If you’re a Dallas Cowboys fan, when you see the number 22 you think of Hall Of Fame running back Emmitt Smith. If you’re a firearms enthusiast, you think of fun and functional times at the shooting range or popping critters in the woods. Well, the September-October 2022 Tactical Life issue brings back the good old days of the .22, and so much more.
September-October 2022 Tactical Life
With many kinds of ammunition still very hard to find, available ammo quite expensive and runaway inflation making expendable income for range visits increasingly harder to come by, it’s a good thing that manufacturers have—whether intentionally or not—made 2022 the year of the .22. With a good .22 pistol or rifle and a couple of bricks of ammo, you can shoot all day for what just a few hours of shooting centerfire rounds would cost you.
Fortunately, more and more firearms manufacturers are offering full-size .22 pistols much like their higher caliber models, making realistic training with a .22 even more in reach. And luckily for Tactical Life readers, we bring you a health dollop of top-quality .22-caliber coverage in this issue, beginning with Fred Mastison’s cover feature on page 30 chronicling the newest full-size semi-auto .22 pistols from FN, Sig Sauer and Walther.
If you’re in the market for a full-size .22, either the FN 502, Sig P322 or Walther WMP is liable to tickle your fancy. If not, Mastison also chronicles 10 other new .22 pistols offered this year and ready to join the collection currently in your gun safe.
Note that our .22 coverage doesn’t end there. This issue also contains in-depth reports on a tiny .22 silencer that can make a big impact on your shooting fun, how to Luth-ARize your Ruger 10/22 to make it even better and Savage Arms’ new long-range chassis .22 plinker.
Of course, this magazine is not a .22-caliber one-trick pony—not by a long shot. There’s plenty of other content that TL readers have come to know and love over the years. For AK-47 aficionados, Frank Melloni puts seven different 7.62x39mm rounds to the test, and the results might surprise you. And Melloni wasn’t done after that, as he headed out west to perform some long-range extermination duties on bothersome Wyoming plains rodents and filed a full report.
Other feature stories in this issue provide extensive coverage on JP Enterprises’ new MP5-ish roller delayed JP-5, some great steel targets fit for (and designed by) a Navy SEAL, Patriot Ordnance’s new 9mm subgun the Phoenix, and some .224 Valkyrie love regarding Seekins Precision and LWRCI. Also, don’t miss a special visit to the Century Arms AK-building factory in Vermont, Sean Utley’s review of the off-road vehicle that will put you on the same footing as some military units, and sniper tips from a couple of experts in the field.
Don’t Fake the Funk, Fake-Tical It
Lastly, don’t overlook some great “Fake-Tical News” satire on the last page, where you can be the first to learn about Nancy Pelosi’s scheme to ban high-capacity derringers by the year 2032!
Until next time, stay tactical, friends. And be sure to hit is with any feedback, good, bad or ugly, by emailing us via firstname.lastname@example.org. We love hearing from you!
’22 YEAR OF THE .22
- Looking closer at three of the top .22 pistols to hit the market this year
THE .22 HITS KEEP COMING
- Buyer’s guide for 10 other “new for 2022” rimfires
- Frank DeSomma’s vision of the perfect subgun comes to fruition
- A stock Springfield SA-35 gets the Chestnut Mountain Magic treatment
- Editors’ sweet 16 picks for new and noteworthy guns and carry gear
- GSL’s tiny Woodland .22 can makes a big impact with its performance and price
- Time to test drive the do-it-all, all-terrain TOMCAR TX
- ZF Technical’s portable target systems take interactive training to the mountaintop
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