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Ruger .22

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by new_pistol_guy, Apr 26, 2012.

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  1. new_pistol_guy

    new_pistol_guy Member

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    Hello Everybody,

    I saw a Ruger .22 that looked an awful lot like the Walther P22. I was wondering what people think of the pistol. I am interested in a comparison to the P22. A new .22 in my collection might be in my future.
     
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    cant say much yet only a five hundred down the bbl so far, it would be more but the LCR22 is taking up the time also butsofar so good. It shots everything i put in it so far.I like the feel of it and use the smaller grip on mine and the pinky thingy on the mag is nice also although I did have to bevel the hole a smidge to ghet them on.
     
  4. meanmrmustard

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    Shot both, don't agree that the Ruger is better or an improvement, but I prefer the Walther grip. Can't lose with either.:)
     
  5. MCgunner

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    Like this?

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    Well, the SR22 shoots 2" at 25 yards off the bench and feeds everything I've tried in it, not picky at all. Don't get much better. It comes with 2 grip sleeves. I like mine with the smaller sleeve on. The bigger one increases the grip angle of the gun, but I don't like the feel of the bump in my palm.

    Really, I can shoot ANY grip angle on the planet. I own and have owned everything from a Mk 2 and a Luger style Erma LA22, to a flat mainspring grip 1911. Grip angle didn't matter to me. I rather prefer the Lugeresque Mk 2 to the 22/45, though. The grip angle on the SR22 with the smaller sleeve is close to my carry, a Kel Tec P11, so it points with familiarity. Point shoot familiarity only matters to me on a defense gun which NO .22 is IMHO, but if you wanna practice with it, it should match your carry. Personally, though, I handload so I really don't need it for THAT.

    But, whatever, I do much prefer Aluminum to zinc. The zamak slide on the Walther assures that I'll never ever in a hundred years buy one.
     
  6. TimboKhan

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    They specifically touted this is a reason to buy the gun, and every report I have read thus far indicates that they are not picky, so thats nice.

    Part of me sees absolutely no reason to buy one of these as I already have an extremely good MkII, the other part of me thinks it would be an awfully fun gun and totally worth the moolah.
     
  7. MCgunner

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    I have a Mk 2, also, it's more accurate, but it isn't 17 ounces and doesn't fit in a pocket. :D I have a bunch of .22s, though, not real sure I have enough. I'm wanting a Buckmark, probably be my next. :D GET IT if ya want it, don't try to justify the purchase. I past that point a while back, especially with .22s and cap and ball revolvers. :D
     
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    Recently got the SR22, my wife liked it and it's her first gun. It's reliable, fun to shoot, shoots under 2" at 50 feet. No personal experience with the P22, but I've been scared off by the "zinc" references. The Ruger feels solid and substantial, without being heavy and clunky.

    And, did I mention it's fun to shoot?
     
  9. Confederate

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    The Walther P-22 has a reputation for malfunctions. Ruger makes guns that are exceedingly reliable. I wouldn't have a plastic .22, and prefer greatly the 22/45. I have two which I picked up in trades, one with a very short bull barrel. Both are extremely reliable, as are my stainless 6 7/8- and 4 3/4-inchers. I saw one 6 7/8-inch target model that was for sale, which was made in 1952. That's a year before I was born! When you have a design that's been going for that long, it's bound to work!

    If I were going to carry one, I would bet on the Ruger every time. I was attending a concealed carry course with my sister and one young lady had a Walther/S&W P-22. When we moved to the range, much of the night was spent teaching her to clear malfunctions. The gun shot well most of the time, but malfunctioned enough that I would never carry one for defense. My little Jennings J-22 was far more reliable and it cost me about fifty bucks!


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    I agree with you as I already have an MKII Bull, but at close to three pounds it's simply more heavy than I want in a woodsbumming plinker. Plus, it IS a really fun little pea shooter!
     
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    Sigh...

    Yeah, I don't need much in the way of justification when it comes to .22's, and while a single six or something would probably make more sense as a fishing/woods gun, maybe this would be evea good solution too, given the ability to easily carry an extra load or three in spare magazines.

    At the end of the day though, when it comes to .22 pistols (and revolvers and rifles), I need very, very little in the way of justification to consider the purchase. I love shooting .22, and the guns typically fall in a price range where it doesn't hurt much to buy a new one. Plus, I believe very strongly in shooting purely for fun, and whats more fun than plinking away with a .22?
     
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    Yeah well, I feel ya. I need another .22 like I need a bullet in the head, but I too do the bulk of my shooting with rimfire. I remember counting the months till I was 18 so I could go out and get me a REAL rifle, again at 21 for a REAL handgun, none of this puny rimfire stuff. Now, after seeing the light, it's almost all I shoot.

    But if you need more justification, just think of all that money you'll save if you buy another .22 instead of an expensive to feed centerfire! And being so light weight, you'll surely walk further distances burning more calories making you healthier and stronger:evil:

    Justifications are just rationalizations for our poor decisions in given situations.
     
  13. Kiln

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    On the other side of the spectrum, guns chambered in larger calibers are often heavier and can double as a barbell where a light weapon cannot.

    Hell I say buy as many weapons as you can light or heavy so you can get a full exercise regiment going.
     
  14. Pilot

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    It is a big improvement in reliability, accuracy and construction than the Walther P22. The Walther is often very picky with ammo, and the sile is contructed of a zinc alloy, so you hear the "pot metal" reference.

    If you want a gun in this class get the Ruger.
     
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    I owned a Walther P22 for quite awhile. I shot a lot of different brands of ammo with no problems to speak of. You will get an occassional dud in 22 rimfire ammo and I had a few of those, mostly cheap Federal ammo. Other than that it was great and had no mechanical problems at all. I sold to to my grandson. He wanted one badly and couldn't find one so I took pity on him. He still has it and it's still going great.

    I would wish once in awhile that I still owned the little gun. When the Ruger became available I though I might have to try one. Upon finding one and at a better price than I could get a P22 for I bought it. I haven't shot it a great deal and only with cheap Federal and Golden Bullets. It's been flawless also and I haven't hit on a dud round yet. In time I will as that is normal for rimfire ammo.

    At this time based on my personal experience I can't tell enough difference in the two pistols to make a clear choice. I was very happy with the P22 and at this point in time feel the same way about the Ruger. They are two peas in a pod to me.
     
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    I had the P22 target version (long barrel) as my very first gun, when they were initially introduced. It was fun to shoot, but it was picky with ammo - especially Remington - and the shroud/comp would vibrate itself loose and twist, causing the front site to move with it. I eventually replaced numerous screws and it stayed put after that, but by then I'd decided to purchase a 9mm and used the Walther for trade.

    I now have an SR22 and love it. I've shot a variety of ammo, and the only thing it has balked at is Remington Thunderbolt so far. It loves every kind of Federal I've tried, as well as Remington Viper.
     
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    Ok, you lost me...isn't the 22/45 polymer framed, also?
     
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    The Ruger SR22P is really a dandy little 22 pistol. They are remarkably accurate, and very reliable. I shoot Federal Bulk 525 in mine, and after 1500 rounds no jams and only one FTF (dud round).

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  19. Pilot

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    ^^^^^^

    What kind of laser is that on your SR22? Thanks.
     
  20. Kiln

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    Lmao yeah the guy obviously has never seen a 22/45 in person or he'd know they're poly framed.
     
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