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What I Don't Like About the Ruger SR22

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by ShaneS, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. ShaneS

    ShaneS Millennium Member

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    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.
     
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2012
  2. SigFTW

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    Yeah, the safety is different but I do like the gun, it eats any thin I feed it.
     


  3. ZombieJoe

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    Sounds like every thing was ok, till the lawyers got to it.
     
  4. ShaneS

    ShaneS Millennium Member

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    Ooops! Posted on wrong thread!
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2012
  5. billn

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    I have a SR22 as well. It is not as fit and polished as my Glock, but I enjoy shooting the pistol.
     
  6. M2 Carbine

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    I've had a couple SR22 pistols for a while now. MANY rounds through them.
    [​IMG]

    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.


    Problem with many guns now days.
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2012
  7. ZombieJoe

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    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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  8. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    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?
     
  9. Highspeedlane

    Highspeedlane NRA Life Member

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    Never held or shot one, but from the pic it looks like the thumb safety in 'on' when up?
     
  10. DonD

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    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
     
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  11. HexHead

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    That magazine safety bears the ugly thumbprint of California.
     
  12. M2 Carbine

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    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.
     
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2012
  13. racer88

    racer88 NRA & SAF mbr

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    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.
     
  14. Does the SR22 have a threaded muzzle that'll take an adapter for a suppressor?

    I think I read where they do...
     
  15. M2 Carbine

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    I haven't seen one but it seems I heard that to.
     
  16. racer88

    racer88 NRA & SAF mbr

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

    Haldor Retired EE

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    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