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Smith & Wesson Model 22A .22 Caliber Pistol

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by BigGuy, Jan 22, 2010.

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  1. BigGuy

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    Any experience with this .22 S & W pistol? Good or bad opinions? I fully realize it's not a Model 41. How do they compare to a Browning Buckmark for accuracy and reliable functioning? Thanks for honest responses.
     
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    The one I had wouldn`t begin to shoot with my Buckmarks. I`m not a Browning fan, but the Buckmark is very hard to beat at any price.
     
  3. TEXASBEN

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    Have both a model 41 Smith and a Buckmark, like to shoot both. The Smith may be a little more accurate. Both are easy to maintain. Do like the Smith looks a little better, the Buckmark will always shoot and feed.

    Ben D
     
  4. Spanky

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    I'm a big fan of my Buckmark. Everyone should have one along with the Ruger. I recently inquirered about getting the Camo version of the Smith and Wesson. Was told at the shop to not do it. Alot of cycling problems and some were sent back. Was told to stay away for the Beretta also. I believe the guys at my shop but, it is a bit discouraging to hear that stuff.
     
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    Out of the boz it was right on. good shooter, and inexpensive.
     
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    Visit rimfirecentral.com sign up and find the forums for all the rimfire info you could ever need.
     
  7. chuckles

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    It doesn't have the trigger or reliability for Bullseye shooting but is otherwise a really nice 22, I have a Red Dot on mine and shoot it from the 25yd and it is very accurate, I can keep them all in a 1" circle at 25yds, sometimes tighter...if you want one ragged hole at 25yd, you will need to upgrade.

    IMO it is an excellent 22 for the price...
     
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    The guys at rimfirecentral.com and other forums are pretty negative about the 22a, lots of problems, Although the 22a looks good and feels good I'd go with the Buckmark or Ruger.
     
  9. Savage99Stan

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    why anyone would buy one of the plastic smiths when he could have either a buckmark or, in MHO, the best "cheap" autoloader a Mark 1,2 or 3 Ruger is beyond me.

    Stay clear of the Sig Mosquitos...about one in ten goes back at least once.

    If you like the raygun look, the Walthers are pretty good.

    Still, for reliability, accuracy and long term durability...Ruger.
     
  10. Sky Buster

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    You can't beat a 22A in their price range. Good trigger and accurate.
    Mine has never gone back.
     
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    Here we go.....

    I am a huge Smith fan but I hated my M-2206 that I had. I currently have a Ruger MK III and love it---except for the disassembly for cleaning. I have owned three different Buckmark's and the feeding and ejection were beyond great for a 22 pistol. I am currently trying to buy one for my wife to shoot and she is the Browning fan.

    As much as I like both Smith and Beretta I will continue to stay away from their 22 pistols and stick with Ruger and Browning for me. If you go Browning spend a little more money or the ones with the nicest finishes---check out the UDX models.
     
  12. BigGuy

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    Thanks much for your input. It seems the consensus would favor the Browning Buckmark. However your views seem to indicate one can't go wrong with either one.
     
  13. Spanky

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    You can't go wrong with the Browning or Ruger. The Smith is out to lunch. If you get a Browning do yourself a favor and get the factory mags. The cheap junk is cheap junk. Glad I only bought one aftermarket back years ago, that mag didn't feed to well. The price between a factory and an aftermarket is not that much. The new Beretta, if you havn't touched it, or shot it, don't make it out to be something that is great. I have, it's not. Most shops don't have it and some shops don't even care if they sell it.

    .22 is cheap fun, just don't buy a cheap gun.
     
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