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.22lr pistols have not gotten any respect in the last few years. However, try finding one now in inventory at a decent price. Many new women shooters are starting out with them because they are recoil sensitive.
Thanks to minimal recoil and the relatively afforable pricing of firearms chambered in .22LR, both these things will appeal to new shooters, especially women. And the more people involved in the shooting sports the better it is for us all.

I've been able to build up a substantial number of .22LR suppressor hosts that has allowed me casual and quiet target shooting on my own property whenever I'm in the mood, without having to travel 20+ miles to an indoor range facility.

I'm greatful that numerous manufacturers have been introducing new .22LR handgun models that are reasonably priced, and that are being made out of more modern materials that are lighter in weight - and work surprisingly well. Even Taurus, with their TX22 entry, has had great success, so much so that they recently introduced their TX 22 Competition model with SA only trigger, 5" threaded bull barrel, and optic mount. Some may find it hard to hear or read the words "Taurus" and "Competition" used together in the same sentence, but this new offering from Taurus isn't meant to replace dedicated $2.5K+ Olympic competition pistols, but is instead meant to offer the common man or woman an affordable pistol that can be used for casual target shooting, critter control, or just plain old fun:



Taurus TX22 Competition pistol...

Some may consider this sacrilege, especially on a website dedicated to Ruger firearms, but I enjoy shooting my Taurus TX22 pistol more than I do my Ruger Mark series pistols. The fact that this pistol costs $200+ less than a new Ruger Mark IV and utilizes 16 round factory magazines - is purely academic.
 

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I think the Ruger LCP II .22LR is a good choice of a compact single stack 10 +1 magazine or the Ruger LCPII .380 6+1 or 7+1 concealable self defense pistol .Like with any fire arm you should practice shooting it a drill I do is to draw and fire 3 shots (LCP II .22LR ) with the .380 2 shots into a target placed 0-21 feet or 0-7 yards away my target is an atomically correct Head & Torso target mounted on a 1x1 ,2x2 ,2x4, 5' 1/2 feet long I start with one target and then add targets in close to represent multiple attackers. One drill is what I call the Robbery attackers drill One target is 5 yards or 15 'feet away Second target is 3 yards or 9' feet third target is 1 yard or 3 feet away The drill starts with me throwing my wallet into the face of the 1 yard target drawing and fire three shots into the torso of all 3 targets as fast as I can. I do this drill two ways standing up and one drill sitting in the car with the door open to represent a car in the parking lot when confronted by 3 attackers when you can keep a 2 or 3 inch group on the targets you are ready and prepared to defend yourself. I strongly recommend the Hogue handall Beaver tail grip sleeve as an addition and a good quality holster for concealed carry of this firearm and I also recommend the CCI Velocitor 40 Grain copper plated hollow points as they are the fastest most accurate 40 grain hollow point on the market ,they hit hard penetrate deep .

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The holes can be covered with wide masking tape giving long life use of the target they can be painted also .
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Thanks to minimal recoil and the relatively afforable pricing of firearms chambered in .22LR, both these things will appeal to new shooters, especially women. And the more people involved in the shooting sports the better it is for us all.

I've been able to build up a substantial number of .22LR suppressor hosts that has allowed me casual and quiet target shooting on my own property whenever I'm in the mood, without having to travel 20+ miles to an indoor range facility.

I'm greatful that numerous manufacturers have been introducing new .22LR handgun models that are reasonably priced, and that are being made out of more modern materials that are lighter in weight - and work surprisingly well. Even Taurus, with their TX22 entry, has had great success, so much so that they recently introduced their TX 22 Competition model with SA only trigger, 5" threaded bull barrel, and optic mount. Some may find it hard to hear or read the words "Taurus" and "Competition" used together in the same sentence, but this new offering from Taurus isn't meant to replace dedicated $2.5K+ Olympic competition pistols, but is instead meant to offer the common man or woman an affordable pistol that can be used for casual target shooting, critter control, or just plain old fun:



Taurus TX22 Competition pistol...

Some may consider this sacrilege, especially on a website dedicated to Ruger firearms, but I enjoy shooting my Taurus TX22 pistol more than I do my Ruger Mark series pistols. The fact that this pistol costs $200+ less than a new Ruger Mark IV and utilizes 16 round factory magazines - is purely academic.
I want to buy one of these Taurus TX 22 Pistols they are nice I also like the Ruger SR 22 Pistols both are very hard to find these days.
 
