Editor’s note: Whistle pig hunting season is kicking off in Idaho, which means it’s time to gun up with the appropriate tool for the job: Ruger’s 10/22 Autoloading rifle.
Correctly billed as “America’s favorite .22 rifle for the past 50 years,” the 10/22 is about as American as apple pie and as ubiquitous as a Ford truck. But there’s one problem with the traditional 10/22. It lacks flair.
Have you ever seen “Office Space”? That scene where Jennifer Aniston gets berated because she’s only wearing 15 personalized flair buttons instead of being decked out in full regalia (37 flair buttons) like her indefatigable coworker, Brian? That’s what the regular 10/22 is. It’s the uninspired, Jennifer Aniston employee. It needs more flair!
Flair equals fun. Flair is an expression of your personality. When it comes to the 10/22, flair comes in the form of a sweet custom Stocky’s stock, a badass Burris XTR II and an integrally suppressed barrel from Gemtech. That’s how to get this party started.
In the video above, Clay walks you through how to go from plain Jane to full gangster with your 10/22. As you’ll see, it’s really simple to do.
- The Gemtech integrally suppressed MIST-22 barrel retails for $599. Visit the Gemtech website to learn more.
- The 10/22 laminated thumbhole stock from Stocky’s Stocks start around $199.99. Visit the Stocky’s Stock website to learn more.
- The Burris XTR II starts at $1,319. To learn more, visit BurrisOptics.com.
- As for picking up a 10/22, there are a ton of new and used ones on GunsAmerica. Click here to start shopping now!
P.S. For those of you who are sensitive to the word “gangster” because of its affiliation with street violence, please note that in this context “gangster” is meant to be taken in the non-literal, amusing sense of the word.
We shouldn’t have to clarify this as it should be obvious that our use of the word is meant to be entertaining. Yet some readers will indubitably point out that we shouldn’t use “gangster” when referring to customized rifles because it plays into the false narrative created by anti-gunners that “all firearms are evil, but some firearms are more evil than others and thus should be banned.” Well, screw the anti-gunners! We’re not going to kowtow to their ridiculous logic. We’re having fun this weekend. They can go suck on a tailpipe.