Ruger vs. M&P Since getting off crutches a bit over a week ago I was able to get me on my booted foot to the range for some shooting. I had been considering buying a 22LR for plinking and target shooting. I decided to go the the range and rent some time along with a Ruger SR22 and. M&P 22 Compact to try them out. Being a Ruger owner I rather suspected I would purchase the Ruger, but having read such rave reviews of the [email protected] 22 Compact I thought it prudent to try it. I am glad I did. I put 100 rounds of CCI Mini Mag round nose through each gun. Both functioned flawlessly. But the M&P just felt better in the hand. The grip is well designed and executed. I decided upon it rather than the Ruger. I checked off the range, turned the guns in, and then went to the retail store and bought an M&P 22 Compact. Just checked the gun for cleanliness and did s light oil job. It breaks down into its 3 integral parts in about 5 seconds. It goes back together that quickly too. Great design on S&W's part. It is made in America unlike the full size M&P 22. I have read that the 22 compact is nearly identical in size to the M&P Compact 9 and has the same design. It would be larger than my Lc9s, but I could live with that. The Lc9s does not come close to the M&P in terms of ergonomic feel. I guess I will be looking at the M&P Compact 9 soon. So I might not be a Ruger owner soon.