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Ruger, IMHO is always looking at trends...this is good. This proven pistol will now be available in .22LR, a great caliber in a great little pistol. I see Ruger hitting it out of the park with this....
Here is a link to Ammoland.com https://www.ammoland.com/2019/12/ruger-introduces-lite-rack-lcp-ii-chambered-in-22-lr/#axzz69cGsPPLS
I hope it works better than that POS, SIG Mosquito did.

Interesting that Glock also came out with a .22LR pistol, based on THEIR 9MM pistol frame, as well.
 

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I can see lots of possibilities for that little pistol. a trainer for new shooters, a carry piece for someone with poor hand strength, (a .22 is better than nothing.) a "back up" carry while hunting or carrying a magnum handgun, tackle box gun, etc....
 

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I used to have a a Ruger LCP chanbered in .380 and it never was overly reliable. I just purchased a new Taurus TX22 that is a totally new pistol designed from the ground up to be a .22 LR. I don't have many rounds through it yet, but those who have claim it is as reliable as any center fire semi auto pistol. Plus it holds 16 + 1 in the chamber and is threaded for a suppressor. Guns and Ammo magazine tested it and it wound up being their handgun of the year for 2019. Depending on where you shop it is on the street for $250 - $300. It also happens to be in a regular full size frame which makes it ideal for training into a full size 9mm etc. It is a true striker fire system and has a trigger pull of about 5lbs.


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I wonder how this will run with CCI Stingers or the Ag. Super Subsonic?
I miss my 21A as a "Ear Nose and Throat" back up to a back up pistol.
This might be a fair replacement but the slide on this maybe could be pushed out of battery. The 21A also was re-strike capable. And if you want to gripe about the trigger "Bubba" it had the option of cocked and locked SA carry.
 

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People are going to be pretty upset when .22 dries up again someday and brings another double in price after the fallout and scalping.


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Not being contrary, just curious-

What purpose does this model have? Is there a market for micro .22lr pistols?

Personally, I’d like at least one of every firearm out there just because, but is there a niche this particular piece will fill?

Maybe a pocket gun to dispatch small varmints?
 

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this looks, neat, if its priced right it will sell. It would make a good little carry gun for someone who cant handle or doesnt want anything larger. I bet its super light so it wouldnt hardly feel like you were carrying.

Now for a trainer, its hard to beat the S&W mp22/mp22C .22lr pistols. I have the mp22c which is already quite compact, not sure i'd want a gun much smaller for plinking.
 

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I wonder how many FPS a .22 l.r. bullet is going from that short of a barrel? and how many ft. lbs of energy it has? not much I'm sure.
 

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something about the small size and weight of this new lcp II .22lr is really appealing to me. I know its just a .22lr, but any gun is better than no gun, and this one here might go places a larger, less concealable one might not.

that said since I just bought( well within the last year) a S&W M&P22 Compact, i cant really justify another new compact .22lr.
 
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