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I

Also have a Ruger MKII 22 and have slain many a cottontail with it taking running shots and long (for an iron sight pistol) 50 yard shots on rabbits. Also killed my first coyote with that pistol years ago a young dumb one that stopped at fifty yards and stared too long at me while I was rabbit hunting.

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Good turn around

Nice to see we have gotten back on the hand gun subject.

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I have had a original Ruger

I have had a original Ruger semi target model for 30 years now and would not trade it for any of the other fancy 22's out there.  This pistol is the most accurate one that I have ever shot.  The balance is fine for me and the only thing that I have changed on it was the grips.  For the money any of the Ruger 22's can't be beat. 

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I only have and have shot the

I only have and have shot the Ruger's and would highly recommend them. I have on standard model with the short tapered barrel and while it is very accurate the trigger pull is very heavy and it's very hard to shoot. The other is a bull barrel model with a light trigger and adjustable sights, It balances well and is an easy to shoot tack driver. Around $250 at the time if I remember right and well worth it.

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While many poo-poo them I've

While many poo-poo them I've been shooting a cheap S&W 22A for many years,I've had Rugers  and a few others, I've still got the Smith and have added two more, they work great and have taken many snowshoes, grouse and ptarmagin, and yes I take head shots. I like to eat what I shoot.

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I have a Smith also and it

I have a Smith also and it does shoot great and I would never get rid of it. But for me the Ruger just points better and feels better in my hand so I prefer it a little more. My wife carries the Smith when we go shooting somewhere.

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I am not a big handgun fan

I am not a big handgun fan but do have two 22 handguns. One is a Smith-Wesson K22 Combat Masterpiece. Really nice gun but you'd have to find one used. They are pretty expensive. My other 22 handgun is a High Standard HD Military. Better trigger than most rifles and will shoot the pants off most 22 rifles! I have had the Ruger standard model, Ruger Bearcat, a small Beretta and a nice Ace, looked like a miniture 1911 and shot very well. None of those guns could hold a candle to this HD Military. It's not made anymore but High Standard is still making fine auto pistols. Just search them on the internet. If I was to get another 22 auto it would be another High Standard.

If you look around you might find a used High Standard Supermatic for a reasonable price. a fine gun. Don't confuse it with the Duromatic, it was not in the same league.

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Don

I too have a High Standard Military also a Olimpic (same gun but shoots .22 shorts).  Whole different grade guns than the Ruger and Buckmark.

High Standard is still making these guns (for a real good pce of change) but if you look close it is no longer High Standard it is High Standard Manufacturing it is actually a different company (or reorginized?)  The supermatic was a great gun but it is increasingly difficult to find a used one in good condition.

A smith K was my first .22 handgun.  6 inch barrell and plastic aftermarket staghorn grips but she was a real shooter!  Sits in my Dad's cabinet now.

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I have a walther P22 and have

I have a walther P22 and have been really happy with it. It doesn't like most hollow points though. And my wife has had problems hitting the mag release unintentionally occasionally when see shoots. It is located under the trigger guard. I have never had an issue dropping a mag out and find it's location quite convenient.

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Ruger

Ruger Mark I here. Bought used in '81 for $200.....ouch. 6-7/8" barrel, adjustable sights and the add-on Ruger muzzle break that gives it a little more weight in the noze. No bull barrel. Shoots as straight as I can.

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