The Ruger 22/45 is a blending of two legendary repeaters, Browning's M1911 and Bill Ruger's Standard Auto, with modern features such as a Picatinny rail and barrel threading that makes for an incredibly fun plinker that happens to come chambered for a ubiquitous and fun- and easy-to-shoot cartridge: .22 LR.
Inconsistencies in rimfire ammunition brass are quite apparent, which is why competition and target shooters, dedicated varmint hunters and enthusiasts turn to a nuanced process to gain an extra edge in performance—batch-sorting rimfire ammunition.
In an effort to outdo Smith & Wesson’s fast-loading, top-break revolvers, Colt brought a solid-frame, swing-out-cylinder revolver to the market in 1889. Its initial models were large-frame handguns in .38 and .41 calibers designed for military use.
John Moses Browning invented yet another in the long list of firearms to his credit in 1914. This one was a semi-automatic rimfire pistol design that lives on to this day in the Browning Buck Mark.