Ruger SR22P

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by danolator, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. danolator

    danolator New Member

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    So I took my new Ruger SR22 home last night and I gotta say, I am not overly impressed. One of the magazines is missing a part. The gun was actually dripping in oil and it took me 25 minutes to clean it up. The feel of the gun is smaller than I expected. Even with the install of the larger grip, it still feels like a kiddie gun (my LCP feels more comfortable). The action is not tight as you would expect with a brand new gun, and even though it's only a plinker, the spring and guide rod are cheapo crap. I am hoping my thoughts change after I fire a couple hundred rounds through it, but for now....I am giving this gun a 3 out of 10 rating. Will re-rate after my shooting experience should I feel this is too much of a knee jerk reaction.

    Anybody else have issues with this gun?
     
  2. Jeepergeo

    Jeepergeo New Member

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    It's a $300 pistol, so don't expect a $900 shooter.

    I enjoy shooting the SR22P. It is a great plinker and cheap to shoot range gun. IMO, I delivers good value for the price paid.
     

  3. Riverg420

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    I was considering getting one for my mom .It's between sr22 and a Walther may go ahed and get the Walther
     
  4. Fathead00

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    My wife has one and I've shot it and shoots great for a .22. No problems here. You did hold it at the store, right?
     
  5. danolator

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    I bought it online & picked it up @ the local. The manager and I were both amazed at how much oil was dripping off that thing. I hear Ruger might be upgrading their clips. That would be wise. I just loaded them up & as expected, they suck. Can't wait to plink with it tomorrow. Hope their gun out shoots all their cheap stuff. I have a Ruger 380 and it is a flawless weapon. I used to have a P89 and it was awesome. This is clearly not up to their standard.
     
  6. Gunlover857

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    Agree, it's an inexpensive alternative to a pricey shooter. Still fun stuff though.
     
  7. Redleg

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    I love the SR22P. Bought two of them and shoot them a lot. Quite accurate with that fixed barrel, and never jams. My SR22Ps have had not a single jam in over 3000 rounds. Sometimes Ruger does lay on the packing grease, but really the SR22P breaks down so simply and easily it should be possible to have it ready for the range in around 5-7 minutes. For what it is the SR22P is about as good as it gets IMHO. I'll take it over the SIG or Walther any day.
     
  8. jjfuller1

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    i have a sr22. waited intentionally for it to come out because the walther has a wierd mag eject. and also the sr22 has a decocker. i think the sr22 is of way better quality than the walther. so the gun came oiled.. hmm wierd. oh wait its a new gun. in my house new guns get cleaned as much before shooting as old guns. so your point? they just didnt want it to rust on ya. so back to the gun. its pretty accurate for a small plinker. you will not get bullseye accuracy but can keep all the shots on paper. if we were going for accuracy you should have bought a mk 2 or 3. whats missing from the magazine? the extended floor plate? it should be in the box and can be easily swapped out. the large grip is more comfy in my hands but it is still a small pistol. my wife prefers the smaller grip. overall for the price. you cant beat the quality of this pistol.
     
  9. danolator

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    Went to the range yesterday. Big mistake on weekends! Will have to get it in sometime after work this week. Really hope performs as advertised. Anybody shooting CCI Stingers through this gun?
     
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  10. jjfuller1

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    ive fed mine cci mini mags, and federal bulk packs with no issues. no stingers though
     
  11. danolator

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    Ok finally got 150 rounds through the new gun. Nice little plinker. Sights need a little adjustment, but grouping very consistently once I readjusted the aim. As suspected, one of the clips is defective. Feeds rounds ok, but doesn't leave the slide open after the clip is empty. Will be calling Ruger in the morning. This will be a fun gun. Still, I'm going to give it a C. Not worthy of all the hype. Also will install a stronger guide rod and spring. Had to do the same thing with my LCP. Ruger is really getting cheap on parts.
     
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  12. danolator

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    Just an update. Called Ruger about the clip. No questions asked, they are sending a new clip with a package and return label for the defective one. I am truly impressed at their convenient, fast, and friendly service. Now I like this little plinker even more. But not enough to raise the grade.
     
  13. TooStrongTerry

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    Magazine...if your serious...
     
  14. danolator

    danolator New Member

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    Not for these poorly constructed pieces of equipment. I will always refer to them as clips The ones for my Glock 19 G4; those are magazines.
     
  15. xdm6951

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    I had a P22 I feel it had a slide made of poor material lots of wear and ammo picky I sold it and got a T22 ( BERSA) because of the steel slide it was so ammo picky I sold it a bought a SR22P I have about 2k Rds not a failure of any kind and no wear . The only ammo is wont cycle is snake shoot because of low power .
     

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  16. TooStrongTerry

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    No mountainman asked what a clip was...I said its a magazine just to clarify
     
  17. tacticalfun

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    The feed tubes for my ps90 are referred to as ammunition clips in the manual. :shrugs: