Well Ruger launched a explosion with the LCP about a decade ago. I can see a new world type of shooting with the LCP 22.cal. People are going to see how fun small barrels are too shoot. They will start to see how they can challenge themselves and at a low cost. Shoot a shot barrel gun well and you can shoot any gun well. And all this fun at a affordable cost.
I started shooting the Pocket guns when the LCP came out. Spent years developing my skills and had some of the most fun I ever had shooting them. I defied anyone to say they were not range guns. However, The cost along the way was extremely expensive. Went through guns and a whole lot of ammo at a whole lot of cost. 380 ammo ain't cheap.
Now the game begins with the 22.cal. It might open up a lot of doors. A whole new sport. People that did not or do not shoot the LCP often, can now hit the range like crazy, have more fun make more challenges. And reap huge rewards by learning to shoot the Shot barrel, small gun well. Hope the administrators are listening.
LET THE GAMES BEGIN!