Ruger SR22 Semi-Auto Rimfire Pistol

Ruger SR22 Semi-Auto Rimfire Pistol – 4.5”

$400.00

Ruger SR22 Semi-Auto Rimfire Pistol – 4.5”

(5 customer reviews)

$400.00

availability
.22 Long Rifle
3600
Semi-Automatic
$419.99
Barrel Length
3.5″
Hand
Right
Finish
Black
Stock Color
Black Polymer
Round Capacity
10+1
Gun Weight
1.09 lbs.
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Description

DESCRIPTION

The Ruger® SR22® Semi-Auto Rimfire Pistol provides shooters with a low-maintenance, rugged, and reliable handgun that shoots common and inexpensive .22 rimfire ammunition. The SR22 semi-automatic pistol features an external hammer that can be cocked for shooting in single action mode with a light, crisp trigger pull; it can also be fired with a longer, smooth double action trigger pull when speed is of essence with the first shot. The polymer frame comes with 2 interchangeable, rubberized grips that allow shooters to select the proper sized grip according to their hand. An ambidextrous thumb safety, decocking lever, and magazine release accommodate both right- and left-handed shooters. The rear sights are adjustable for both windage and elevation, and have a reversible blade with 2 white dots on one side and flat black on the other. The front sight is fixed with 1 white dot, and is dovetailed on the slide for easy replacement. To keep weight down, the SR22 is constructed with a durable composite frame and an aluminum slide. The slide features a non-reflective black anodized finish. An integral Picatinny rail on the frame allows user to attach aftermarket laser sights, or tactical flashlights. The Ruger SR22 is a slim, trim, lightweight Semi-Auto Rimfire Pistol well suited for a variety of applications, including concealed carry or trail gun, as well as for informal target shooting and handgun training. Comes with two 10-round magazines.

Review: Ruger SR22

By ALEX LUFFO FROM gunsdiscreetsupplies.com

Sturm, Ruger & Co. has been a major player in the .22 pistol market since its corporate coming out party in 1949. The company has been selling variations on the Ruger Standard pistol for over sixty years, so when Ruger brings an altogether different .22LR pistol to market, people notice. Ruger’s newest Smurf gun is the Ruger SR22™. Except for the ammo, the little DA/SA .22 has nothing in common with the rest of the company’s excellent rimfire pistol line.

Older Ruger .22 pistols like the Standard, the Mark I through III and 22/45 are based on the Japanese Nambu design, with a bit of Luger added into the stew just to make the guns look as absurd as possible. The resulting target pistols are tried and true, effective and accurate, and look like Buck Rogers’ rejects.

The SR22 looks more like a conventional carry pistol than a space gun. This dusky beauty is sleek, balanced and sexy in a diminutive way. Think Eva Longoria and you’re in the ballpark. While the SR22’s styling isn’t groundbreaking, the little pistol’s proportions, fit and finish are spot-on. But as anyone will tell you who’s ever had to clean up after an Irish Setter, looks aren’t everything. Performance counts, too, so I just couldn’t wait to put the pistol through its paces to see what it could do.

Features

Despite the small size of the SR22, the controls all have generous surface areas and provide good tactile feedback, so handling them is literally a snap. Lefties will appreciate that the magazine release and safety switches are both completely ambidextrous. The trigger-disconnecting safety switch seemed counterintuitive, requiring the shooter to flick the switch upwards to the fire position and downwards to be safe. I know that some other pistols work the same way but I never liked them, either.

Nevertheless, the safety switch was nicely clicky and required just the right amount of thumb pressure to shift between the fire and safe positions. The location of the safety also worked great for me; I didn’t have to change my grip to switch back and forth from safe to fire, and I never accidentally tripped the switch.

The wellshaped and very comfortable grip is customizable. In the box are two grip sleeves in the box for a slim or wider palm swell. With the smaller grip sleeve preinstalled, the SR22 fit my average-sized hand well. Ham-fisted shooters will want to swap the smaller sleeve for the larger. With devilishly sly humor, Ruger notes that “[t]he detachable grip may initially be difficult to remove.”

Excuse me for laughing out loud, but the copywriter who authored that line should be writing comedy for Ricky Gervais. Let’s be honest. Removing the SR22’s grip was as frustrating as trying to put sweat socks on a rooster.

