If there is any doubt these are definitely the best of times when it comes to firearms one only has to look at the offerings from Ruger. Sixty years ago Ruger offered a choice of two .22s, the Flat-Gate Single-Six and the .22 semi-auto in either the Standard Model or Mk I with adjustable sights. That was it and it would be many years before Ruger offered anything other than iterations on the standard .22 Single-Six or the .22 semi-auto. Today everything has changed, and in the last year or so alone Ruger has offered four somewhat radically new .22 handguns.
Trail Gun Bonanza
Ruger has recently come forth with what I feel are going to be very popular trail guns for anyone feeling a .22 is all they need. Add a few boxes of ammo, and you’re ready to go. The latter is what makes a .22 particularly appealing as a trail gun since an extra100 rounds adds very little weight. Try carrying 100 rounds of .44 Magnums!