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davycrockettfv

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target pistol
« on: November 16, 2012, 08:59:13 PM »
What would you all recommend for a good .22 LR target pistol?  I've heard good things about the Ruger Mark series, but what about others?

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Re: target pistol
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2012, 09:02:46 PM »
I think Ruger pretty much has that market cornered.

The Browning Buckmark is a good alternative...

http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/firearms/finder.asp?f1=006B


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Re: target pistol
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2012, 09:15:38 PM »
I like the look of those Browning's too.  I'll have to do my research.  Thanks for the input!

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Re: target pistol
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2012, 09:37:52 PM »
I think Ruger pretty much has that market cornered.

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+1 Seen several of these and the are of good quality!
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Re: target pistol
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2012, 09:48:39 PM »
Ruger SR22 or S&W M&P 22.
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Re: target pistol
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2012, 09:50:22 PM »
I recently had a RIA 1911 22 come into a class and it worked great. I even had the chance to use it and it ran great. I was impressed by it.
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Re: target pistol
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2012, 10:10:30 PM »
An old High Standard, but a Ruger will work good too.

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Re: target pistol
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2012, 05:35:38 AM »
Browning Buckmark, Ruger, S&W, High Standard all make target style pistols with the heavier barrels
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Re: target pistol
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2012, 05:46:40 AM »
I just picked up a S&W 22 a-1 the other day. Taking it out in a few hours to run it through its paces.
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Re: target pistol
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2012, 08:44:53 AM »
Ruger SR22 or S&W M&P 22.

+1 for the SR22. Great little gun that cycles anything. As for the M&P 22, haven't shot one but if it is of the same quality as the higher caliber M&Ps then I don't think you can go wrong with that one either.
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Re: target pistol
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2012, 09:15:26 AM »
Colt Match Target with a 4-1/2" barrel.  I've owned one for around 40 years now and I've yet to find anything I like better.


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Re: target pistol
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2012, 09:18:15 AM »
Colt Match Target with a 4-1/2" barrel.  I've owned one for around 40 years now and I've yet to find anything I like better.



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Re: target pistol
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2012, 12:37:41 PM »
S&W 41's are nice if you can afford them.

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Re: target pistol
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2012, 01:16:23 PM »
Are we talking informal target shooting, or serious competition target shooting?

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Re: target pistol
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2012, 01:32:53 PM »
Informal right now, but I'm interested in getting into competition.

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Re: target pistol
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2012, 01:35:38 PM »
I think Ruger pretty much has that market cornered.

The Browning Buckmark if a good alternative...

http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/firearms/finder.asp?f1=006B


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Finally took a look at the page......those are nice!  :thumbsup

Catalog ordered.  :)
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Re: target pistol
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2012, 06:53:17 AM »
Colt Match Target with a 4-1/2" barrel.  I've owned one for around 40 years now and I've yet to find anything I like better.



Had a few of these at the show yesterday. All right around the Grand mark. They were nice though. Feel great in the hand.
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Re: target pistol
« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2012, 08:43:53 AM »
Colt Match Target with a 4-1/2" barrel.  I've owned one for around 40 years now and I've yet to find anything I like better.



Had a few of these at the show yesterday. All right around the Grand mark. They were nice though. Feel great in the hand.

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Re: target pistol
« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2012, 09:38:49 PM »
I would look at the used market for either an S&W 41 or a High Standard Victor. Otherwise I would recommend a Ruger Mark II or III

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Re: target pistol
« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2012, 10:35:56 PM »
Certainly Ruger 22s fit the bill

But also look at older model High Standards (Supermatic, Tournament)

Can't go wrong with either

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Re: target pistol
« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2012, 11:21:35 PM »
Alas, no love for the wheelgun.   :no    I still like my S&W Model 17 but bullseye pistol is now the province of the autoloader.   Its hard to beat the S&W Model 41 for right out of the box performance at the range.   Rugers and Brownings can be made to shoot that well but not without the services of a gunsmith.   High Standard is also right up there in terms of accuracy and handling.
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Re: target pistol
« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2012, 10:33:29 PM »
+1 for the Ruger MKs - it's the most accurate 22 pistol I own or have tried (not that I've tried a LOT of different 22 pistols) and for purposes of full disclosure, I've shot my MkIII 22/45 more than any other 22 pistol, so it stands to reason with reasonably good accuracy and lots of practice - that I would be the most accurate with that choice.

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Re: target pistol
« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2012, 04:52:13 PM »
On the subject of the Smith Model 41, they just sent out an email showing their new tricked out Performance Center Model 41, listed at $1579 MSRP.

I've also shot a Ruger since the 1970's and always liked its accuracy, plus there plenty of aftermarket performance parts available to tune them up.


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Re: target pistol
« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2012, 05:27:20 PM »
Colt Match Target with a 4-1/2" barrel.  I've owned one for around 40 years now and I've yet to find anything I like better.



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Re: target pistol
« Reply #24 on: December 10, 2012, 08:29:00 PM »
I can definitely give you a +1 on the Woodsman.
But if I was looking I'd get a High Standard.  They had some phenomenal tack drivers.  Problem is, to get a good one now you are going to shell out $600 to $1200.  That's more than I care to dip on a .22.
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