Ruger MK2 and 3. MK2 over the 3, since the 3 can have functionality problems because of all the safety crap they added (specifically the LCI).

I would recommend against the Sig Mosquito because they are notoriously jam-o-matic. I've seen several come into my local range (at least 8) and never seen a happy customer or more than 30 rounds go off without a hitch.

I know a guy who loves his Neos... And remember those being inexpensive?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 07-20-2013, 11:50 PM
smith and wesson smith and wesson is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 1,793
iTrader: 16 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kappy View Post
+1 on the Ruger MK2 and 3. MK2 over the 3, since the 3 can have functionality problems because of all the safety crap they added (specifically the LCI).

I would recommend against the Sig Mosquito because they are notoriously jam-o-matic. I've seen several come into my local range (at least 8) and never seen a happy customer or more than 30 rounds go off without a hitch.

I know a guy who loves his Neos... And remember those being inexpensive?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Yeah I heard that the mosquito is really picky with the ammo, you'd have to buy expensive ammo which defeats the purpose of owning a 22 in he first place.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 07-21-2013, 12:12 AM
Kappy's Avatar
Kappy Kappy is offline
Calguns Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Sutter Co.
Posts: 5,068
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by smith and wesson View Post
Yeah I heard that the mosquito is really picky with the ammo, you'd have to buy expensive ammo which defeats the purpose of owning a 22 in he first place.
Agreed.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 07-21-2013, 12:21 AM
RikSors's Avatar
RikSors RikSors is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Mountain House, CA
Posts: 219
iTrader: 22 / 100%
Default

A Walther P22 can be had for less than $400.

Although, that Ruger SR22 is a good price at $329.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 07-21-2013, 2:16 AM
johnny1290 johnny1290 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 1,565
iTrader: 11 / 100%
Default

Congrats! I have a Phoenix Arms 22. It's fine for what it is, and serves the purpose I have in mind for it. I've probably shot around 1000+ rounds in it. I broke the hammer (probably my fault clearing a jam) and they fixed it and gave me 3 mags. It's not really a target or range pistol, though. It's not built to that standard. The SR22, however, seems to fit the bill perfectly. *that* will last a long , long time. I really need to buy one. Hmm maybe tomorrow, thanks OP!
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 07-21-2013, 6:10 AM
pigpen66m's Avatar
pigpen66m pigpen66m is offline
CGN/CGSSA Contributor
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Hawthorne
Posts: 1,016
iTrader: 15 / 100%
Default

My niece and nephew shot the SR22 last month at Burro they loved it so I went out and bought one. Break it out on the 28th I did have some FTF issues but I was using old ammo. Just got a brick from Cabelas I'll see how that goes.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 07-21-2013, 6:33 AM
smith and wesson smith and wesson is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 1,793
iTrader: 16 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by johnny1290 View Post
Congrats! I have a Phoenix Arms 22. It's fine for what it is, and serves the purpose I have in mind for it. I've probably shot around 1000+ rounds in it. I broke the hammer (probably my fault clearing a jam) and they fixed it and gave me 3 mags. It's not really a target or range pistol, though. It's not built to that standard. The SR22, however, seems to fit the bill perfectly. *that* will last a long , long time. I really need to buy one. Hmm maybe tomorrow, thanks OP!
Heh good luck man.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 07-21-2013, 6:36 AM
smith and wesson smith and wesson is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 1,793
iTrader: 16 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pigpen66m View Post
My niece and nephew shot the SR22 last month at Burro they loved it so I went out and bought one. Break it out on the 28th I did have some FTF issues but I was using old ammo. Just got a brick from Cabelas I'll see how that goes.
Nice, I hesitated to get a brick of cci from cabelas yesterday, was sold out by the time I checked again.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 07-21-2013, 6:38 AM
SURVIVOR619's Avatar
SURVIVOR619 SURVIVOR619 is offline
Veteran Member
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 3,633
iTrader: 48 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by smith and wesson View Post
Thanks for the suggestions, yeah I saw a s&w 22a yesterday at turners, was like 300+ I think. Looks like a solid gun. Will keep my eye out for the ones you guys talked about.
I have a brand new 22A, shot for first time and it is very accurate!

Got one off Gunbroker for $265, BNIB...
__________________
Only the wise will understand and survive...
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 07-21-2013, 6:42 AM
mrrabbit mrrabbit is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Northern California
Posts: 2,702
iTrader: 13 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kappy View Post
+1 on the Ruger MK2 and 3. MK2 over the 3, since the 3 can have functionality problems because of all the safety crap they added (specifically the LCI).

I would recommend against the Sig Mosquito because they are notoriously jam-o-matic. I've seen several come into my local range (at least 8) and never seen a happy customer or more than 30 rounds go off without a hitch.

I know a guy who loves his Neos... And remember those being inexpensive?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
1. Deep clean before first use.
2. 200 rounds of Fiocchi High Velocity Copper Plated Lead Round Nose

NOT ONE SINGLE JAM! NOT ONE SINGLE MISFIRE!

Why?

