I made a somewhat impulsive gun purchase this weekend. I bought a Browning Buck Mark on Friday.
The Buck Mark is a semi-automatic handgun chambered in .22 Long Rifle. Browning has several models available, but this one is a Standard Stainless URX. It has an aluminum alloy frame, a stainless steel bull barrel, and apparently a stainless steel slide. Standard target sights.
I bought it to use at the range to practice my handgun marksmanship. I can easily go through 150 or 200 rounds of ammunition at each trip to the range. With .22 LR, it is affordable. I got the stainless steel model because I fully intend to neglect the gun, skipping cleanings most of the time.
The gun shoots well enough, but I recall that my brother’s Beretta Neos was more accurate than this. Perhaps it will improve as it breaks in, and maybe I will find a load that the gun really likes. The trigger is pretty good, better than most factory triggers. However, I think I can improve it by polishing the sear. I will buy an appropriate stone and set to work on it when I have some time.
The purchase was not completely impulsive. It had been on my wish list for a while, and now that I have membership at an indoor range five minutes from my house, a .22 LR pistol was something that I really needed to have soon. However, the timing was a little ill advised because of my cash flow, particularly after paying for a Ruger rifle the same week. The rifle should be arriving this week (tomorrow, apparently).