Reliable Semi-Automatic .22 Mag Rifles can make excellent home defense firearms for people who are looking for a lightweight and low recoil rifle option. Modern ammunition has made the semi-automatice .22 rifle a viable choice for defense, especially out of a rifle. The Magnum Research MLR-22 is an evolution of a classic design that has a unique gas system that improves reliability. The MLR-22 uses an ultra-light weight purpose built carbon fiber wrapped steel barrel and Ruger rotary magazines. The MLR-22 is available in a variety of configurations, including a version which ships with a Hogue over-molded rubber stock.