Originally Posted by Xshark
I'm thinking of getting into some 22 pistol/rifle steel shooting comps, but I need a 22 pistol.
I've always like the Walther P22, but everybody was shooting Ruger MarkI/II/III
Anybody shoot the new Ruger SR22? How does it compare?
Whats a good 22 pistol for competition?
I bought one a few weeks ago. Love it. I too am considering getting into some rimfire shooting competitions this summer. I wouldn't hesitate to use the SR. I have no experience with the MK series, but understand that they are very good firearms. Smith & Wesson 41 was mentioned earlier...legendary status. I would prolly go Trailside if I were buying strictly for competitive shooting, but I bought the SR22 as an all around. Much lighter than the MK series which translates to faster handling and more comfortable carry.
The SR seems smallish, but actually fits my hand very well with the larger backstrap and mag extension and controls are easy to operate. Should be plenty accurate for steel plate at 25 yds. Mine shoots Minute of soda can at that range. The double action trigger is a bit of a pull, but I'm getting used to it...single action is quite pleasant IMO.