New Phoenix Owner

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Re: New Phoenix Owner

Postby FergusonTO35 » Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:41 am

Recently, my favorite fun store has been carrying HP-22's. I find it rather surprising as the owner won't carry a line that has many returns, he declared JA and Cobra persona non grata years ago. Maybe Phoenix is better than they used to be, or the average purchaser just doesn't shoot it much. I suspect the latter.
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Re: New Phoenix Owner

Postby FergusonTO35 » Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:56 am

After thinking about it, I must admit I'm sorely tempted to give Phoenix a try. My local guy carries them, and he stands behind every gun he sells 100%. If I had a problem he would make it right even if Phoenix wouldn't. .22 LR can now be found here again, and I've been meaning to get some kind of a cheap gun to keep in the garage. I would do the mod to eliminate the mag safety shuffle and if the gun breaks I'll just fix it myself. I like how Phoenix sells most of the parts on their website at very reasonable prices. What say you? Good idea?
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Re: New Phoenix Owner

Postby Kiln » Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:44 am

I still like my HP22 but don't imagine their lifespan to be 5k rounds. For the money they're alright but there are better used guns around.
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Re: New Phoenix Owner

Postby FergusonTO35 » Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:10 pm

I'm going to ask the shop owner about them the next time I stop in there. He has sold a fair number of them and should have an idea of how many come back and what sort of problems they have.
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Re: New Phoenix Owner

Postby adam01364 » Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:34 pm

FergusonTO35 wrote:I'm going to ask the shop owner about them the next time I stop in there. He has sold a fair number of them and should have an idea of how many come back and what sort of problems they have.
That's a real good idea. Like Kiln said, I like mine well enough but I bet you can find a used pistol that will suit you better.
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Re: New Phoenix Owner

Postby Kiln » Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:58 am

adam01364 wrote:
FergusonTO35 wrote:I'm going to ask the shop owner about them the next time I stop in there. He has sold a fair number of them and should have an idea of how many come back and what sort of problems they have.
That's a real good idea. Like Kiln said, I like mine well enough but I bet you can find a used pistol that will suit you better.

The Neos, despite being odd looking, is actually a great low cost choice.

Easy takedown/reassembly, very simple construction with very few places to fail, it's a proven design, and use of steel components makes it durable in my experience. Used ones go for dirt cheap and new ones aren't even $300 in many places.
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Re: New Phoenix Owner

Postby FergusonTO35 » Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:12 am

I must clarify, I am interested in the Phoenix because it's one SNS that I haven't tried yet. As far as a mainstay .22 goes I have a Ruger Single Six and am planning to get an SP-101 at some point.
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Re: New Phoenix Owner

Postby farmkid » Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:48 pm

I love Ravens as they're the most trouble-free .25ACP SNSs out there*. I have _almost_ completed my collection of variants other than a good Phoenix, of which I once owned a great example. Screw me: I traded it away. Don't fret: I see them here at gun shows and will pick one up when funds permit.

* Probably for the same reason that AKs have the same reputation: loose tolerances.
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Re: New Phoenix Owner

Postby 84minieldo » Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:49 pm

Shot both of mine last time I went out no problems,one factory one with safeties hacked
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