The manufacturer claims that the grips will break in over time, but given the difficulty of swapping sleeves just once, only a masochist will choose to do so a second time. Ruger SR22 Semi-Auto Rimfire Pistol

Since the SR22s handle was the right size for me right out of the box with a comfortable and secure all-finger grip, I didn’t need to attach the thoughtfully provided magazine extensions. For shooters with larger mitts who need additional real estate at the bottom of the handle, Ruger supplies two extensions, one for each of the included ten-round mags.

With four handle combinations to choose from, the hands of most shooters should be well-accommodated. Still, although it’s ultimately effective, the SR22’s grip system badly trails the M&P/XD/Glock field when it comes to ease of use.

In vivid contrast to the difficulty of changing the grip sleeve, takedown of the SR22 was delightfully simple. The gun has its own Easy Button – a takedown switch located inside the trigger guard.

To disassemble the pistol (after following all safety protocols, of course), one first drops the mag and locks back the slide, which pushes the hammer out of the way. Snapping the takedown switch to the six o’clock position frees the slide. Pulling the slide back and up lifts it away from the rails; then easing the slide forward clears the barrel so the slide can be completely removed. In the time it would take me to describe how it’s done, I could field strip this pistol twice. Because the SR22 is a blowback pistol, the barrel is fixed and need not be removed for cleaning.

The internals of this little .22 appeared to be about as robust as they need to be. The guide rod is plastic, and that’s a concern when it comes to long-term reliability. The return spring seems like it was lifted from inside a Paper Mate pen but hey, the SR is a .22, not a .44 Magnum. The extractor and ejector seem up to the task of extracting and ejecting, respectively. Except for the followers and base plates, the 10-round magazines are all stamped metal and seem more than tough enough for long-term use. Ruger SR22 Semi-Auto Rimfire Pistol

Replacing the components after cleaning was just a tad more difficult than the field-stripping process. The culprit was the recoil spring, which must be refitted onto the guide rod. The spring needs to grab onto the rod so that it’s retained when installed, but the spring is just a little finicky about it. Figure that reassembly will take about twice as long as disassembly. It’s not a big deal, but after the fiasco of changing the grip sleeve it’s worth mentioning.

The aluminum slide, handles, D-shaped hammer spur and trigger guard of the SR22 have more furrows than a field of rutabagas. The serrations actually enhance the appearance and functionality of the pistol, even the ones on the front of the slide. Because my hands are important to me, I would not use the front serrations to rack the slide. However, I did find that they assisted purchase when I was losing my arm-wrestling match to the grip sleeve.

The sights look to be conventional three-dots, but no. They’re actually highly and easily adjustable, more like target sights than “self defense” sights. The front sight is dovetailed into the slide, so it could be drift-adjusted. There’s no need to bother, though, since the rear sight is adjustable for windage and elevation by means of two small set screws. Anyone who has a couple of gunsmith’s or jeweler’s screwdrivers owns all the tools needed to dial-in the rear sight.

The sights are excellent all-around and very adaptable to different shooting tasks. The three-dot system is a proven commodity for those who like that style of sight. The front blade is thin enough to allow plenty of light to pass, making “equal height, equal light” shooting a breeze and allowing rapid target acquisition. Those who prefer patridge-style sights needn’t fear. The two rear dots are on a blade that can be reversed for an all-black rear sight picture. All in all, the SR22’s sighting system is as good as iron sights are going to get at this price point.

Ruger has done itself proud with these sights. Other manufacturers take note: there’s no reason why all sights on all pistols shouldn’t be this easy to adjust.

Shooting the SR22

It doesn’t take a lot of force to rack the slide. People who lack hand strength and have never been able to work the slide of a heavy caliber pistol will have no trouble at all with this one. Ruger SR22 Semi-Auto Rimfire Pistol

The SR 22 has a decocking safety. Switching the SR22’s safety from “fire” to “don’t fire” lowers the hammer to a position where it’s blocked from contacting the firing pin. The safety can then be switched to the fire position, where the pistol will patiently await your pull of the trigger before it will go bang. It’s very comparable to, and just as safe as, carrying a modern revolver uncocked with a round under the hammer.

In other words, you don’t have to worry about being personally decocked if you carry the pistol decocked. Were I to carry this pistol for self defense, that’s the way I’d carry it — decocked with the safety off.

