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Favorite .22 handgun

Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 3,486 Senior Member
Follow up to Gene’s thread.  Which one is your favorite or the last one you’d let go?

I’m even more torn on this one than with the rifles so I’ll let you guys go first.
I’m baaaaaaaaack… 😬
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  • JaphyJaphy Posts: 317 Member
    my one and only, a Ruger MKII stainless bull barrel.
    I can account for more than 20k rounds through it.  it shreds a 1in bull at 15yds
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,160 Senior Member
    single six convertible
  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 2,580 Senior Member
    edited January 27 #4
    I have a thing for the Ruger Mark series, but my favorite is probably my Sig Hammerli Trailside. Very accurate and fits me perfectly. Ruger MK1 Target is close behind.



  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 2,580 Senior Member
  • JayJay Senior Member Posts: 4,417 Senior Member
  • FreezerFreezer Senior Member Posts: 2,421 Senior Member
    How can you choose between your children? I love them equally for different reasons. Ruger MKII Target and Ruger Single Six convertible.  
    I like Elmer Keith; I married his daughter :wink:
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,603 Senior Member
    I second the nomination for the Sig Hammerli Trailside. Best .22 handgun I have ever owned.

  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,259 Senior Member
    NN said:
    single six convertible
    I'm with NN
    The little Ruger convertible would be the last to leave my safe.
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,642 Senior Member
    edited January 27 #10
    Colt Woodsman, the sport model








    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 2,715 Senior Member
    Ruger Mk II Target
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,726 Senior Member
    Ruger Slabside...... I need to have someone look at it though. Last time I shot it the trigger didn't reset all of the time.

    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 25,090 Senior Member
    Toss up between my Ruger Mark III "Standard" with 6" bbl - or my Ruger Wrangler. Love them both for different reasons.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,465 Senior Member
    My 5.5" stainless bull MKII now sports a Holosun 507 red dot.  Given the way the eyeballs have been headed, it's probably offering me capability over the older stuff that makes me smile more. 
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 7,467 Senior Member

    My three screw single six convertible wearing stags…..
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,603 Senior Member
    Elk creek said:

    My three screw single six convertible wearing stags…..
    That's a beauty for sure.
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,603 Senior Member
    My Sig Hammerli edged this out ever so slightly but this runs a very tight second place.
    Colt new Frontier.
  • ds10speedds10speed Posts: 22 New Member
    edited January 28 #18
    I would be my 617's, I have 3 of them.

    617-0 6" six shot
    617-2 6" ten shot
    617-6 4" ten shot





  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 2,580 Senior Member
    You should consider picking up a speed loader or two since you have those revolvers...
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,436 Senior Member
    edited January 28 #20
    Going to buck the trend. I love my SR22. It's not super accurate, my Mark II runs rings around it that way. But it's easy to shoot, easy to load, and my favorite part is VERY EASY TO CLEAN. Takes mere seconds to pull the slide off, swap the bore, wipe it down and it's good.

    At the indoor range, I like shooting stingers. It actually has a little pressure and blast. 


    Taking apart that MarkII is a nightmare. If it wasn't the tack driver it is, it would be gone. 
    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
    Winston Churchill
  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 2,580 Senior Member
    Lots of good videos that take the mystery out of field stripping a Ruger. The key is pulling the trigger before disassembly.



  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 12,124 Senior Member
    JKP said:
    You should consider picking up a speed loader or two since you have those revolvers...
    Made me LOL.

    my current favorite is the little Israeli surplus beretta I picked up a few months ago.  It’s just cute and fun.


    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • ds10speedds10speed Posts: 22 New Member
    edited January 28 #23
    JKP said:
    Lots of good videos that take the mystery out of field stripping a Ruger. The key is pulling the trigger before disassembly.



    Thanks for posting, I have MKII competition slab side that I use so little that it only needs to be taken apart every 5 years or so, by then I forget how to do it.


  • PFDPFD Senior Member Posts: 1,753 Senior Member
    edited January 28 #24
    Tugar said:
    Taking apart that MarkII is a nightmare. If it wasn't the tack driver it is, it would be gone. 
    I installed one of these on my 22/45 and haven't detail stripped it since.

    That's all I got.

    Paul
  • JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 1,152 Senior Member
    This is an easy one for me.
    S&W K 22 from just after WW II




  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 8,546 Senior Member
    The first thing I was going to buy when I got from Nam, about 50 years ago, was a Colt New Frontier .22/22mag.
    I went to the gun shop and was all ready to buy one until I looked at the price tag! $180, which was about $20 less than I made each month as a buck sgt!! So the salemans said, how about a Ruger?? So I got a SS6 .22/22mag for about $60. Still have it and still shoots great!

    (Sako you suck!!)  B)
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,603 Senior Member
    Big Al1 said:
    The first thing I was going to buy when I got from Nam, about 50 years ago, was a Colt New Frontier .22/22mag.
    I went to the gun shop and was all ready to buy one until I looked at the price tag! $180, which was about $20 less than I made each month as a buck sgt!! So the salemans said, how about a Ruger?? So I got a SS6 .22/22mag for about $60. Still have it and still shoots great!

    (Sako you suck!!)  B)
    Thank you, A high honor coming from you.
  • JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 1,152 Senior Member
    sakodude said:
    My Sig Hammerli edged this out ever so slightly but this runs a very tight second place.
    Colt new Frontier.
    Someone needeth pictures of a nickle one at the local place I think...pretty long tube on it.....real manly 
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,603 Senior Member
    sakodude said:
    My Sig Hammerli edged this out ever so slightly but this runs a very tight second place.
    Colt new Frontier.
    Someone needeth pictures of a nickle one at the local place I think...pretty long tube on it.....real manly 
    Actually, My wife happens to like those so a picture might be in order..
  • rberglofrberglof Senior Member Posts: 2,942 Senior Member
    Colt Match Target and of course my Colt Frontier Scout. 
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,465 Senior Member
    This is an easy one for me.
    S&W K 22 from just after WW II








    .22 problem?  I don't have a .22 problem.
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
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