I already have a Browning Buckmark 5.5" Field that Mike Stannard of Tornado Technologies threaded (and have previously posted pics of). But it's going to wind up with some sort of optic sight on it.
Wanted another threaded .22 with iron sights as a suppressor host for quiet plinking and target practice.
Another reason is that the proposed legislation bans threaded barrels on handguns, so this clearly sporting pistol would become an assault weapon. Go figure.
Went to my friend's gunshop today and he had one of the Lipsey's Threaded Buckmark Campers, formerly known as the Buckmark Whisper. Figured it was a sign and bought it.
Slapped my Bowers USS suppressor on it and gave it a quick test fire. Both work great. The USS can be disassembled for cleaning, and it is rated for .22 LR, .22 WMRF, .17 HMR and 5.7x28 FN.
Barrels are cheap for these guns. Thinking about getting an extra and having my friend Mike shorten it so the threads clear the front of the frame. Barrels interchange easily with a couple of allen wrenches.
Midway, Brownells and Midwest Gun Works carry Buckmark parts. I've going to pick up a target trigger for it. The target trigger has an overtravel screw and only costs about $10. Dunno if I'll flip the hammer spring or will install a target spring. These are simple, cheap mods that help with accuracy.
Dunno what my next projects are going to be. Trying to get some basic sporting semi-autos I want to suppress ahead of a possible ban, since common obviously sporting guns are caught up in this hysterical knee jerk reaction hogwash. It's a sick commentary on our rights bashing society when you can't thread the barrel on even a 10-22.
Browning Buckmark Camper
Tornado Technologies barrel threading
Bower's catalog, including USS Suppressor