Polymer Ruger 22 Charger Pistols

22 Charger

Ruger is now offering four new 22 Charger pistols with a black polymer stock. The new pistols are available in 10- and 15-round models and in standard and takedown versions.

22 Charger

The takedown versions of the gun (with either the 10- and 15-round magazines) will carry a suggested retail price of $409. The standard versions of the gun carry a MSRP of $309 each.

There are currently two other Ruger 22 Charger pistols for sale. The first is a takedown model with a Green Mountain laminate stock and 15-round magazine. The second is a standard model with a brown laminate stock and 15-round magazine. These guns carry the MSRP of $409 and $309 respectively.

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  • That base price makes this gun interesting.

  • Swarf

    So wait, does it not take 10-22 magazines?

    Because that would make it something I don’t need in my life.

    • Dan

      It shows a 10-22 magazine in the picture, so I would imagine it does.

      • Swarf

        Oh. Well… fine then.

    • J.T.

      It takes 10/22 mags.

    • MR_22

      The a charger is just a standard 10/22 action with a pistol-length barrel and a pistol grip.

  • David W.

    I never understood this gun. I mean I get the how, I just don’t get the why.

    • J.T.

      File a Form 1 and make it a SBR.

    • charlesrhamilton

      The why is because it is great fun to sit at a bench rest and bounce 22 rounds off of steel silhouettes. That’s what it was made for.

  • Geo

    How quickly people forget the nearly 2 1/2 years of 22RF shortage.

    • charlesrhamilton

      It was only a shortage for the people who were ill prepared for it.

      • tts

        Which is pretty much everyone since even the stores have trouble getting it.

        No the occasional nutbar who went and bought a pallet load of several hundred thousand rounds isn’t a good example of a reasonable buyer.

        • MR_22

          There are plenty of “reasonable buyers” who had 5000+ .22LR rounds before the whole Obama-ammo-scare thing even happened. We all were still shooting when everybody was scrambling to get single 50-round boxes–and failing!

          That’s all that Charles was talking about. Despite what the liberal media would call you, you should always have plenty of ammo stashed in the calibers you might need. There’s nothing unreasonable about that.

    • Grindstone50k

      Shortage? More like hoardage.

    • Laserbait

      I had about 20 boxes of bulk pack stuff before the 22LR insanity, I still have about 10 boxes left. I reload, so I just started shooting a lot more centerfire ammo.

  • sam

    Obsolete due to the PMR30. Sorry not sorry.

    • Swarf

      I sure do wish Ruger would rip off that idea and do it better like they did with the Kel Tec P3AT.

      • sam

        Yeah, that’d be nice

    • Laserbait

      Not even close, sorry. They’re in totally different markets. The PMR is a fun blaster, the Charger is more of a target gun.

    • MR_22

      LOL, the PMR30 and the charger don’t even shoot the same round!

  • TVOrZ6dw

    I would rather Ruger introduce a Mark III Artillery Model, with 9″ barrel. That would be cool.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    All of these pistol rifle deals look annoying to shoot.

    • Zebra Dun

      They look awkward actually.

    • MR_22

      Annoying to shoot? I don’t get it. How can shooting ever be annoying? LOL

  • gusten

    is there a charger version without a pistolgrip, sorta just a chopped down riflestock? I have this notion in my head of a lookalike piratepistol dunno why, short bullbarrel and maybe a fake hammer?

    gotta figure out a proper discipline/category to get a license for this, seems alotta fun

    • Kelly Jackson

      This is an action stuffed into one of those black powder kits

  • dave

    Americans probably don’t know this but these sell like crazy in Australia, we have no sbr laws so every one of them gets put in some sort of tacticool stock covered in mall ninja stuff

    • HenryV

      I have just realised. You are not allowed a 10/22 because it is a semi-auto rifle. But you are allowed a Charger because its pistol. Oh gosh that is silly. I am so you guys have a work around. 🙂

  • thedonn007

    So, who is going to make a sig brace adapter, to uh, help brace the extreme recoil of this pistol?

  • Laserbait

    I love my 1st gen Charger. I have a 4x Leupold pistol scope on it, and shoot it off the bench with the Bipod. It’s a hoot!

  • Zebra Dun

    A fun weapon to shoot, a practical weapon?
    I need a stock or I won’t it anything with a barrel this long on a front heavy pistol.
    I’d danged sure enjoy shooting though!
    For all who know my .22 lr plight of hard to find ammo, I found two boxes at a feed and seed store and now have 100 rds of ammo to shoot up with the grandkids using my dusty trusty 10/22!
    We cannot wait!