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    I came across this article while looking for .22 accessories. I suspect this gentleman needs to get out and gain more experience before posting the best .22 pistols for 2019. In my opinion, the Buckmark and S&W 17 have a place here, but not the others. For Giggles, what do you thing should have been on this list?

    https://gunnewsdaily.com/best-22-pis...#comment-11990

    I personally was surprised not to see any of the Ruger Mk series, especially none of the .22/45 Lite series.

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    Wow - I agree, the writer, obviously hasn't spent any time with his choices. Oh sure for a kid fun plinker - give em a $1000 SW 17 with a long barrel. Oh and he just had to mention the Mosquito, geez what a knucklehead.
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    A Sig 1911-22 being the best 22 for self defense? Best for the bad guy's safety is what I believe the author meant.

    Of all my 22s, and I have a safe full of them, the GSG 1911 needed the most work to become reliable. A Sig is nothing more than a rebranded GSG.

    I have to agree about the Buck Mark though. Also, what's up with Cabela's coming up when you click on the "check price" button? Show me any Cabela's sale price and I guarantee I can find it at least 20% less somewhere else.
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    I have a Buckmark and personally I like my Ruger MKIV better. I like my Walther P22 and it's been dependable, but it's a plinker and nowhere near the accuracy of the Ruger. I can't speak on the others, but I will say my favorite .22 handgun of all time was a 4" Colt Diamondback.
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    My favorite .22 cal --- Ruger Single Six -- for the last 40 years
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    Heh. Yeah, I own an ATI GSG/SIG 1911-22 and while I really enjoy it for plinking and running the 1911 platform, I would NEVER consider it for CCW. Not enough caliber to be considered for self defense (IMHO) and a bit too big for me for concealment. Great gun but certainly not for SD or even the best 1911-22 for that matter. Excellent value for the money but there are better and higher quality (yet more costly) 1911-22's out there.
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    S&W SW22 Victory should be there as well as the Ruger Single Six.
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    ...and no PT22 or TX22 either!

    Seriously, though, I like the looks of that Sig 1911-22. I've seen several of those 1911 style 22's, but one thing I don't understand is the small capacity. To me, one reason to have a full size .22 is to have a couple dozen rounds. If I can buy a compact .45 (PT24/7 G2C) that has a 10 round magazine, why can't they fit a 20 round magazine (or more) in to a 1911 frame? If I recall, the TX22 has a 17 round magazine. To me, that should be an advantage of these big frame .22's but it doesn't seem to be the case.
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    This person has some clue to what he is doing with the SR22, but otherwise gets lost in an outhouse without GPS otherwise.
    Here are my choices, as they are:

    Best Value .22: Heritage Rough Rider .22LR/.22WMR convertible. For less than $200 in most places, you get a great plinker with the added benefit of .22WMR when you want to take care of a varmit or two. This one was SO easy to pick.

    Best .22: Good Lord, I have has so many that could take this title, and yet one or the other would be just as good as each other. If you ever shot a Dan Wesson .22, I would consider this the top rung of the ladder. Otherwise Ruger single action .22s are great, the Heritage Rough Rider is fine, and the old S&W K-22 and it later model replacements are okay.

    And yes, in .22LR/.22WMR, I prefer a revolver to a semi-auto.
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    I love his statement:

    "It is true, undoubtedly, that getting hit by a .22 round is unlikely to kill anyone."

    Undoubtedly? Really? So you wouldn't mind getting shot with a .22?
    How about getting stabbed with an icepick; isn't that about the same?
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