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Bought a new Browning to teach my wife with. Sweet gun and it shot flawlessly with both of the two brands of cheap .22LR ammo I have on hand. Sights need a little adjustment and I need the practice, too! Thanks for the advice, Papajohn.

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Nice pistol buddy!!!
 

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Might look up a Heggis spring flip and look at that.

I have the older "silly wet" version. I had a 4 pound trigger pull with zero over travel since mine had the screw already. After the flip it is a nice 2.5 crisp pounds with zero creep for zero dollars.
 

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Might look up a Heggis spring flip and look at that.

I have the older "silly wet" version. I had a 4 pound trigger pull with zero over travel since mine had the screw already. After the flip it is a nice 2.5 crisp pounds with zero creep for zero dollars.
I had already looked it up. This one has a very nice trigger right out of the box AND it is to be used to train a new shooter (my wife). Leaving it as is for now, but thanks.

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Congrats. A friend of mine has a similar pistol, not sure the exact Browning model, but a lot of fun to shoot and never any problems. Enjoy...
 

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Those Buckmarks are nice little pistols.Very acurate and easy to field strip for cleaning.The only problem I have had with the wifes pistol is that the take down screws came loose while shooting and the gun started jamming.If your wifes gun startsFTF, FTE or stove piping check and make sure all screws are tight.
 

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Jack D is correct, some guns shoot the sight base screws loose after a hundred rounds or more, my first indication is when I start getting misfires it's time to get out the Allen wrench and tighten things down, then go right back to hitting tiny targets at distance and amazing your friends. My Buckmark has well over 80,000 rounds through it, when I die there's going to be a heckuva fight over who gets it, my kids LOVE that gun because it made them look good so often. It also feels like it was made for nearly any hand. I bought the Plus version with the Rosewood grips 20+ years ago, and the wife was peeved about the price.........until she shot it. Then (nearly) all was forgiven.

I kept the gun and ditched the wife..........once of my better decisions. :bandit:

Glad I could be of some help, Gary! I think they're one of the unsung bargains in the shooting world.
 
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When I first got to Fort Carson, CO in 1987 one of the first things I did was get a Buckmark... this was back when they had 1 model, the Buckmark... and that was it. ;) I pumped thousands of rounds through that pistol... sometimes a thousand over a single weekend (back when I was buying Super-X from Service Merchandise for .89 a box, boy, those were the days...) and it proved as reliable as it is accurate. I can't think of a better training pistol... The nice thing about the Buckmark for we 1911 folks is the grip profile and controls are about the same, too.

I've always preferred the Buckmark over the Ruger Mark II/III, they just felt better in my hand, they completely strip down and are easier to maintain, and... well... it's a Browning.

Good pick!
 

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It is a great training aid. My wife's shooting improved very quickly today as she shot the Buck Mark for the first time.

I've wanted one for years but I expected the Browning name to be more expensive than it is for this gun - never checked prices.
 
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