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.
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.
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.
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.
For more information visit Ruger.com.