New Rimfire Handguns for 2022

A rimfire handgun is an excellent way to introduce new people to the shooting sports. Here's the latest models available right now.

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posted on May 6, 2022
New Rimfire Handguns for 2022

Rimfire handguns continue to be a less-expensive way to enjoy the shooting sports. From cowboy action replicas to guns that evoke some the most modern firearms available, there is a rimfire pistol that is just right for you. A rimfire gun, especially if it's chambered in 22LR, lets you enjoy hours of fun on the range or a chance to train some vital skill, without spending your life savings on practice ammo. 


Heckler & Koch  MP5 .22 LR PistolHeckler & Koch | MP5 .22 LR Pistol
Now you can get the authentic look, feel and features of the legendary HK MP5 in a semi-automatic .22 LR pistol. Whether you’re looking for an economic, but serious sub-caliber trainer, a suppressor host or just want the coolest .22 LR fun gun on the range, look no further.

▶ Sling swivel
▶ Rotary drum-type rear sight
▶ Tapered handguard
▶ Protected front sight post

Specifications
Caliber: .22 LR 
Magazine Capacity: 25 rounds
Barrel Length: 8.5 inches
Overall Length: 18.2 inches
Weight: 94.4 ounces
MSRP: $529
(706) 701-5554 hk-usa.com


Heritage Manufacturing  Barkeep BootHeritage Manufacturing | Barkeep Boot
A smaller version of the popular Barkeep, this single-action revolver is easily concealed and promises outstanding reliability. Its birdshead grip further enhances concealability while remaining easy to grip on the draw.

▶ Accepts Heritage .22 WMR cylinder
▶ Black-oxide finish
▶ Wooden grips
▶ Ships with wooden ejector rod

Specifications
Caliber: .22 LR
Cylinder Capacity: 6 rounds
Barrel Length: 1 inch
Overall Length: 6.38 inches
Weight: 25.5 ounces
MSRP: $196.80
(800) 845-3776 heritagemfg.com


Heritage Manufacturing  Rough Rider Tactical CowboyHeritage Manufacturing | Rough Rider Tactical Cowboy
While “Tactical Cowboy” might sound silly, this single-action revolver is indeed tricked out for pursuits more serious than mere plinking. It is also able to accept Heritage’s .22 WMR cylinder for those seeking added punch.

▶ Threaded barrel
▶ Picatinny rail atop frame
▶ Simulated carbon-fiber grips
▶ Fiber-optic front sight

Specifications
Caliber: .22 LR
Cylinder Capacity: 6 rounds
Barrel Length: 6.5 inches
Overall Length: 11.85 inches
Weight: 32.1 ounces
MSRP: $212.88
(800) 845-3776 heritagemfg.com


Ruger  Wrangler With Birdshead GripRuger | Wrangler With Birdshead Grip
Thanks to its aluminum-alloy frame and Zamak grip frame, the Ruger Wrangler tips the scale at less than 30 ounces. The latest addition in this featherweight line boasts a birdshead grip. Cerakote finish options include black, burnt bronze and silver.

▶ Cold-hammer-forged barrel
▶ Knurled hammer spur
▶ Smooth trigger face
▶ Black Cerakote finish

Specifications
Caliber: .22 LR
Cylinder Capacity: 6 rounds
Barrel Length: 3.8 inches
Overall Length: 8.6 inches
Weight: 28 ounces
MSRP: $279
(336) 949-5200 ruger.com


SIG Sauer  P322SIG Sauer | P322
Twenty rounds of .22 LR on tap makes the P322 not only an excellent training pistol, but also a decent defensive choice for those with limited hand strength. A threaded barrel and optics cut round out this new pistol’s impressive list of features.

▶ Manual safety
▶ Fiber-optic sights
▶ Threaded barrel adaptor included
▶ Removable rear-sight plate for optics

Specifications
Caliber: .22 LR
Magazine Capacity: 20 rounds
Barrel Length: 4 inches
Overall Length: 7 inches
Weight: 17.1 ounces
MSRP: $399
(603) 610-3000 sigsauer.com


Standard Mfg.  SG22Standard Mfg. | SG22
It’s not hard to see where the inspiration for the SG22 comes from, with a familiar rake to the grip and classic styling that evokes an earlier, simpler age. Custom engraving is available for an upcharge.

▶ Case-colored
▶ Two-piece wooden grips
▶ Adjustable rear sight
▶ Pencil barrel

Specifications
Caliber: .22 LR
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
Barrel Length: 6.625 inches
Overall Length: 10 inches
Weight: 30 ounces
MSRP: $1,099
(860) 225-3401 stdgun.com


Standard Mfg.  Switch GunStandard Mfg. | Switch Gun
Five rounds of .22 WMR you can carry in your pocket? Standard Manufacturing’s Switch Gun offers magnum rimfire power in a compact pistol that weighs slightly over half a pound.

▶ Folds into handle
▶ Pushbutton to open
▶ Pocket clip included
▶ Oversize hammer

Specifications
Caliber: .22 WMR
Cylinder Capacity: 5 rounds
Barrel Length: .88 inch
Overall Length: 2.125 inches
Weight: 9 ounces
MSRP: $449
(860) 225-3401 stdgun.com


Taurus  TX22 Competition SCRTaurus | TX22 Competition SCR
Perhaps the ultimate off-the-shelf competition-ready rimfire handgun, the TX22 Competition SCR (Steel Challenge Ready) is, as the acronym implies, ideal for events in that discipline. It is feature-laden, yet remarkably affordable.

▶ TandemKross Game Changer PRO squared compensator
▶ TandemKross Eagle’s Talon extractor
▶ Custom bull barrel
▶ Enhanced feed ramp

Specifications
Caliber: .22 LR
Magazine Capacity: 16 rounds
Barrel Length: 5.25 inches
Overall Length: 9.37 inches
Weight: 25.84 ounces
MSRP: $589.32
(800) 327-3776 taurususa.com

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