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Gun show today in Robstown. It was fairly large, but a lot of tables were accessories and jewelry and such, but that made the wife happy. I made the rounds, found a 2" round butt M10 Smith and Wesson at first, wanted it, kinda, as it was 350 bucks. asked to look at it. It was clean in finish, but pretty sloppy, timing wasn't quite right on 2 cylinders and end play was getting up there. I took my feeler gauges just in case and end play was 5 thousandths. I think 7 is Smith and Wesson's recommended limit. Anyway, I decided it wasn't worth 350 and I have plenty of snubby revolvers for carry. :rolleyes: I just like M10s, have one, but it's a 4" square butt and I never carry it. I do carry a 3" Taurus 66 .357 occasionally, though.

Anyway, so I moved on, found a Ruger SR22 for 360 at one table, a Taurus 9mm revolver I liked for about 370 at one table, was tempted by that one, but then came upon a table with a crowd around it. The reason why was the pricing, probably 20 bucks over MSRP on most of their stuff and LOTS of volume. They wanted 319 for the SR22 and they had a blued Mk 2 there for 289. I was tempted by the Mk 2, but have one with a scope on it I gave 275 for scope and all at another gun show several years ago. I like the scope, don't wanna take it off for the original sight.

So I picked up the little SR22. Mark 2s are REALLY accurate, but this little thing is maybe a quarter inch longer than my Kel Tec P11 and a tad slimmer, will fit in a pocket, front pocket, not just a cargo pocket. It will make a handy take along outdoor "kit" gun for this reason replacing an zinc HP22 little POS I have that is really accurate, but is not a strong gun. I've yet to fire the SR22, but hope it can shoot 3" or less from the bench at 25, will make me happy. I'm sure it will at LEAST do that, though. that HP22 does and that's why I've kept it so long, not that I'm going to get rid of it since it ain't worth much.

I don't have a pic, yet, but will eventually.
 

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Congrats on the SR22 - I saw one the other day when I went shooting with PlanoMark, and decided I want one. Please let us know how it shoots, I'd really like to know.
 

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I'll get to the range with it probably Tuesday, maybe Monday. :D
 

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I've been looking hard at the SR22 as of late....it's been getting excellent real world reviews. I already have a Walther P22 which fills that niche....so I'll probably hold off --- maybe for the LCR .22

Congrats....nothing like a .22 pistol when you can shoot all day for $20.
 

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Congratulations. I've been looking at them too. Everything I've seen says they are great little guns.
 

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Man what a fine looking gun!! You did alright...congratulations!
 

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Let us know hold well it shoots, of course for someone who hunts Cape Buffalo with a NAA ,22 magnum, I'm sure you can hit a gnats patooie with it at 200 yards! :eek:
 

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Hmm, you've heard my reputation way up there, eh? :D
 

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Congrats NT.

Shoulda got a MKII.

I have 2 and I want more.
 

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Congratulations on your new firearm.
 

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That's a sweet lookin' SR-22, bud! Ruger does make some darn nice pistols. Good catch!
 

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lol I saw a used SR22 with only 100 rounds threw it for $210 yesterday, but I didn't think of buying it because it's a 22. what would I do with it? throw it at the BG when the first 5 rounds don't stop him?.. I saw the SR40 right next to it NIB for $365 I just can't buy anything for 30 days since my last purchase, so I let it go by...I plan on having lots of Rugers in my collection.. I am satisfied for now though with my Tauruses...
 

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Congrats on the SR22, I have one myself. ;) I have almost 1500 rounds through mine (call it 2000 tomorrow). I've fired mostly Federal and American Eagle .22 ammo through it before today. I went to the range for about an hour and a half and everyone wanted to try it out. Ate Remington, Winchester, and Blazer without a hiccup.

lol I saw a used SR22 with only 100 rounds threw it for $210 yesterday, but I didn't think of buying it because it's a 22. what would I do with it? throw it at the BG when the first 5 rounds don't stop him?..
No, you use the .22 to train with. You use a real gun to stop the bad guy - a shotgun or rifle.
 

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lol I saw a used SR22 with only 100 rounds threw it for $210 yesterday, but I didn't think of buying it because it's a 22. what would I do with it? throw it at the BG when the first 5 rounds don't stop him?.. I saw the SR40 right next to it NIB for $365 I just can't buy anything for 30 days since my last purchase, so I let it go by...I plan on having lots of Rugers in my collection.. I am satisfied for now though with my Tauruses...
Not all handguns need to be about shooting bad guys. There are beer cans out there that need ventilating, ya know.

Hey,it has to have a trigger pull better than most .22lrf revolvers.
The SA is a little stiff, but should break iin and is creep free. The DA is not too bad once I got used to it. I'm not going to dry fire it anymore. There was a discussion somewhere that Ruger says it's fine to dry fire it, but I noticed marks where the firing pin had been hitting the back of the chamber, not good.
 

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You can't have to many .22's, and these new Rugers are sweet.
 

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Congrats my friend!

Gotta love Rugers, I think it's mandatory! ;)
 
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