Alleviating the need to waste time and extra money swapping out barrels, Smith & Wesson cuts out the middleman with the new suppressor ready M&P22 Compact.
Sure, there are a number of other worthy rimfire guns from other manufacturers, so why crown Ruger king? Here are eight good reasons why.
Today there are dozens of .22LR target pistols out there on the market. You can walk into any shop in any state and find any number of Ruger, Browning, Beretta, or Walther pistols among others who all promise to scratch that rimfire itch. But nearly a hundred years ago, Colt got this concept out and perfect and before anyone else did and it came in the form of a work of art we know today as the Woodsman—quite possibly the handgun shooters most want to see made again
While “roughing it” in a camper with ramen might appeal to day-trippers, mountain-men and the like tend to catch, cook and consume their own game on the trail and few calibers are more versatile than .22lr.
In the 1980s, Browning had a great 22 pistol with a lineage that went back to its namesake’s original design. Fresh out of ideas to compete with Ruger and others, they took their well-bred plinker and started over.
I believe the most important reason to own this pistol is for the fun and joy of shooting. With the large fake suppressor, one can take this gun to the range and send round after round into paper targets, living out your favorite spy movie fantasy. I confess to my friends that when I first shot this pistol I had the intro song to “Casino Royale” running through my head each time I picked up the pistol. It is simply a fun gun to shoot, even with the fake suppressor obscuring the sights.
If you’ve ever wondered what it felt like to chase a whip-wielding archaeologist around the Valley of the Kings or gun down a tavern full of intoxicated SS officers, you’re in luck. ATI has just announced their rendition of the MP-40.
Any .22LR is better than no .22LR. In the past six months, I’ve sent all kinds of junk down range. But to my surprise, I walked into a gun store recently and found a whole stack of Gemtech Silencer Subsonic.
With the price of .22LR still hovering in the stratosphere, I have a hard time recommending a magazine that makes it easier to blow through rimfire ammo. But the BX-25 is a gem, and it solves the only real problem I’ve had with the 10/22. Yet it doesn’t always work like it should.
When Ruger launched the Takedown almost two years ago, I fell in love again with the 10/22. And now they’ve taken the rifle to the next level by threading the barrel. The result is a versatile rifle that is the perfect platform for a silencer.