Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login

Posted: 10/26/2013 1:12:56 PM EST
So a guy offered me a straight-up trade for his basically-new SR22 in exchange for my mk3 22/45 with threaded barrel.

Both are stock except for a VQ bushing in my gun. I like the SR22 a lot but I'm seeing some mixed reviews about its reliability.

Has Ruger worked out the bugs on the SR22 yet? Have any of y'all had bad experiences with the SR22?
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 1:16:20 PM EST
Originally Posted By FortyFiveAutomatic:
So a guy offered me a straight-up trade for his basically-new SR22 in exchange for my mk3 22/45 with threaded barrel.

Both are stock except for a VQ bushing in my gun. I like the SR22 a lot but I'm seeing some mixed reviews about its reliability.

Has Ruger worked out the bugs on the SR22 yet? Have any of y'all had bad experiences with the SR22?
View Quote


NO ! I have the mk3 and son has sr-22 , both work good and I have one on my list but the mk3 just shoots better , runs better and will last longer . son does have some issues with finicky ammo at times and have to keep it clean but same goes for MK3 though he has it happen more often. SR22 did take awhile to break in , make sure your not getting a lemon and he is getting a nice broke in mk3.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 1:18:34 PM EST
Absolutely not.

Don't make that trade.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 1:18:48 PM EST
No way. My buddy has an SR-22 and the trigger absolutely sucks.

That and the 22/45 feels better in my hand, but that's just personal preference.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 1:19:36 PM EST
No.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 1:19:40 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 1:20:34 PM EST
Why? The 22/45 is proven and the fixed barrel will be hard to beat.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 1:23:43 PM EST
nope. I'd keep the 22/45. it is more reliable and has a larger aftermarket parts support.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 1:24:12 PM EST
I have one of each, my sr-22 is a great gun and I love it but my 22/45 is a better firearm.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 1:25:54 PM EST
22/45 FTMFW for so many reasons as mentioned above. Do you have/looking to get a suppressor because
if you are you will kick yourself in the ass when you pull the trigger and have to get a threaded barrel.

Link Posted: 10/26/2013 1:25:58 PM EST
Originally Posted By FortyFiveAutomatic:
So a guy offered me a straight-up trade for his basically-new SR22 in exchange for my mk3 22/45 with threaded barrel.

Both are stock except for a VQ bushing in my gun. I like the SR22 a lot but I'm seeing some mixed reviews about its reliability.

Has Ruger worked out the bugs on the SR22 yet? Have any of y'all had bad experiences with the SR22?
View Quote


No way would I trade my 22/45 mk3 for a SR22. That would be stupid
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 1:28:11 PM EST
Ok I knew I should listen to my gut. I'll counter-offer trade + cash and if he doesn't like it f it.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 1:30:47 PM EST
Originally Posted By FortyFiveAutomatic:
So a guy offered me a straight-up trade for his basically-new SR22 in exchange for my mk3 22/45 with threaded barrel.

Both are stock except for a VQ bushing in my gun. I like the SR22 a lot but I'm seeing some mixed reviews about its reliability.

Has Ruger worked out the bugs on the SR22 yet? Have any of y'all had bad experiences with the SR22?
View Quote


The main reliability issue around the SR22 is the takedown lever; it's made of a cheap low grade injection molded plastic, and under repeated recoil of the slide, can crack and render the pistol inoperational until replaced.

Replacement by the end user is not impossible (there are youtube videos) but it's not 'easy' either. If you've built an AR, you can do it provided you have the tools.

There exists an aftermarket company called TwinTech Tactical that has a machined delrin polymer takedown lever replacement. Once swapped in, this essentially eliminates the issue. (I say essentially, because the first one I had failed due to a ball detent manufacturing issue. The replacement for that, cracked out of nowhere. (what it is supposedly exactly supposed to correct) The third, is still running fine, but I've only put about 200 rounds downrange so far, largely due to the .22LR shortages. I did read that one alternative is a box of faucet (nitrile) O-rings from Home Depot; slid onto the recoil rod assembly, it still (with a little nudge) allows for take down, but while in operation, acts as a final 'bumper' slide stop for the action. This bumper relieves the impact stress from the takedown lever, and is easily replaced every few range outings. (box of 10 cost $3)

The only other issue, which is infrequent, is that the magazine disconnect can in rare occasions cause the trigger to not engage the sear assembly the way it should. I straight up removed mine from the pistol, because I can't stand magazine disconnects. If you have an issue, Ruger covers it, like the lever issue, 100%. It's just an inconvenience sending it in.

Otherwise, it is an excellent pistol for training people with smaller hands, for a person's 'first time out' on pistols, etc.

Weigh those facts against what you use and value your MK3 for, and you should have the answer that works for you.

E.



Link Posted: 10/26/2013 1:30:48 PM EST
Not only no, but hell no. The SR22 is a neat gun, but it's a pretty big step down from the 22/45 TB.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 1:31:13 PM EST
NO TRADE

I'm a huge fan of both and wouldn't do it.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 1:33:57 PM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By FortyFiveAutomatic:
Ok I knew I should listen to my gut. I'll counter-offer trade + cash and if he doesn't like it f it.
View Quote


I have a suggestion...

Buy one of these for your 22/45...



http://www.amazon.com/McFadden-Machine-Ultimate-Clip-Loader/dp/B004YF931Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1382826760&sr=8-1&keywords=ultimate+clip+loader

And shoot the crap out of it like you never have before.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 1:45:40 PM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By maleante:
Absolutely not.

Don't make that trade.
View Quote



Just sit tight, you already have the better gun.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 2:34:33 PM EST
not a chance in hell
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 4:37:26 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/26/2013 4:38:17 PM EST by jrollins]
Oh HELL no - I'll NEVER sell my 22/45. The PacLite upper and YHM Mite hanging off the front help, too (sure would be nice to find an extra bolt and grip frame to re-use the original barrel though...) But I can't see an SR22 ever coming close to matching a MkI/II/III of any kind. I mean come on, the SR22 looks like a Walther P22 got raped by a Ruger P95... And those are both ugly guns to begin with!
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 4:43:02 PM EST
IMHO Mk3 is the best 22 auto ever made (well, maybe second behind the woodsman ). The 22/45 improved upon that.

So no.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 4:44:28 PM EST
Not trading my 22/45.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 5:45:09 PM EST
I'd get the SR22 for an 8 year old to shoot but expect to do a little tweaking and find the ammo it likes. Other than that the 22/45 is better in all respects.

I own a 22/45 and am probably over or near 100K rounds. Put a few bricks through a friends SR22 and smithed a P22 (similar size and build quality) for my brother in law's daughter.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 5:47:19 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/26/2013 5:48:48 PM EST by RIA45ACP]
I would not do that.


ETA: Huge +1 to the McFadden mag loader...easily the best cheap gun related purchase I have ever made.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 5:49:32 PM EST
No, not a chance.

A friend at work decided to buy a SR22 as his first pistol. He loves it and it is a nice pistol. So, please understand that I am not knocking the gun at all. If you want one then go out and get one, it’s probably worth it.

But you have the better pistol already.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 6:25:46 PM EST
nope. I have both. The SR22 is a cute plinker.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 6:30:41 PM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By Engineer:
The SR22 is a cute plinker.
View Quote

Indeed.

I stick some steel plates on some shepherd's hooks out about 7-10 yards and let people go to town with it. They love it.

An accurate paper puncher it is not.
Link Posted: 10/30/2013 6:20:38 AM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By maleante:
Absolutely not.

Don't make that trade.
View Quote

Link Posted: 10/30/2013 6:22:54 AM EST
Not no, but heck no.
Top Top