East Alton, IL – -(Ammoland.com)- One caliber can justly lay claim to being “America’s cartridge” – the .22LR.
For a century-and-a-quarter, more shooters and hunters have shot more .22s than any other cartridge, and probably more than all other cartridges combined…and for many a good reason.
Many first-time firearm handlers begin shooting rimfire cartridges due to the lightweight size of the firearm as well as lack of recoil compared with other calibers. Even the most experienced hunters and shooters, however, often fine-tune their skills, practicing shots from different positions and ranges as well as perfecting posture and form from the firing line.
Rimfire ammunition can be bought in bulk quantities (check out Winchester M22 ammunition) at affordable prices, making quality time on the range or in the field manageable on the pocketbook.
Additionally, quality rimfire rifles and handguns are widely available and perfect long-term investments for any gun safe.
One of the more recent products to hit the industry is the Browning 1911-22 pistol, which is almost an exact replica of the original 1911 but 85 percent of the size. The smaller size makes it very light and easy to handle, especially for smaller shooters.
The new 1911-22 has a single-action trigger and straight blowback action for enhanced simplicity and reliability, and a detachable 10-round magazine. For more information on Browning’s new 1911-22 and other Browning products, including its full line of rimfire rifles, visit browning.com.
I don't like the diminutive Browning .22 pistol. It looks and feels like a squirt gun.