AR15 or 10-22 thoughts.

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tinman

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If you're wanting to try a .223 auto loader there are still some of us old guys that have Ruger Mini 14's. The Mini 30 may also be worth a look. Also, in the 10-22 size is the Ruger Camp 9. This is a carbine length semi auto chambered in 9mm. And if she's able to manipulate the action, a lever gun in .38/.357 might work. Lots of great choices out there…..good luck.🫡
 

gunzo

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Since the OP said she is quick and accurate with the 10/22 I would see no reason to change, and he wasn't asking for alternatives but the types of weapons OUR significant others use. Mine won't use a firearm or bladed weapon, but will and has used baseball bats, cattle prods, stun guns, pepper spray- and a table leg......
Dang it! sounds like time to move outa dat neighborhood.

Or is it just Saturday night fun at the local watering hole?
 

KS25-06

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You might want to look into the side chargers from Bear Creek Arms. I have 4 of them and the handle on the side is much easier is to pull for me than the regular one on a typical AR. I have the side chargers in both 223 and 7.62x39.
 

Killer Bee

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haven't put these together yet, kids will probably be shooting my barrett by the time I do :rolleyes:

my son is already shooting AR and AK but daughter still needs to grow into center fire rifles

anywho, this may be a good AR platform trainer for a young one

DPMS dedicated .22lr uppers just under $500 shipped for the pair from AZ tactical I recall, I snagged a few extra mags too ;)

review over at The Firing Line

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Guv

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I know it's not on your list but……
The Ruger LC 45 Carbine has one of the easiest pulling charging handles I have encountered.
 

mac66

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The 10/22 is our go to HD gun for my wife in both our suburban home and woods house on our hunting land. It is light weight and easy to shoot both 4 legged and 2 legged varmints.
 

Guv

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S&W 15-22. Same manual of arms as the AR15. Accurate and very reliable. Much easier to field strip and clean than the 10/22. I have both so I speak from my experience. If she can operate the 15-22 she can operate an AR15.
My son has a S&W 15-22 also, I would not want to be on the receiving end of it with a 25 rd magazine of Stingers or Velociters.
Most reliable 22 auto I have ever been around.
 
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My son has a S&W 15-22 also, I would not want to be on the receiving end of it with a 25 rd magazine of Stingers or Velociters.
Most reliable 22 auto I have ever been around.
I have the M&P Sport with lots of 5.56, but I also have the 15-22 with lots of Velociters and a case+ of 40gr MM. No doubt in my mind that the 15-22 with 25 rd mags would be "effective" in a urban environment. BTW when I looked a couple of days ago Target Sport has Velociters in stock. I bought another 200 rds to add to my stash.
 

Pál_K

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10/22 is probably the best 22 rifle ever made.....and it is certainly the most popular....don't mess with perfection

Most popular, yes.

However, I believe the best is the Remington Nylon 66:

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In 1959, to show the reliability of Remington's new Nylon 66 .22 LR semiauto, Tom Frye used three Nylon 66 rifles to shoot at tossed wooden blocks and averaged 1,000 shots per hour (one shot every four seconds) for 13 consecutive eight-hour days. At the end of this, he shot at 100,010 blocks and hit 100,004, missing only six! The rifles were cleaned only five times during the demonstration.
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