The Model P22 is a semi-automatic rimfire pistol that is made by Rickard Firearms & Defense. It is RF&D's first of five pistols manufactured, followed by the "wonder nine" P81 series, the polymer-framed NP and P81X, and the controversial CC2 concealed carry pistol. The design's inspiration leads back to the FCA Modelo 1910, which were captured in World War II from a very limited amount of German POW's. Stanley Rickard, who obtained an M1910, attempted to create his own version chambered in .22 Long Rifle, and ended up with the P22. It competes against the very popular Ruger Standard.
- Barrel is 4.5, 5.5, or 6.5 inches long.
- Chambered for .22 Long Rifle, and is fed via a 10-round magazine.
- Designed in 1958, produced since 1961.
- Effective range is around 100 meters.
- Rate of fire: Semi-automatic.
- Weighs 2.5 pounds.