The Ruger 10/22 has to be the most recognized 22 rifle known to man. The 10/22 has been in production for 5 decades with no indication of slowing down. During it’s long history there has been over 30 models produced by Ruger. It may also be one of the most modified rifles in US history right up there with the AR15. Rugers latest addition to this long lineage is the Ruger 10/22 Takedown better known as Ruger 10/22 TD released in March of 2012.
The 10/22-TD is a take-down version of the basic synthetic-stocked 10/22 Stainless Carbine. The Take-Down splits the barrel away from the receiver, allowing the owner to remove the barrel and receiver for easy transportation. The 22 caliber is often the center of many debates around it’s capability as a survival caliber but it is evident to me Ruger believes in its ability, by packaging it in a nice padded soft nylon case.
Many devout fans of the 10mm love their Glock 20, myself included. So when I heard the Generation 4 version was released, I jumped at the chance to pick one up. I really like the Gen 4 grip on my other Glocks and I thought it would be especially helpful with the recoil of some hot 10mm rounds. Turns out I was right.
I ordered the gun the day it came out and had it in my paws the next day. I cleaned it, lubricated it to specs, turned the rear sight around (I don’t like the Glock sight picture), and patiently waited for the weekend to put some rounds through the beast.
-Glock grip angle helps absorb the 10mm recoil (one man’s opinion)
-Cost: many other 10mm pistols sell for double what the G20 sells for
-Accuracy: the gun is more accurate than I am
-Positive ejection with both hot and weak loads
-Easy to maintain
-Gen 4 grip surface helps keep a firm grip on the gun, even when your hands are sweating
-Low bore axis helps tame the recoil
-Lots of aftermarket support (holsters, sights, ect….)
-100% reliable so far
-new to the market so heavy recoil springs aren’t yet available
-the finish isn’t the old glossy Glock finish of a few years ago so finish durability is unknown
Heres a video I did to show the firearm in action. I do some shooting, demonstrate the ejection pattern with hot ammo, a 15m group, table top review (with part numbers), and some chronograph testing.
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