Skip to main content

Introducing the Ruger SR22

Ruger SR22If you've noticed a trend in new .22LR guns recently, you've clearly been paying attention. It's an easy equation to solve: .22 ammunition is affordable, and in this downtrodden economy, we're all looking to save a little cash. Plus, it's great for small game hunting, plinking and just plain ol' fun at the range. That much isn't new.

After introducing the LCR .22LR earlier this month, the company has announced a second .22 cal. handgun, the Ruger SR22, a scaled-down, lightweight handgun that is designed to cover all the shooting sports.

"Ruger has built a solid reputation for excellence in rimfire pistols with the Mark III and 22/45 product families, and the new SR22 will contribute positively to that reputation," said Chris Killoy, vice president of sales and marketing at Ruger, in a recent press release. "This pistol is feature-packed and an incredible value -- consumers won't find a similar product with everything the SR22 offers at a comparable price. It functions with all types of .22 LR ammunition for extreme reliability; once rimfire enthusiasts pick it up, they won't want to put it down."

The polymer-framed SR22 features an external hammer with a rounded spur, designed for easier cocking and single-action shooting. The SR22 also features two interchangeable rubberized grips that also allows a slim or wider palm swell option without using tools to adjust.


The SR22's aluminum slide is serrated to allow for better grip and slide manipulation on both the front and rear. An underside Picatinny rail with multiple cross slots allows for variable mounting, and a 3-dot sight system features adjustable front and rear sights to account for wind and elevation. In addition, a reversible blade allows shooters to choose between two white dots or a solid black blade.


Other features include a replaceable stainless steel barrel, an ambidextrous manual thumb safety and decocking lever, ambidextrous magazine release and a visual inspection port.

The SR22 is shipped with two 10-round magazines and a soft case. Two finger grip extension floorplates can also be added the SR22's magazine. It will retail for around $400.

Slide Material: Aluminum

Slide Finish: Black Anodize


Grip Frame: Black Polymer

Sights: Adjustable 3-Dot

Barrel Length: 3.50"


Overall Length: 6.40"

Height: 4.90"

Width: 1.29"

Weight: 17.50 oz.

Capacity: 10

Twist: 1:16" RH

Grooves: 6

MA Approved & Certified: No

CA Approved: No

Be sure to check G&A magazine and G&A TV for tests and evaluations of this rifle and more guns from Ruger. 

Current Magazine Cover

Enjoy articles like this?

Subscribe to the magazine.

Get access to everything Guns & Ammo has to offer.
Subscribe to the Magazine

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Cameras Don

Cameras Don't Lie: Subsonic 9mm vs. .300 Blackout

In this segment of "Cameras Don't Lie," a subsonic-ammo showdown, 9mm vs. .300 Blackout fired from AR rifles.

Savage Arms Impulse Rifle with Straight-Pull Action

Savage Arms Impulse Rifle with Straight-Pull Action

Savage introduces a must-shoot straight-pull rifle, the Impulse, with three hunting configurations.

Red vs. Green Lasers: Visibility in Bright Light

Red vs. Green Lasers: Visibility in Bright Light

In this segment of “At The Range,” Handgunning Editor Jeremy Stafford and contributor Patrick Sweeney compare the visibility of red and green lasers in outdoor, sunny conditions.

Air Gun Reviews: Why Shoot Airsoft?

Air Gun Reviews: Why Shoot Airsoft?

In this Guns & Ammo TV segment, Gun Tech Editor Richard Nance and Pro-Shooter Jim Tarr discuss the benefits of airsoft training for uniformed professionals and armed citizens alike.

See More Popular Videos

Trending Articles

Springfield Armory's SAINT Edge Pistol may be the best AR pistol on the market.Springfield Armory SAINT Edge Pistol Review Handguns

Springfield Armory SAINT Edge Pistol Review

James Tarr - April 17, 2019

Springfield Armory's SAINT Edge Pistol may be the best AR pistol on the market.

Small, lightweight and purpose-built for sub-compact carry guns, Surefire's XSC pistol light takes on EDC illumination segment.Surefire XSC Micro-Compact Pistol Light: First Look Tactical

Surefire XSC Micro-Compact Pistol Light: First Look

Jeremy Stafford - September 10, 2020

Small, lightweight and purpose-built for sub-compact carry guns, Surefire's XSC pistol light...

In this segment of “At The Range,” Handgunning Editor Jeremy Stafford and contributor Patrick Sweeney compare the visibility of red and green lasers in outdoor, sunny conditions. Red vs. Green Lasers: Visibility in Bright Light Accessories

Red vs. Green Lasers: Visibility in Bright Light

Guns & Ammo Staff - August 24, 2020

In this segment of “At The Range,” Handgunning Editor Jeremy Stafford and contributor Patrick...

Rugged and affordable, SIONYX color night vision cameras are a must-have for every hunter, shooter, and outdoor enthusiast. SIONYX Aurora Night Vision Cameras Review Optics

SIONYX Aurora Night Vision Cameras Review

Brad Fitzpatrick - December 23, 2020

Rugged and affordable, SIONYX color night vision cameras are a must-have for every hunter,...

See More Trending Articles

More Handgun

Whether you're looking to thin the herd of lawn-destroying gophers without alarming your neighbors, or if you simply need a low-noise alternative that helps protect your hearing while shooting, here's a look at five of the best subsonic .22 LR ammo loads.5 Best Subsonic .22 LR Ammo Options Rifle

5 Best Subsonic .22 LR Ammo Options

Eric Conn - September 17, 2019

Whether you're looking to thin the herd of lawn-destroying gophers without alarming your...

The terminal performance of Speer Gold Dot has been adjusted for compact and subcompact handguns. This new-for-2020 product features an optimized G2 bullet design.Speer Gold Dot CarryGun Ammo Handgun

Speer Gold Dot CarryGun Ammo

G&A Staff - March 25, 2020

The terminal performance of Speer Gold Dot has been adjusted for compact and subcompact...

We've narrowed down the 10 best 9mm ammo deals on Everest.com right now, everything from high-end defensive loads to affordable practice ammunition. 9mm Ammo Buyer's Guide: 10 Good Deals Right Now Handgun

9mm Ammo Buyer's Guide: 10 Good Deals Right Now

Brad Fitzpatrick - July 02, 2020

We've narrowed down the 10 best 9mm ammo deals on Everest.com right now, everything from...

Federal Premium has introduced the Hydra-Shok Deep .380 Auto, the first expanding .380 Auto load to consistently penetrate beyond the FBI-recommended 12-inch minimum in bare gel and through heavy clothing.  Shipments of this product have begun to arrive at dealers.Federal Hydra-Shok Deep .380 Auto – First Look Handgun

Federal Hydra-Shok Deep .380 Auto – First Look

Guns & Ammo Staff - July 10, 2020

Federal Premium has introduced the Hydra-Shok Deep .380 Auto, the first expanding .380 Auto...

See More Handgun

Magazine Cover

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE Arrow

Buy Digital Single Issues

Don't miss an issue.
Buy single digital issue for your phone or tablet.

Buy Single Digital Issue on the Guns & Ammo App

Other Magazines

See All Other Magazines

Special Interest Magazines

See All Special Interest Magazines

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Phone Icon

Get Digital Access.

All Guns and Ammo subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now