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Old 01-24-2013, 7:45 PM
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I really don't need one, but they are awesome and fit nicely in my hand. Anyone else?

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Old 01-24-2013, 7:57 PM
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Forget that. Get an M&P22 instead.

I will say that of all my research, the M&P and the Ruger are by far the stand-outs of the bunch. The rest are ammo sensitive and not as well built (IMO). Can't go wrong with it. I will be getting my M&P22 soon.
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Nothing against Ruger SR22, but I would also get M&P22 instead.
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Does the MP22 have a safety as well?
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Nothing against Ruger SR22, but I would also get M&P22 instead.
Just curious why? I'm not a big SW fan.
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I LOVE MY SR22P.... It is an awesome pistol.. I got it cause it was the same weight as my LC9 and can shoot it a lot cheaper.. It shoots everything I feed it .. I wouldnt trade it for anything ...

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I LOVE MY SR22P.... It is an awesome pistol.. I got it cause it was the same weight as my LC9 and can shoot it a lot cheaper.. It shoots everything I feed it .. I wouldnt trade it for anything ...Ruger has lifetime warranty ... Great customer service ... I can go on

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Just got mine 3 weeks ago and finally hit the 40 yard tin can range at Los Altos last Sunday shooting gallon milk containers. Hella fun. Was cleaned and frog lubed prior to range time. Shot 525 rounds of CCI Blazer bulk ammo without a malfunction of any sort. Sights were a bit off for that range. Was shooting 8 ft high. lol Didn't bother sighting it in closer on paper. Just dialed it in and had fun.
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bought the Ruger for the wife, she and I both love it. now I am looking for something just like it only slightly larger in 9mm
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I like M&P because of their ergonomics and I can use high grip on M&P.
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If you could find one get it. This product is amoungst the best that Ruger makes and markets.
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+1 Love my SR22 and I told a friend to get one and he loves it as well.
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Love my sr22 like everyone else ... You can feed it anything and it will shoot it
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Just curious why? I'm not a big SW fan.
Why?
It is designed and built exactly like a full size M&P9. As a training tool, they are exactly the same (same features, function, sight picture, feel) as the bigger bore models. For me, it would be perfect to train on the same platform as my other M&P without the cost of shooting .40/.45 ammo. There is no variation to adjust. Load, point, shoot, repeat! The "others" seem like they were built as a .22 pistol and more "toy like" rather than a smaller calibre version of a bigger bore brother/sister.

In addition, they are reliable, pretty, and not fussy on ammo. Plus, you are backed by the legendary S&W customer service and lifetime warranty. That in itself is hard to beat.

SR22 are also very nice and very similar in look and feel to the Sr9c/40c platform. This would be my 2nd choice pistol. I would buy this as a spare plinker but still have my M&P22 as my main training/plinking gun.
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You really don't need one, but they are awesome and fit nicely in your hand.

The way they set up the rear sight is kind of lame however.
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Does the MP22 have a safety as well?
I believe the.22 version has an ambidextrous thumb safety feature that the M&P 9/40/45 do not have (optional feature in some markets). They made a non-threaded barrel that makes it CA legal. Very nice handguns. Not that many around as it is less than a year old in the CA legal version.
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I dig mine. It looks cool, and fits my hands wonderfully. I think it's more comfortable than the M&P's. But I hear great things about those guns too, and may have bought one on Gun Day if Turner's wasn't so darn busy. I think Ruger and S&W are both great companies.

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The thumb safety is upside down (sweep up to disengage)

magazine disconnect!
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Eh, I'll stick to my Ruger MKIII 22/45.
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Yes, you don't need one but you'll WANT one.

The SR22 is a winner.
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:23 PM
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Thanks for all the good answers and info here.
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:49 PM
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I'm with Infamous762. I've shot the SR22 a few times but it feels flimsy and not very accurate... there were also issues with FTE. Now, this is my friend's gun and maybe it's just that one. All the research I did say that the SR22 is a great handgun and loved by many.

