Project 10/22 Tactical…..Part 3

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My new Ruger 10/22 Tactical Trainer

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My new Ruger 10/22 Tactical Trainer

In this Part #3 and last post of the build – my newest version of the Ruger 10/22 is complete.

My goal with this project was to put together a rimfire carbine to use for inexpensive tactical training for myself as well as work with my two boys – ages 8 and 12. I wanted ergonomics somewhat similar to a typical “black rifle”. High capacity magazine was also a factor.

Ruger 10/22 + Choate pistol grip stock + Tasco 30mm Red Dot Sight + BX-25 magazine = a whole lot fun

I like the Choate stock. It is a little long for my youngest son – so maybe I should have picked the version with a M4 adjustable stock. Anyways – the first outing I had shooting with my 8 year old I just used open sights. I wanted him to learn the basics. For myself and my 41 year old eyes – a red dot sight is in order. The Tasco is cheap and does the job.

Youngest having fun shooting for the first time.

Well – first trip shooting this new gun was great. 200 rounds of CCI run through it and no stoppages of anykind. Used 2 different BX-25 round magazines and they continue to please me.





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  1. As I think I told you I did one of these too and I love it . I put a laser site and light on it on a pressure switch so that I am sure that my daughter or my wife will hit what they are aiming at . Loved the post . Keep up the good work .
    Robert W

    • countryboy6685 –

      Let’s get together and do some shooting – I don’t get a chance to do it nearly as much as I would like.


    • John –

      Somehow I have managed – all I have ever shot on a 10/22.

      I should look into a better trigger – especially for my next project which will be built for accuracy.

      Thanks – Rourke

  2. Rourke,

    You come up with some of the best tactical redos of a 10/22 I have ever seen. I love what you do to them. You know what I think would actually be pretty cool. A folding stock. Do they even come for a Ruger? Do you know what I mean? Have you seen the stocks on the SIG 551? They fold inward.

    Check it out

    They also have a .22 model. It looks pretty cool as well. As well as other models.


    It would be cool to put a little butt stock folder on a 10/22. You could almost stow it in a backback.

    Awesome stuff Rourke.

    I enjoy your 10/22 guru-dom….



  3. This 10/22 with red dot sight is a far more realistic survival gun than the Armalite take-down, which is for wilderness survival – who is likely to find themselves in the wilderness? A bush pilot, anyone else?

    In the event of a zombie pandemic the rapid fire, low recoil and quick high capacity magazine change makes it handy for herds of ghouls, while the .22 Long Rifle cartridge easily penetrates a cranium, and the softer sound of gunfire doesn’t draw more walking dead from farther away.

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