SHOT Show 2018: ProMag QBD Archangel 10/22 Stock

posted on January 29, 2018
Like several other writers, I was intrigued and impressed when Ruger launched the Takedown version of the 10/22 rimfire rifle in 2012. This version makes an already handy .22 LR rifle even easier to transport by allowing the gun to split in half with the press of a lever. However, the factory installed takedown system is integral to the gun and cannot be traded out or installed in a Standard fixed-barrel model. So those folks who already had a Standard 10/22 configuration, or an aftermarket bull barrel installed, were required to buy another 10/22 in order to take advantage of the takedown features.

This year Promag Industries is offering the new polymer QBD (Quick Break Down) Archangel stock which turns any Standard fixed-barrel 10/22 into a takedown rifle. The key to this stock's operation is found in the sturdy takedown lever located in the fore-end. A tension-adjustable extension attached to the lever free floats the barrel and replaces the screw mounted V-block which secures the barrel to the receiver. When the lever is opened, the barrel can be lifted out of the receiver. The shoulder stock is then folded and locked in place. The chamber end of the barrel is then pressed into a storage port in the folded stock where it locks in place for secure transportation.

The fore-end and storage port are designed to accept Standard tapered profile barrels with folding rear sights or aftermarket bull barrels without the need for interchangeable inserts. The shoulder stock also provides added storage space suitable for small emergency kits and survival supplies. The suggested retail is projected to be around $190 and available in the first quarter of 2018.


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