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Post by Phil McGrath on Fri May 20, 2016 1:29 pm

Is the S&W .22A a good BE worthy pistol?
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Post by DavidR on Fri May 20, 2016 5:36 pm

entry level but well in the accuracy range for bullseye, others in its class are the browning buck mark, Beretta neo, ruger MKII,III and 2245, the thing with these type guns is they will all shot 3'' or less at 50 yds some just don't have the adjustability in the trigger or other areas the higher priced guns have. The rugers would be a better choice as they have a huge selection of aftermarket parts available the others don't.
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Post by Phil McGrath on Fri May 20, 2016 5:59 pm

Thanks, Dave. There are a pair for sale local one has the fat barrel and the other the flat sided both are 5in. I do like the flat sided better but it has the slim grips and the other the wide target style grip. Neither are very expensive and both look too be in better that avg. condition. There asking the same price for each, so I think I will ask if they willing too swap the grips from one onto the other.
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Post by ChipEck on Fri May 20, 2016 9:41 pm

Based on experience with a single Neo I would say this is not suitable for Bullseye.  Looks nice poor trigger and less accurate compared to other entry level pistols mentioned.
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Post by Phil McGrath on Fri May 20, 2016 11:01 pm

I went and had a second look, the pistol with the round barrel is a 22A and doesn't have the magazine disconnect but has the oversized laminate stocks. The flat sided barrel is a 22a1 with magazine disconnect with the thinner rubberized grips. The wooden grips I would thin down a bit, it is a bit thick the rubber is a lot thinner and there is nothing I can do about that other than replace them with the wood type.   

Leaning toward the 22A with the wood grips, there's a gun show this weekend so I'm going too look around before I make a decision...
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Post by LenV on Sat May 21, 2016 12:06 am

They shoot good. They also (mine anyhow) came with a nice trigger. I have the Talo with the wood grips but also bought a set of rubber grips for it. Swapped grips back and forth and settled on the wood for me. Just practicing with the rubber grips I fired a rapid over a timed the other day.

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Post by Phil McGrath on Sat May 21, 2016 1:52 am

Nice..... What is the optic? I did a little checking around and it doesn't look too hard too clean up the trigger. I watched those gun smiff's do it on utube and if they can do it so can I......
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Post by LenV on Sat May 21, 2016 11:26 am

I shot that with a 30mm ADCO red dot. They are a step above Millet and the other cheapies with a nice round dot but a little below Ultradots. I have the HD Micro on it now with the wood grips back on.

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Post by BE Mike on Sat May 21, 2016 6:13 pm

Our club members had problems with the 22A. They didn't hold up well and started malfunctioning. The Beretta Neos also didn't hold up well.
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Post by BaldingEagle on Sat May 21, 2016 7:22 pm

I'm confused.  Are we talking about the 22A or the new 22 Victory?

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Post by LenV on Sat May 21, 2016 7:47 pm

This is about the 22A. If it was about the 22 Victory I wouldn't have as many good things to say. Smile

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Post by Mac2 on Mon May 23, 2016 1:54 pm

Wife shot two 22A pistols in Bowling-Pin league - one iron and one red-dot.  I shot 22A with red-dot and old Buckmark for iron.  Some of the 22A pistols were happy with SV ammo and one liked HV ammo.  I had to use a 4mm, round file to improve notch on the top of the 22A slide before red-dot mount would fit.  We are now evaluating S&W Victory pistols with "lightweight" barrels.  More easy to mount red-dot sight on Victory and more easy to clean the Victory. 
22A (marked 22A-1 or some such) may no longer be in production.  Rugers can be made to work, but see if you can evaluate the Victory.   tell us your experience - Mac

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Post by Phil McGrath on Sun May 29, 2016 7:40 pm

Well I blew my money at the gun show, came home with M14/M1A parts instead.
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Post by Wobbley on Sun May 29, 2016 8:11 pm

Old school huh?
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Post by Phil McGrath on Mon May 30, 2016 5:54 pm

Wobbley wrote:Old school huh?
I've been called a knuckle dragging cave man a time or two.
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