April 1998

Colt .22 Target Beats Ruger, Smith & Wesson Target Pistols

The Coltís consistent accuracy put it over the top in this test against the S&W Model 22A Target and the Ruger Mark II Bull Barrel.

You had to learn to walk before you could run. You had to learn to ride your first two-wheel bicycle before you graduated to a 20-speed model. What makes you think itís any different with target shooting?

Somehow believing the gun in their hand will instantly transform them into masters of the sport, far too many plunge into bullseye shooting by making an major, initial expenditure. This error is often compounded by making that investment in a caliber never intended to, and generally incapable of, deliver 10 rounds to the 10-ring at 50 yards. Weíre thinking specifically of the 9mm. Another foible is to spend the big bucks going in, then deciding you donít cotton all that much to paper-bu...

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