Wheelgun Wednesday: Cartridge Spotlight – .22 Caliber Revolvers

Thanks for joining us on TFB’s Wheelgun Wednesday, where we explore all things relating to revolvers. This week, we’re moving forward on our Revolver Cartridge Spotlight series with .22 Caliber Revolvers. We’ll take a look at the seven .22 caliber cartridges, their specifications, and some notable examples of revolvers chambered for them. In the .17 Caliber Revolver edition, I essentially covered all of the revolvers ever chambered for them, but as you can imagine, that won’t be happening for this .22 Caliber Revolvers spotlight. Let’s dig in.

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New FN 502 MRD Optics Ready .22LR Pistol

FN America has a new .22 LR pistol, the 502 MRD. It takes the existing 502 and adds an optics-ready slide. Much like the original, it features a 10-round capacity and a single-action-only hammer.

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[SHOT 2023] New Winchester Big Bore, Rimfire, And M1 Garand Ammo

Winchester Ammunition had a few new ammunition options available at Industry Day At The Range 2023.

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TFB Review: Armi Jager AP-15 Rimfire M-16

I love an AR-15 with a carry handle. This love started early, with my first gun, the Armi Jager AP-15. It is mostly forgotten today, but it was one of the most realistic .22LR copies of the AR-15 in its day. Let’s take a look at what this rifle is and whether it is worth owning today.

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[NRAAM 2022] Colt's New King Cobra Target .22LR Revolver

Colt unveiled a new .22LR target variant of the King Cobra at NRAAM 2022.  Available in both 6″ and 4″ barrel configurations, the new King Cobra Target is where rimfire meets class.  I had a chance to sit down with Colt at NRAAM 2022 to go over the details of the new King Cobra.

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[SHOT 2022] New Releases From Winchester Ammunition

Winchester Ammunition had several new varieties available at Shot Show 2022 Industry Range Day. The USA Ready Defense 9mm +P 124-grain load was present in quantity. The HEX-VENT polymer insert aids in expansion by “channeling material flow” as it passes through the target. Winchester’s promotional materials advertise over 12″ of penetration and 95% weight retention. Several blocks of ballistic gel were on hand and seemed to back up those penetration claims.

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TFB Review: The .22 LR Ruger American Rimfire Rifle

We all love a big boom. The thump of a .308 into your shoulder and the smack of a 175-grain chunk of metal on a steel target are thrilling. Sometimes, though, a large caliber is too much for the job. Small, swift, and effective, the .22 LR cartridge is a classic for a reason. Though it was designed in 1884, the effectiveness of the caliber for varmint control, teaching new shooters, and all-around fun is unmatched. I have a small game hunt coming up, so I picked up a Ruger American Rimfire in that favorite American caliber, the .22 Long Rifle.

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Hawke Optics Adds Three New Rimfire Scopes to Vantage 30 WA Line

Ammo prices. Am I right? So, what to do? Many shooters have turned to the old, trusty cost-saver, .22 Long Rifle. This, mixed with the increasing popularity of precision rifle competition, means we need optics. Hawke Optics is happy to oblige, and have added three new rimfire scopes to the Vantage 30 WA line.

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The Rimfire Report: An Ode to the Oft Forgotten 22 WRF Cartridge

Hello and welcome back to another edition of The Rimfire Report. In this ongoing series, we explore, discuss, and review the various aspects, history, and firearms of the rimfire world. This week we’re paying homage to an all but obsolete rimfire cartridge – the 22 WRF (22 Winchester Rimfire). First designed a mere 6 years after the iconic 22LR, the 22 WRF cartridge promised more power for hunters of small game. So why exactly did the 22 WRF fall out of favor?

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The Rimfire Report: A Brief History of Rimfire Ammunition

Welcome back to another edition of The Rimfire Report! In this week’s edition, we are going to overview a very brief history of some of the most interesting offerings of rimfire ammunition that have been produced throughout the years. While rimfire has been mostly relegated to pest control and target shooting in modern times, rimfire ammunition has served in militaries across the world and was once the standard for repeating arms across all walks of life. So let’s take a look at some of the most iconic and important rimfire ammunition throughout history.

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The Rimfire Report: Don't Dry Fire Your Rimfire! Truth or Myth?

Welcome back to another edition of  The Rimfire Report. In this ongoing series, we discuss everything and anything related to rimfire firearms! This week I’d like to address a bit of “fudd lore”. We’ve probably all heard it at one point or another either from our dads, uncles or perhaps even from the guy across the counter of the gun store to “Never dry fire a Rimfire!” Today we’ll explore where this idea comes from and determine whether it’s sound advice or just outdated fudd lore.

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FB Radom Mini Beryl Pistols in 5.56/223 and .22LR to be Imported by Arms of America

Who doesn’t like Krinkovs? Especially ones made by a reputable company like the Polish Fabryka Broni “Łucznik” – Radom. At SHOT Show 2020,  Arms of America announced that they will start importing FB Radom Mini Beryl pistols chambered in .223 Remington / 5.56x45mm NATO and .22LR. Let’s take a closer look.

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[SHOT 2020] Chiappa Firearms Little Badger 22 LR Folding Rifle

SHOT Show 2020 ended up being a great time for those heavily invested in the 22 LR community. It seemed as if almost every exhibitor had something in 22 LR. Chiappa Firearms didn’t fail to bring their own 22 LR offering to the table with the Little Badger Rifle. The Badger is a small, light and inexpensive 22 LR foldable single-shot rifle.

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The Rimfire Report: Testing 22 LR Rimfire Ammunition for Trends

Welcome back to The Rimfire Report where we discuss the various guns, ammunition, and sports surrounding rimfire firearms. I recently came across a post on Reddit by user Bovaloe. In the post, he decided he was going to take 12 different types of rimfire ammo to see if there were any trends associated with each ammunition.

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The Rimfire Report: What Is .22 LR Actually Capable Of?

This week on The Rimfire Report I want to briefly touch on a subject that has been the subject of much debate. With .22 LR being a widely available, inexpensive and easy to manage cartridge, it is no surprise people have tried to use it beyond its intended scope. So what exactly is .22 LR capable of and what are the practical upper limits of the long-lived rimfire cartridge?

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