Thursday, January 29, 2009

More Hot .22lr Action

Sig's coming out with a .22lr version of their popular 556 rifle and I have to admit, it looks pretty sexy.  It's sporting the European furniture, complete with a folding stock and a micro red dot sight.
I've got a GSG-5, and it sees a lot of range time, but it can be finicky.  It's cool, and everybody who's shot it likes it, but it does still seem more of a novelty, albeit an accurate shooting one.

The Sig's got the advantage of a larger capacity mag right of the bat, 30, compared to the GSG's 22 rounds.(can squeeze 24 in there though)  Plus the mags look to be Stanag sized, so they'd fit in most pouches, assuming they don't have some weird protrusion that sticks out farther than a normal mag.  Not to mention it's priced competitively with the GSG-5 at $515(msrp).

Downside, it has the little red dot, but no BUIS rear, although one is available separately, and it looks like any 1913 standard one should work (like Magpul's new one)

I'll be keeping an eye on this one.

Has it been that long?

My (well, the GSG-5 and P22's) preferred .22lr ammo is back down to pre-election prices at Fleet Farm now, $14.99/brick, as apposed to the $16.99/brick price a couple weeks ago.  They also have Wolf 5.56 back in stock for the tasty price of $4.99 a box (they've been out for at least three weeks)

I don't know if it's a sign of things settling down a little, or just a fluke in my local store, but it makes me feel a little better.  I'm getting pretty stocked up to give the AR a good workout as soon as the range tables thaw out.

Think warm thoughts...