Browning’s New Buck Mark Pistols
Dr. John Woods 06.13.17
This sure seems to be the year for gun manufacturers to add new lines of firearms models, or expand existing lines. So too, Browning is jumping on this bandwagon by expanding their line of Buck Mark .22 rimfire pistols. Long a popular brand and selection of pistols for the .22 rimfire, the Browning Buck Mark has been a good seller and now the options are even greater for the rimfire shooting consumer.
First up is the Browning Buck Mark Field Target Suppressor Ready model. Its heavy round 5.5 inch barrel comes pre-threaded to accept a suppressor. Sound suppressing devices are growing in popularity, and hopes are high that NFA rules will be changed to make their purchase and ownership easier for the public. An integral optics base is included plus an adjustable Pro-Target rear sight with a front blade. This model will also be available sans being suppressor ready. Retails for $579.99 to $599.99.
The Buck Mark Lite Flute model will feature a 5.5 inch steel barrel with a lightweight fluted sleeve made of an alloy material in a matte blue finish. Sights include the Pro-Target rear with a TRUGLO/Marble Arms fiber optic front sight. Grips are the Ultragrip FX models. Retail on this model is set at $559.99.
Along with the flute model is also the Buck Mark Lite UFX version. The model has the same 5.5 inch steel barrel but with the Buck Mark logo machined into the top of the barrel sleeve. Also special on this model is a Picatinny rail mounted on the bottom of the barrel to accommodate a light or laser aiming device. The MSRP on this model is $589.99.
Also included in the Buck Mark line expansion are four new models of the Buck Mark Plus Line. These include the UDX, Stainless UDX, Rosewood UDX, and the Practical URX. These sound like model designations for a sports car line up, but they are indeed Browning pistols. The features are so varied that the consumer will want to take a closer examination of their specifications at the Browning web site at www.browning.com.
While the barrels are all 5.5 inch other features include stainless on some, matte blued on others. The URX has a tapered bull barrel. All four will have the Picatinny rail feature under the barrel. Suggested retail prices range from $479.99 to $599.99. Again, check out the web site for full details.