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The best 22 pistol you ever had.
« on: December 10, 2020, 08:39:31 AM »
Ive had a bunch but out of all the bunch. I think my Taurus Tracker has been the best, got the 22mag cylinder in it right now. We had a pesky coyote coming around trying to get into the yard.

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Re: The best 22 pistol you ever had.
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2020, 09:34:58 AM »
Ive had a bunch but out of all the bunch. I think my Taurus Tracker has been the best, got the 22mag cylinder in it right now. We had a pesky coyote coming around trying to get into the yard.

I keep looking at that one, but have yet to pull the trigger ... but I can totally see that being the next best 22 for me!

Right now its a toss up between a Ruger MkII678GT and a CZ Kadet 2. But I'm drifting away from semi autos, so revolvers are getting more attention.
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Re: The best 22 pistol you ever had.
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2020, 09:40:52 AM »
My Browning Buckmark is the only 22 pistol I've actually owned. Have shot a dozen or more over the years, but this Buckmark is my favorite.
1st Corinthians Chapter 11, Verse 28. But let a man EXAMINE HIMSELF, and so let him eat of "that " bread, and drink of "that" cup.

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Re: The best 22 pistol you ever had.
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2020, 10:21:36 AM »
Toss up..Ruger Mark II with heavy 5.5" barrel and Taurus 8 shot, .22 mag.
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Re: The best 22 pistol you ever had.
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2020, 10:22:16 AM »
Colt 12in  Buntline  had It 50+years  Love It!

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Re: The best 22 pistol you ever had.
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2020, 10:24:17 AM »
   colt buntline 22 or 22 mag just swap cylinders

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Re: The best 22 pistol you ever had.
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2020, 12:11:41 PM »
The Tracker is a good gun, it's taken out its share of rattlesnakes. We keep it in a kitchen drawer in 22mag just in case. Looks like a mini Colt Python.  Great finish and smooth action.

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Re: The best 22 pistol you ever had.
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2020, 12:45:12 PM »
Best as far as expensive, overall
quality and accuracy?
A Mark II bull barrel I've had
for years.
Best most used/carried?
TPH and a TP22 and a Jennings
Best carried afield?
Taurus 94 or 999 Sportsman
I had a 929 I bought new, but
it was stolen and never recovered.
The 999 was bought in nearly new
condition, but was stolen, and later
found. It was in a zippered case and
had been wet for a long time apparently,
because it's heavily pitted on the
exterior to the point that refinishing
would be impossible. Very usable, but
sad and ugly

Sure would like to have my NAA
22 mag back,  but the detective
at DPD gave me the " probably
in mexico by now " speech which
translates into you can forget
about ever seeing that again bub.

If I had to start over, I'd probably go
with a Buckmark. My bil has one,
and it's a shooting machine .
Didn't cost him that much either.
I think they're a good bit higher now
like everything else.
I'd likely have bought one if they'd
existed back when I was buying
most of my guns.

( shame they all went overboard)

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Re: The best 22 pistol you ever had.
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2020, 01:03:57 PM »
I got my Buckmark from Linda years ago for Christmas. It has been 100% reliable for over 2 decades, super accurate, and an outstanding trigger.
1st Corinthians Chapter 11, Verse 28. But let a man EXAMINE HIMSELF, and so let him eat of "that " bread, and drink of "that" cup.

It doesn't really matter how you "think" it is, but how it ACTUALLY is.

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Re: The best 22 pistol you ever had.
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2020, 01:21:57 PM »
Of all the pistols I have/had I have never had a .22, period, makes feel bad but the ones I would like to have are now getting more and more expensive.
Thirty plus years ago, my doofus cousin had a very, very good High Standard target .22, just one grade below the extremely high buck professional target models.

He traded it in on a shotgun.
It was a 500 dollar gun back when that was a LOT of money for a .22.
It shot very, very well and was just nice to look at as it had a true high polish blued finish with truly nice stocks.

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Re: The best 22 pistol you ever had.
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2020, 01:38:35 PM »
Of all the pistols I have/had I have never had a .22, period, makes feel bad but the ones I would like to have are now getting more and more expensive.
Thirty plus years ago, my doofus cousin had a very, very good High Standard target .22, just one grade below the extremely high buck professional target models.

Doofus traded it in on a shotgun.
It was a 500 dollar gun back when that was a LOT of money for a .22.
It shot very, very well and was just nice to look at as it had a true high polish blued finish with truly nice stocks.

Well....Depends on the Shotgun...

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Re: The best 22 pistol you ever had.
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2020, 04:18:09 PM »
A semi-auto 10 gauge he traded in , losing money again, for an 1100 Rem.

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Re: The best 22 pistol you ever had.
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2020, 12:51:45 AM »
A semi-auto 10 gauge he traded in , losing money again, for an 1100 Rem.

But HE got, what HE wanted. Right?

1st Corinthians Chapter 11, Verse 28. But let a man EXAMINE HIMSELF, and so let him eat of "that " bread, and drink of "that" cup.

It doesn't really matter how you "think" it is, but how it ACTUALLY is.

