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Same as the standard SR22, only one inch longer. Because more sight radius is (almost) always better. Specs after the jump . . .

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37 Responses to New From Ruger: SR22 With 4.5″ Barrel

    • There’s a company called TandemKross that makes an extension (they call it a bumper) that add 5 rds to the magazine.

      They’re currently on sale for $8 per extension.

  1. Still with that stupid reverse saftey. They can’t make one without it yet they put the time into designing this? Really? It’s supposed to be a training pistol. If you’re going to put a safety on it at least make it like other guns.

    • I have an sr9c and sr22 and it is completely different. It doesnt make sense that they would make it this way. It functions as a decocker and maybe it has to go down instead of up.

  2. looks like I could just buy the slide and barrel for my current one.
    Although, my SR22 has now been “replaced” by Beretta’s M9 22LR.
    The SR22 still fits the kid’s hands though.

  3. Cool, I kind of like the looks of it. Wish it was more than 10 rounds. Why do all these .22’s have 10 round mags. must be a technical reason I have not thought of?

    • I could be wrong, I’m just guessing here, but it could be to do with the rim on the case. I notice a lot of large cap rimfire mags (10/22 for example) are curved. I always assumed that was due to the rim anyway.

  4. Until they decide to fix the trigger, backwards safety, and the disassembly catch in the trigger guard, I won’t own another. Which is too bad because it was about the right size for my wife to use, but the trigger was just too awful (along with the once in a while spontaneous field strip upon firing), so I sold mine. Maybe I am too particular but I prefer the slide to stay attached to the firearm when in use, especially when the slide hits around 4 feet low at 5ft.

  5. Hmm… and it’s 4 whole ounces lighter than a 22/45 Lite.

    Thought about getting a 22/45 target a while back, but then I figured what good is a pistol you can’t buy ammo for anyway. Think I’d still go that route.

    • $15
      /100 box cci is on almost every small gun counter in my area. Never had much use for cci , could get along fine with cheaper bulk federal, but since I can find it I pick some up every once in a while. I don’t plink with .22 anymore, mostly 9mm.

  6. I like the Tandemkross 15-round bumper kits for these and they work well, but the downside is no hold open on the last round. Definitely more fun shooting 15 rounds vs 10.

  7. Not seeing the advantage of 4.5 vs 3.5″ barrel Mine has had thousands of rounds though it and shoots like a dream. Not sure what the issue is with complains about DA trigger. I load the magazine, rack the slide, cock the hammer, push safety to red, line up sights and pull the trigger.
    99% it goes bang. 1% of the it doesn’t, drop the magazine, rack the to eject offending bullet, reinsert mag, rack slide, pull back hammer, pull trigger. I think the FTF has something to do with the magazine. I usually slap a loaded mag against my palm before insertion. That seem to help seat any wayward round. I use Frog lube and clean the pistol as soon as I get home from the range, focus on getting feed ramp sparkling clean. It will eat pretty much any brand but really likes CCI mini-mag 40gr. I love this pistol, for me, it’s nearly perfect. For SD, prefer a larger caliber but for sheer fun shooting, can’t beat it.

  8. I have 1000s of rounds through mine. It always works and I carry it daily. The trigger is fine…the safety is fine. I love it and would recommend it to anyone.

  9. I’ve had a 3.5 since they first came out. One of my favorite 22s and I have several to choose from. Picking up my new 4.5 tomorrow.

  10. Have had mine one week. Put just short of 300 rounds through it and the slide jams. Took it home and broke it down. Found lots of oil in it. Cleaned it and going to take it shooting tonight. Hope it works with out a problem.

    • Some manufacturers oil/grease up their firearms to prevent rust, increase shelf life. I always break down and look before using. It should be fine now. Let me know. Also, what are you using for a holster?? FOBUS is all I’m seeing.

  11. I have the 4.5 and the better half has the 3.5. There is a difference in accuracy. The 4.5 is more accurate. It actually shoots VERY well. The key to accuracy on both is trigger pull. Focus on a slow steady trigger pull. I can hit tin cans @ 25 yards all day given the ammo I use is consistent.

  12. THE REASON FOR THEM ONLY HAVING 10 ROUND MAGS AND A 4.5″ BARREL IS TO HAVE A FIREARM FOR THE CANADIAN MARKET. IF THEY WANTED TO THEY COULD HAVE MADE A BIGGER MAGAZINE CAPACITY FOR THE 3.5 BECAUSE THAT A PROHIB IN CANADA ANYWAY. THE 4.5 ON OTHER HAND IS A REALLY NICE SHOOTING GUN AND PERFECT FOR BEGINNERS AND THE CANADIAN MARKET.

  13. Too bad the safety is backwards unlike most every other semi-auto out there. That’s a recipe for disaster. It’s a deal breaker for me..

    • I use the SR22 for working on my grip, trigger control. It’s a cheap to run work horse. More importantly, it also does me a great service with AIWB work – nice to have the safety when learning to draw and holster from that position.

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