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Some of the smallest commercially available revolvers in the world are rimfires (we’re looking at you, North American Arms), and some of the best handguns for training young shooters and those with small body frames are compact models built around rimfire calibers. There’s a lot of excitement in the world of compact handguns, so we cast a wide net to bring you some of the most interesting, useful and technologically fascinating models.

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Browning has a compact 1911 that’s fascinating, especially alongside the impressive GSG and Chiappa offerings. You can find Commander-sized 1911 rimfires, and some that are even smaller. We found some classic compact revolvers from Ruger, semi-autos from Taurus and Smith & Wesson, and impressive performers from Sig Sauer and Walther.

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Whether you’re intending your new compact rimfire handgun for defense, practical training, target shooting or just plain fun, there’s a lot to love about this class of handgun!

FOR MORE INFORMATION

American Tactical GSG 922
http://www.americantactical.us

Browning 1911-22 A1
http://www.browning.com

Browning 1911-22 A1 Olive Drab Compact
http://www.browning.com

Chiappa 1911-22 Compact
http://www.chiappafirearms.com

Kimber Rimfire Compact Conversion Kit
http://www.kimberamerica.com

North American Arms .22 Magnum
http://www.northamericanarms.com

North American Arms LLR with Holster Grips
http://www.northamericanarms.com

Ruger 22/45 Lite
http://www.ruger.com

Ruger New Bearcat
http://www.ruger.com

Ruger LCR
http://www.ruger.com

Ruger SR22
http://www.ruger.com

Sig Sauer P938
http://www.sigsauer.com

Smith & Wesson M&P22 Compact
http://www.smith-wesson.com

Smith & Wesson Model 351PD
http://www.smith-wesson.com

Taurus 941B2
http://www.taurususa.com

Taurus Model 22
http://www.taurususa.com

Walther P22
http://www.waltherarms.com

Walther PPQ 22
http://www.waltherarms.com

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