I was never much of a .22 guy. Probably because I wasn’t brought up with them. Most of my firearms life has been with centerfire pistols. (I did acquire a Ruger semiautomatic and a S&W revolver in .22 to use in training, late in the game.)
But my first .22 was a Ruger 10-22 rifle. Basic model. Ordinary walnut, open sights, blue. (Eventually, I did acquire a couple ‘hi-cap’ magazines for her, when the Clinton’s shoved their so-called ‘assault weapons ban’ on the public.
Of course, when my vault was taken, so were the pistol, revolver and rifle.
And, I frankly forgot about them.
But, The Firearm Blog (bless their hearts!) reminded me.
If you are looking for a reliable, inexpensive Christmas gift for the new shooter in your family (or for yourself!) this one is it!