With the first models introduced in 1964, the Ruger 10/22 has become one of the most popular rimfire semi-auto rifles ever devised. Its affordable price and modular design have made it a popular choice for shooting enthusiasts who want to customize their rifles at home without the need for gunsmithing.
The Second Edition of the Ruger Collector's Series 10/22 Carbine is now available.
Ruger, taking two pages from its own successful playbook, has brought back the Charger pistol, based on the wildly popular 10/22 rifle action—this time offering it in a Takedown version based on the 10/22 Takedown rifle’s simple mechanism that allows quick separation of the barrel from the receiver.
Originally published in September 1964, this American Rifleman "Dope Bag" reviews the first generation of the now iconic 10/22 carbine. The original test gun used for the review, shown here, still exists in NRA's permanent collection.
With more than 7 million produced during the past half century, the Ruger 10/22 has firmly established itself as one of the most successful sporting arms of all time.