Better Than Expected,
July 03, 2015
After waiting for 4 month for a Phoenix Arms HP22 to show up at Impact Guns in Ogden, I finely got one this week.
These handguns are hard to find.
The low price for a very good quality handgun doesn't let production keep up with demand.
I looked at a lot of You tube videos about the HP22 before ordering one.
Almost all the reviews were very good.
I took mine home and cleaned out the excessive oil and packing grease and then put a very light coat of oil on the moving parts.
Took it back to the Impact Guns Range yesterday.
Ran about 150 rounds through it.
I had read reports of the gun being picky about what ammo it liked.
Ran some Remington Golden Bullets, Federal Bulk CCI Mini Mags, Winchester 222 M&P, Remington Thunderbolts and Federal Auto Match.
The gun didn't like the Federal Auto Match at all. Failure to feed was the problem. Possibly due to low powder charge in the match grade rounds.
Other than the problem with the Federal Auto Match, the gun ran flawlessly.
I did make the safety modifications that are recommended on You Tube.
They made sense to me. Now the gun acts like my other auto handguns.
I highly recommend this handgun to anyone that wants a reliable and inexpensive 22.
Dale S from
everyone needs one,
January 04, 2015
Love this gun only it didn't shoot federal bulk pack, but my rifle didn't fire either so it must have been the ammo but overall love this handgun sooooooooooooooooooo much and recommend everyone should get one
King slayer 101 from
West point nebraska
Great "little" gun for starters...,
March 12, 2013
This is my first handgun and it seems to be handling well. Only problems, (which is due to needing to shoot more to break it in), is it didn't reject the empty casing a couple of times real well, but other than that, very pleased with it. I haven't tried any other ammo except the American Eagle brand, but do have some in the wings waiting. I would recommend this handgun for anyone that is starting out so as just to get the feel of one in your hand. My 11 year old son handle this gun very well.
September 03, 2012
It has been acurate and relieble good companion of mine, I take it everywhere, planing to buy one more for my wife.
QA Specialist from
the best .22 pistol ever for the money,
June 16, 2012
this has got to be the best .22 out there, got mine at a gun show last sunday for 140.00 new, right out of the box she shot 3 mags fine i even tried to make it jam by loading it with diffent ammo an shooting it fast but she kelp on trucking, i shot the federal bulk,winchester bulk, reminton bulk with was very old but still shot it fine.The only ammo i thinks it going to have problems with is the cci mini mag i tried to load it up but it has some kinda wax on it dont know if it going to shoot well
Phoenix 3'' .22,
May 01, 2012
This is a fine pistol for the price. I made some suggested improvements and it works great. Ammo is federal american eagle or blue box solid points. If I hold it steady it is accurate enough.
J. Martinson from
G. Falls, Mn
It's worth it.,
November 13, 2011
For the price, this has been a lot of fun. Yes, it is particular about ammo, but it'll still shoot most of the bulk ammo I try to use. Easy to clean, rare misfeed. I agree that the mag needs work; not just the spring, but the sharp little guides, too. Overall, though, it's worth a lot more than you pay.
great little gun,
November 12, 2011
very nice pistol, fun to shoot try it for your self i think u will be pleased...
FOR THE $$$ YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!!,
October 15, 2011
MY REVIEW OF THIS FINE LITTLE PISTOL IS IT'S A FUN GUN TO SHOOT AND THAT IF YOU READ THE ABOVE REVIEW AND APPLY HIS FIXES YOU WILL NOT HAVE ANY MORE PROBLEMS.
THE HP-22 NEEDS A BIT OF TWEAKING OUT OF THE BOX AND IT IS FUSSY TO THE AMMO YOU SEND THROUGH IT...... SO READ ON AND YOU WILL HAVE A GREAT LITTLE SEMI-AUTOMATIC THAT IS FUN TO SHOOT. NO COMPLAINING FOR $135.00 OR LESS :)
bill hov from