By: Friedrich Seiltgen
The Browning Buck Mark has been around since 1985 and has expanded to more than 20 different variations.
The Buck Mark remains popular among rimfire and competition shooters alike. It’s a high-quality pistol with a simple, reliable design.
With its gold Cerakote barrel beneath an intricate-looking, all-black aluminum shroud, the Browning Buck Mark Plus Vision Black/Gold Suppressor Ready pistol is another in a new breed of pistols that looks like something out of a science fiction movie.
This pistol is high-tech, using a smaller diameter inner steel barrel that is surrounded by a tensioning outer sleeve. This design gives the shooter both light weight and legendary accuracy.
The Buck Mark Plus is constructed from the best materials. The frame starts out as a billet of aluminum. The barrel is constructed with a hand-reamed chamber and recessed muzzle crown, and it’s suppressor ready with ½” x 28 threading under its removable 2” muzzle brake.
The stock Ultragrip RX is the latest in grip technology. Browning states the grip system is designed using finger grooves, stippling, and wave patterns that put the shooter’s hand in the same position every time.
Safety features on the pistol include a manual thumb safety as well as a magazine disconnect to prevent the pistol from firing without a magazine inserted.
The stock sights are excellent, with the adjustable rear giving the shooter 16 clicks per revolution of fine adjustment to dial in better accuracy, instead of the industry 12. There’s also a 2.25 inch picatinny rail for mounting optics.
Action Type: Single action, blowback
Caliber: .22 LR
Magazine capacity: 10
Sights: TruGlo fiber optic front, adjustable rear with white outline & picatinny rail
Barrel Length: 5.88 “
Overall Length: 9.9”
Weight: 27 oz
While this is one cool looking pistol, the Browning Buck Mark series has been a leader in quality, accuracy, and reliability since its introduction. If .22 rimfire is your bag, then the Buck Mark Plus Vision is waiting for you!
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Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department. He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism, Firearms, First Aid, Active Shooter Response, and Law Enforcement Vehicle Operations in Florida. His writing has appeared in The Counter Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.