I bought a Ruger because the other '1911' looking' 22s all seemed to have feeding, firing or ejecting problems and were fussy with ammo. The NRA Basic class I took had Walther p22s. No one was ever was able to get through a magazine without a problem, but that also might have been due to the very cheap ammo they no doubt used for the class.
The Rugers do have a reputation to work with anything. Once in a while I'll get an ammo feed failure. I think they're more magazine spring related.
It seemed to me at the time either you got a Ruger, which fired anything but was a pain to strip & clean (it's a little tricky), or you got one of the others which were easier to field strip, but jammed ALL the time.
I got a 'Speed Strip' for mine. It works great. I'd think you'd be able to change the barrel on a Ruger. They come right off. There's LOTS of aftermarket for the Rugers.
I don't think the S&W M&P 22 had been out yet when I bought mine. It does have a good reputation for functioning with lots of brands of ammo.
All extremists should be taken out and shot.
Last edited by Vincine; 11-24-2012 at 05:23 PM.