Which I am never going to do, but not because of safety issues or any concerns that I might have about the .22LR as an SD round. No, the problem is the DA trigger pull. It’s appallingly bad.

In the DA mode, the trigger pull was about as long as I expected. To me, a long first pull is fine because it inhibits unintentional discharges. It’s the quality of the pull that I found highly objectionable. Ruger SR22 Semi-Auto Rimfire Pistol

The first part of the DA pull was a bit sturdy, but fairly smooth. But once the trigger had traveled about half an inch, it stacked so badly and got so gritty and heavy that multiple uses actually hurt my trigger finger. Since my trigger finger is one of my top eleven appendages, I was not happy. My first thought was that I must have gotten a defective T&E gun. No manufacturer, especially Ruger, would ever intentionally design a trigger to be this heavy, so it had to be a mistake.

The DA pull felt more like a revolver’s than a pistol’s. After five DA shots, I could almost hear my ligaments popping like overstretched violin strings and started looking around for a major dose of Motrin. After about a dozen or so double action shots, I decided to do my connective tissue a favor and shoot everything else SA before arthritis set in. I think that if I’d taken a couple of dozen more DA shots with this pistol, I’d be on a bolus of Enbrel®, TID, sub-q, every day of the week.

The single-action pull was not exactly sublime, but it was much better than the DA. There was about 5/8” of light takeup, some stacking and then a snap. Even in SA mode, however, I felt that the pull required about two pounds more effort than it should and was also very non-linear. The SA and DA shortcomings of this pistol never interfered with my accuracy, but did affect my enjoyment.

I usually shoot .22 handguns close-in at two speeds: slow and deliberate, which would be five rounds in four seconds or so, and fast or rapidfire, where I pop five in around two seconds. With no recoil to speak of, remaining on target and shooting quickly with accuracy is cake. At longer handgun distances, I might take a second and a half to acquire the target and shoot, which is about the slowest I can manage to shoot without dozing off. At five yards, shooting with a Weaver stance offhand, I was able to get some nice groups at deliberate speed. Ruger SR22 Semi-Auto Rimfire Pistol

Pushing the target out to fifteen yards yielded a bit of spread to the group, but this tiny gun was still  accurate.

I could see that the gun was printing left. I could have easily adjusted the windage with a small screwdriver. Unfortunately, the little scamp must have jumped out of my range bag and sneaked back into my tool box, because that’s where I found the screwdriver when I returned home.

My next setup was at twenty-five yards. I adjusted my point of aim by holding off slightly to the right. At that distance, I was stitching shots rather than grouping them, but from a gun with such a short barrel, that’s decent accuracy. I’m sure that I could improve on my 25 yard accuracy down to four inch groups if I worked on it.

Now used to the gun and feeling confident, I shot a seven yard target one handed, rapid fire, and was rewarded for my efforts. The low-left splatter is two shots, practically in the same hole. Ruger SR22 Semi-Auto Rimfire Pistol

I expended way more than a brick of mixed ammo during two range sessions that I devoted to testing the SR22. I fired a lot of 40 grain Blazers, copper plated Winchester Dynapoints, some Aguila Standards, a few Remington Targets, and whatever else that I had rolling around in the bottom of my ammo can. I shot one-handed, two handed and left handed, slow, fast and in between. I had no misfires, one FTE and one FTF.

The cause of the stoppages was easy to see and even easier to fix. The feed ramp and breech face of this pistol can get gunked up to a fair-thee-well and needs to be swiped with a cloth or patch every couple of hundred rounds. That’s all it took to keep this pistol running like a teenage purse snatcher.

Conclusions

According to Ruger, the SR22 is supposed to be “perfect for just about anything.” Actually, it’s not perfect for anything at all, but it could be a nice all-around pistol and a great way to train noobs to handle a big-boy gun like a Sig 220. However, the crummy DA pull took this pistol out of the running for CCW carrying, mouse hunting or training. And while the SR22 in SA mode is certainly accurate enough for informal target shooting, it’s no Mark III.

I guess Ruger was just tired of witnessing its life blood being sucked dry by the SIG Mosquito. The Walther P22 and other plinkers have also intruded onto their turf, so the company introduced three new .22 handguns in a short period of time, preserving its market dominance. Ruger SR22 Semi-Auto Rimfire Pistol

As a fan of .22s and a guy who respects Ruger products, I wanted to love this pistol. Man, was I disappointed. It was the second Ruger .22LR we’ve reviewed recently, and the second one where we’ve found the trigger to be wanting.

