Ruger SR22 22 Caliber Pistol Ruger SR22 22 Caliber Pistol

22 Caliber Pistol Review of The Ruger SR22

The specifications of the Ruger SR22 are:

Caliber: .22LR

Capacity: 10+1

Action: Double-action / Single-action (DA/SA) 1

Barrel length: 3.5"

Front sight: Drift adjustable (white dot)

Rear sight: Fully adjustable (two white dot or plain black)

Overall length: 6.40"

Weight: 17.5 ounces

Grip: Polymer (two grip sleeves included)

Frame: Polymer

Slide: Aluminum aerospace alloy

Finish: Black

Safety: Ambidextrous

Slide stop: Left side

Magazine release: Ambidextrous

Accessory rail: Picatinny style

MSRP: $399


Works very well with both high and low velocity ammunition.  Not as picky as some other 22 caliber pistols. Two (2 I emphasize) 10 round magazines included.  Light and easy to operate.  Sights are very good which lead to very nice accuracy.  Straight-forward disassembly.


Sturm, Ruger & Company, an America company, has been around since 1949.  It's rifles and pistols in the rimfire category are extremely popular.  The SR22 continues it's legacy.  Fit and finish are very good for this category and the controls in addition to being ambidextrous have very nice surface areas and great tactile feedback leading to a pistol which is a pleasure to use and easy to learn with.  And allow me to mention this one more time: it comes with two magazines.  Can easily be used as a hunting and trail gun because of the overall quality and sights it uses.


DA trigger pull seems to be a bit messy and heavy.  The SA pull seems heavier than it should be on a .22LR caliber semi-automatic pistol.

1 On a semi automatic pistol, when the hammer is not cocked you can pull the trigger and it will cock and fire the pistol.  You do not have to cock and fire the pistol with the trigger for every shot because the slide cocks the hammer when it cycles.  The first heavier trigger squeeze is the DA/SA part of it and the subsequent lighter squeezes are the SA single action part of it.

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