Best .22 Pistol for Plinking

Anybody interested in cheap plinking or target practice should own a 22 pistol. Not only is shooting a 22 very economical, but it’s a lot of fun and can help novice shooters develop proper form before moving on to higher calibers. In this comparison chart we ranked the top ten pistols for plinking. This is not a review of .22 target pistols or training pistols, although some guns can fit those needs. As a result we didn’t focus on pure accuracy or exact clones of popular self defense handguns, instead we looked at features most desired by consumers when looking for a fun plinker that will shoot lots of ammo for cheap.

 

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Product Name Browning Buckmark Ruger Mark III Ruger 22/45 Ruger SR22 Smith & Wesson 22A Beretta U22 Neos Beretta 87 Cheetah
Overall Rating
MSRP $429.99 $379 $349 $399.95 $329 N/A N/A
Accuracy
Appearance
Accessories
Disassembly
Durability
Ergonomics
Fit/Finish
Plinking
Reliabilty
Trigger
SPECIFICATIONS
Overall Length 9.5″ 9″ to 10.25″ 9.5″ 6.4″ 9.5″ 8.8″ to 11.8″ 6.8″
Barrel Length 5.5″ 4.75″ to 6″ 5.5″ 3.5″ 5.5″ 4.5″ or 6.0″ 3.8″
Width N/A 1.2″ 1″ 1.29″ N/A 1.5″ 1.3″
Weight 34oz 35oz to 37oz oz 32oz 17.5oz 34.4oz 31.7oz to 40oz 20.1oz
Made In: USA USA USA USA USA USA USA
CAPACITIES
22 LR 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
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