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.
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.
KRISS USA Defiance DMK22C 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.