Working from the success of their SR series of semi-auto, polymer framed pistols, Ruger has now released a .22 long rifle rimfire model. It features a black polymer frame with an under barrel accessory rail, black anodized aluminum slide, replaceable stainless steel barrel and adjustable 3-dot sight that is reversible. It also comes with two interchangeable textured rubber grips, and a two-finger grip extension floor-plate for the magazine. Ruger states that the SR22 is designed to shoot a variety of .22 caliber ammo, not just high velocity. The new SR22 is set to compete with the likes of the SIG Mosquito, Walther P22, and the S&W M&P22.
I'm a big fan of bolt action rifles, and an even bigger fan of affordable bolt action rifles. That's why I was excited to hear about Ruger's new American Rifle. First of all it's %100 American made, definitely a bonus. Available in a variety of calibers, it features a light weight , matte black composite stock with ergonomic contours and grip serrations, also a soft rubber recoil pad. The body of the rifle features alloy steel construction with a durable, hammer forged, steel barrel that is integrally bedded. This means it has a free-floating barrel for greater accuracy. Also it's drilled and tapped for attaching the included scope mounts. It has a 70 degree, smooth cycling bolt, that allows plenty of clearance for mounting a scope. The Ruger Marksman adjustable trigger system, tang mounted safety, and a 4 shot rotary magazine round out the American Rifle. It should be made available some time this month (Jan).
With the popularity of their larger caliber .38spl and .357 LCR ( Lightweight Compact Revolver), Ruger has now made it available in .22 long rifle. It features a hard coat, matte black finish with a gray finish on the stainless steel cylinder and a stainless steel barrel. Rear sight is a "U" notch and the front sight is a replaceable, pinned ramp. The LCR22 , like all of Ruger's LCR's feature smooth styling for a snag free ease of draw. The grip is a soft rubber, Hogue Tamer. Also available with Crimson Trace laser grips.
Action: Hammerless, DAO
Capacity: 8 (Cyl)
Safety: No external safety. (You don't pull the trigger, it don't go bang.)
Barrel Length: 1.875"
Overall Length: 6.5"