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Re: The best 22 pistol you ever had.
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2020, 06:47:11 AM »
Well he is now at least two shot guns past the 1100 but has pretty much quit hunting.
When it came to firearms he was not good at not losing money and I have no idea why he bought other firearms, the kind you have just to own and/or shoot at targets and sold them , at a loss, rather than keep them and sell at, at least near a break even point down the road.

When gun prices would drop he would sell saying: If I don't sell now I will lose more money.
He had a Thompson semi-auto tommy gun, and a Dan Wesson .45 Colt he lost his butt on because he has no idea with firearms patience is very often a virtue.
He does regret selling the High Standard and Dan Wesson.

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Re: The best 22 pistol you ever had.
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2020, 07:07:08 AM »
Some people are like that.
I picked up one of the nicer
rifles I've had because the
guy couldn't keep his ducks in
a row.  Kept his satellite TV
though

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Re: The best 22 pistol you ever had.
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2020, 03:37:51 AM »
S&W 22-A
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Re: The best 22 pistol you ever had.
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2020, 04:08:49 AM »
S&W 22-A

I have one of those and they are nice plus they are accurate. I have a bunch of 22 handguns and like every one of them but if I had to pick one I would list my old three screw single six as my favorite of them all. I only have one revolver with a 22 mag cylinder and I placed the cylinder in the safe when I purchased the gun and there it sits unused. I just have no need for a 22 mag, especially in a handgun.

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Re: The best 22 pistol you ever had.
« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2020, 04:20:28 AM »
Toss up between an old High Standard Supermatic and S&W Model 17 with 8-3/8" barrel. Did lot of winning and hunting with both. Wish I had both back.


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Re: The best 22 pistol you ever had.
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2020, 05:09:42 AM »
Toss up between an old High Standard Supermatic and S&W Model 17 with 8-3/8" barrel. Did lot of winning and hunting with both. Wish I had both back.

Ive had a lot of guns I either sold or traded in, and now wish I still had them. A Belgian Browning high power with the adjustable Mauser sites is one of them. I read an article about those, it said that gun was a favorite among the Nazi SS troops. They liked it over the P38.  As far as 22's, I'm good with what I now have.

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Re: The best 22 pistol you ever had.
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2020, 04:18:23 PM »
S&W 22-A

I have one of those and they are nice plus they are accurate. I have a bunch of 22 handguns and like every one of them but if I had to pick one I would list my old three screw single six as my favorite of them all. I only have one revolver with a 22 mag cylinder and I placed the cylinder in the safe when I purchased the gun and there it sits unused. I just have no need for a 22 mag, especially in a handgun.
Yeah mine is very accurate with a great trigger.
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Re: The best 22 pistol you ever had.
« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2020, 09:07:47 AM »
I've owned ,traded, and sold many 22 handguns over the years. Right now my favorite and most accurate (For me) is my Taurus TX22. A 200.00 gun that shoots as accurate as any high end 22 I've owned. The trigger is fantastic, 16 round capacity mag, and a full size gun. Taurus came to life with this handgun.
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Re: The best 22 pistol you ever had.
« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2021, 12:17:20 PM »
My favorite rimfire handgun?
If its a revolver? then Its Taurus 941 .22Mag
My old favorite was a High Standard Sentinel Mk-IV
If its semi-auto? My new favorite is the Taurus TX-22
My old favorite is High Standard Sportking.

The thing is I have shot (owned some and tried others) other brands like the Browning Buckmark, Colt Cadet, Ruger's (revolvers and semi's)
Calico, Cobray, Heritage, FIE, Chiappa, Bersa, Charter Arms, Davis, and some obscure stuff.

I could have higher quality more expensive firearms, but in the harsh environment I operate in toteing a $2k rimfire out in the boonies seems kinda crazy.

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Re: The best 22 pistol you ever had.
« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2021, 10:07:54 PM »
probably my model 17. Followed close by my ruger 4 inch 22/45. had more single sixes then anything but none of them shot well enough that i fell in love with them.
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Re: The best 22 pistol you ever had.
« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2021, 03:24:47 AM »
I used my Browning yesterday to finish a coon that had been ran over the night before.
1st Corinthians Chapter 11, Verse 28. But let a man EXAMINE HIMSELF, and so let him eat of "that " bread, and drink of "that" cup.

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Re: The best 22 pistol you ever had.
« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2021, 10:58:33 AM »
I have found this thread to be very interesting.
I did not know the Brownng Buckmark did not come out until 1985, I though it was as old as the Victor, , S&W M41 and Colt Woodsman.

Having taken apart a Woodsman, I would not want to do it again.
The Victor is easy to take apart and put together.
If, IF, I would get a .22 pistol having checked on line the Rock Island XT .22 Magnum and of course the High Standard Victor are the ones I might shell out  some bucks for though the choices now are a lot bigger than they were 30 years ago.

I just checked the price for a new S&W M41, only for those with a lot of money burning a hole in their pocket; you can get a Wather GSP, or Hammerli SP20 RRS for less for the former or not much more for the latter and these are dedicated target pistols.


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Re: The best 22 pistol you ever had.
« Reply #25 on: Yesterday at 06:44:09 AM »
My best .22 was a High Standard Victor made in Hamden, CT in 1973. Great trigger and gloriously accurate