This year Janet bought a replacement for be
tried and true Ruger .357 Magnum speed 6, and she loves her new
Ruger .357. It can take standard .38 ammo, and it has some
serious kill power. Best of all, it's extremely well-balanced
with a trigger pull that is as smooth as snot on glass:
The new Ruger .357 Magnum revolver
that we will be competitive when we can shoot a 6" to 8" group
at 50 yards.
The .22 caliber pistols are a great way to learn pistol
shooting because the ammunition is 10x less expensive, and a
high quality .22 target pistol can nuke a squirrel at 50 yards
with the standard iron sights.
There is a wide
variation in process for .22 target pistols, from over 2,000
down to under $500, where we found our top-choice, the Ruger
Mark II target pistol.
A Walther GSP - One of the most expensive .22 target pistols
at over $2,000
With the long rifle
ammo, an expert can use a pistol with iron sights at 100 yards,
but the maximum effective accuracy for any .22 pistol is limited
by the grains of powder, and shooting a pistol at 100 yards is
like lobbing a cannonball, you must account for Kentucky windage
and a two foot bullet drop.
Telescopic sights cannot compensate for low caliber bullets
This discussion show some of the top choices for
the best .22 caliber target pistols.
Jamming in .22 target pistols
Any target pistol requires some basic knowledge of the
internals, especially with the propensity of all .22
semi-automatic guns to jam. With even the world's best .22
target pistols, ammo counts, and j Jamming is a huge problem
with any .22 semi-automatic gun.
We chose the
Ruger Mark III as our best .22 target pistol and wasted a full
day diagnosing a horrible jamming problem, but it was quickly
fixed by moving to a higher-grain bullet. We got the
Remington golden bullet, 40 grain, and she performed flawlessly,
a joyous pistol with remarkable accuracy at 25 yards.
Evaluating the best .22 caliber target
While there are many high-quality
, the best
mass-produced .22 target pistols include these models (in