Accurate .22 Pistol

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Re: Accurate .22 Pistol

Post by SHANAKATAK » 02 Sep 2017, 11:21 pm

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Try cci mini-mags for the conversion kit. I've got a Kimber rimfire and another bloke I know has a conversion kit on his 45. They run fine and generally are cheaper and quieter than stingers.
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Re: Accurate .22 Pistol

Post by Boo » 07 Sep 2017, 10:16 am

The Buck Mark is sold so what do I get now? Probably a used Walther PPQ M2 if the ergonomics suit. Used is best until I find the gun that's right for me, the Grand Power looks good too but I've never seen a used one for sale and I'm a bit annoyed that to get the best trigger and sights that model jumps in price. This sort of marketing ploy, where the extras you get are way more expensive than they should be, tends to turn me off.
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Re: Accurate .22 Pistol

Post by brett1868 » 07 Sep 2017, 10:22 am

SHANAKATAK wrote:@Brett1868

Try cci mini-mags for the conversion kit. I've got a Kimber rimfire and another bloke I know has a conversion kit on his 45. They run fine and generally are cheaper and quieter than stingers.


Cool, thanks for the heads up and ill give them a go :)
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Re: Accurate .22 Pistol

Post by Gamerancher » 07 Sep 2017, 10:49 am

Hey Brett, what is your overall opinion of your Kimber? I have one waiting at my dealer. Bought it as I had shot a couple of different ones belonging to mates. ( .45 and 9mm ) Just like the fit and feel in my hand. Accuracy of the .45 was awesome, was hitting 50m lever-gun pig silhouettes with it!
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Re: Accurate .22 Pistol

Post by bullzeye » 11 Sep 2017, 7:21 pm

Try a Smith and Wesson 22A. They don't make these guns anymore but you should be able to pick one up second hand. Reliable, easy to use and accurate semi-auto 22.
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Re: Accurate .22 Pistol

Post by brett1868 » 11 Sep 2017, 8:51 pm

Gamerancher wrote:Hey Brett, what is your overall opinion of your Kimber? I have one waiting at my dealer. Bought it as I had shot a couple of different ones belonging to mates. ( .45 and 9mm ) Just like the fit and feel in my hand. Accuracy of the .45 was awesome, was hitting 50m lever-gun pig silhouettes with it!


I really like the Kimber, it wasn't a brand I was familiar with till I saw one in the shop. Quality is similar to Colt or a fraction better and as it was on special the price was very good. Mine is chambered in 10mm which isn't what I'd call a popular caliber, they can be found but I'm yet to see anyone besides myself that has one. The conversion is a good fit as it should be since it's the same manufacturer and my only gripe is that it doesn't lock the slide open on the last shot. I'll take the suggestion a couple posts back and try the CCI Mini Mags it when I get a chance. If you can get to St Marys on a Monday night or Saturday morning I can bring it along so you can check it out for yourself and if you have High Cal permit all the better :)
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Re: Accurate .22 Pistol

Post by Gamerancher » 12 Sep 2017, 10:01 am

It's already a done deal. Just waiting out my probation period so I can send in the PTA. Mine is in 9mm and comes with the factory .22 conversion kit as well.
I was just curious to see what your experiences were. I haven't fired one with the .22 conversion, I shot a few different .22 pistols in the U.S and was just wondering what to expect out of the Kimber. Considering your collection of pistols, I thought you'd have a balanced opinion on the gun.
St Marys is about a 5 & 1/2 hour drive, so thanks for the offer but no thanks. :thumbsup:
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Re: Accurate .22 Pistol

Post by Justin9mm » 12 Sep 2017, 9:53 pm

Boo wrote:Have pretty well boiled my choice down to between two 5" barrel Walthers, the PPQ M2 and the P22Q. Would have preferred an American poly using bits made of proper metal but all their barrels are too short and I have no confidence in the accuracy of the longer light PacSol barrels for the Buck Mark and various Rugers, all the solid metal ones are too heavy except the old S&W 422 which I'm reluctantly disregarding due to questionable parts availability. With just one gun for 12 months I don't want to be stuck waiting for parts.

So it will likely be the lighter and cheaper P22Q unless the PPQ is more accurate.


When I first read your post about dismissing the Walther because of being made of monkey metal, I was thinking you were making a big mistake lol.. I think in that sort of price range, the .22 Walther's are up there in terms of quality and accuracy. The PPQ is a better and more accurate pistol FYI. But I think for a 22, both are good choices!

I'm about to go on my full license and I've been shooting .22 and 9mm extensively, basically every week since I've had my provisional, so nearly 6 months. I was planning my first pistol to be the Walther PPQ 22 because ammo is cheap and better to start on 22 yada yada. But to be honest, I'm as accurate with a 9mm now as I am with the 22. Once you have that trigger control, I don't think it's vastly different. So my PTA is going in for a Heckler and Koch VP9. Yes ammo is more expensive but 9mm pistols are a lot more fun and I'll be also shooting IPSC with it.

Also I believe in VIC, if you buy a rimfire as your first pistol, you can't buy a higher caliber for 12 months. But if I buy a 9mm as my first, I can go down a caliber and buy a 22 after 6 months as my second gun which I plan to do.
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Re: Accurate .22 Pistol

Post by Wylie27 » 13 Sep 2017, 6:59 am

PPQ i have one in my safe.

It is accurate Pistol for about 20 shots, after which the paper thin barrel gets too hot and accuracy declines.

It's manageable during plinking but in comps it can become a problem.
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Re: Accurate .22 Pistol

Post by Boo » 13 Sep 2017, 9:48 am

Have bought a PPQ, the PTA is going to describe it's use as a trainer, hopefully it will suit me enough to improve my accuracy and general competence. I've always wondered about those two piece tensioned Walther barrels, there seems to be nothing around on how tight the nut should be.
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Re: Accurate .22 Pistol

Post by Boo » 13 Sep 2017, 11:50 am

Might add that the PPQ is not made of monkey metal, the cheaper P22 is.
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