New Zimmerman Arms Rezolution Tactical .22

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Zimmerman Arms have developed what looks like the best tactical Ruger 10/22-style rifle available. What sets the Rezolution (yes, it is spelt with a “z”) apart from other tactical 10/22 type rifles is that they have developed their own receiver. It does not enclose a standard 10/22 receiver inside an outer shell like the Ruger SR-22 and other similar guns.

Rezolution Tactical

The CNC machined receiver features a full length monolithic top picatinny rail. A bottom rail and side rails are bolted onto the receiver. Internally it makes use of a Ruger 10/22 compatible bolt, trigger group, magazines and v-block barrel mounting system. Rimfire Technologies, a well known supplied of after market 10/22 parts, supplies many of the internal parts, including the barrel.

Precision model with bull barrel.
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The familiar shaped receiver and bolt

As most of you have already guessed, the Rezolution is compatible with standard AR-15 stocks. What is slightly disappointing is that it is not compatible with AR-15 pistol grips, although this is a minor fault.

The pricing starts at $941.81 for the R-RT-21BL (Rezolution Tactical with 21″ length receiver). This model features a 16″ .750 diameter fluted stainless threaded barrel with AR-15 A2 flash-hider and a M4 style stock.

Production has only just begun and some models will not be available until next month. I personally think these guns are a very good deal and are going to sell very well.




Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


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  • http://www.EverydayNoDaysOff.com Mike

    Damn I wish they just made one I could drop one of my 10/22 receivers into to save money! Like you said though, this is by far the coolest looking tactical conversion kit so far.

  • jcmiller

    Seems like a tough sell when a S&W M&P15-22 can be had for less than $500. The pistol grip is proprietary and integral to the receiver assembly, which is -1 for tacticool customization. Still, it’s black and has rails on it so I’m sure someone will buy it.

  • Vak

    Someone REALLY has to explain me the point of a tactical .22.

    (still, it looks awesome)

    • Lenny C.

      Vak,

      The point of a tactical .22, is the same for any caliber. You can dress them up as much, or as little, as wish. I own a Remington 597 VTR cs Quad rail. It has a true free float barrel. That along with my cheap AimSport tactical scope. I can put 30 rounds @ 25 yards, in the area the size of a quarter. @ 50 yards, a half dollar, @ 100yds, into a silver dollar. I also use it for varmint control. And as mentioned by others. You can shoot it all day for 20 bucks.
      But I can’t really see paying 1k for a .22. I bought mine (on sale) for $300.

  • War Wolf

    This looks cool but my Spikes Tactical ST-22 takes the cake. Sure, it cost me nearly $1000 but it runs like a Swiss watch and looks twice as good. Just make sure you order with the Lothar-Walther match barrel. It is at the top of my fun-gun list. A whole day of match-accuracy plinking for $20 worth of ammo. That is hard to beat!

  • racer-x

    Why?

  • Matt Groom

    You know how you see old “Fitz Special” Colt revolvers at the gun shows which have had their hammers bobbed, their barrels cut off behind the front sight, and the trigger guard cut away in the front to make them faster on the draw? I think that future generations are going to see all of these expensive “Tacticool” .22s and think the same thing; “What a bunch of idiots”.

  • John K.

    I can sort of see the point of a tactical .22 – it’s for people who want a tacticool EBR and actually enjoy shooting it. .22 LR is still dirt cheap and likely to remain so and you can actually use it for plinking (where legal) without annoying the neighbors. I probably wouldn’t buy one but I can sort of see the appeal.

    Now, a $1000 tacticool .22? Beats me. At the distances where using a .22 rifle makes sense (varmint control, plinking) you don’t really need a super-accurate gun or optics. I’d rather use the money to buy a real AR or half a dozen C&Rs.

  • http://thearmedamerican.com JAFO

    I paid $800 for my 5.56mm AR-15, WITH a CMMG .22LR conversion kit for it.

    You can’t make much better a fighting rifle trainer than to take your fighting rifle and drop parts in it to let you shoot .22LR

    Sorry, a grand for a .22 that can only ever shoot .22? No thank you.

    (fair disclosure: my son and I both have 10/22s and I may well end up putting a $80 Tapco stock on mine, unless I find another 10/22 cheap at a gun show and tactical-ify it. But I’m not paying that kind of money on this thing, no matter how cool it is)

  • http://www.chriskeeling.com Chris

    Although the answer is probably “yes,” it wasn’t specified if the rifle takes Ruger 10/22 magazines (although I expect it does).

    Personally, I have a Spike’s Tactical .223 SBR with a drop-in .22 conversion kit that runs great, and as already mentioned, I can use full power loads anytime just by switching the bolt group out. No reason to buy a dedicated tactical .22 (and I also confess to owning a 10/22, which I am considering converting to SBR and making it into basically a folding-stock Charger).

    • http://www.thefirearmblog.com Steve

      Chris, it does. I have updated the post.

  • Cymond

    Just a heads up, these are now available as just a receiver for about$300. The price seems fair when you look at what Volquartsen and Tactical Solutions charge for their receivers. It is apparently a monolithic receiver/fore-end and comes in 4 sizes (Mini, Carbine, Rifle L, Rifle XL). The Carbine fore end covers ~8″ of barrel while the Rifle XL covers ~15″ of barrel. They mostly take standard 10/22 internals, but use a proprietary pistol grip (-1 tacticool) and a proprietary bolt buffer ($5).

    I plan to buy one for a custom build, just as soon as I determine what I want. I may use the Carbine as the basis for a SBR build, or I may use the XL as the basis for a precision 22 build.

    I can see some uses for the full length upper rail, including mounting BUIS. The XL would give ~18″ sight radius. I am frequently annoyed that the standard 10/22 receiver requires locktite to hold the scope rail, forcing the shooter to dedicate the receiver to either a scope rail or iron sights.

    Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Zimmerman Arms in any way.