When it comes to proper gun handling during a self-defense situation, there is nothing that will help you prepare better than regular training. Unfortunately, training can get really expensive if you use the same pistol you do for self-defense. This puts many budget shooters in a real pickle as they have less money to spend on ammo and find it difficult to get sufficient practice. Fortunately, there are some ways you can get around this.
While you want to use the same gun you do for self-defense in your training to get the most reliable techniques down, today, many companies offer .22 LR models that imitate their self-defense series to give you a less expensive option. Among those, the Ruger SR22 may be just the gun you are after. Built to match the features of the other SR series, this exceptional practice weapon will help you get all the training you need with the low cost of .22 ammunition.
Why Buy a Ruger SR22?
Like the standard models, the Ruger SR22 was designed with ease of use in mind and features an aerospace-grade aluminum slide with both front and rear cocking serrations. To accommodate the smaller caliber, it uses polymer in the frame, keeping weight down and durability up. The weapon is controlled by a light, double-action trigger, which provides a crisp pull that will help keep you on target. Meanwhile, it uses 3-dot dovetail sights, the front fixed in place, while the rear is fully adjustable for target practice. The grip is interchangeable to allow for a custom hold and it is offered with an integrated accessory rail to ensure that you can get the right look and feel while you train.
Technical Features of the SR22
The standard SR22 starts off with a 3.5” barrel, which was designed to match the accuracy of your regular carry pistol and uses a 6 groove 1:16 right hand twist to achieve this. It measures out to be 0.97” wide, 6.4” long, and 4.9” tall, making it a bit more compact than the standard SR models but scaled based on the weight of 17.5 ounces. If you prefer, you can even purchase one with a removable adapter installed so you can use a suppressor. Alternatively, they now also offer a 4.5” barrel option, which measures out to be 7.4” long and weighs 18.7 ounces.
Stand out From the Crowd
Quickly gaining popularity among the shooting community, a cerakote is a special ceramic finish that can be applied to your gun for a more unique color, harder surface, and protection from the elements. Our color selection is virtually limitless, offering a wide variety of popular options like: Tiffany Blue, FDE (Flat Dark Earth), OD Green, Burnt Bronze, Patriot Brown, Pink, and so many more. Even more important than this wide selection, each gun is function tested after the coat is applied, ensuring that all key components still work properly. As an added level of assurance, we also ship each model with a 12 month workmanship warranty, protecting it from fading due to normal use. Just keep in mind, it won’t stand up to scrapes or scratches from rocks or metal.
So, when you want a target model that will perfectly match your standard self-defense pistol, you can trust that this Ruger SR22 is ready to deliver. When you order through Omaha Outdoors, you can have the confidence that you are getting professional attention and can trust that it will be delivered in a timely fashion. We look forward to sending your new firearm and hope to see you back soon.