I wasn’t so sure about the Ruger LCR when it first came out. It didn’t seem that much better than my S&W642.
Then they came out with the .357 Magnum version at only a fraction of the price of the Scandium .357s offered by S&W. Then they came out with the .22 LR…yeah I NEED one of those.
Now .22 WMR!!
I wish they had built up the cylinder a bit more so it could hold 8 like the .22 LR version, but 6 rounds of .22 WMR isn’t anything to squawk about.
have a look at this ballistic test in gel from a smaller gun: