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New Ruger .22

ruger41ruger41 Member Posts: 14,427 ✭✭✭
edited January 3 in General Discussion
Ruger released a new little .22 this morning. Always thought the LCP would be good in .22 for fun or maybe a backup. I have a .380 version that?s been a great little gun. This new one has an easier to rack slide for those maybe with arthritis.

https://ruger.com/products/lcpII/specSheets/13705.html

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  • gruntled2gruntled2 Member Posts: 471 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Why does it weigh more & cost more than the .380 LCP?
  • GreatGunsGreatGuns Member Posts: 5,554 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    gruntled2 wrote:
    Why does it weigh more & cost more than the .380 LCP?

    Possibly their own design? They didn't have a design from Keltec that they could back-pour, after modifying by 10% to avoid patent infringement (like they did with the P-3AT to create the LCP). That's also not conjecture, they were sued and lost. ;)

    Jim
  • SCOUT5SCOUT5 Member Posts: 14,683 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    The barrel would weigh more due to the smaller bore diameter.
  • redneckandyredneckandy Member Posts: 9,118 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Interesting. I might get one. I love shooting .22's.
  • WarbirdsWarbirds Member Posts: 15,507 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Wait a month and get the Glock. For an extra $50
    Interesting. I might get one. I love shooting .22's.
  • select-fireselect-fire Member Posts: 62,978 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Just 1 on GB. I predict these will go cheaper once they get out there.


    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/851157674
  • gruntled2gruntled2 Member Posts: 471 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    SCOUT5 wrote:
    The barrel would weigh more due to the smaller bore diameter.

    Not if it was a smaller diameter. The slide should weigh less because it would be too heavy for the lower recoil energy of the .22. The gun should weigh less & cost less.
  • Chief ShawayChief Shaway Member, Moderator Posts: 5,938 ******
    edited November -1
    It just moved into my gotta have it category.
    Rural King doesn't have them listed yet.
    Will stop by lgs Thursday to see when they'll get one in and cost.
  • ruger41ruger41 Member Posts: 14,427 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    And today they go with a bigger gun in 5.7 no less :o I don?t need one but I want it lol.

    https://ruger.com/micros/57/
  • austin20austin20 Member Posts: 28,028 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Warbirds wrote:
    Wait a month and get the Glock. For an extra $50
    Interesting. I might get one. I love shooting .22's.
    +1
  • SCOUT5SCOUT5 Member Posts: 14,683 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    gruntled2 wrote:
    SCOUT5 wrote:
    The barrel would weigh more due to the smaller bore diameter.

    Not if it was a smaller diameter. The slide should weigh less because it would be too heavy for the lower recoil energy of the .22. The gun should weigh less & cost less.

    If they used the same basic frame and slide of the .380 the outside barrel diameter would be the same and in inside bore diameter smaller, leaving more steel in the barrel. The slide is probably about the same and the springs are lighter. As for cost, what will the market bear? They probably run this pistol on as much of the existing machinery as possible.
  • bambihunterbambihunter Member Posts: 10,431 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    GreatGuns wrote:
    Possibly their own design? They didn't have a design from Keltec that they could back-pour, after modifying by 10% to avoid patent infringement (like they did with the P-3AT to create the LCP). That's also not conjecture, they were sued and lost. ;)

    I always figured they were paying licensing rights to them. I just looked at the new 57 pistol. Geez, it is very similar to the FN version. Maybe their motto is to let everyone else design and get the bugs out, then modify it just enough to get away with it. Why design from scratch when you can steal the design.
    Fanatic collector of the 10mm auto.
  • Chief ShawayChief Shaway Member, Moderator Posts: 5,938 ******
    edited November -1
    Stopped by lgs tonight.
    She has two coming.
    Price point at $299 she thought.
    Told her to put my name on one.
  • KenK/84BravoKenK/84Bravo Member Posts: 7,830 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I will take my Browning Buck Mark Micro slab sided bull barrel, any day, and twice on Sunday. Thank you very much.

    Extreme NE TN/W NC ya'll. 😁

  • Chief ShawayChief Shaway Member, Moderator Posts: 5,938 ******
    edited November -1
    I will take my Browning Buck Mark Micro slab sided bull barrel, any day, and twice on Sunday. Thank you very much.



    Apples to oranges.
    For target shooting or just plain plinking, id take one of my 22/45's, single sixes, or 17 Smiths.
    None of those fit in my front jeans pocket or are a duplicate of my ccw that can and does fit in said pocket.
    Being able to shoot a cheaper round out of a clone to ones carry gun has quite a bit of value I think.
    YMMV
  • 0rangeD0rangeD Member Posts: 115
    edited November -1
    That appears to be short recoil, not blowback. Kind of interesting.
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