Best .22 Pistol for Plinking

Rank
Our ReviewBrowning Buckmark ReviewRuger Mark III ReviewRuger 22/45 ReviewRuger SR22 ReviewSmith & Wesson 22A ReviewBeretta U22 Neos ReviewBeretta 87 Cheetah ReviewGSG 1911 ReviewSig Sauer Mosquito ReviewWalther P22 Review
MSRP$429.99$379$349$399.95$329N/AN/A$395$390$379
Accuracy
Appearance
Accessories
Disassembly
Durability
Ergonomics
Fit/Finish
Plinking
Reliability
Trigger
Specifications
Barrel Length5.5"4.75" to 6"5.5"3.5"5.5"4.5" or 6.0"3.8"5"3.9"3.4" to 5"
Overall Length9.5"9" to 10.25"9.5"6.4"9.5"8.8" to 11.8"6.8"8.5"6.3"6.3"
WidthN/A1.2"1"1.29"N/A1.5"1.3"36.5mm1.5"1.3"
Weight34oz35oz to 37oz32oz17.5oz34.4oz31.7oz to 40oz20.1oz2.14oz24.6oz17.6oz
Made InUSAUSAUSAUSAUSAUSAItalyGermanySwitzerlandGermany
Capacities
22 LR10101010101010101010
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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.