RUGER 10/22 SUPPRESSED
RUGER 10/22 - Custom
Manufacturer: Sturm, Ruger
Weight: 5.5 lbs
Length: 37 inches
Barrel Length: 17 inches
Stock: Magnum Research
My first real time shooting a rifle, was as a young girl out plinking with a Ruger 10/22. I loved the soft pop of the 22LR and the challenge of hitting the cans and targets. Ruger has introduced a large part of America to the shooting sports with their classic .22 LR rifle. Now, I know a lot of gun enthusiasts who own .22 rifles and though they long ago moved on to AR15s AK 47s or larger bore rifles, they still have a soft spot for the .22LR they've locked away in the safe at home.
While the small caliber .22LR is certainly not an artillery piece that draws a crowd at the range when you open the gun case, I'm here to tell you that you can still get an adrenaline rush and have a lot of fun with a stock, out of the box Ruger 10/22. Take a 10 year old out for their first rifle lesson and you'll both have wonderful memories to last a lifetime.
My favorite thing about the Ruger .22LR is that it's a very versatile platform and capable of a lot more than the original rifle and furniture might present Drum roll please! Enter this month's review rifle, a Ruger 10/22 in a Magnum Research aftermarket stock with a full auto kit installation and decked out with an integrally suppressed barrel and 30 round magazine . We had the pleasure of shooting and reviewing this fun little ball of fury with a little help from the pros over at Hardened Arms, they're licensed 07 manufacturers, with all the right, licenses, stamps, paperwork and a myriad of other stuff that the ATF requires for full auto.
When it comes to loading 30 rounds of .22LR over and over again to keep the fun going, the crew was beginning to whine a bit but that was the only downside to getting to blast away with a full auto, integrally suppressed 22LR. Let me start by saying the more I work with Ruger products the more impressed I'm. We used a Ruger 1022 in our ZK22 review, and several of us Guns and Lace girls prefer Rugers as our everyday carry pieces. Jessica, the admin here at Guns and Lace use Rugers as a mainstay in her her women's handgun classes.
The aftermarket stock from Magnum Research was an easy drop in and the integral suppressed barrel by Ar-Matey was a joy to shoot, we wore ear protection only as a precaution as the sound levels were very comfortable without. When it comes to suppressors or silencers if you'll, there is really no such thing as a silent gun shot, suppressors, if legal in your state, do greatly reduce the decibel levels. They also make for being a good neighbor and a lot fewer noise complaints.
The sporterized 10/22 was well balanced, easy to handle, and totally comfortable to shoot. I can tell you first hand that an adrenaline rush is still quite possible shooting a .22LR. I know the opportunities to shoot full auto are few and far between anymore here in America, but if you're one of the few who get to cross that experience off your bucket list, you'll have something special to talk to your friends about in your old age. - Anna
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Meet Wyoming Guns and Lace girl Alisha Ann, Alisha not only rides, ropes and shoots, she trains horses for a living. Step aside boys, this ain't no dude ranch girl we're talking about, this is a whip crackin', ass kickin', chaps wearin' county girl. Ask Alisha about country living and she'll tell of how the stars look at night after the campfire dies down, lifted 4x4 pick up trucks and the thrill of going hunting. Her description of the sweet smell of an apple pie baking in a dutch oven had the whole entire crew craving pie! She is as comfortable in boots and chaps as most city girls are in heels and designer jeans.
We introduced Alisha Ann to a whole new style of shooting this month as we moved her from Winchesters and 6 shooters to semi-auto handguns and our featured rifle, a modified Ruger 10/22 with full auto kit and integrally suppressed barrel. One thing we can say for sure, give a country girl a rifle and she'll not only shoot it, guaranteed, you'll see her smile like there is no tomorrow!