May 2006

A Brace of Full-Size .22 Autos: We Would Buy The Wolverine

You and Buck Rogers will love the Whitney Wolverine from Olympic Arms an odd but very shooter-friendly gun but SIG-lovers will buy the heavy Mosquito no matter what we say.

Need a full-size .22 pistol? We’ve looked at smaller pistols and revolvers recently, but some want or need a larger .22 pistol, for whatever reasons. Happy to oblige, we grabbed two pistols that we thought would fill the hands better than anything smaller, and put them against each other in the hands of our test team. The pistols were the Whitney Wolverine ($280), Olympic Arms’ remake of the Space-Age-looking older design which used to have an aluminum frame; and SIG’s Mosquito ($390), a close copy of that company’s larger pistols, with similar shape and finish but made somewhat smaller overall. The Wolverine was much lighter than the Mosquito, and it had a grip shape that not everyone will like. The Mosquito, which felt great in most hands, cost a bunch more. Was it worth it? Let’s see what we found.

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