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Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is proud to announce the new Ruger SR22 pistol, the do-it-all .22 pistol for the shooter who appreciates style and demands reliability.The SR22 is a rugged, scaled-down version of a full-sized pistol, perfect for plinking, target shooting and small game hunting. The lightweight SR22 has modern styling and is fun to shoot while using inexpensive rimfire ammunition.<blockquote>“Ruger has built a solid reputation for excellence in rimfire pistols with the Mark III™ and 22/45™ product families, and the new SR22 will contribute positively to that reputation,” said Chris Killoy, Ruger Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

“This pistol is feature-packed and an incredible value – consumers won’t find a similar product with everything the SR22 offers at a comparable price. It functions with all types of .22 LR ammunition for extreme reliability; once rimfire enthusiasts pick it up, they won’t want to put it down,” he concluded.</blockquote>The SR22 has light double-action and crisp single-action trigger pulls. Its external hammer is designed with a rounded spur for easy cocking and single-action shooting.

The SR22 features a polymer frame and two interchangeable (no tools required) rubberized grips with angled serrations, allowing shooters to select either a slim or wider palm swell option.

The aerospace-grade aluminum slide has serrations on both front and rear for better grip and slide manipulation. The easy-to-use underside Picatinny rail features multiple cross slots for variable mounting of most popular accessories.

The 3-dot sight system has a fixed front sight and a rear sight that is adjustable for both windage and elevation. A reversible blade allows shooters to select two white dots or a solid black blade.

Other SR22 features include a stainless steel replaceable barrel, an ambidextrous manual thumb safety/decocking lever, ambidextrous magazine release, plus a visual inspection port to determine the load status of the pistol. The SR22 includes two finger grip extension floorplates that can be added to the magazine for comfort and grip. Each SR22 is also shipped with two 10-round magazines and a soft case.



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MSRP  399.00  weighs 17.5oz ... Fairly compact, but not the LCP size and weight like I was hoping for. Looks like it is competing with the Walther P22. Its built more like the rest of the Ruger auto pistol line as far as features and configurations go. I'll be keeping my eye out for the hands on reviews to see just how reliable it is.


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The only downside to the Ruger SR22 pistol is they DEMAND you purchase an aftermarket barrel to achieve a threaded barrel.  The Walther P22 on the other hand, comes READY to accept an adapter that allows it to accept 1/2x28 suppressor or faux suppressor appliances.

Also, the Ruger has known issues with the takedown slide piece becoming fractured due to recoil...which the aftermarket addresses with a metal replacement, but no such issues have to date been identified as indigenous to the Walther P22 platform.

Basically if you want a threaded barrel for your SR22 pistol you will need to buy it...the Walther comes with it...even in Kalifornia it only takes a pair of vice grips to remove the loc-tited barrel nut.

The P22 is also smaller...though the Ruger has a thicker chamber...oh hell, just get BOTH!!!!!!

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