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Hi DrewBone #1 I am not trying to impress anyone here. I have used a hand gun to defend myself twice .45ACP & 9mm in combat both my attackers died of their wounds both were one shot stops at close quarters . I never advocated carrying a Hand cannon . I was simply relaying my personal experience you don't need to worry about caliber of your hand gun but to just be proficient with it and be able to place your shot into a vital organ with speed accuracy and shot placement. ,In Greg's Conclusion he said " The results I got from the study lead me to believe that there really isn’t that much difference between most defensive handgun rounds and calibers. None is a death ray, but most work adequately…even the lowly .22s. I’ve stopped worrying about trying to find the “ultimate” bullet. There isn’t one. And I’ve stopped feeling the need to strap on my .45 every time I leave the house out of fear that my 9mm doesn’t have enough “stopping power.” Folks, carry what you want. Caliber really isn’t all that important." I agree with him !
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Thanks to minimal recoil and the relatively afforable pricing of firearms chambered in .22LR, both these things will appeal to new shooters, especially women. And the more people involved in the shooting sports the better it is for us all.

I've been able to build up a substantial number of .22LR suppressor hosts that has allowed me casual and quiet target shooting on my own property whenever I'm in the mood, without having to travel 20+ miles to an indoor range facility.

I'm greatful that numerous manufacturers have been introducing new .22LR handgun models that are reasonably priced, and that are being made out of more modern materials that are lighter in weight - and work surprisingly well. Even Taurus, with their TX22 entry, has had great success, so much so that they recently introduced their TX 22 Competition model with SA only trigger, 5" threaded bull barrel, and optic mount. Some may find it hard to hear or read the words "Taurus" and "Competition" used together in the same sentence, but this new offering from Taurus isn't meant to replace dedicated $2.5K+ Olympic competition pistols, but is instead meant to offer the common man or woman an affordable pistol that can be used for casual target shooting, critter control, or just plain old fun:



Taurus TX22 Competition pistol...

Some may consider this sacrilege, especially on a website dedicated to Ruger firearms, but I enjoy shooting my Taurus TX22 pistol more than I do my Ruger Mark series pistols. The fact that this pistol costs $200+ less than a new Ruger Mark IV and utilizes 16 round factory magazines - is purely academic.

Taurus has stepped it up much like Hyundai did a decade ago to build quality items, not just cheap. Those TX-22s are very popular. Good luck with yours.
 

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If they offer a safety, you should opt to have it. Why? Because it gives you options. In appendix carry you may think having a firearm pointed at your vital parts including femoral artery is a good idea, I don't . The safety gives me one more safeguard, and it is simple, effective and easy to use. In addition, all firearms with a safety have one thing in common, You do not have to use it! SO you have choices and choices are always good. Just MHO!
 

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Recently had an Inguinal Hernia surgery to fix the hernia.I find my Ruger LCP ll lite rack 22 lr is about all the weight I can comfortably carry IWB for now,Have over 200 rounds of CCI ammo and never a bobble with occasional cleaning after 100 rounds to prevent any dirt buildups. Any Gun is Better than no gun >
 

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I often carry the LCP II .22 LR when running errands ,pumping gas ,going to the store to pickup something , I don't need to strap on my 9mm or .45 to do that .I find the little LCP II .22 is enough gun to protect my self I keep it clean and have not had a malfunction or Jam in 500 Rounds of CCI Velocitor 40 grain hollow points at 1435 fps its about 1000 fps out of the short barrel and if a .22 caliber pellet at 14.3 grains can kill a Wild Boar with a head shot at 957 FPS the 40 grain Velocitor can put down an attacker in short order with multiple shots to the head neck torso so I have a drill I draw from the pocket fire 3 shots to the torso and one to the head of the target at 7 yards 21 feet as fast as I can . I have not missed the targets torso neck head yet .I am confident in my firearms skill to come out alive. Thank you for your service in the USMC 2ND DIVISION !
 

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Recently had an Inguinal Hernia surgery to fix the hernia.I find my Ruger LCP ll lite rack 22 lr is about all the weight I can comfortably carry IWB for now,Have over 200 rounds of CCI ammo and never a bobble with occasional cleaning after 100 rounds to prevent any dirt buildups. Any Gun is Better than no gun >
Semper Fi, 71, I also carry mine for errands etc. and most times anymore a Glock 42 with ext. mag and Hornaday Critical Defense. I have never felt under gunned. I also do not plan on saving the world, just my own butt if the time ever comes for it. The .22 LR is very under rated in my opinion. I used one overseas and it was very effective for its given task.
 

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Hi Standard .22 LR Suppressed was used in Black Ops since WWII .
 

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In the same size package,I still prefer the 380acp...........but If I had a lot of 22lr ammo in storage, I would love to practice with that 22. It seems like a neat pistol as long as it is reliable. I had 22lr revolvers for a while. S&W model 17 and model 617
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