I’d like to send this gun back so the engineers can examine the trigger and tell us what went wrong. But whether this particular gun was a clunker or not, Ruger will still remain a major player in the .22 pistol market.

SPECIFICATIONS

Model: Ruger SR22
Caliber: .22LR
Magazine capacity: 10 rounds
Materials: Aluminum slide, stainless steel barrel, polymer frame, railed dust cover
Weight empty: 17.5 ounces
Barrel Length: 3.5″
Overall length: 6.4″
Sights: Three white dots, fixed front, windage and elevation adjustable rear, reversible rear insert
Action: DA/SA, decocking safety
Finish: Black anodized

RATINGS (out of five stars)

Style * * * *
The SR22 is the Tom Cruise of pistols – it’s small but handsome.  The proportions are elegant, the finish flawless and the appearance of the SR22 outshines its Sig and Walther competitors.

Ergonomics (carry)  * * * * *
It’s small, lightweight and kept easily out of sight. It can be comfortably tucked away in a pocket or IWB holster, knapsack, rucksack, camera bag, Flintstones lunchbox or a pencil case.

Ergonomics (firing) SA  * * * *   DA * *
The SA pull is just a smidge too long and bit stout. The DA pull of my tester was gritty, stacked like crazy and was altogether unpleasant.

Reliability  * * * * 1/2
Taking two seconds to swab the chamber, feed ramp and breech face every couple of hundred rounds was enough to assure complete reliability.

Customize This  * *
It has a Picatinny rail for lights and lasers, but th-thththat’s all folks.

OVERALL RATING  * * / * * * *
If the trigger is fixable, I’d rate this gun as a fun and inexpensive plinker and range toy, a good trainer and a reasonable self-defense pistol for the old, infirm or recoil averse. The sights are great, the pistol is handy and I’d be the first guy on line to buy one. However, if the trigger is what it was, then the gun is a SA range toy and nothing more.

Ruger SR22 Pistol Review: How Does it Stack Up?

By FRED TOAST FROM gunsdiscreetsupplies.com

When I first became interested in target practice, my father would always say to look for the best guns. I didn’t listen. After all, it all depends on how you shoot, right? Well, after having my experience with multiple firearms, I came to a conclusion. No matter how good you shoot, with faulty equipment, we’re all novices.

This is why I set out to find the best .22 pistol for both me and my readers. The Ruger SR22, along with a few others, stood out to me. Of course, it has its flaws. But seeing the other horrendous products on my buying list, I guess it’s my best shot. Ruger SR22 Semi-Auto Rimfire Pistol

Read on to learn more about the Ruger SR22 and follow a link at the end to avail the best deal.

THINGS TO CONSIDER WHILE BUYING .22 PISTOLS

The Ruger SR22 is a .22 LR (Long Range) pistol and, before buying one, you need to know what to look for. Generally, you can very easily estimate overall quality. But scammers are becoming more and more advanced. And it is becoming easier to fool people.

  • In general, look for durability. I can’t stress this enough. Durability is verified by a good exterior and a strong interior. Most pistols include a polymer blend exterior frame. The internal barrel also includes nickel or some other alloys. Stainless steel is a great candidate as well.
  • Secondly, look for an ergonomic design. Basically, if it’s easy to use, it’s worth it. I found that the Ruger is a relatively easy gun to fire from. But you can’t say the same about every other .22 handgun. Look for ease of use and portability.
  • Speaking of portability, getting a handgun that can be used for concealed carry is a massive plus point. Most people love to keep their handguns by their side at all times. Decide on whether you want to use it for concealed carry or not. Nevertheless, having a small gun handy is a good idea.
  • Aside from that, price and availability are a major factor to consider. Prices should be within your budget. But for .22 LR guns, they should remain below $1,500 and above $300. I would recommend buying one which is approximately $600 to $800 but, of course, feel free to flex if affordable.
  • Safety features are the next thing to look for. You might accidentally fire a handgun during concealed carry. So you’ll want something a bit more reliable. An automatic locking feature for the hammer or a decocking mode seems best. This is featured in the Ruger SR22, so more on that later.

