Hands On with Fab Defense 10/22 Stock: Rimfire SBR

Fab Defense 10/22 Chassis

This summer I realized there wasn’t a single rimfire firearm in my safe, and set out to fix that. The end result was an 11 inch SBR settled nicely into a Fab Defense 10/22 chassis. Take a look:

One of the things I really like about this stock is that it’s not trying to convince me I’m shooting an AR. I’ve looked at several tactical .22s and stock systems that are actively mimicking the aesthetics of some recognizable military rifle, but they just don’t quite get there. They just don’t quite capture the quality and feel of the original rifles.

Although as a side note: I have to confess I want a Blaze 47 just because the RCMP thinks its some kind of Kalashnikov. Isn’t Canada fun?

But with the Fab Defense 10/22 setup, it’s just trying to be a comfortable stock with a decent grip and some picatinny rail space.

I’ve had several people ask about a version of this stock that would fit a take down model 10/22. While Fab Defense hasn’t released any statement about that yet, Shot Show is right around the corner, and it seems like a natural direction for them to go.

If we’re actually breaking down the full line, there are currently eight stocks in total based on the following choices:

  • Do you want the UAS stock with a cheek riser, or an AR-15 tube with a GL shock stock?
  • Do you want just the stock, or the optics mount included?
  • Do you want the folding mechanism, or a fixed stock?

Depending on how you answer those questions, the stock runs anywhere from $125 to $199 USD.

Fab Defense is distributed by Mako Group in the USA, Wolverine Supplies in Canada, and sold online by Zahal, which is where this sample came from.

Edward O

Edward is a Canadian gun owner and target shooter with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. Crawling over mountains with tactical gear is his idea of fun. He blogs at TV-Presspass and tweets @TV_PressPass.


  • Mitch

    Any way of getting this setup (or something similar) as a pistol that utilizes an arm brace? I’ve got got long barreled pistol fever, BAD.

    • I suppose you could take the version with the AR buffer tube, remove the stock, and put a pistol brace on there. Don’t trust me to understand the NFA though!

      • Sianmink

        That would technically get you in trouble, since you’re removing a shoulder stock.

        You’d need to buy something that’s intended from the beginning as a 10/22 Charger stock.

        • Mitch

          Alas, that is what I was thinking. Perhaps I could start with a Charger action/reciever and upgrade the barrel and whatnot from there. Whatever the case, thanks for the good information. It’s a good thing that NFA laws are so simple, otherwise a whole bunch of law abiding citizens could possibly be conducting felonies without even knowing so. That would be quite unfortunate. Luckily, every sixth grader on the playground knows that you can convert an AR pistol receiver to a rifle, but if you convert a rifle receiver to a pistol without asking ATF for permission (and being shaken down for a few hundred bucks along the way), you’re in for a world of hurt. With such a simple system, we can ensure that that legal gun owners don’t face a prison sentence possibly longer than a convicted crack dealer’s simply for pursuing a hobby and God given right. THAT would be pretty messed up…

          • Cymond

            I don’t see any problem with removing a stock, installing an arm brace, and *then* installing a Charger action. It’s not like you’re trying to modify a stock into an arm brace, you’re just using the chassis to mount the brace.
            Just make sure the stock and the Charger are never together in any way.

            I’d love to have a braced Charger. I’ve thought about chopping an AGP Arms stock off and mounting a Shockwave brace on the tube. However, I don’t have a Charger or a brace, so it would actually be cheaper to just pay the tax and SBR the 10/22 I already own.

            If you have a Charger Takedown, to muddy the waters a bit, you could also get an aftermarket 16″ barrel. It is legal to convert a pistol into a rifle. Logically, it would be legal to shoulder the arm brace while the long barrel is attached.
            I’m not sure why you’d want to, in just saying you could.

  • Evan

    I want a tacticool 10/22. They just look fun.

  • Southpaw89

    Every day I curse out SBR laws a little more, I realize that over all we have it a little better here than in Canada, but still, if this Hearing Protection Act gets through, barrel length needs to be next.

  • Trey

    Thus continues the “AR-ifcation ” of every thing.