5 of the Best .22 LRs Available Today

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For many of us gun owners, the .22 LR will always have a special place in our hearts because it was the caliber we learned to shoot with…and with good reason.

The .22 LR is relatively cheap, low noise, and has hardly any recoil which makes it the perfect caliber for anyone learning to shoot for the first time. And even though shooters tend to move on to bigger calibers, the .22 LR still has its place in the gun world.

There have been quite a few new .22 caliber guns introduced lately, and today I’d like to bring some of them to your attention in case you’re still a fan of .22’s like I am.

Ruger Mark IV 22/45 Tactical

Ruger has a long history of making .22 pistols with their Mark series originally appearing in the 1950’s. They’ve now released the Mark IV and features some cool new design choices.

The Mark IV 22/45 Tactical is easier to maintain than similar guns because it has push button disassembly. Plus, you can even mount an optic on top thanks to the Picatinny rail.

You can get this .22 pistol for $529.

Keystone Sporting Arms 722 PT

Do you have a young family member who you think would make a good long-range shooter? If so, you should definitely check out the Keystone Sporting Arms 722PT.

Keystone guarantees that it has an accuracy of one MOA, plus it comes included with an optic.

Not a bad deal for $599.96.


The AR-15 is one of the most popular guns of all time, so of course the design has been ported to different calibers…such as the Kriss USA DMK22C.

AR-15’s are known for their customizability, but AR-15 clones usually don’t have the same level of customizability. That’s where the KRISS USA DMK22C is different.

The level of customizability that this gun offers is so high that you can even swap out the barrel to use any 10/22 barrel.

This one is on the pricier side at $799.

Henry Frontier Long Barrel 24”

This Heavy Frontier .22 is a lever action rifle with a classic look that brings back memories of old western films.

There’s nothing fancy or any extra features about this gun, and this is doubled down on by its two finishes…American walnut or black. It’s simple and effective, making it an excellent choice of gun for a beginner or anyone who’s a fan of old westerns.

You can get the Henry Frontier Long Barrel 24″ for $470.

Smith & Wesson.22 Compact Tungsten Gray Cerakote

This .22 pistol is a reduced scale version of Smith & Wesson’s M&P pistol, and there’s a lot to love about it.

It comes with a three-dot sight system that lets you adjust for both windage and elevation, a 10 + 1 magazine, and an ambidextrous manual safety.

This is a great gun for anyone learning to shoot and is a lot of fun. You can get one for $409.

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