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Old January 26th, 2017, 04:19 PM   #1
 
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SR22 Frustration

Purchased new sr22. Took it to the range and worked great except slide lock lever was damaging the notch very badly on the slide. Took back to LGS and sent it to ruger and they fixed it. Got it back and took to range today shot 20 shells and have 2 issues. First the sights have to be so far to the right that the right sided back dot is almost not visible and still shoots to left. Secondly it would not eject or chamber another shell hardly at all. Back to dealer today and he said a slide pin was bent. Back to the shop again. Every day I shoot it it has to go back to Ruger. Is anyone else having these problems with this gun?



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No problems

Two of my friends and I all have SR22s. The only issue any of us has had is they don't like certain types of ammo. They like the high velocity stuff. Sorry you are having issues with yours, I'm sure Ruger will make it right.
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If it's any consolation, my dad had similar issues with a Smith & Wesson Bodyguard .380.

Nothing but trouble from day one. Went back to S&W a few times. They finally just gave him a new gun. Turns out, after throwing a bunch of parts into it, the issue was a warped frame. No amount of replacement parts is gonna fix that!

I have no doubt Ruger will make it right, one way or another. Once they do, you'll have a great gun!
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Just put over 2000 round through my SR22. The only problem every was with Remington Thunderbolts. The gun hates them but loves Agulia high Velocity.
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Nope. My SR22 has been remarkably reliable for a rimfire. As others have and will say, Ruger will make good. Sorry - sounds frustrating.
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I have been reading more lately about issues with SR22s- hope Ruger gets them sorted out soon.
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Purchased new sr22. Took it to the range and worked great except slide lock lever was damaging the notch very badly on the slide. Took back to LGS and sent it to ruger and they fixed it. Got it back and took to range today shot 20 shells and have 2 issues. First the sights have to be so far to the right that the right sided back dot is almost not visible and still shoots to left. Secondly it would not eject or chamber another shell hardly at all. Back to dealer today and he said a slide pin was bent. Back to the shop again. Every day I shoot it it has to go back to Ruger. Is anyone else having these problems with this gun?
Very few .22 shot shells work reliably in semi auto pistols.

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Was not very thrilled with mine either from day 1. No longer own it so my handle is a bit inaccurate.
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Its back to Ruger so will let you know what happens.
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The frustration continues. I have owned the gun since the 3rd of January, today being the 20th of February and I have had the gun in my passion a total of 3 days. It is back to Ruger for the second time which was taking forever only to find out it has been sitting at a UPS warehouse since the 2nd of February. Now it still has to get to Ruger, repaired and the back to me. Im kind of thinking maybe a different gun. Will wait to see if Ruger chooswes to fix the gun or just give me a new gun. I could not imagine sending it in for a third time. Time will tell
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The frustration continues. I have owned the gun since the 3rd of January, today being the 20th of February and I have had the gun in my possesion a total of 3 days. It is back to Ruger for the second time which was taking forever only to find out it has been sitting at a UPS warehouse since the 2nd of February. Now it still has to get to Ruger, repaired and the back to me. Im kind of thinking maybe a different gun. Will wait to see if Ruger chooswes to fix the gun or just give me a new gun. I could not imagine sending it in for a third time. Time will tell
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I have one of these "little jewels" too. Not too thrilled with a .22 that lists for $600 and under-performs.

  • Very soft aluminum slide easily damaged by slide lock.
  • Anodizing chips off at rear of ejector port regardless of ammo (poor design, soft aluminum slide not hard anodized).
  • After annodizing wears off rear of ejector port aluminum begins to chip off (happens about 400 rounds through).
  • Trigger with long over-travel after break makes follow-ups difficult off reset, really need to pay attention and focus to be accurate.
  • PITA to re-seat slide after field strip, guide rod hangs up on hole in front of slide.
  • Take-down lever flimsy plastic, not durable.

Back to Ruger two times for the slide marring/chipping issues, two new slides and a replacement pistol (new FFL out of my pocket) and the issues persist. Called Ruger support a fourth time and was told they would repair it again but these are "functionalities" with this firearm. Don't quite understand how finish deterioration and damage to moving parts are considered "functionality" but maybe thats just me?

On the positive side it does cycle any HV .22LR I have fed it, Aguila, CCI MiniMag, Remington. Always go with copper washed as not a fan of naked lead. No great ammo issues.

I have always been a Ruger fan, but this .22 aint so great, much better options at this price point.

Would I purchase again? NO.


Would I recommend this to a friend? NO.

Best regards to all!
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I was dead set to buy one and a good friend that I trust immensely told me to save my money. The more I read, the more I am glad I listened to him.
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I have one of these "little jewels" too. Not too thrilled with a .22 that lists for $600 and under-performs.

I have always been a Ruger fan, but this .22 aint so great, much better options at this price point.
Sorry you're not enjoying your SR22. Nothing worse than a disappointing gun purchase. There have been a lot of quality questions lately and I too hope Ruger gets them worked out. As for as a $600 list, I doubt anyone has ever paid more than $350 for an SR22p. If you're considering another brand semi rimfire, I'd suggest avoiding Walther. I had one prior to getting the SR22. The Walther was a nightmare for me. It jammed at least once in every magazine I ever cycled through it. A friend steered me to the SR22 because he wasn't at all thrilled with his Sig mosquito. My SR22 has been pretty solid.
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I have one of these "little jewels" too. Not too thrilled with a .22 that lists for $600 and under-performs.

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Yup, you should get the Walther. They cost much less than $600 as did my SR22, but then I'm pretty cost conscious and shop around.

I'm taking my SR22 to a group range event tomorrow morning. Many will shoot it, use up all my .22 ammo and leave me with a .22 pistol that will have fired over 7500 rounds.
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