Ruger SR22

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Ruger SR22
Ruger SR22P.jpg
Type Semi-automatic pistol
Place of origin United States
Production history
Manufacturer Ruger
Produced January 2012–present
Specifications
Weight 17.5 oz (496.1 g)
Length 6.40 in (162.6 mm)
Barrel length 3.50 in (88.9 mm)
Width 1.29 in (32.8 mm)
Height 4.90 in (124.5 mm)

Cartridge .22 LR
Action Blowback
Feed system 10-round detachable box magazine
Sights Adjustable three-dot iron sights

The Ruger SR22 or SR22P is a rimfire semi-automatic pistol chambered for the .22 Long Rifle cartridge, manufactured by Sturm, Ruger & Co.. The SR22 is mainly targeted at plinking and competition shooting.

Design[edit]

The SR22 does not share design and ergonomic commonalities with the striker-fired centerfire Ruger SR-Series pistols and mechanically deviates significantly. In fact, it is more similar to the Walther P22 than a Ruger SR-Series pistol, the SR22 comes only in compact size, although recently a 4.5 inch barrel version (Model 3620) was released.

The SR22 has a straight blowback-type action, and features a stainless steel barrel that is fixed to the frame. Furthermore, the SR22 features a double-action/single-action trigger system with a rounded-spur external hammer, and has a visual inspection port in the form of a hole in the top of the slide and the back of the barrel that functions as a loaded chamber indicator. The pistol is very lightweight thanks to its aluminium slide and polymer frame, and also comes with interchangeable rubber grips for different-sized hands.[1] The SR22 started to ship in January 2012 and is shipped with two single stack 10-round magazines and replaceable grips for small or large hands.[2]

The Ruger SR22 is equipped standard with an ambidextrous thumb safety/decocking lever, and magazine release. Two interchangeable handgrips are offered. One in slim, and the other in wide-palmswell format, it is also equipped with a Picatinny rail on the frame below the barrel and in front of the trigger guard.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Instruction Manual for Ruger SR22 Pistol
  2. ^ "Ruger SR22". Retrieved 24 November 2014.