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Posted: 5/1/2015 9:33:29 AM EDT
I'm looking at the S&W M&P 22 Compact with threaded barrel and possibly the Ruger 22/45 Lite version w/ threaded barrel.
Any pros or cons on either or is there something else out there that is under $500 and lightweight so my kids can shoot?

Thanks
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 9:35:20 AM EDT
Probably one of these.
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 9:42:51 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 5/1/2015 9:59:22 AM EDT
Walther's new .22 (not the POS P22) is nice as well. But by far the best hosts are the Ruger Mk3 and the Browning Buckmark.
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 10:15:41 AM EDT
I picked up a 22/45 lite from buds (~$380), installed the volquartsen trigger kit($90), and a set of VZ grips($50) for a little over $500 total. It's a great little gun.

Link Posted: 5/1/2015 10:18:12 AM EDT
Consider a Ruger SR22 as well. I like my factory threaded Mark III.
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 10:20:29 AM EDT
22/45 lite FTW
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 10:44:46 AM EDT
I have M&P Compact, Walter P22Q, and Mosquito. Like the S&W Compact the best. Best quality, feel and reliability. Wish Mosquito worked with something other than mini-mags.

Ruger 22/45 Lite threaded is great choice but it is discontinued I think. Better grab one of that's what you want!
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 11:22:23 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Rhin0cerus:

Ruger 22/45 Lite threaded is great choice but it is discontinued I think. Better grab one of that's what you want!
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No, they have come out with a new version every couple years now.
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 11:30:57 AM EDT
I got one of last years production, excellent little combo.
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 11:34:10 AM EDT
Variety is the spice of life...



Link Posted: 5/1/2015 11:44:55 AM EDT
22/45 Lite FTW

Link Posted: 5/1/2015 12:07:57 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By M4-AR:
I picked up a 22/45 lite from buds (~$380), installed the volquartsen trigger kit($90), and a set of VZ grips($50) for a little over $500 total. It's a great little gun.

<a href="http://s4.photobucket.com/user/M4-AR/media/465360CB-DF2F-482C-B4B5-AC931CE335A9.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/M4-AR/465360CB-DF2F-482C-B4B5-AC931CE335A9.jpg</a>
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Was the trigger kit worth the upgrade? I haven't shot mine enough to complain about anything yet, but I've heard nothing but good things about 22/45 lite upgrades.
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 12:21:03 PM EDT
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No, they have come out with a new version every couple years now.
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Originally Posted By NightFox:
Originally Posted By Rhin0cerus:

Ruger 22/45 Lite threaded is great choice but it is discontinued I think. Better grab one of that's what you want!


No, they have come out with a new version every couple years now.


I guess I should have said the all black one that has the fluted stubby barrel and threaded was discontinued. They do have a bunch of other models,
some of those are threaded.
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 1:10:21 PM EDT
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Was the trigger kit worth the upgrade? I haven't shot mine enough to complain about anything yet, but I've heard nothing but good things about 22/45 lite upgrades.
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Originally Posted By avlon06:
Originally Posted By M4-AR:
I picked up a 22/45 lite from buds (~$380), installed the volquartsen trigger kit($90), and a set of VZ grips($50) for a little over $500 total. It's a great little gun.

<a href="http://s4.photobucket.com/user/M4-AR/media/465360CB-DF2F-482C-B4B5-AC931CE335A9.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/M4-AR/465360CB-DF2F-482C-B4B5-AC931CE335A9.jpg</a>

Was the trigger kit worth the upgrade? I haven't shot mine enough to complain about anything yet, but I've heard nothing but good things about 22/45 lite upgrades.


IMHO, just swapping the factory sear with a Volquartsen target sear makes the most notable difference. I've done the whole kit before but now I just change out the sears.
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 1:12:46 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Rhin0cerus:


I guess I should have said the all black one that has the fluted stubby barrel and threaded was discontinued. They do have a bunch of other models,
some of those are threaded.
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Originally Posted By Rhin0cerus:
Originally Posted By NightFox:
Originally Posted By Rhin0cerus:

Ruger 22/45 Lite threaded is great choice but it is discontinued I think. Better grab one of that's what you want!


No, they have come out with a new version every couple years now.


I guess I should have said the all black one that has the fluted stubby barrel and threaded was discontinued. They do have a bunch of other models,
some of those are threaded.


