Ruger Adding Two New Brace-Ready 10/22 Charger Pistols

Ruger’s got two “brace-ready” 10/22s ready for the holidays. (Photo: Ruger)

Ruger just announced two new “brace-ready” 10/22 .22 Long Rifle pistols to their fall catalog, one with a fixed barrel and another with a takedown barrel and forend. Both models feature tail-mounted Picatinny rail adapters for fixed and folding pistol braces like those made by SB Tactical.

The two models are called the 10/22 Charger Picatinny Rail Brace Mount and the 10/22 Charger Lite Picatinny Rail Brace Mount. Ironically, the Lite model, which is the takedown version, weighs a little more according to Ruger.

They are “optics-ready” as well. (Photo: Ruger)

The pistols can also be run through the NFA process and used with Picatinny mounted stocks for people who want to convert them to short-barreled rifles.

The Picatinny rail extensions also provide a quick-detach single-point sling mount in addition to the traditional sling swivels on both models’ forends.

Stabilizing braces like these can be used with these Charger pistols. (Photo: SB Tactical)

In addition to being brace-ready, the pistols are also “optics-ready” with a receiver-mounted rail for red dots and scopes. They both also have 1/2-28 threaded muzzles for muzzle devices and come with thread protectors.

Apart from the main difference between the two models, fixed barrel versus takedown, the takedown model has a longer 10-inch tensioned barrel with a ventilated barrel sleeve. The fixed barrel 10/22 has a shorter, but still capable 8-inch barrel.

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Both models ship with 15-round magazines and come with an A2-style AR-15 pistol grip. They have a matte black finish on the barrels and receivers and stainless bolts and charging handles. As an added extra, both models ship with a compact bipod that can be attached to the front sling swivel.

Suggested retail prices are $349 for the base model and $599 for the takedown version. Like with all Ruger products, real-world and online pricing is sure to be lower.

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  • Phil carlson November 28, 2020, 9:58 am

    Is the brace legal in illinois ? Please advise. Thank you ref 10 22 charger

  • Steven March 30, 2020, 10:47 am

    Ruger does it again . A fine product and it’s uses are never ending. Good job Ruger!

  • Chris Baker November 22, 2019, 8:19 pm

    I don\’t really understand the need for a 22 pistol based on the 10/22. I have a couple of 22 pistols, a MK II and an AMT Lightning (Ruger clone) with an 8\” Bull Barrel and it\’s already nose heavy. The MK II is perfectly balanced for me. I have a full size 10/22 carbine but I\’m curious as to what is the optimum length barrel to get the maximum velocity from a standard 22 Long Rifle cartridge.I\’d like to have a 10/22 rifle with that barrel length. Or at least try one. I will not modify my 10/22 though. Call the long barrel version a \”varmint rifle\”.

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