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ShaneS
08-24-2012, 21:36
I got a new Ruger SR22 for my birthday and Father's day this summer. I had read lots of good reviews in various gun magazines and websites. I liked the fact that it was reported to be reliable and not ammo picky.

I was not disappointed. It has fed my cheaper Winchester 555 bulk .22LR ammo without a problem. My wife and kids enjoy shooting it. I use it to train new shooters. It is well designed and manufactured. The trigger pull is nice. No recoil.

There are two things I don't like about the SR22:

1) I don't like how difficult it is to seat a magazine in the magazine well. I can't use it for training magazine changes

2) I don't like all the safeties. It has a magazine safety and manual safety. The manual safety is easy to operate but backwards from most handgun safeties. I think the magazine safety is the culprit for the difficulty in seating magazines.

Overall, it's definitely a keeper. Fix the magazine seating problem and remove or fix the safeties and it would be nearly perfect.

Just my opinion.

SigFTW
08-24-2012, 21:40
Yeah, the safety is different but I do like the gun, it eats any thin I feed it.

ZombieJoe
08-24-2012, 21:44
Sounds like every thing was ok, till the lawyers got to it.

ShaneS
08-24-2012, 21:52
Ooops! Posted on wrong thread!

billn
08-24-2012, 23:25
I have a SR22 as well. It is not as fit and polished as my Glock, but I enjoy shooting the pistol.

M2 Carbine
08-25-2012, 04:59
I've had a couple SR22 pistols for a while now. MANY rounds through them.
http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x464/Bell-helicopter-407/RugerSR22.jpg

Seldom a day (or evening) goes by that I don't shoot one.
I do a good bit of low light laser practice with it.

I hate magazine "safeties" and I'll see about removing it first chance I get.

The thumb safety doesn't bother me, as I seldom use it.


Sounds like every thing was ok, till the lawyers got to it.
Problem with many guns now days.

ZombieJoe
08-26-2012, 22:12
Problem with many guns now days.[/QUOTE]


The only I have like this is a Phoenix Arms HP22. The safeties were very easy to disconnect, is this the same with the SR22?



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NeverMore1701
08-26-2012, 23:49
I know the MKIII series has a very easy to remove/disable magazine safety, was one of the first things I did to mine. Can the SR22's be likewise neutralized?

Highspeedlane
08-27-2012, 06:37
Never held or shot one, but from the pic it looks like the thumb safety in 'on' when up?

DonD
08-27-2012, 06:44
Sounds like every thing was ok, till the lawyers got to it.

That's the source of problems in many issues. Oops, edited to say my comment was made earlier by M2 Carbine, didn't read all the post first.

The SR22 interests me but my Ruger .22/45 runs so well I haven't felt a big need for another .22LR semi auto. Don

HexHead
08-27-2012, 06:59
That magazine safety bears the ugly thumbprint of California.

bac1023
08-27-2012, 07:15
Congrats on the SR22.

M2 Carbine
08-27-2012, 07:33
I hate magazine "safeties" and I'll see about removing it first chance I get.

I checked it out yesterday. Unlike the LC9 and SR9C, Ruger made this one difficult to remove.
It's a spring loaded plunger, operated by the magazine, that pushes against the trigger bar.
It appears disabling it will be more than just removing the plumger and spring.

Since the gun is not a primary defence gun I will probably just put up with it (or maybe not).


BTW my gun is showing a little wear on the rear of the barrel and face of the slide where they bang together as the round is chambered.
I can't see this being a problem for many more thousands of rounds, if at all.

racer88
08-27-2012, 11:54
1,100 trouble-free rounds through my SR22 pistol so far.

I agree the safeties are a PITA. But, for a plinking / fun gun, I can put up with it.

It's a great pistol for introducing newbies to shooting.

Indy_Guy_77
08-27-2012, 12:57
Does the SR22 have a threaded muzzle that'll take an adapter for a suppressor?

I think I read where they do...

M2 Carbine
08-27-2012, 13:28
Does the SR22 have a threaded muzzle that'll take an adapter for a suppressor?

I think I read where they do... __________________
I haven't seen one but it seems I heard that to.

racer88
08-27-2012, 16:12
Does the SR22 have a threaded muzzle that'll take an adapter for a suppressor?

I think I read where they do...

It's "coming soon." So, they say.

Haldor
08-28-2012, 20:00
Does the SR22 have a threaded muzzle that'll take an adapter for a suppressor?

I think I read where they do...

Supposed to be one coming someday. Only option today is to have it done by a gunsmith. These guys charge $175 for the service (and do excellent work).

http://tornado-technologies.com/services.html