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Tactical 22s: A New Class of Rifles

Mimicking guns such as the AR-15, HK MP5 and SIG 550, tactical look-alikes in .22 LR are more common than ever. From the article "Tactical .22s"

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31 Responses to Tactical 22s: A New Class of Rifles

Dustin wrote:
April 11, 2013

If you just bought this gun make sure to clean it right after taking it out of box. Or you will have issues with mis-firing.

Will the S&W .22 magazine fit an HK MP5 .22 rifle ? wrote:
December 22, 2012

I was just curious if the S&W .22 magazine would fit on my MP5 .22 HK?

Pat Sanders wrote:
December 08, 2012

.22 mag case length is to long to be very reliable. Jam city

Devil Dawg wrote:
August 23, 2012

I bought the Colt,love it,being a blowback design it didn't need all the stuff a real at has,and for my money it was the best being its all metal and close weight to the real thing,Remember theser are not Combat weapons,so if your using them to train that way your doing yourself a injustice,use the real McCoy to train,as for the others when I held them they felt like air soft guns,too lightweight!!!

Long pipe wrote:
June 19, 2012

For the guy on the second comment looks like your reading the manual backwards and don't know what your talking about.!

rich wrote:
June 08, 2012

I have had my 522 for almost a year and have shot about 3000 rounds out of it, and haven't had any problems with it. I have a mini red dot scope on it and it is honestly the most accurate rifle I own. If you miss your target, it's because of you, not the firearm. For 600 bucks I think it was well worth the money.

F. Dickey wrote:
May 24, 2012

BUT- do the controls (ie. bolt hold open/release) function as on a 'standard' AR? Or are they cosmetic like the Colt version noted?

carlito wrote:
May 15, 2012

My mossberg is great I love for a target gun its worth the money by 100 times hitting targets at 2oo and 3oo yards gets it done I didn't think it was going to make me happy but its the funnest lil thing to shoot when u can shoot 550 rounds for 20bucks

Justin wrote:
April 21, 2012

Check mossburg tactical 22 AR base under $300

Colin wrote:
April 11, 2012

If you live in Canada, this is the 22 lr to have. Although we can purchase the tastier versions I.e the colt m4 we can't use them so the ruger is about as satisifying as it gets. You can dress em up plus who can deny the awesomeness of 50 round drum style magazines that are readily available for these

Luciano wrote:
April 10, 2012

Can i buy the H&K 416 D145RS .22 LR in canada?

Shawnn wrote:
February 26, 2012

Can I go wrong with any of these for my first gun? Do most of these have rails I could put a front grip on them? Will my local gun dealer teach me how to clean the thing? Thanks excited new gun owner here!

Steve wrote:
January 11, 2012

I've had mine for six months and put lots of rounds down range without any trouble. Reasonably accurate. 25-round mags are crap, however, a pain to load.

bob wrote:
December 10, 2011

just got the sig522, until now I had toyed with some of the ruger based kits the sig has scratched the itch.

Scott in Texas wrote:
October 31, 2011

I have one of the Mossberg Tac .22s. What a pile of crap. In accurate and feels cheaply made. If you're going to buy one of these, get the HK416 or the S&W MP22.

rex wrote:
October 29, 2011

I bought this gun just for somethink fun and easy to shoot (all of my other guns are big caliber) and i love it no problems at all and have shot about 1500 rounds with mabey 5 malfunctions which were misfires on the shell itself

Scott larson wrote:
September 27, 2011

You should have made it a 22 magnum.

Dana wrote:
July 24, 2011

Is there any chance Mossberg might consider setting up this platform in .22Mag? That would allow a little more range, without a big increase in cost of ammo for practice.

Kevin wrote:
May 03, 2011

Out of the box, even though it's mostly polymer, it felt rather sturdy and sound. I took it to the range a few days after buying it and used Winchester 22LR 36 grain HP rounds. I estimate I shot about 250-300 rounds and had no failure to feeds or fire. Accuracy was not great, but in the guns defense it hadn't been sighted in yet, plan to purchase a little scope and see how things turn out. All in all, I have no real complaints about the firearm. It performed with out even a hiccup. I do have to admit taking it all apart and unscrewing is a bit of a headache but it's not impossible. I also did use CCI 22LR rounds (higher muzzle velocity...also more expensive) and these were fed and fired with out any problems as well. For the price, not a bad gun at all.

SteveKJR wrote:
April 16, 2011

The magazine can be released by pulling back the charging handle and locking it in place. The charging handle is depressed when fully rearward. This will lock it in place exposing the chamber. You can then release the magazine without any problem.

mike kronewitter wrote:
March 31, 2011

i have had ths gun for two months and waited for two months for the weather to get warmer. after going out two days in a row all i had was trouble. would not feed.at the most i could fire three rounds and it would hang up. I would not recommend this rifle to anyone. i tried two different types of 22lr and that did not help. sorry i ever bought this rifle.

Luis wrote:
March 07, 2011

I would like to know what are this sights on the picture

james wrote:
February 14, 2011

im about to buy a 22Lr and wanted to buy this one, any prices better than the one advertised here?

1photopro wrote:
December 27, 2010

I purchased this rifle from Big5 Sports on sale for $399 and 4 30rd mags from Scottsdale Gun Club for $24 each. My copy shoots 3/4 inch at 50 yds in spite of too heavy a trigger pull. I like it and so does the wife!

W.G.S. wrote:
December 16, 2010

I have had my Sig 522 for almost a year now and it has performed flawlessly. It will shoot anything I feed it. Easy to clean and very fun to shoot. I stuck a TRUGLO Red/Green Dot sight on it and enhanced the "Cool" factor by 2 at least.

Eric wrote:
December 14, 2010

Doyle, these can be purchased under $500, but still overpriced for a 22lr novelty rifle.

John wrote:
December 13, 2010

Hammers tacks right out of the box. Tried 4 different types of copper jacket High Vel rds. Ate em all up. Went thru 300rds without a hiccup. Took aart to clean and the barrel still looked unfired. Cleand right up.

reader wrote:
December 01, 2010

Hey Marko You just have to click through the pages. The S&W 1522 is there.

MarkO wrote:
December 01, 2010

How can you compare the dedicated tactical .22LR rifles and not include the Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22? You have done your readers a great disservice by leaving out this fine example of a tacti-cool AR platform training aid.

Dave wrote:
November 23, 2010

I have a 15-22 set up to mimic a Colt Govt. Carbine; sights, trigger and furniture. It makes a wonderful trainer that can be fired on our indoor range. The similarity to an actual AR in virtually every regard makes this a great alternative/trainer for an AR. It is also a lot of fun to shoot. Kids of all ages like to blast away with it. The OEM trigger was less than wonderful, so I substituted a Geissle, again to mimic what is in my actual AR.

Doyle wrote:
November 22, 2010

$600+ for a tacticool .22? No thank you.