I decided to go with the Mark III 22/45 and it'll be out of jail next Tuesday. =)
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I have a Browning Buckmark and a Ruger SR-22. The longer sight radius of the Buckmark is great for longer range shooting and has an excellent single action only trigger. I can ding some very small steel targets with it at 50 yards. Probably a gun I will certainly never get rid of.

The Ruger SR-22 is just good, reliable fun in a fairly cheap package. Eats any ammo I've put through it so far. While I don't personally feel it has an amazing trigger, it's good enough. Being that it is DA/SA and hammer fired, it has an advantage if you want to train that way. The DA pull is long and heavy, but manageable. It is very well made and will fit any hands you put it into. Another plus is you can dry fire it without damage - also good for training. If you can find one now, definitely pick it up.

I held the SW M&P22 the other day and was very impressed with how it felt. I believe it is the same size as its larger caliber brothers. Ergonomics were excellent, controls laid out well and easy to manipulate, and the sights looked good. It would be up on my list as my next semi-auto .22 to purchase if i was in the market for one. Take a hard look at it for sure.
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I love my SR22P, right along with my MKIII. I still want the M&P to go with my 9, 9c, and 45.

.22's are just plain fun
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Shot my brother's SR22. Felt good in my hands, not a hiccup the time we took it out. STUPID GOOD FUN TO SHOOT! Plus it's a great tool for teaching the novices or converting the antis you can get to the range. I personally like Ruger autos better than S&W autos. And that's coming from a 2x S&W owner.
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I bought one a while back and it runs flawlessly. However, I feel that it's too small of a handgun and wish I waited to get the m&p 22 instead.
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+1. I've got small/medium hands so it fits like a glove.
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Get it. Nuff said.
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Love mine. Wife loves it too. Finally got her to go shooting with me because it fit her small hands and she thought it looked "cool". The fact it was reliable and gave her no problems shooting it sealed the deal.

No ammo problems, easy to take apart and clean, I've been very happy with it. It's somewhat less accurate than its Mark III cousins due to the shorter barrel, but a whole lot less hassle to own.

It's also a very good trainer in general for semi auto pistols.

Having held and shot an M&P 22, you probably can't go wrong with that one either, they are both good.
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Either way you go Turner's has both on sale this week. The Ruger comes with 2 mags as the M&P comes with 1. I have the Ruger and am going to get the other.
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Is it in stock? Do you have the funds? If you answer yes to both of these questions then you might as well get it before someone else does and you end up regretting not making the purchase.
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Buy it now... You may not be able to do so later.
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I have one and am very happy with it as well. I originally had an issue with the slide and Ruger customer service was excellent. No issues at all now.
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Buy it now... You may not be able to do so later.
That might be the ticket right there. Just a nice pistol and good for rodents and varmints as well.
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My Gripes are:

The thumb safety is upside down (sweep up to disengage)
This is the only reason I think I'm going to buy the M&P22 over the Ruger. Although, I already have a full size 22lr pistol and really like the smaller size of the Ruger. I Guess when I have the money it'll just depend on which one is available.
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GF and I were .22 shopping last weekend. We shot a Ruger MkIII, 22/45, SR22, and an M&P 22. I *hated* the hinged trigger safety on the M&P. Liked the MkIII, but the SR22 was my favorite of the bunch. Couldn't find one anywhere so we snagged a pair of Walther P22's, pretty similar profile.

Yes, buy the SR22.
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Ruger22??? I would get a 22/45 way nicer quality.
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I intended to get the M&P22 as well due to the obvious training advantages, but my LGS was out of stock. They did however have a Walther P22 which I purchased and finally shot last week. Nice shooting little pistol that is so similar to the Ruger that they look like they were made in the same factory! I asked one guy at the gun store which he would choose, and he said to go with the Walther.
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Put 700 rounds through my SR22 that I picked up in last month and haven't experienced any malfunctions whatsoever. It's a great gun and Ruger support (if you ever need it) is second to none. I would definitely recommend this gun to anyone that wants a reliable .22 that will eat any ammo you feed it.
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I've had one for almost 2 months now and have put close to 1200 rounds thru it and it eats everything- fun little gun for the cost. I looked into getting the M&P but the cost was almost twice of the SR22.
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