Gratuitous Gun Pic: The .22 Addiction

From Reader Mike S. cometh this silliness:

“It’s not a problem. Not at all. I can stop any time. Any time at all.”

Followed by this rather pathetic picture:

High Standards, both in name and quality, n’est-ce pas? (Not that there’s much wrong with the two Rugers at the bottom, of course.) The poor, poor man… enslaved by such a bevy of rimfire beauties.

That said:  I think we’ve all been there — in my case, it’s early-twentieth century military rifles — but we all have our weaknesses. Feel free to share details of yours in Comments (or by email, should you want to include pics).

In any event, should Reader Mike ever want to divest himself of his addiction, I’m pretty sure there would be many selfless volunteers among my other Readers who would be only too willing to help him with his “problem”.

What a nice-looking collection.



  1. I only have the one .22 pistol – a Beretta Neos. I picked one up once, and was forced to buy it. The silly thing fits me like it was molded to my hand.

  2. The pistol at the 8 o’clock position looks like a Colt Woodsman. Hard to tell for sure because the image doesn’t have high enough resolution. If it is a Woodsman, it is the best of a fine set.

  3. Browning designed pocket autos. I’ve got a Colt 1903, a 1908 .380, and just need a Colt in .25, and all the various Browning or FN small autos.

  4. Fond of my Browning Buck Mark. It shoots better than me. I’m just annoyed with the teeny tiny recoil spring retainer clip. Last time I cleaned the pistol, the clip vanished into another dimension. Probably the only flaw.

  5. I don’t see a Buckmark – my answer to my cousin’s very old Ruger Mk 1. We shoot Necco wafer candy at 25 feet and loser buys the beer. Cousin Jim usually wins but when I get my cataracts done this summer I hope to be back in the running. Its hell to get old. I picked up a Browning 1911/22 last fall. I’ve only put about 500 rounds through it but it is a very nice little (7/8 scale 1911) pistol.

  6. I think I have 6 22 pistols and revolvers. Not sure it could be 7. Might have to go count them

  7. Depression era .22s and .410s., well worn, cheap, badly made, usually single shot, used to feed families.

    My father in law, now deceased, a lovely, wonderful man, a Hungarian immigrant to Canada, taught me so much that I will be forever grateful. I miss him very much.

    The man could shoot a pheasant on the wing from a rolling tractor with an Ace .22.

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