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    Search for a 22 semi


    I have limited amount in 9mm
    Id like to pick up a dent little 22 semi to make it cheaper etc

    Any recs ? For a shop that is currently carrying 22 semis fo a MA ltc holder ? New or used
    I'm in wilmington and 4 seasons has nothing

    Might have to bite the bullet and buy overpriced 9mm

    Anyone have links they can share ? I'd liked to get raped as little as possible on pricing

    I seem to remember( I could be incorrect) when I went shooting with ginganinjah he referenced a pistol that could shoot either 22 or 9mm? Depending on barrel change-up???

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    Re: Search for a 22 semi

    You're talking Pistol, I presume?

    There are a fair number of 9mm pistols out there that you can get conversion kits for... CZ SP01 immediately comes to mind as I've been thinking about picking up a conversion kit for myself... they run about 400 bucks but consist of a complete slide & a couple mags... so just swap slides & mags and you're up & running.

    I think Sig MIGHT have a few caliber conversion kits in .22 as well? Can't recall off the top of my head which models, but I do NOT think the P320 is one of them.. though there are caliber conversion kits for 9mm, .357sig and .40 s&w.

    If you don't go w/ the conversion route, there are a countless number of .22lr semiauto pistols out there... but as you're in MA, that cuts down the options unless you go second hand. Of all the available options, I'd say half will be as useful as a malfunction clearing training aid as they are as a plinker.

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    Re: Search for a 22 semi

    Yes pistol.
    Looking to budget buy as much as possible

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    Re: Search for a 22 semi

    I have a Ruger 22 pistol a Ruger American 22 bolt action and a Ruger 22 semi rifle. Let me know if you want any of them

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    Re: Search for a 22 semi

    I have no idea how to.pm from my mobile.
    Tsorfas shoot me a pm. Interested with details

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    Re: Search for a 22 semi

    I really don't like many 22lr pistols... the Ruger Mark (I, II, III, and IV), Browning Challenger/Buck Mark, and Smith and Wesson Model 41 are really the only ones I'd look t.

    If you want to go conversion kit, then the CZ Kadet kit that Pete mentioned is supposed to be great, but I think it's kind of expensive.

    Buy what Sav is selling or call up Precision Point in Woburn, they may have something.

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    Re: Search for a 22 semi

    I have the Kel Tec CP 33, holds 33 with the option of 50, I’ve only shot it once though.

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    Re: Search for a 22 semi

    What are your goals? If you want to simply become a better shooter, I would follow LuvDog's advice in terms of the .22LR pistols that are worth purchasing.

    If your goal is to get a 9mm pistol but to save money on ammo during COVID by going with a conversion kit, that's different.

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    Re: Search for a 22 semi

    Quote Originally Posted by number9 View Post
    What are your goals? If you want to simply become a better shooter, I would follow LuvDog's advice in terms of the .22LR pistols that are worth purchasing.

    If your goal is to get a 9mm pistol but to save money on ammo during COVID by going with a conversion kit, that's different.
    it depends on what is more fiscally responisble for me
    if say the 9mm with conversion is less than 7.. then yes I'd probably head for that

    but goal 1 it is too be come a better shooter at a lower price per round. which the 22s that luv or Tsorfas have discussed


    I'll have to check out precision point I forgot about them

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    Re: Search for a 22 semi

    To expand on number9's question.

    If this is for training to get better at all the functions/foundations of a full sized gun/round... then getting a conversion kit is the good route. So a full sized CZ with the Kadet kit would get you very familiar with draw, weight, trigger, sights, reloads, etc etc. This is great for training/practicing and building all that muscle memory and feel. But now you only have 1 gun... and you can get a nice second gun for close to the same price

    If you just want to shoot and hone your marksmanship skills then thats where the other pistols I mentioned come in to play.

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    Re: Search for a 22 semi

    Right now I would be looking more at a nice airsoft version of whatever 9mm you have with blowback.

    Reasons being ammo is infinitely cheaper, you can shoot in your own house or back yard, and the feel and manipulations training is the same.

    My humble opinion only.

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    Re: Search for a 22 semi

    Quote Originally Posted by golden chicken View Post
    Right now I would be looking more at a nice airsoft version of whatever 9mm you have with blowback.
    Good point. A good airsoft, bb or pellet replica is easily the least expensive option if you just wanna get basic manual of arms training, plus the kind of fun you can't get from dryfire. Additional benefit is you can do it inside your own home which is super convenient, especially during the winter months.

    Honestly, even with the lower cost of .22lr, this is prob the rout I'd go right now, but I'm also house shopping, sooo...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OreoGaborio View Post
    Good point. A good airsoft, bb or pellet replica is easily the least expensive option if you just wanna get basic manual of arms training, plus the kind of fun you can't get from dryfire. Additional benefit is you can do it inside your own home which is super convenient, especially during the winter months.

    Honestly, even with the lower cost of .22lr, this is prob the rout I'd go right now, but I'm also house shopping, sooo...
    I only train with a dessert eagle in my home. A bit drafty but fun.

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    Re: Search for a 22 semi

    Kate picked up a Walther ppk/s for $350 from an online shop then had it shipped to Mass.

    Warning. just be on the look out for good 22 ammo. CCI and the ppk aer very good friends. other brands not so much. so if a .22 is finnicky then finding the right ammo may be hard to find as cheap 9mm

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    Re: Search for a 22 semi

    Quote Originally Posted by tsorfas View Post
    I only train with a dessert eagle in my home. A bit drafty but fun.
    Does yours say REPLICA on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nt650hawk View Post
    Kate picked up a Walther ppk/s for $350 from an online shop then had it shipped to Mass.

    Warning. just be on the look out for good 22 ammo. CCI and the ppk aer very good friends. other brands not so much. so if a .22 is finnicky then finding the right ammo may be hard to find as cheap 9mm
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    Re: Search for a 22 semi

    Anyone used a Browning Buckmark? Friend offered me one for a good price. It's a brand new model with Rosewood grips and dayglow sites. Looks like a lot of cool accessories for it (although not as much as the Ruger).

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    Does yours say REPLICA on it?
    Lol. I was joking. I’d love a real dessert eagle though. Cause you know I don’t have enough guns collecting dust already

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsorfas View Post
    Lol. I was joking. I’d love a real dessert eagle though. Cause you know I don’t have enough guns collecting dust already
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    Re: Search for a 22 semi

    A friend has an old school browning challenger that I've shot. It's somewhat similar to the buck mark. It's a fantastic pistol.

    The buck mark doesn't have the same aftermarket as the Ruger Mark series, but in stock form its just as good and accurate.

    If I found one for a good price, I wouldn't hesitate.

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    Re: Search for a 22 semi

    Quote Originally Posted by 01xj View Post
    Anyone used a Browning Buckmark? Friend offered me one for a good price. It's a brand new model with Rosewood grips and dayglow sites. Looks like a lot of cool accessories for it (although not as much as the Ruger).
    I've heard they're excellent out of the box. On par w/ some of the nicer Ruger Mark series versions, but as Luv pointed out, not quite the same aftermarket.

    If that fits what you're looking after I'd jump on it.

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    Re: Search for a 22 semi

    Just from searching real quick, it seems like aftermarket is okay, just not as thorough as it is for the Ruger. There are still a good amount of upgrade and fun parts for it. I was thinking about buying it and then doing a threaded barrel for a suppressor.

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