PRESENTING THE RUGER SR22

So, what’s so great about the Ruger SR22? Is it the lavishly accurate shots? The gorgeous exterior gloss? Perhaps it’s the Picatinny style rail at the bottom that can hold anything? In my experience, it’s a whole lot more!

The Ruger SR22 is a semi-automatic long-range pistol introduced by Sturm, Ruger & Co. The gun itself is not your average .22 handgun. It features a 3.5-inch stainless steel barrel with a black anodized slide finish. The slide includes a reinforced aluminum construction while the frame includes a black polymer construction. Ruger SR22 Semi-Auto Rimfire Pistol

The one thing that stood out about the Ruger SR22 is that it can be used in concealed carry. It weighs only a mark above 17 ounces and will fit right inside your waist belt or fanny pack. I would recommend the Ruger for users who want to use it for concealed carry. However, I wouldn’t recommend this Ruger product for double action shooting.

It’s also not the best for customization. There’s only so many pieces of equipment you can attach to the rail. But even then, the Ruger is a solid 8 out of 10 from my side.

PROS

  • Short barrel length and light weight make it best for concealed carry
  • Accurate for informal shooting in single action mode
  • The flawless finish makes it resistant to trauma and blunt force
  • Easy to field strip. Swabbing and feed ramping are trivial

CONS

  • Not suitable for double action shooting. Harder to shoot
  • You cannot customize it too much

KEY FEATURES

CONCEALED CARRY

Concealed carry means to carry the gun in public in a hidden manner. You can easily carry handguns and pistols in waistbands or holsters. In my experience, I’ve found that not all .22 pistols and firearms are good for concealed carry.

The Ruger SR22 is a great candidate for carrying in public. The barrel length is 3.50 inches and the overall length of the entire handgun is 6.40 inches. This makes for the best candidate for concealed carry.

Even the weight is on the low. It weighs around 17.5 ounces, so you won’t need to worry about putting too many of them on our belt. With a holster, you can pull out the Ruger and use it for self-defense. It’s a matter of life and death, so being extra cautious is a must. Ruger SR22 Semi-Auto Rimfire Pistol

As a suggestion, I recommend the Ruger SR22 for differently abled persons or for those who can’t operate a heavier gun. It is certainly much more portable than its 5-inch counterparts. Many people can’t take the full force of the recoil from heavier guns so a smaller gun like this Ruger is better for them. Both men and women can use it. And it is best for the elderly as well.

ACCURACY

With regards to the accuracy, my opinions were a bit wavering. At one point, I was fully sure that the Ruger was the best shooter in town. At another, I struggled to get excellent results. That partly has to do with the particular product you might get.

As stated in the product’s intro, the Ruger SR22 is best suited for single action (SA) shooting. When tested, the Ruger gave tremendously accurate results from only five yards away. Upon pushing the target 15 yards, the pistol was still pretty good, although it seemed to have a left offset.

You can easily correct the offset using a plain screwdriver. If you’re unsure how to consult a gun dealer. This may cause you extra inconvenience. The offset wasn’t in a few other models I tested, so it’s certainly a manufacturing fault. Still, it’s pretty disappointing.

I can’t give you a sound verdict. But if you do happen upon the good product, you’ll be living the life. Even at a distance of 20 yards, the accuracy is maintained. You can even shoot single-handedly up to a certain distance. Can Review did a great accuracy testing for the SR22. Ruger SR22 Semi-Auto Rimfire Pistol

SIGHT SYSTEM

The Ruger SR22 uses a three-dot sight system that can be adjusted. The front sight is a fixed white-dot sight, and the rear sight is fully movable. The blade on the sights is reversible. When shooting, the sights and the crosshairs are an essential aiming tool. You can’t really shoot without seeing where you’re hitting.

Buying a handgun with adjustable sights means that you can change your field of vision and get a more accurate shot. This helps you decide on which position is best for shooting.

FINISH AND FRAME

The finish and frame make-up of a handgun is the most major factor that influences performance. If you talk about the Ruger SR22, then expect some major performance standards. The main grip frame of the Ruger is made from a polymer blend. This means that you get both resilience and a neat matte finish.

Aluminum coats the slide, while the barrel is made from stainless steel. Both of these come together to make the SR22 one of the most strong and resilient handguns ever. Getting durability both inside and outside is extremely important. If you want some quality features, then durability must never be compromised on.

