Gun Report

Phoenix HP22A .22 LR, $140

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This little .22 was a big surprise to us. It had a local cost of $140, and we frankly didn't expect much out of it. But when it equaled or beat the accuracy and reliability of guns costing four times as much, it got our attention.

Phoenix HP22A .22 LR, $140

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Trigger Pull Single
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The arrow points to the only safety we used, and it's in the safe position. In this position the magazine can be dropped, but the slide can't be withdrawn fully. The upper lever, on the slide near the rear sight, is a firing pin block, which is occasionally useful. The buyer must read the manual before loading this gun.
The arrow points to the detented screw that slides the rear sight for windage. Note the protective ears. The sights were right on the money.
It was easy to get the HP22A this far apart for cleaning. The inner parts were small, but adequate, and made of steel. The gun has steel at appropriate points, and replacement parts are incredibly inexpensive. Reassembly was a little tricky, but the manual tells how to do it.

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