Big Departure for Ruger

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by ScottA, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    Ruger® SR22™ Rimfire Pistol

    Ruger just announced a new .22lr pistol. And it is nothing like the venerable Mark series at all.

    Looks like another fine addition from Ruger's New Gun Of The Month division.
     
  2. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Hope it works good. It's about as ugly as a hi point.
     

  3. DustyDawg48

    DustyDawg48 New Member

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    Looks very similar to the Walther P22... Doesn't look like it has the mag release in the same location though. It's from Ruger so it should be a shooter!

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  4. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    I kind of thought the same thing.
     
  5. DustyDawg48

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    I'd like to see a size comparison between the SR22 and either the Walther or something of a known size... I dont have to have every .22 I own be a tiny piece so I hope they've opted for more of a full sized version like the the M&P22.

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  6. Sonic82

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    SR 22 / P99

    Height 4.85 / 5.3

    Length 6.38 / 7.1

    Max Width 1.28 / 1.3

    Barrel Length 3.51 / 4.0
     
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  7. AZL

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    coughcoughwalthercoughcough
     
  8. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    two issues i dont like in a small 22lr semi. no threaded barrel. safety works the opposite of how it should work. sr22 is up to fire down to safe. while barrels can be threaded a reverse safety is a big no-go for me.

    it doesnt come in pink either...
     
  9. FCross7

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    Those were my thoughts exactly.

    Like Jon said, I'm not digging the safety being in reverse. At least they didn't do like Walther and put it on the slide. I just don't care for slide mounted safeties in the least.

    -Fred
     
  10. CourtJester

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    I've got a lot of Ruger's and yet to shoot one I've not liked. I do love me a Ruger though.
     
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  11. Gh0zt36

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    that is tacticool ... I want one
     
  12. Westy

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    Just bought one and it should be here tomorrow. I'm looking forward to taking the kids out and doing some plinking. I looked at the Walther but read quite a few reviews about it being finicky with ammo. I want to be able to shoot the cheap stuff by the case with the kids, so settled on the Ruger. Their having a ball with my Buckmark. 500 rounds at a time! :D
     
  13. HOSSFLY

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    Ruger should be embare***ed :eek:
     
  14. rifleman1

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    did they get there desighn from the walther p22.this is the first time i got a look at it.
     
  15. Sonic82

    Sonic82 New Member

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    They can't keep up with their existing firearms, so they add another :rolleyes:
     
  16. gwk4667

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    The safety works the opposite of how it should work! If not for that I could see buying several for training and renting out at the range - - - could this be changed?
     
  17. HOSSFLY

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    True- Shudda made more 1911's :rolleyes:
     
  18. redscho

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    Got my SR22 a couple of weeks ago. Just about everyone at the club range tried it. They all loved it. It is a keeper. Compact and carries nicely in your pocket.
     
  19. Oblivion9

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    I have a p22 and have no problems with Remington thunderbolts...which at the high end is $1.99 for a box of 50... or cheaper in bulk boxes.