Key Words:

HIGH <<<
VELOCITY <<<
PLATED <<<
ROUND <<<
NOSE <<<

...and of course if you shoot without limp-wristing that helps as well. Too many people at the range limp wrist. That will rob the pistol of recoil and bolt energy for just about ANY pistol.

Bottom-line, before you blame the gun:

1. Ask yourself, did you read the manual and follow the specs?
2. Ask yourself, what are you doing wrong that undermining the pistol?

=8-)
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 07-21-2013, 6:44 AM
smith and wesson smith and wesson is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 1,793
iTrader: 16 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SURVIVOR619 View Post
I have a brand new 22A, shot for first time and it is very accurate!

Got one off Gunbroker for $265, BNIB...
Awesome gun, like the guy at calarms in ontario told me, "I feel like robocop when I'm holding this" lol

So when all is said and done, ordering from gunbroker, how much do you end up paying in shipping fees, taxes.. ect.. Thats the only thing that holds ,e back from buying online.

Last edited by smith and wesson; 07-21-2013 at 6:49 AM..
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 07-21-2013, 6:54 AM
CSACANNONEER's Avatar
CSACANNONEER CSACANNONEER is offline
CGN/CGSSA Contributor
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Thousand Oaks
Posts: 40,171
iTrader: 125 / 100%
Blog Entries: 4
Default

Having worked at a shop/range that rented guns I'd never recommend a S&W 22, p-22, mosquito or Neos. They just don't hold up. Get a gun proven to hold up to +1,000,000 rounds like a Buckmark or Ruger MK series or 22/45. If you want to go used, look for a High Standard Browning Challenger or Colt Woodsman.
__________________
NRA Certified Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun and Metallic Cartridge Reloading Instructor
California DOJ Certified Fingerprint Roller
Ventura County approved CCW Instructor


Offering low cost private basic shooting and reloading classes for calgunners.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 07-21-2013, 7:02 AM
E Michael's Avatar
E Michael E Michael is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: North Highlands, CA (right by sacramento)
Posts: 1,637
iTrader: 9 / 100%
Default

I have a mosquito and it works good, doesn't like certain ammo but a nice full sized gun.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 07-21-2013, 7:47 AM
rogervzv's Avatar
rogervzv rogervzv is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Posts: 1,802
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by smith and wesson View Post
Thanks again for the suggestions, I was on the fence about getting a S&W 22A or a phoenix arms 22 I saw for $200, I took a chance and went to turners in Rancho and found a Ruger sr22 for $320, groped it and immediately said "I'll take it". Now to wait 10 days, I'll post pics when it's home.

You will love your SR22p. An excellent pistol. Far better than the Mosquito, which is a Jam-o-Matic.
__________________
Come and Take It!
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 07-21-2013, 7:55 AM
matt85 matt85 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 110
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

I'll vouch for the S&W 22A. I have one in stainless and put a red dot sight on it. It's accurate and I have had no trouble with reliability. I'll have a few misfires out of a Remington or Winchester bulk 22 junk ammo, but it loves mini mags.
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 07-21-2013, 7:59 AM
smith and wesson smith and wesson is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 1,793
iTrader: 16 / 100%
Default

Cool looks like hickok45 did a 30 min. video on the ruger sr22.

Verdict..? Fun shooter.

Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 07-21-2013, 8:16 AM
mrrabbit mrrabbit is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Northern California
Posts: 2,702
iTrader: 13 / 100%
Default

One of the reasons people keep blaming .22 LR pistols for "their" problems is a failure to understand the following:

1. Manufacturers build them with specific velocity ranges / muzzle energy ranges.

2. Manufacturers build them with specific cartridge nose type capability.

HP 22A:

- Requires 950-1150 fps (Standard Velocity)
- Requires lead round nose

Sig Mosguito

- Requires 1200-1300 fps (High Velocity) by default
- Requires plated round nose
- Once broken in, optional spring included allows for standard velocity.

And because considerably less energy is available from the expended round for a gun that is only 10-20 percent smaller than its bigger brothers - these pistols timings for semi-auto function are more sensitive to poor shooting technique.

They also have pretty steep feed ramps into the chamber.

But what constantly happens...

"Hey man, let me rent that Sig Mosguito. Oh, and give me a couple boxes of those Mini-Mags!!!"

...and of course the renter walks into the range shooting hollow point Mini-Mags instead of round nose Mini-Mags.

"Hey man, hand me a couple boxes of those Blazers, I'm gonna shoot my HP 22A!"

...and of course, the FFL dealer blows a brain synapse or two and looks at the punk straight in the eye and says:

"Do you even read the manual???"

But no what do we end up with?

Countless YouTube video and posts everywhere:

"Aw dude! The HP 22A sucks! After 500 rounds of CCI Blazer, my frame cracked! Phoenix Arms is crap!"

"The Sig Mosguito sucks dude! Can't shoot Federal 745 through it without a mis-feed or jam every 10 rounds!"

"Here's a video of my girlfriend shooting here SR 22! See! The damn thing jams!"

Yes, we do see. We see your girlfriend tilting the barrel 45 degrees skyward with each shot threatening the neighbors...


