skwcoltguy· Premium Member
I came up with that name 12/22 for Doug. We were having dinner and discussing names for it and it just popped my head how 10/22 (10 shot .22) has been such a simple and now iconic name with Ruger, that I thought 12/22 would do the same for USFA. Had the production run been longer it may have. Coming full circle, Ruger licensed Doug's lock work design and is now using it. You may have noticed the old Single Six is now a ten shot. That cylinder is not full size so it was not going to be a 12 shooter like the 12/22. It is a small world sometimes.