Hoser, I love .22 pistols. I have a S&W 17, 41, 22A1, 422, 35, Ruger 22/25, H&R 922 and a Kimber .22 conversion mounted on a reworked AMT 1911 frame. I love the S&W 17 and 41 Smiths and have owned them about 25 years but my favorite to shoot is the .22 conversion 1911. It is as accurate in my hands as any of them and has been totally reliable. The balance of the aluminum slide on the stainless frame is perfect. It always goes to the range with me. I shot a pencil in two a 18 yards on the second shot and returned days later and shot the stub in one with Remington Thunderbolts. 2 FTF in 1,000 rounds with the Thunderbolts. Yep, it`s my favorite. Bob
The Browning Buckmark has a big following. I`d like to try one sometime. There seems to be some Texan night owls up tonight. I`ve been up 20 hours 12 of which were work and 1 1/2 commute. I`m ready to call it a day. Bob
I love my .22's! Got a Ceiner top for my 1911's which lets me keep the feel of the frame and trigger, a 5" Ruger Bull Barrel, and my favorite, a Ruger Single-Six. That baby is unbelieveably accurate, plus I can shoot Aguila's super quiet Colibre ammo.
I first used a Ruger MK II Government with a 10" bull barrel, traded for a Browning Buck Mark Varmit model with a 10" bull barrel, which was more accurate and had a better trigger pull. I sold the Buck Mark and bought a Volquartsen Terminator model, built on a Ruger MK II, and it is the finest .22 cal. pistol I have ever shot.
I don't know how you guys are happy with your Browning Buckmarks. Nice feel to it, and nice trigger, but mine won't hit the broadside of a barn....from the inside! I've tried all kinds of ammo and still no groups any good, and that's even when benchresting the gun. I've had it for about 5 years now, never shoot it. You think Browning would do something about it after all this time?
I really like my Colt Cadet .22. Super accurate, and I have two barrels -- one 4" with fixed sights and one 6" with adjustables and a red -dot sight. It is a shame that Colt doesn't make these anymore.
Sorry to hear about your trouble with the Buckmark, cocked&locked, I've had mine for about 5 months and have been very pleased with it.
It's been accurate and very reliable for me, I like running a bunch of rounds through it during range sessions, it's good, cheap plinking fun!
S&W 41 7" with factory muzzle break. The gun is as old as I am and it still shoots wonderful and accurate. From a bench rest and using match ammo it can keep 1/2" groups at 50yds ALL day long.
She's a beauty.