My point is, folks need to be considerably more detailed about their failures with .22 LR pistols AND be willing to admit that they themselves are a factor.

=8-)
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 07-21-2013, 9:26 AM
mrrabbit mrrabbit is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Northern California
Posts: 2,702
iTrader: 13 / 100%
Default

Here's a rather nice video illustrating the problem:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0wiTnAa_5g

It's actually a good video...I enjoyed watching it.

However, note that in trying to troubleshoot the Sig Mosquito it never occurs to him:

1. That he is switching between round nose and hollow point.
2. That he is switching between quality high velocity (1235-1265) and bulk slightly lower quality but higher velocity high velocity ammo (closer to 1300).

Also note he was using Hyper Velocity at one point...

...and proceeds to recommend "work" on the Sig Mosquito feed ramp while ignoring #1 and #2 above.

If you are going to troubleshoot something - start with a base. Reduce the variables...go from there.

The dual gun shooting was funny...he looks like a little kid having fun.

=8-)
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 07-21-2013, 1:26 PM
Cynnik Cynnik is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: SoCal
Posts: 140
iTrader: 18 / 100%
Default

I don't know if these are in the low price range for .22's but my favorites are the M&P22 and the Mosquito. I like that they are full size pistols to emulate their center-fire counterparts and they look better than 10/22 or 22/45 type plinkers. People bash the Mosquito because they don't understand it... they think they can use cheap bulk ammo right off the bat without a hitch, there is a break-in period for the first 100-200 rounds with CCI or the like and then you can start using the bulk stuff. The M&P22 doesn't really have that problem as you can start using the bulk stuff from the get go. I just like Sig's and their DA/SA controls better.
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 07-21-2013, 1:57 PM
brassburnz's Avatar
brassburnz brassburnz is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: In my wheelchair. 91214
Posts: 2,814
iTrader: 144 / 100%
Default

I have a S&W 22A that's a very good shooter for the price. I picked mine up when they were closer to $200 than the price they are now. I believe my 22A has a 4 inch barrel. It has the regular grips. I'm sure it was the cheapest model at the time. It likes just about any kind of ammo and is extremely accurate. I put a red-dot sight on the rail and the 22A will put a bullet where the dot is if you do your job.

My other suggestion is to look for a used Ruger MK II pistol. They show up every now and then for close to $300. You can't go wrong with a Ruger and unless the gun has been abused or damaged, a used Ruger will still have plenty of years to go before you'd have to fix anything. -
__________________
Randy
NRA Life Member

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt." Abraham Lincoln
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 07-21-2013, 2:31 PM
LateBraking's Avatar
LateBraking LateBraking is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Pacific Standard Time
Posts: 612
iTrader: 36 / 100%
Default

Ruger Mark III, or the 22/45 if you want a more traditional grip angle.
__________________

I don't know if we can ever get all the way back to good. But I think we have a chance to do better. And if we wake up every day and try to make things better, eventually we might find that better is good enough. ― Carolina, RvB
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 07-21-2013, 5:30 PM
Dan_Eastvale Dan_Eastvale is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 399
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

I would also concur that you'll likely enjoy the sr22. My wife's is easy to rack, easy to load the mag and so far 0 ftf or fte.
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 07-22-2013, 8:01 AM
dotfortune dotfortune is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 186
iTrader: 3 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by smith and wesson View Post
Thanks again for the suggestions, I was on the fence about getting a S&W 22A or a phoenix arms 22 I saw for $200, I took a chance and went to turners in Rancho and found a Ruger sr22 for $320, groped it and immediately said "I'll take it". Now to wait 10 days, I'll post pics when it's home.

Congrats man! Hope you enjoy yours as much as I'm enjoying mine. Thinking about going down to On-Target today too. Good luck with finding ammo now to feed it. Just be patient, and you'll find good deals online, I'm at 1500+ including all the stuff I've shot, and I've yet to pay more than $35 for a brick.
__________________
Rmn8:38-39
Heritage Mfg.: Rough Rider SA-Small Bore
Izhevsk: Mosin Nagant-M44
Rock Island Armory: 1911-GI
Ruger: 10/22-SS, American Rimfire - Compact, SR22, Security-Six
UAR State Factories: Rasheed Carbine
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 07-22-2013, 8:25 AM
deadcoyote's Avatar
deadcoyote deadcoyote is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Far North CA
Posts: 2,206
iTrader: 4 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by smith and wesson View Post
What are some good low cost .22 pistols you guys would recommend?
I just went through this, lamenting not being able to find a cheap .22. I ended up scoring a used Walther P22 for $170, it looks brand new. I know a lot of folks naysay the Walther and Sig Mosquito since they're ammo finicky but I've shot a bunch of remington golden bullet through the walther without issues.
__________________
Buying a safe and sane firework is like paying a hooker for a hug. I do not see the appeal in it.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 2:07 PM.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Proudly hosted by GeoVario the Premier 2A host.
Calguns.net, the 'Calguns' name and all associated variants and logos are ® Trademark and © Copyright 2002-2016, Calguns.net an Incorporated Company All Rights Reserved.