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Old August 11, 2012, 01:53 PM   #1
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Ruger SR22 Review - Love and 22.LR - HD VIDEO

Is it possible to fall head over heels in love on your first date? Well, I think it is and I surely have fallen in love with my Ruger SR22 after putting several hundred rounds through it in the past few days.

Have any of you purchased the Ruger SR22? How are you liking it? Ammo issues? Favorite ammo?

I think the Ruger SR22 is an amazingly good little shooter.

Here's the video.

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Old August 11, 2012, 04:40 PM   #2
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Should point out that the slide did not lock back after the last round shot. I'm trying to determine if this is due to how I was holding it, perhaps applying pressure to the slide lock button or not. Will report back.
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Old August 11, 2012, 06:25 PM   #3
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nice video, well done.

I have the SR22 also and really enjoy shooting it!

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Old August 11, 2012, 06:34 PM   #4
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Thanks, Dave. I'm with you, brother. It is so fun to shoot.

I am concerned about the failure of my SR22 to lock back on the last round.

I might have to send it back to Ruger. I am going to give them a call on Monday chat with them about this. Or, I may just let it go.

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Old August 11, 2012, 09:18 PM   #5
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Got about 500 rounds thru the SR now...it's a great little pistol. The whole family loves shooting this little guy, my wife still likes the MKII for accuracy but this gun is just so much fun to shoot.
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Old August 12, 2012, 07:02 AM   #6
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Nice video. I love the cammo, lol.

I've lost count of my SR22 round count maybe 5k now. I truly enjoy shooting mine.
My only problems were ammo related, I have that fixed.
http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=477844

Does your failure to lock back on the last round happen with both mags? Are they seated all the way? and check your grip, it's such a small gun so you can unintentionally hinder the slide. Whatever it is, hope it's an easy fix.
Safe shooting.
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Old August 12, 2012, 08:35 AM   #7
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Wow, 5,000 rounds. You have been doing a lot of shooting!

I can only use one of the mags, since, I managed to ... ah ... er.... "misplace" the spring sleeve in the other magazine when swapping out the baseplate. [It ejected about twenty feet into my backyard grass, never to be be found]. I called Ruger and they are sending me, two replacement spring sleeves, for free. How about that?

: )

I am 99% it is fully seated but I will definitely be looking at all this carefully next time out with it and report back.
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Old August 12, 2012, 10:34 PM   #8
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It's so easy to shoot. I go through almost a box of ammo each time I take it to the range.
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Old August 13, 2012, 07:00 AM   #9
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Having only two magazines slows me down, a little bit.

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Old August 13, 2012, 08:36 AM   #10
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Yeah, that's the biggest negative. Loading those mags over and over and over...
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Old August 13, 2012, 01:26 PM   #11
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My SR22 doesn't seem to like HV ammo. I've tried several brands now in varying bullet weights. The last round consistently fails to feed every 3-4 mags. Ruger sent me two new mags, but that didn't help.

Fires Standard Velocity fine though. Other than this disappointing level of reliability, the gun has been evrything I'd hoped it would be.
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Old August 13, 2012, 02:49 PM   #12
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Glad to hear how much all like theirs. I have just purchased one, but have not hit the range with it yet. I really like the way it feels with the larger grips.
I have a ton a .22LR, mainly CCI, and a couple box of CCI Stingers. Just wondering if the higher velocity (1640 FPS +-) is OK to shoot. I don't plan on a lot of them, but think they might be a pretty good load to carry on my hiking trips.
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Old August 13, 2012, 04:41 PM   #13
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I put around 50 high velocity rounds through it, no problem.
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Old August 14, 2012, 09:45 AM   #14
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I own two SR22Ps and both of them are very reliable, accurate shooters. After a combination of about 2,000 rounds (almost all Federal Blue Bulk 525) I can report exactly one issue with one round, which I believe was a defective underpowered round that did not fully cycle the gun.

These are very good pistols and surprisingly accurate for what they are. Not quite able to beat my Mark pistols but on a good day the SR22P can surprise.
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Old August 14, 2012, 10:35 PM   #15
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I love the SR22 and have seen great reliability out of it, it is the first gun I recommend to someone looking for something cheap to practice with. I have a few videos of it posted on my youtube page.
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Old August 15, 2012, 02:42 PM   #16
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Ditto, thanks.
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Old February 12, 2013, 12:58 PM   #17
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Any updates? Is the slide holding open? Did you have to contact Ruger? Round count?
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Old February 12, 2013, 05:12 PM   #18
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SR-22

Have about 3k rounds through mine and no problems as of yet. My favorite pistol to shoot, Have a 92fs and PX4 Storm SC.
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Old February 12, 2013, 05:22 PM   #19
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My SR22 is a great gun, but it's only reliable with either standard velocity ammo or high velocity ammo using lighter bullets (under 40gr). It will not always cycle the last round of the mag if I use any HV ammo in the 40gr weight, especially CCI mini-mag, which is my favorite.

The behavior is the opposite of my Walther P22, which likes the hotter, heavier loads, but doesn't like the lighter ones.
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Old February 13, 2013, 12:19 PM   #20
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I'm jealous of you all and your SR22s. I've asked this before so pardon... How would I fare trading a Walther/Umarex P22 and a Taurus 94 toward a new SR22?
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Old February 13, 2013, 12:37 PM   #21
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only thing ive noticed with my sr22 after a couple thousand rounds is that if you plan on going and shooting a few hundred rounds in a trip to the range its a good idea to bring a piece of cloth to wipe off the feed ramp every hundred rds or so. other than that it will feed any ammo i put in it without an issue as long as it gets a quick wipe of the feed ramp as stated above
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