Went to the local gun show today. Lots of interesting stuff. Saw the new SIG556 and wasnt that impressed. I did see something, however, that holds a wierd interest for me: ‘high capacity’ magazines for the Ruger 10/22 Magnum. The Mag gives about 2.5x the energy of the LR which means that, and this is where the flamewar begins, you might be able to make a case for the 10/22 Magnum with 20-rd mags being a not-absurd choice for a defensive gun in some situations.
So, you might, might, might make an arguement that a 10/22 Magnum might be just as effective as a P90…at about 1/4 the cost.
So, just for giggles, imagine a 10/22 Mag registered short-barreled rifle, with side folding stock. Poor mans PDW? You decide.
Did pick up a few things at the show. Bought a few boxes of S&B Rubber Ball shotgun shells to go with my rubber buckshot. Also a nice West German rain poncho. Much better quality than the US stuff. Dound a pair of white Mickey Mouse boots in 10W. Gonna go back tomorrow wearing my heavy socks and see how the boots fit. If they fit, then I’ll give ‘em the $75.