New .22 LR Guns for 2019

posted on April 30, 2019

For years, the firearm industry suffered under a drought of .22 LR ammunition, leading to long lines at sporting-goods stores, inflated prices and product rationing. While ammo manufacturers worked overtime to crank out these popular rimfire rounds, it seemed like the days of plentiful, cheap .22 LR were in the past. However, in 2019, .22 LR has been plentiful for a while now, and prices have come down from their all-time high a few years back. With a good supply to work with, manufacturers released several new .22 LR options for today's shooters. Take a look at these rifles and pistols below to see what strikes your interest.

Heckler & Koch HK416 .22 LR Rifle
Heckler & Koch teamed with Germany’s Umarex to create this rimfire version of the famed HK416 centerfire rifle in use by elite military units around the world. It can work as a sub-caliber trainer, competition rife or just a fun gun that runs on affordable rimfire ammunition.

Caliber: .22 LR
Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds
Barrel Length: 16.1 inches
Overall Length: 38 inches
Weight: 5 pounds, 11 ounces
MSRP: $449
(706) 568-1906

Kel-Tec CP33
Love shooting .22 LR, but hate having to stop to reload? With the CP33’s 33-round magazine, you’ll be performing many fewer magazine changes. Kel-Tec plans to offer an extended version that brings capacity to 50 rounds, so your plinking fun can go on even longer.

Caliber: .22 LR
Magazine Capacity: 33 rounds
Barrel Length: 5.5 inches
Overall Length: 10.6 inches
Weight: 24 ounces
MSRP: $475
(321) 631-0068

Designed to feel and function just like a centerfire AR-15, the Defiance DMK22C includes a bunch of useful functionalities that make it a great option for inexpensive range training.

Caliber: .22 LR
Magazine Capacity: 15 rounds
Barrel Length: 16.5 inches
Overall Length: 32 to 35.25 inches
Weight: 6 pounds, 10 ounces
MSRP: $799
(855) 574-7787

Ruger Wrangler
Building off the popularity of the company's popular Single-Six revolver, Ruger announced the introduction of an all-new, single-action revolver that's built inexpensively to give rimfire fans an affordable platform for plinking.

Caliber: .22 LR
Cylinder Capacity: 6 rounds
Barrel Length: 4.62 inches
Overall Length: 10.25 inches
Weight: 30 ounces
MSRP: $249

Savage Arms Model 64 Takedown
In addition to featuring a compact design, Savage’s latest Model 64 boasts the convenience of a barrel nut and a takedown design. The addition of an Uncle Mike’s bug-out case make it an ideal backpacking companion.

Caliber: .22 LR
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
Barrel Length: 16.5 inches
Overall Length: 36.25 inches
Weight: 4 pounds, 8 ounces
MSRP: $249
(800) 370-0708

Savage Arms Rascal Target
This ain’t your average single-shot. Accuracy-enhancing features are designed to help shooters of all ages to get the most out of this amped-up rimfire.

Caliber: .22 LR
Magazine Capacity: 1 round
Barrel Length: 16.12 inches
Overall Length: 30.62 inches
Weight: 4 pounds, 8 ounces
MSRP: $315
(800) 370-0708

Taurus TX22
Ideal for training with a gun similar to your carry pistol (or for fun plinking on the range), the TX22 sports a smooth trigger and advanced ergonomics—perfect for introducing a new shooter to the joys of freedom.

Caliber: .22 LR
Magazine Capacity: 16 rounds
Barrel Length: 4.1 inches
Overall Length: 7.1 inches
Weight: 17.3 ounces
MSRP: $349
(800) 327-3776

Winchester Repeating Arms Wildcat 22 LR
Taking the rimfire semi-automatic to the next level, the Wildcat is light, rugged and easily adjusted with its pair of Allen wrenches stored in the lower receiver assembly.

Caliber: .22 LR
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
Barrel Length: 18 inches
Overall Length: 36.25 inches
Weight: 4 pounds
MSRP: $249
(800) 333-3288


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