SlideFire 10/22 Conversion Kit: First Impressions

TFB previously covered pre-orders for SlideFire’s bump stock for the ubiquitous Ruger 10/22, but here I check out my first impressions of the conversion kit.

It was super easy to convert my Ruger 10/22 and install the SlideFire SSAR-22 kit. It came with all the necessary hardware, including a fantastic Volquartsen match grade trigger group that lightens the trigger to a 3lb pull. A lighter trigger pull weight is required to make bump firing possible. The one thing to note is that they do not include a screw for the “interface block” which is a piece behind the trigger group. Seems like SlideFire took the instructions from their AR-15 version and assumed you’d have that screw after removing the pistol grip, but a Ruger 10/22 doesn’t have a pistol grip or the screw. It resulted in the SlideFire being a little more wobbly than designed, but it still fired fine.

I had some operator error issues which were quickly corrected and pointed out in the video below. The key for me was applying less pressure in my support hand. Unlike the challenges I had with TacCon’s 3MR trigger, I picked up the SlideFire technique much more quickly.

You can shed some tears watching Remington .22LR 36 grain hollow points go through this SlideFire 10/22 conversion kit, and dream about the days of yore and merriment when .22LR was widely available at cheap prices. But it was still a lot of fun and I look forward shooting this again.

Here’s a video, and I’ll point out that I made a notable mistake that deserves the rightful scorn and humiliation that is rightfully due. All I will say in my defense is that I was in a rush assembling the rifle, which is still a terrible excuse. Please castigate me in the comments.

Chris Cheng

Chris Cheng is History Channel’s Top Shot Season 4 champion and author of “Shoot to Win,” a book for beginning shooters. A self-taught amateur turned pro through his Top Shot win, Cheng very much still considers himself an amateur who parachuted into this new career.

He is a professional marksman for Bass Pro Shops who shares his thoughts and experiences from the perspective of a newbie to the shooting community. He resides in San Francisco, CA and works in Silicon Valley.


  • MichelleObamaIsChewbacca

    Bump fire .22’s? No sir. These days I’m treating every .22 fired the same I would a .223 two years ago. Depressing times we’re living in.

    • I was sad when I was staring at the bottom of my almost empty box of .22. Rapid/bump fire is still fun, it’s just too bad that there is an associated guilt nowadays.

      • who cares?

        I’m sure you’ll get over your guilt. And probably do something similar someday soon.

  • who cares?

    What is especially cool about this is that Mr. Cheng didn’t edit out his learning process. Kudos, Chris.

    • Hunter57dor

      mhmm its the same thing you or i might have to go through, i enjoyed it.

    • Thanks, I try my best to deliver the real experience I have with products. The good, bad, and the ugly. Glad you enjoyed the vid!

    • Yep he never does and kudos to Chris for doing so.

  • Guest

    he mounted the sights backwards

    • avconsumer2

      Haha… good eye.

    • Bingo! YOU WIN!

    • Raven

      People do that strangely often. Uncertain as to why, if it’s just a simple mistake, or if it helps with something, or the extra 1/2 inch of sight radius makes a difference.

  • Giolli Joker

    Great LOVE poster!

  • dp

    Nice & clever design; also fair reporting. Respect!

    • bbmg

      So easy to edit out the bad bits these days, respect indeed for warts-and-all reporting.

      It should not be an excuse for mediocrity, but a bit of honesty and humility is good to see.

      • dp

        Right on; and this caught my attention.

  • gunslinger

    bout a million bucks worth of lead down range…

  • Scott

    Let’s make some magic happen. And….the fun ends as quickly as it started.

    I hate when that happens.


  • avconsumer2

    Great vid. Though, I’d consider losing the music for all but the intro/extro. That’s just me though!

    • Thanks for the constructive feedback. I’m trying out some new things and the music was one of them. I’ll consider removing it for future vids.

  • Andrew

    A good rule of thumb is that if you spend most of the time looking at your gun after attempting to shoot it….probably not a good a good accessory.

  • MooseNinja

    Best videos are the ones where mistakes are made. Thanks for stowing the ego and showing the viewership some reality. Keep up the good work!

  • Julio

    It was good to see you make that work, Chris. But I’m surprised that the basic error you admit to is the sights. Maybe I was taught tighter range discipline, but if we were standing together on a range, I’d want you to keep the barrel more or less parallel to the ground (berm or no berm) and to clear the gun before trying to sort out a problem or talk to me. I know you’re a great shot, but being safe, and showing others you’re safe, comes way before marksmanship in my book, and way, way, before presenting a video. [Temporarily Removes safety-Nazi armband] ATVB.

    • Thanks Julio for your feedback. Safety is one of those things we should hold each other accountable for. One can never be too safe!

  • Keith

    Where did you get that “LOVE” poster from? That’s going on my wish list.

  • Nicholas Chen

    I should have shot this at SHOT SHOW. Instead I shot a 556 version.

  • Captainbarred

    Cool vid, but I feel ripped off. I did this with a conversion kit long before slidefire put out their conversion kit lol!

  • SafeArmsReview

    Good stuff – the slide fire stock is much easier to fire with larger caliber ammo. Appreciate the review & keep up the good work.

  • KM


  • Manoj kusshwaha

    Feedback constructive but gun gun is very destructive