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I am new to ruger talk. I am curious what do ya'll think of the SR22; I have heard that its all in all a great pistol, but I have heard some mixed reviews

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Its a well made plinker. Its not as accurate as say, a Ruger Mark series pistol. Mine will put every shot onto an 8" paper plate at 25 yards. My Ruger Mark pistols will put every shot onto a 3x3" Post-It note at 25 yards. My SR22P also is somewhat ammo sensitive, unlike what most people report about the SR22P as being able to shoot any ammo. Mine will shoot, and eject, but then not pick up the next round from the magazine with Winchester bulk, and Federal bulk, but runs fine on Blazer bulk. Its a fun gun to shoot, and doesnt have many issues as far as long term reliability. The trigger isnt as good as a Mark pistol either, somewhat heavy, and gritty, but most new, low cost, 22 pistols are the same. I think its probably the best, entry level 22 pistol available today, in the small, light weight class.
 

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I haven't fired one, but It looks to be a nice pistol. I wouldn't be a bit afraid to buy one. It is a Ruger after all!
 

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I have had my Sr22p since the first week they came out, it is accurate for it's size but not near as accurate as my Mk II T. It has always functioned flawlessly with any ammo except the CCI "quiet" sub-sonic rounds. It is vary easy to take down, clean and reassemble. Everyone that has shot it have been vary pleased with it, i bought 5 extra magazines for it and that made it a lot more pleasant to take to the range. It' just a great little pistol for a good price.
 

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This is some great info....I was thinking of replacing my Mark III with one of the SR22......I may think some more about it...
 

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This is some great info....I was thinking of replacing my Mark III with one of the SR22......I may think some more about it...
This is up to you, but as I have said, the SR22P isnt as accurate as the Mark pistols. Is there any way you can keep the Mark, and buy the SR22P also? Best of both worlds. The SR22P is nice and light and makes a good sidearm, where the Mark pistol makes a good target gun, suitable for the range.
 

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I have also had a SR22 since they first came out. and Love mine. I took it to a shoot the weekend after I got it and let 100 kids each shoot it. We put 2 525 packs of Fed bulk pack through it, and it preformed flawlessly. It is an easy gun to shoot very well. My favorite things about it are that it has ambi controls, it is a DA/SA pistol.. and it works just like all my Sigs. I also have done a Few Women on Target classes, and every woman shot this pistol well. I highly recommend them as they are a true combat designed plinker.
 

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Welcome to the Ruger Talk Forum !!
thanks for the welcome shooter

and thanks everyone else for the info-- I'm in a wheelchair and my dad wants t o have something for personal defense.. I'm fairly decent with a pistol I was trained by military and law enforcement personal after all--and I'm not worried about stopping power as a shooters best friend is the triple tap

but dad(the military sniper) has a 45 in stock so I may just trade out-- technically my bday is still 4 months away
 

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This is up to you, but as I have said, the SR22P isnt as accurate as the Mark pistols. Is there any way you can keep the Mark, and buy the SR22P also? Best of both worlds. The SR22P is nice and light and makes a good sidearm, where the Mark pistol makes a good target gun, suitable for the range.
Thanks for the feedback....I believe I would keep my Mark III and get a SR22.....love the way you think...lol
 

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The SR22 is nice and light and has good three dot sights on it. I have not had mine that long but so far it has never jammed. I have prolly put at least 5 different loads through it. I am seriously thinking it might be my preferred concealed carry pistol.
 

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I love my SR-22. No jamming of any kind, my only problem is my grandson has put more rounds through it than I have.That is a good thing though.
 

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I have both the SR22p and a Mark III standard, both are greaat fun, the SR22 has handled all ammo I have put through it including some subsonic stuff, it has worked flawlessly after a breakin period. My personal recomendation is get both and enjoy the fun. Ii have other 22's in handguns and none work as well as my Rugers, a LCR 22 is next, I even plan to try some 22 shorts in the SR and see how they work, only issue is findiing ammo right now, just glad I have been buying over the last 4 years but continue to look. Happy Shooting
 

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I have a SR22PB , I got it the first week they became available to the public, I did have a few issues but Ruger CS stepped up to the plate and now it is a VERY reliable .22lr pistol and a blast to shoot. For plinking and range it is very accurate. I am not a target shooter so I am just tickled to piece with this little jewel. Well done Ruger.
 

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The SR22 has been good for me and does fine simulating my 9mm pocket pistols, but in 22. I've had no problems so far.

As far as accuracy, it's hard to compare the long sight radius, such as the Mk III, to short sight radius guns such as the SR22.

Accuracy of the SR22 at 10-20 feet has been great. But at 25 yards I shoot it no better or worse than my other short sight radius models (LCR, LC9, Nano). I always am able to shoot better at longer ranges with the longer sight radius models, regardless of the specific model. It's the nature of the short sight radius that being a little off amplifies the impact being off more down range.

If you want to bullseye competition level accuracy beyond 15 yards, use the long barrel (and sights) such as the MkIII. If you want a compact, fun shooter at statistically common defensive ranges, the SR22 does great. Better yet, have them both.
 

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The SR22 has been good for me and does fine simulating my 9mm pocket pistols, but in 22. I've had no problems so far.

As far as accuracy, it's hard to compare the long sight radius, such as the Mk III, to short sight radius guns such as the SR22.

Accuracy of the SR22 at 10-20 feet has been great. But at 25 yards I shoot it no better or worse than my other short sight radius models (LCR, LC9, Nano). I always am able to shoot better at longer ranges with the longer sight radius models, regardless of the specific model. It's the nature of the short sight radius that being a little off amplifies the impact being off more down range.

If you want to bullseye competition level accuracy beyond 15 yards, use the long barrel (and sights) such as the MkIII. If you want a compact, fun shooter at statistically common defensive ranges, the SR22 does great. Better yet, have them both.
My fathers an FFL, so that'll be no big deal to get em both. More fun that way anyway
 

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Good idea, Wheelieryder, you will be glad you did. You can never have too many 22 pistols, or too many hand guns either. Every model and style of Ruger pistol will make a trip to the range more enjoyable.
 

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And be careful of getting rid of the .22s over the years. I've heard a lot of regrets by individuals that did and years later wished they held on to them.
 

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I've had my SR22P for a year now. I've put at least 3000 rounds through it(probably more - lost count), 90% of that being Federal Bulk. This pistol LOVE's Federal Bulk. It will eat most everything else, with a few failures to pick up a round from the magazine - usually with Remington Golden Bullet or Winchester Bulk. But I attribute that to weak loads, not the gun's fault. It's loads of fun to shoot CCI Stingers, wish they were cheaper. I have to say the SR22P is the best bang-for-the-buck $299 I have spent. It keeps me from shooting up all my 9mm, 40S&W, and 45ACP ammo :)
 
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