22 Caliber Pistol Review
Comparable 22 caliber pistol reviews and specifications plus information on safety and general comments.
If you already have a 22 caliber pistol, awesome! I will post 22 caliber pistol reviews so you can see if another pistol is worth getting, adding to your current collection.
If you don't already have a 22 caliber pistol then I'll present you the reasons to get one and the options you have via 22 caliber pistol reviews.
If you don't have a gun at all, then take a look at the other pages because I'll be going over safety and the basics regarding having a gun, firing it and buying one.
There may be quite a bit of information being presented at the same time which may be a bit overwhelming for the new target shooter, so I have included a Comparison Table on this site listing all 22 pistols reviewed in a simple to compare table.
And why .22LR caliber pistols? Aren't the others sexier, more macho, posses more stopping power and are used by military and police forces worldwide?
Well, sexier and macho are subjective I have to say, but definitely they do have the stopping power that military, police and home defense require.
However, a well placed shot (or two or three) is worth much more than 5 shots all over the place.
A 22 caliber pistol is cheaper to buy (except for one of the pistols reviewed on this site) and by far cheaper to shoot, and that's one of the things I am aiming for in 22 Caliber Pistol Review.
You can shoot all day. Your whole family and friends can shoot all day spending half, a third or even less compared to other calibers.
The second objective of this site is to help introduce people that may be initially averse to very loud noises and pistol recoil. Also, the 22 caliber pistols are usually smaller and lighter compared to the larger caliber pistols. They are not intimidating to the first time shooter at all. Oh! Let's not forget that depending on the 22 caliber pistol being used, it can be used for small game hunting. The caliber is small enough to dispatch the game without too much damage.
Gun manufacturers have caught on to this caliber and are producing 22 caliber pistols mirrored on their bigger caliber pistols. For example, the Ruger SR line, the Smith & Wesson M&P models. As you will see, even 1911s have been coming out in the .22LR caliber, not to mention one pistol that looks just like a Glock, but in the .22LR caliber. What!? Yes indeed and it is here on my site. It's the ISSC M22. Take a look!
And still, one has to learn the same safety rules. The same rules any caliber pistol or gun in general requires. An extremely important factor if pistols, of any caliber, are to be introduced to new users.
Allow me to briefly go over some of the rules:
Keep the gun pointed in a safe direction. A safe direction means that even if the gun were to go off, it would not cause injury or damage to a person or material object of importance.
Keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot. Rest your finger on the trigger guard or along the side of the gun until you are actually ready to fire. Don't rest your finger on the trigger.
Keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.1 Whenever you pick up a gun, immediately engage the safety device if possible, and, if the gun has a magazine, remove it before opening the action and looking into the chamber which should be clear of ammunition. If you do not know how to open the action or inspect the chamber, leave the gun alone and get help from someone who does.
Also, especially when in a closed shooting range, always wear ear protection. The .22LR decibel number may be lower than the bigger calibers and may not sound too bad, but inside a shooting range shots coming from your 22 caliber pistol and from the other shooters (.22, 9MM, .457 and etc.) are amplified. Even outside, prolonged periods of time can be damaging to your ears.
And don't forget eye protection. Just like your hearing, you want to preserve your eyesight.
There are several more safety points to consider and we'll go over them later.
The more safe, conscientious and happy gun owners, the more power gun owners will have.
Now, let's move on and enjoy our day at the indoor/outdoor target range!
1 This statement obviously is not true when talking about police forces, military and etc. Different situations also call for varying levels of gun preparedness. If a gun must be left loaded for whatever reason, the safety should be set or additional safety measures should be followed so that it does not end up in the wrong hands.