Limp .22 LR
More like damaged. One of the reasons I sold off most of the .22 LR semi-auto rifles I bought was the issue of feeding and ejection problems. Most semis are very picky about what kind of .22 LR you use. The only exception is my modified Ruger 10/22 that I keep around cause of the chassis on it. Not saying all semi .22 LR rifles are terrible jamming machines, I just don’t want to deal with it when a revolver or bolt-action can run just fine.
Tactical Arms Stryker B.A.C .22 LR Suppressor According to Tactical Arms; “What does B.A.C. stand for? Well, we could follow the marketing tactics of larger companies by saying, “Ballistically Attenuated Compensation”, or “Battleground Acoustic Containment”, but the truth of the matter is that it stands for Big Ass Can. LOL! Yes, it is way bigger than a .22LR suppressor needs to be but, that’s the idea. It will make your AR22 appear more proportionately right, as opposed to a standard 1 by 5 can, AND, at a significantly lower price than most typical .22 cans”
USFA ZiP This is a .22 LR pistol that debuted at this year’s SHOT Show in Las Vegas. It uses standard 10/22 magazines. Check it out on their website. Really interesting gun. Source
Beretta 21A Bobcat Yup, definitely next year’s Christmas present, so much easier to wrap. The Bobcat is a .22 LR chambered pistol, although there is also a .25 ACP version. Very tiny and compact, I wouldn’t necessarily call it an ideal concealed carry option due to the caliber. I’m not bashing on the .22 LR, but you’d definitely want something bigger.
This oddball item was on auction a few months ago and sold for $9,000. Inside of the briefcase is a fully-automatic American Arms AM180, chambered in .22 LR. You can see the 177 round drum, although 275 and 500 round drums exist as well. Below the barrel is a very early and primitive laser, with all of the batteries used to power it. The auction listed this as a “possible” CIA covert briefcase of which 10 or 14 were made. Whether or not its true is up to debate.
The last image is what the AM180 looks like in its unmodified form.
ATI StG-44 The .22 LR copy of the famous German rifle that changed the modern battlefield. They are all shipped in a wooden crate, minus the swastikas of course. A follower asked why do most .22 LR rifles and handguns have magazines with side cutouts. From what I read it is meant to help with easy reloading and quick round count assessment. The .22 LR semi-autos were never meant to be military grade firearms to be used on the field. A magazine with a side cutout would be susceptible to debris and dirt which could cause jamming.
Beretta 87 Target
An image of an assembled and disassembled Beretta 87 Target. It is chambered in .22 LR and has very little recoil. Capacity of 10+1 rounds.The very distinct sleeve/slide gives it a futuristic look, but allows for the mounting of optics like small red dots. One of my favorite looking .22 LR pistols out there, I definitely need to get one of these soon.
.22 Long Rifle The cheapest ammo you can buy in bulk. Popular for plinking and to some extent pest control and hunting. From a prepper’s viewpoint its one of the ideal, must-have calibers. Very budget friendly way to practice your marksmanship and the fundamental of shot placement. In a SHTF scenario, preferably you’d want a bolt-action or revolver in .22 LR. Too many semi-auto .22 LR firearms are picky with what kind of .22 LR you use.
Umarex H&K 416 Pistol
A licensed .22 LR version of the 416, except in pistol form. Has a 20 round magazine. This is following that whole trend of .22 LR rifles and pistols modeled to mimic their full-size counterparts. There are numerous AR clones, including a SCAR in .22. Even the Beretta ARX-160 has a .22 LR pistol version.
Armi Jager AP74 A .22 LR lookalike of the M16, this Italian made rifle also had a .32 ACP version. Has a 15 round magazine that is inserted into the fake magazine which is actually part of the receiver. This one looks to be in really good condition. Majority of the ones I’ve seen are in poor condition with a lot of dings, dents and rust. No actual AR-15 parts can be used on these rifles unless you modify them.
Ruger 10/22 Archangel Marauder
Can’t afford to do an H&K SL8-to-G36 conversion? Cheapest alternative would be this chassis system for the venerable Ruger 10/22 rifle. It mimics the G36, and from a distance it would look like the real thing, although the solid magazine would be a giveaway since real G36 mags are transparent. Although it looks like a high capacity magazine, the one pictured is actually a 10-rounder. You can still uses normal high capacity Ruger 10/22 magazines, it’ll just look a bit weird.
Jennings J-22 $50…yes, a $50 handgun. The J-22 is a tiny compact little pistol in .22 LR. Out of production for over two decades, this is not a finely crafted piece of machinery. They are widely considered to be inaccurate and very unreliable. What do you expect from a $50 handgun? The metal almost looks like cheap tin in this picture. If anything, it’s worth buying to have one on display.
ISSC Mk 22 Can’t afford a real FN-SCAR? The ISSC Mk 22 is a look-alike clone in .22 LR but obviously has minor exterior differences from the real thing. As neat as it looks, the gun itself is basically a GSG-5 in a SCAR shell. They are a little problematic but it’s common in semi-auto rifles in .22 LR to have failure to feed, eject or light primer strikes. Personally having gone through 5 semi-auto .22 LR rifles, I’m sticking to bolt-action ones to avoid headaches.
Stinger Pengun Knife
Now this thing I like better than just the Pengun or the ridiculous carbine model. It uses the same model of gun but attached to a folding pocket knife. When the barrel is set into position it exposes the trigger. Again, single shot but at least you have the knife for backup. Very rare, only a few were made.
Stinger Pengun Carbine
A single shot firearm that has a 16” long barrel to meet non-SBR status. I don’t know why they even bothered with this. Practicality wise you’re better off with a single shot bolt-action rifle. Ain’t no way in Hell anyone going to think that is a pen. Oh and there is a version with a stock.
“Sir why does your pen have a scope?”
“Dammit I need it for precision signature signing. If my windage is off I can’t cross my “T’s”.