.22 Rimfire Pistol

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Whether you’re taking a young one out to the range for the first time or just enjoying some casual plinking yourself, you can hardly go wrong with an autoloading pistol chambered in .22 LR. The cartridge is relatively plentiful, generally affordable and light on recoil, meaning you can shoot a lot – all day if you like – and not feel the effects too heavily on your hands, or in your pocketbook. There are tons of great options out there, and most are inexpensive. The Smith & Wesson SW22 Victory, shown here, is a fairly recent model that’s a blast to shoot.

There’s no better way to celebrate Independence Day than by enjoying your Second Amendment rights. Here are 10 fun guns sure to put a smile on your face on July Fourth.

The Second Amendment rights afforded to us in this country represent one of the defining aspects of American culture. And as the Fourth of July holiday approaches, it’s important to keep those rights in mind, and to celebrate those rights along with our independence.

One of the best ways to do that, of course, is to get out and shoot over the holiday.

Above is a list of 10 fun guns to consider for your trip to the range, private land or your own backyard for the Fourth. The list covers a mix of guns that are fun, and in some cases both fun and relevant to our country’s history. It is designed to be relatively broad and inclusive, but does get slightly more specific in some cases.

This list is in no way definitive, nor is it prescriptive. It’s just good fun.

There are lots of fun guns out there. That’s why many of us have large gun safes and more than a few firearms. Some are on this list, and some are not.

Check out the list above to see which guns made the cut, and if you feel something’s been overlooked, let us know in the comments section. All opinions are valid, and these types of debates are always fun.


Mastering the Rimfire
Now shooters can harness the full potential of these ubiquitous rimfire rifles and handguns in the Gun Digest Book of .22 Rimfire, Second Edition. This useful and informative reference covers all the bases when it comes to rimfire ammunition, ballistics and firearms. No true .22 fan’s library is complete without this resource. Get Your Copy Here

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