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    SR 22 Questions

    I am bringing home a new SR 22 this week and would like to hear from those of you that either own one or have spent some time shooting one.

    My first question is what ammo works best with regard to reliability and accuracy. Reliability being the priority of the two.

    My second question concerns the mode of carry. I doubt that many use this gun for more than a range/plinker, but it does need a holster of some sort.

    Last, I would appreciate your general opinions on the gun in comparison to the Walther P22, and the M&P 22.

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    I love mine. It (obviously) loves MiniMags, but will take Blazers, CCI SV, pretty much any reasonably good ammo. It does NOT like the Mexican CI stuff, and stovepipes like crazy (cuts down on expense at the range that way) I haven't tried my new batch of Auto-Match yet, but don't see any problem there. I'd try to "season" it with 400-500 minimags if possible, then play.

    Holster? As I don't carry I can't really recommend for that, but it fits the Barsony flapped holster I got for the Beretta 84 very nicely.

    From what I hear, it is way more reliable than the P22, and it is lighter than the M&P, although reliability is about the same there.

    Enjoy the beast!

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    My SR 22 seems to fit nicely in the same owb holster that I carry my SR 9C.

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    I love the SR-22's, and have two. Frankly not much different than a Walther P-22, and I have one of those also. Mine shoots about everything I load into it: Armscor Gold HV, Remington Thunderbolt or Golden Bullet, Winchester White box 333 or 555, anything. The M&P-22 is a larger handgun, but also quite reliable. The M&P is geared towards training M&P users with an identical handgun but shooting cheaper 22's....so if you're not an M&P user then it's just a full-size 22.

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    Goldwing:
    I have both the Walther P22 and the Ruger SR22. The SR22 is the better of the two. It has an aluminum slide, the Walther I believe is made of zinc or pot metal. Haven't had any issues with either one or with different types of ammo. You can pick up a "Blackhawk" holster from Walmart's which will work for that gun and others of that size.

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    Thanks for the replies Gentlemen, you too Sail! I stopped at the gun shop today looking for a decent holster to fit the SR 22 and the owner of the store showed me a holster that seemed to have too much room in front of the trigger guard. I asked him about it and he handed me a rail mount CT laser. He had the laser on one of his own guns for a short time, and changed over to a laser/light combo setup. He said I could have it for 1/2 of retail which was $70. I handed the money for that and the holster before he could change his mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldwing View Post
    ... you too Sail!
    <snip good luck >
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