View Full Version : SR22 ruger pistol

03-19-2012, 03:25 PM
Does anyone know whether this is a good plinker and how hard is it to field strip?
I'm just looking for a fun inexpensive pistol to shoot.

03-19-2012, 04:06 PM
no experience with this thing other than holding it in the store...seems like a nice grip even though it looks like a stungun from space...

I would recommend the Ruger Mark III or the cheaper option 22/45....

i have both, like the 22/45 becasue its modeling after the 1911 but i can shoot 1000 rounds thru either one, let them set for a month, go right back out and shoot another 1000 rounds without a problem. super accurate and tons of fun

mine is a plinker/rabbit/squirrel/whatever i feel like shooting gun (even got a cheapo barska red dot), little hard to field strip at first, but once it makes sense, you will love these guns. good luck

03-19-2012, 05:35 PM
Outstanding gun. Feels great in the hand, shoots easy and is a tack driver.
I have one of the early ones that had a few issues and it went back to Ruger for some remedial action. It's perfect now.

Field stripping is a 10 second process. There's a take down lever in front of the trigger. Flip it down and pull the slide to the rear and lift. It comes right off exposing the full barrel that's bolted to the frame. Very easy to clean and lubricate.

Definitely recommend this little fun pistol.

03-19-2012, 05:44 PM
I knew it was you that had one Tinman but I wasn't 100% sure so I held it in. Now days I'm seldom 100% sure about anything now that I ponder it.

03-19-2012, 06:51 PM
I had been waiting for the SR22 for quite awhile. Buds didn't have them in stock and my local gun shop couldn't get ahold of any. Not being the most patient person I eventually decided on the Ruger 22/45. I chose it over the regular Mark III for two reasons. First, I really liked the fact that the grip matches the grip on my 1911. Second, it came with a threaded barrel just in case I later decide to buy a silencer. :). One thing I like about the 22/45 over the SR22 is the heavier weight of the 22/45 (32oz v. 17oz). That should relate to less recoil for my wife. Both of my kids (10 and 13) love it!

03-19-2012, 06:59 PM
Both my wife and daughter love shooting the SR22. There's almost no noticable recoil. They're both pretty good with it.
My wife would love to use it as a carry weapon but I have issues with a 22lr as a personal protection gun.

03-21-2012, 06:16 AM
ok, What do you think about theGSG 1911?

03-21-2012, 09:42 AM
From the reviews I'd be running a SR22 now as my primary plinker .22 pistol if I didn't have my Walther P22. The SR didn't exist at the time and I didn't want the weight of the bull barrel alternatives out there. I like my P22, no issues, but in general the quality is not stellar. I'm mostly concerned the crappy zinc slide is gonna come apart, but at $300, I didn't expect it to last forever anyway.

I think you'd be MORE than happy w/ the SR22 unless you want the dead on tack driving accuracy of one of the bull barrel .22s like the Ruger Mark, S&W has one, Browing, etc. Just know it comes at double or triple the weight of the SR.

03-21-2012, 09:45 AM
ok, What do you think about theGSG 1911?

I looked at those. Reviews are spotty. Doesn't seem to be as reliable as even the P22. Which is definitely a negative. I'd still be leaning toward the SR22. Yea, it's new...but all indicators is that it's going to be a good firearm. Ruger doesn't screw stuff up that often IMO.

03-21-2012, 10:26 AM
I bought one after shooting my friends......it is fun accurate, and pretty easy to break down. The DA trigger pull is prett hard but when it goes to SA it is a very sweet trigger. You can shoot this thing all day long. I really enjoy the gun.


03-23-2012, 04:49 AM
I'm still leaning toward the SR22 ruger but what have you heard about the S&W MP22?
Thanks again, I appreciate the feedback.

03-26-2012, 01:39 AM
I'm still leaning toward the SR22 ruger but what have you heard about the S&W MP22?
Thanks again, I appreciate the feedback.

Internals modeled from the Walther P22...pretty cool that you can go up caliber and retain the same feel as the 22. Has a tactical rail. A friend just got one a month ago, Ive shot it twice now and thought it was pretty nice. I like how the grip is fat so it fills up your hand.

03-30-2012, 04:54 PM
Had mine for about a month now.
800 rounds through the SR22 (SR@2) on first day shooting.
250 Second day out, and last time about 400 or so.

Had two misfires, but it was cheap federal.

Buy it.

It's accurate and very reliable.

I love it