All the 22/45 Lite models are (and have been) threaded. There are some non-Lite 22/45 models that do not have threaded barrels.
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 1:18:16 PM EDT
You'll love the M&P 22 compact. I chose one over the 22/45 Lite since it's lefty friendly, and have been very impressed. I've ran close to 1K rounds through mine, all suppressed with my Sparrow with zero issues. I've ran Winchester Bulk, Federal Bulk, CCI SV, Federal Automatch, and a few others, all ran 100%.
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Originally Posted By avlon06:

Was the trigger kit worth the upgrade? I haven't shot mine enough to complain about anything yet, but I've heard nothing but good things about 22/45 lite upgrades.
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Originally Posted By avlon06:
Originally Posted By M4-AR:
I picked up a 22/45 lite from buds (~$380), installed the volquartsen trigger kit($90), and a set of VZ grips($50) for a little over $500 total. It's a great little gun.

<a href="http://s4.photobucket.com/user/M4-AR/media/465360CB-DF2F-482C-B4B5-AC931CE335A9.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/M4-AR/465360CB-DF2F-482C-B4B5-AC931CE335A9.jpg</a>

Was the trigger kit worth the upgrade? I haven't shot mine enough to complain about anything yet, but I've heard nothing but good things about 22/45 lite upgrades.


For mine it was.

The factory one was junk in mine, -8lb pull and inconsistent. Now it's 2.5lbs or so and very consistant.


ETA. My mk3 hunter is still stock and has not needed any upgrades.
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 1:30:22 PM EDT
i had a totally tricked out 22/45.  paclite upper and vq aluminum 22/45 frame.  it was nice but i honestly think the best value is n the browning buckmarks.  that i can actually stand to shoot in stock form.  the factory ruger trigger is horrible beyond belief and ive found the buckmark to be much easier to clean etc.
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Was the trigger kit worth the upgrade? I haven't shot mine enough to complain about anything yet, but I've heard nothing but good things about 22/45 lite upgrades.
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Originally Posted By M4-AR:

I picked up a 22/45 lite from buds (~$380), installed the volquartsen trigger kit($90), and a set of VZ grips($50) for a little over $500 total. It's a great little gun.



<a href="http://s4.photobucket.com/user/M4-AR/media/465360CB-DF2F-482C-B4B5-AC931CE335A9.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/M4-AR/465360CB-DF2F-482C-B4B5-AC931CE335A9.jpg</a>


Was the trigger kit worth the upgrade? I haven't shot mine enough to complain about anything yet, but I've heard nothing but good things about 22/45 lite upgrades.




I think so.  Both mine have the full accurizing kits. Get the MKII kit with the hammer bushing.
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 2:18:26 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Joshua_CapitolArmory:
I really enjoy the 22/45 LITE as a host.  The only thing that I feel is a "must do" upgrade is the MK2 hammer bushing to remove the magazine disconnect safety and allow the mags to drop free.
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I need to do this also.
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 3:10:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/1/2015 3:10:55 PM EDT by BullCityHeel]
I have a GSG1911-22 and Browning Buck Mark Micro currently.

The GSG is a nice host - 5" barrel whose parts are interchangeable with other 1911's.  Fun little pistol and a quiet host.

I had a 22/45 Lite and sold it after picking up a Buck Mark Micro and shooting them side by side.  The stock trigger is excellent and overall had a much nicer fit/finish/feel to it.
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 4:16:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 4:19:42 PM EDT
Beretta 87 or Walther TPH get my vote...
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 4:26:48 PM EDT
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Beretta 87 or Walther TPH get my vote...
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I about choked when I saw prices on both those.
They look sweet though!
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 4:36:26 PM EDT
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Walther's new .22 (not the POS P22) is nice as well. But by far the best hosts are the Ruger Mk3 and the Browning Buckmark.
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Are you talking about the PPQ 22?
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 4:38:19 PM EDT
The best .22 to suppress - is any .22lr with a threaded barrel.

Seriously once you shoot a suppressed .22 it doesnt matter what the host is, you'll never go back
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 4:40:31 PM EDT




ZIP 22
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 5:28:15 PM EDT
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Beretta 87 or Walther TPH get my vote...
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I so want an 87 ...
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 6:14:26 PM EDT
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he said best, you posted worse.
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 8:48:05 PM EDT
I like my S&W 2213 and 2206.
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 11:40:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/1/2015 11:45:03 PM EDT by goloud]
MKII/PacLite + Warlock. Not easy or cheap, but it shoots great and is super light.






(Beer consumed after shots fired)
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 2:13:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 2:48:46 PM EDT
I'm about six weeks into the Form 4 wait to get my suppressor so I can put together a "Clara Rinker Special" - suppressed Colt Woodsman.
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 2:51:18 PM EDT
22/45 Lite
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 7:48:35 PM EDT
S&W 622
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 9:35:45 PM EDT
Has anyone fired the Walther PPQ 22lr version? I am about to make my decision. I was debating on getting the traditional Ruger 22/45 or lite but I saw Walther had a new(ish) 22.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 3:35:03 AM EDT
I have a Ruger 22/45 + PacLite and a M&P 22. I like both.  The M&P feels more like one of my full size handguns, which I like.  

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