The blade of the gun has an anodized black finish. With regards to the overall looks, the Ruger is the most handsome .22 pistol. It trumps all the others with its glamorous gloss parts and matte frame. The outside is jet black and matte, while the interior is pure silver. I especially loved the ergonomic design of the trigger.

Alternatively, the trigger was harder to pull during double action shooting. But for a single action, I would definitely suggest the SR22 to my readers. It’s packed with beauty and charisma. Ruger SR22 Semi-Auto Rimfire Pistol

CLEANING AND STRIPPING

Cleaning and stripping a handgun can be tedious. Field stripping means that the gun needs to be easy to disassemble. Assembly and reassembly of the Ruger SR22 are par easy. It’s effortless. I used a cotton swab to clean out the interior. Getting off any residual gunpowder from my Ruger was a walk in the park. The steel barrel makes cleaning super easy.

If you use a special cleaning solvent, then the Ruger will work for that too. Check out this helpful video for tips on field stripping your SR22. Overall, cleaning the Ruger will certainly save you some time.

CUSTOMIZATION

Customization helps to keep things personal. Ruger’s SR22, like most other handguns from Ruger, features a Picatinny rail. The rail can be used to hold almost anything. From flashlights to extra sights and aiming gear.

However, the extent of this is limited. You can’t attach anything else to the rail. And the reliability of the rail itself is doubtful. So, for now, the customizability of the SR22 is a50/50 split. It can be great for small equipment but there certainly is a limit.

TWO ROUND MAGAZINES

Last but not least, and perhaps one of my most favorite parts about buying from Ruger, is the extra feature. This SR22 model comes with over fifty different designs. What’s more, it comes with two round magazines included. I don’t know about you but a few extra magazines are great for concealed carry. Ruger SR22 Semi-Auto Rimfire Pistol

Each magazine can hold up to 10 rounds, so you’ll have enough in case you need it in public. For shooting, keep a few magazines handy. I especially liked this feature, although I see other companies catching up on the extra goodies. Overall, the Ruger SR22 is a great gun for an even greater value.

PROS AND CONS

PROS

  • 5-inch small barrel length and 17.5 ounces weight make it perfect for concealed carry. Keep the SR22 in your pockets, waistband, holsters, fanny packs, or keep it in your purse
  • Can hold up to 10 rounds per magazines. Comes with two magazines included. Makes for the most sophisticated and easiest to handle a gun
  • It has intense accuracy. It can shoot very accurately from as far as 15 to 20 yards. In fact, you can even use it for single-handed use up to seven yards away
  • Best for cleaning and field stripping. Can be cleaned very efficiently with cotton swabs and solvents. The interior and barrel are both easy to clean
  • The matte black finish makes the Ruger the most handsome out of your collection
  • The trigger is easy to pull and hard to accidentally pull in single action mode. Safety features include a decocking mode

CONS

  • Not best for double action shooting. When I used it, I noticed that the trigger was relatively harder and grittier to pull. This seems best for avoiding accidental shooting, but it’s pretty discouraging
  • Customization is minimal. You can use the Picatinny rail for flashlights and aiming But the extent is limited. Furthermore, you can only add a few other things on to the rail
  • Some models had lower accuracy than others. Specifically, one which I tested had a slight left offset or printing. This means that the bullets were going left of where I aimed. A screwdriver fixed it in no time, but still. The extra inconvenience let me down
  • The polymer frame isn’t the strongest. It seems like the blend they used may break under trauma. But I’ll let this one pass since most guns have some breaking point

GENERAL USER IMPRESSIONS

Of course, when it comes to buying a good product, you need to look at what other users are saying. Personally, I tried my best to stay neutral and point out the flaws. I even bought a few different models to make sure I didn’t just get a good one. Even so, another customer’s experience can save you from a bad purchase.

After a close analysis of the top five websites, it seems that people were generally pretty happy with the Ruger. It seems that most people had a good gun which won’t jam. However, some said that it jammed after a few months.

The ergonomics are mostly opinionated. But most users were happy with how firm the grip was. The frame was easy to hold and the triggers were easy to fire. I didn’t see much about double action use. The sight system gives high-quality vision and is as clear as day. Even if it gets dirty, it’s relatively easy to clean.

