I want to get an AR type 22 myself as I can't afford to practice with the centefire version anymore. Ammo I do have I want for emergencies. Getting a spouse used to the controls using a 22LR version makes perfect sense to me. Noise and recoil although negligable to me are bothersome to my wife. For doing drills affordably is what I want it for. That it looks cool is a side benefit.sidroski said:Thanks for the breakdown on each model Swede. I have several .22's so don't need another. Want one for cheap fun and let the wife get used to the controls. She won't have anything to do with an AR because it looks complicated I guess. That's why I give her revolvers for self defense, pull trigger and boom.
What's the cost of their upper?Empty Clip said:I went with the Spikes Tactical upper and it runs flawlessly, I liked the idea of not having a dedicated gun that I couldn't swap out the uppers on. That can't be done with the others. Shoot nothing but the Federal bulk pack and runs goos as I can expect.
I'll second this. The 15-22 and 522 (guns, not magazines) are priced the same most places. Note, though, that the 522 comes without sights of any type so in the end it is more expensive. But, you get a slightly heavier rifle with more metal, a better trigger and more reliable magazines. My 522 will cycle subsonics whereas my 15-22 will not. I haven't compared them accuracy-wise, but have found both more than acceptable. I like them both and don't feel one is superior to the other. It depends on what manual of arms you want. I don't have an AR, I have a Sig 556 Patrol.dboyles said:If you don't care about AR-15 commonality, I think the Sig 522 is a great choice. It uses common magazines (Black Dog Machine) that are cheaper than the S&Ws. Pretty much all reports I have heard have been positive.