Beretta Neos, better than S&W Victory or Ruger Mark IV--??

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by Slowalkintexan, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. Slowalkintexan

    Slowalkintexan Member

    Sep 19, 2008
    I have looked at both the S&W Victory and the Ruger, Mark IV, read loads of commments in many forums... and yet I like the Neos at about $100 less then either of the other two, and it is modular, and lots of accessories if you want them, and different barrel lengths. So maybe you don't like the style of it,,, however I do.

    What do you think?

    I'd like to know your reasons for your choices, please?
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  2. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    My opinion of the Neos is very low! It is one of the only guns that I have ever given away.

  3. dbcooper

    dbcooper Well-Known Member

    The new Ruger Mark IV with the one button takedown would be my choice of the ones you listed
    I can't get past the awful look of the Neos
    And I like Berettas!
  4. Slowalkintexan

    Slowalkintexan Member

    Sep 19, 2008

    Please. Why didn't you like it?
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  5. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Chicago IL Area
    I have heard they are jam-omatics.
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  6. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    The problem I had with the one I had was the sights. I could never get the sights to adjusted to hit at the point of aim. I screwed the front sight down as far as it would go and as high as it would go and still could not get it sighted in. I don't remember the one I had having any problems with jamming.

    I have read where other people have said the same thing about it. I finally donated it to the men's group at my Church and we raffled it off.
  7. Slowalkintexan

    Slowalkintexan Member

    Sep 19, 2008
    I really thought this would be a more hotly debated issue that it is.,
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  8. JimHnSTL

    JimHnSTL Member

    Dec 14, 2016
    if i had the cash on hand, it would be the Ruger Mark IV hands down. and if i have my way about it later this summer, it is exactly what i will do.
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  9. aarondhgraham

    aarondhgraham Well-Known Member

    Feb 1, 2013
    I own three NEOS pistols,,,
    One I keep in the Carbine mode.

    Mine feed and shoot accurately with any high velocity ammo,,,
    The only real complaint I have is the trigger could be better.

    It's not that they are bad triggers,,,
    They just aren't great triggers.

    If you want accessories for your pistol,,,
    You would probably want to opt for the Ruger,,,
    There are more after market triggers, barrels, everything than any other pistol.

    The S&W Victory has one design aspect I really don't like,,,
    When you pull the barrel off to clean the gun,,,
    The rear sight stays on the chassis.

    I just don't think the sights can stay perfectly aligned when reassembled,,,
    And early adopters of the Victory have reported the take-down nut is stripping on them.

    My range buddy has already had to send his Victory in to repair that problem.

    I really like the NEOS which is why I have three of them,,,
    But it's because of the slender grip,,,
    It fits my hands perfectly.

    My Ruger 22/45 Mk-III is a bit more of a precise shooter than the NEOS,,,
    But in reality both guns have more inherent accuracy than most people can utilize.

    Definitely hold a NEOS before you buy one,,,
    That slender grip is a deal breaker for a lot of people.


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  10. Rugermanws

    Rugermanws Active Member

    May 18, 2009
    Pittsburgh Pa
    I'd also look at a Browning, great triggers and good prices
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  11. Jimntenn

    Jimntenn New Member

    Jan 4, 2017
    Cordova, TN
    Read about the neos and was impressed on the article about the S&W. I gave my son my Ruger mk3 after trying to reassembling it. Different from a MK2. I like how easy it is to take apart and reassemble the MK4 since I like to clean my guns after shooting.
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  12. Green Lantern

    Green Lantern Member

    Jan 11, 2017
    Central Illinois
    Been thinking of the NEOS myself. I think it looks cool. The 7.5 barrel makes the size cool.
    I've seen where there is a recall for accuracy. Make sure to check when purchasing if it has the recall covered.
  13. ral357

    ral357 Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2015
    The ONLY thing wrong with the Ruger MK pistols WAS the Chinese puzzle aspect of reassembly. With the introduction of the IV no longer an issue. Before the improvement I would take the ruger over the other two....after the improvement not even close. Accurate, reliable and long service life.
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  14. Slowalkintexan

    Slowalkintexan Member

    Sep 19, 2008
    Guess I am even more curious now. Which of the three have you owned,??
  15. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Chicago IL Area
    I would go with a Ruger Mark anything. Ruger has been making these guns since the 1950's. They are accurate and will shoot almost any 22lr ammo. With the new Mark IV they have made the cleaning a simple task. What is not to like.

    I think the Beretta is the bottom of the barrel on these choices. I am a big Beretta fan but pass on that model.

    A year or so ago I was at the range and a guy had one of these next to me. He couldn't go through a mag without a jam.
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