I and a multitude of other customers agreed that the Ruger SR22 was extremely easy to field strip and maintain. The cleaning process was superb and easy. Ruger SR22 Semi-Auto Rimfire Pistol

OUR OPINION

If you ask me, the Ruger SR22 Pistol is an overall 8 out of 10. Although it seems closer to a 7.5 due to the double action shooting. For the overall look and the style, I would rate this gun a 9 out of 10. It’s both gorgeous and handy. The grip is both strong and sturdy, and the pistol fits right into your hand.

As for the accuracy, that would also be a 9 out of 10. The Ruger SR22 is capable of shooting accurately from even 20 yards away or more. Although some models may have a slight offset or printing. Nevertheless, I loved how easily you can aim with the Ruger. However, be sure to test out the accuracy before using it. That way, you’ll know if there’s an offset error or not. Correct it with a screwdriver.

With regards to the portability, I actually quite liked the concealed carry capability. The short barrel length and the light weight makes it most suitable for concealed use. I actually recommend this best for people with different abilities or for those who are generally not familiar with the recoil of larger guns. It’s best for self-defense.

Other than that, I would certainly not recommend the product for double action shooting. The trigger becomes increasingly harder to pull, and the reliability of the aim decreases. So, while I loved the single action use, I would never suggest it for double action usage. Ruger SR22 Semi-Auto Rimfire Pistol

If you do plan on buying the Ruger SR22 (I highly recommend you do), be sure to get it at a good value. It’s increasingly easier to fall victim to scams and counterfeits. Be sure to only buy the original product. And remember to always avail a return policy wherever you can.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)

WHAT IS THE RUGER SR22 BEST FOR?

The Ruger SR22 is number one in a number of things. Two of the most outstanding features were accuracy and portability. It’s best for concealed carry and for long-range shots.

WHAT SAFETY FEATURES DOES THE RUGER SR22 HAVE?

This Ruger product comes with a decocking safety. It will lock down the hammer to stop any accidental rounds from firing. It’s a great safety feature.

CAN THE SR22 BE DRY-FIRED?

Yes. Even the manual says so. The Ruger SR22 can be dry fired without causing any significant damage to the firing pin. This is yet another great feature of the Ruger SR22

CONCLUSION

So, all in all, if you’re looking for the best and most portable handgun, the Ruger SR22 is your best choice. It will help combat the difficulty of concealed carry and will make use in public easier. It’s my favorite handgun for both self-defense and recreational shooting.

Now you know why I love the Ruger so much. If you still have any confusions, I suggest reading the article again. It’s packed with info. I did as much as I could on my part. Now, if you’re interested in buying the Ruger SR22 Pistol, then click here:

5 reviews for Ruger SR22 Semi-Auto Rimfire Pistol – 4.5”

  1. paulbear

    GREAT SHOOTER
    OUT OF THE BOX TODAY OVER 300 RDS NO PROBLEMS EVEN CYCLES SUB SONIC.

  2. homerange

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    GREAT LITTLE PISTOL
    This is the second one, first one I have had for 3 years. This pistol has always run any brand ammo with NO failures. Very accurate and even cycles some brands of longs. For the money it is a fun pistol. Great gun to leave in UTV.

  3. Presscheck

    Presscheck ·
    RELIABLE.
    Five stars. Haven’t had it long. Only 400 rounds through it but they consisted of multiple velocities above sub sonic. CCI, Remington and Federal from 1050 fps up to 1500 fps without a single failure to feed, fire or eject. Very easy to dis-assemble / re-assemble. Accurate enough, 1.5″ at 10 yards. Very ergonomic, my wife loves this thing. Heck, I love it.

  4. CriticalCoder34

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    Reliable for 800 rounds tested, easy to clean
    Tested about 800 rounds so far with 8 different 22LRs, no single failure.

    The ammo tested were Federal Bulk, Federal Automatch, American Eagle, CCI Minimag (HP and LRN), CCI Blazer, Aguila Standard and SuperXtra. About 100 rounds per type.

    Field stripped and used bore snake to clean at about 400 rounds

  5. Woody0311

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    Very fun
    No complaints. A fun little .22 pistol that my wife eventually wants to carry, but in the mean time we use for killing pop cans. We brought it home and put about 300 rds through it with not a single issue. Good purchase.

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