Browning Goes for the Full Rack With New Buck Mark Handguns

Putting more pressure on the competition, Browning has released multiple new Buck Mark handguns to the market. The new releases cover a large swatch of niches including lightweight models and various additions to the Buck Mark Plus line up. Like all the previous Buck Mark handguns, the new Buck Mark handguns are made in the USA on a machined aluminum frame, operate on reliable blowback action, and have crisp single-action triggers with adjustable sights.

Suppressor shooters can rejoice with the first new model, the Buck Mark Field Target Suppressor Ready model. The handgun is set up for superb recoil handing featuring a 5.5″ threaded barrel including the thread protector. Further, it should be easy to set it up as a target pistol with integral adjustable Pro-Target rear sight. Making it classy are included laminated Cocobolo target grips. Retail is set at $599.99. Fortunately, those wanting only looks with no threaded barrel can move to the Field Target option at $579 retail.

Those wanting to go lighter weight will appreciate the Buck Mark Lite Flute UFX and Lite UFX model. These Buck Marks feature a steel barrel with a full allow sleeve – the Life Flute adding in flutes. The UFX models feature a two-tone machined buck logo on the top of the barrel post anodizing. Its a nice touch.

Numerous other models are available in stainless including the  UDX, Stainless UDX, Rosewood UDX and Practical URX.

The three UDX models all have a 5-1/2″ barrel: Stainless on the stainless model and matte blued on the other two. The Practical UDX has a tapered 5-1/2″ bull barrel. All four pistols have a new Picatinny rail for optics with an integrated Pro-Target white outline adjustable rear sight. A TRUGLO®/Marble Arms® fiber-optic front sight is also featured. Grips on the UDX models are brown laminated wood, rosewood on the Rosewood model, black laminated wood on the Stainless model and the Practical model includes ambidextrous URX grips. Suggested retail is $549.99 for the UDX and Rosewood models, $599.99 for the Stainless model and $479.99 for the Practical model.





Nathan S.

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

Nathan can be reached at Nathan.S@TheFirearmBlog.com

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • Rimfire

    High quality .22 handgun that is often overlooked by the market. I love my Buckmark performance and dependability, but as I’ve often stated here, Browning needs to do a better marketing job and price it so more people would buy these.

    • derpmaster

      I love the Buckmark but they’ve priced themselves out of the market for most gun buyers. Browning has been on a trend where everything they make just goes up in price every year. $600 for a 22lr pistol is absurd for most people, this is just a special order item for a handful of 60 year old retirees and that’s it. Any normal gun buyer walking into a gun store is going to select the ruger or S&W options based on price.

      Ruger tends to get more attention because their 22s are more affordable and probably 3x more prolific, just based on price. IDK who runs the marketing division at Browning but they seem severely out of touch to me.

  • Andrew

    Does this field strip as easily as a Ruger Mark IV?

    • Anonymoose

      No, but it’s better than the Mark III.

      • Just Say’n

        I dunno about that. The Mark III has a stronger frame, and the sights are attached to the barrel/frame, not cantilevered. Inherently more accurate and reliable. PITA to field strip, but I’ve only done that once in 15 years and thousands and thousands of rounds. It just runs regardless. Freakishly accurate too.

        • Anonymoose

          I meant the field stripping. idk about long term reliability.

      • ColBatguano

        I wouldn’t say better, I would say different. With the Buckmark, you lose the silly little screws on the top of the gun that you have to remove with an Allen wrench. With the Mk3 you bleed all over it because you skinned your fingers removing the main spring, then get high blood pressure trying to get the spring back in the right way.

    • Bean Guy

      Nope, but they are great pistols.

    • Dickie

      Wondering the same

  • iksnilol

    Full allow sleeve ?

    • Jeff

      And that’s on the “Life Flute” model.

  • A.WChuck

    “superb recoil handing” Ah, it’s a 22 LR pistol. Is there ever enough recoil in one of these to need “superb handling”?

    • DIR911911 .

      just imagine if it couldn’t

  • NOUNBELIEVER

    UNTIL BROWNING COMES TO US WITH A STAINLESS STEEL, USEFUL .22 L. R. WHICH CAN BE HOLSTERED, CARRIED AND USED IN FIELD EXPEDITIONS WITH 4 INCH BARREL …, RUGER WILL CONTINUE TO DOMINATE…TARGET PISTOLS ARE GREAT IF THEY OPERATE EASILY….HEEL CLIP MAGAZINE RELEASES ? …NO ALUMINUM PARTS….SCRATCHED, BENT, BROKEN EASILY… STAINLESS STEEL, AMBIDEXTROUS ALL CONTROLS, EASILY REPLACED PARTS, EASILY REMOVED AND REPLACED BARRELS …HIGH STANDARD SET THE IDEAL WITH THE REMOVABLE BARRELS.
    ..RUGER STILL WILL NOT GIVE US AMBIDEXTROUS MAGAZINE RELEASE ….

    • QuadGMoto

      Browning also has 1911-22 pistols that have 4″ barrels. They come in various configurations, and the more recent ones even have decent sights.

      Is that what you’re looking for?

      • NOUNBELIEVER

        at least it is a familiar package….good training pistol for anyone using the 1911….best I have seen yet is way too expensive…S&W made a target pistol which had so much good about it ….memory **** Model 41 ? I think .22 L. R…..but target ….long barrel..maybe 7 inches with barrel weights if desired…..I think there was a shorter version perhaps Model 46 ? for field usage with a 5 inch barrel….that one would drop easily into a Bianchi X-15 shoulder holster…but a big wooden grip….bulge printed through…walk a farm field and shoot old junk as surprise targets..carried the long barrel in a bianchi speed ( FBI ) STYLE HOLSTER and the long barrel protruded through the holster….loose fit but it was easy time….

  • Jack.Rayner

    Ok, but what about the take down?