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The new Ruger LCP II .22LR
« on: January 11, 2020, 12:06:47 am »
Has anyone seen or shot Ruger's LCP II in .22LR yet? My local store got two of them in but they both sold on the first day.         

 

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    Re: The new Ruger LCP II .22LR
    « Reply #1 on: January 11, 2020, 10:38:21 am »
    Haven't seen or shot it yet, though that's probably because I haven't been to a range or LGS since it was released.

    I mean, I get the market they're aiming at (pun very much not intended), but I think .32 ACP would have been a better choice of caliber. I mean, .22's better than a harsh language, a pointy stick, or fresh fruit, but not by much.
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    Re: The new Ruger LCP II .22LR
    « Reply #2 on: January 12, 2020, 07:54:31 pm »
    I have shot the .32 NAA out of one of the North American Arms Guardian pistols and came away favorably impressed for such a small cartridge. 

    The pistol itself, not so much.   :whistle

    It seems that Ruger has a penchant for chambering oddballs in their line up but I think they could design that pistol around it and make a commercial success of it. 
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    Re: The new Ruger LCP II .22LR
    « Reply #3 on: January 12, 2020, 08:26:49 pm »
    I've wondered if the .32 NAA might make a cool little carbine round, kinda like the .32-20.

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    Re: The new Ruger LCP II .22LR
    « Reply #4 on: January 12, 2020, 10:18:52 pm »
    Not really in the same class as the .32-20 in terms of projectile weight.  The bullet length and the overall cartridge length seem to be the limiting factors in loading it and it seems to be at its best with bullets at around 60 grains.  Might make an interesting carbine project but it won't ever be much other than a handgun cartridge IMO.    :hmm
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    Re: The new Ruger LCP II .22LR
    « Reply #5 on: January 13, 2020, 03:55:37 am »
    Not really in the same class as the .32-20 in terms of projectile weight.  The bullet length and the overall cartridge length seem to be the limiting factors in loading it and it seems to be at its best with bullets at around 60 grains.  Might make an interesting carbine project but it won't ever be much other than a handgun cartridge IMO.    :hmm
    Yeah, I agree. It's just that I've always wanted a .32-20. Grandpa had one but it walked off after his death in 1959. Probably got pawned for whiskey money

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    Re: The new Ruger LCP II .22LR
    « Reply #6 on: January 13, 2020, 04:10:47 am »
    Haven't seen or shot it yet, though that's probably because I haven't been to a range or LGS since it was released.

    I mean, I get the market they're aiming at (pun very much not intended), but I think .32 ACP would have been a better choice of caliber. I mean, .22's better than a harsh language, a pointy stick, or fresh fruit, but not by much.
    As hard as it is to believe, I hardly ever get into gunfights. I like shooting for the sake of shooting. When I was a kid, everybody had guns but it was unthinkable to point a gun at anybody, even by accident. Now it seems that's all people think about. Just my two cents.

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    Re: The new Ruger LCP II .22LR
    « Reply #7 on: January 13, 2020, 03:43:15 pm »
    Agreed.  Most hand gun shooting was of the target variety.  Bullseye competitions were quite popular back in the day and even basement galleries for the kid's BB guns were pretty common.  Gunfights were the stuff of movie westerns and the heyday of pre FBI organized crime gangs.  Not that you couldn't get yourself into trouble in the wrong neighborhood but a snub nosed .38 in the jacket pocket was considered sufficient for anything short of armed combat.  In the home and place of business long guns seemed to be the arms of choice. 

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