Why have Ruger not introduced a tactical 10/22 rifle?

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Ruger finally went tactical for the first time in decades with the launch of the Mini-14 Tactical. So why did the 10/22, probably their biggest selling firearm and quite possibly the worlds biggest selling rimfire rifle, not get the tactical treatment? It makes no sense.


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Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • Mike Mike on Feb 07, 2009

    What's the fascination and appeal of "tactical"?

  • Cymond Cymond on Feb 26, 2009

    There are several advantages to building your own tacticool rifle.

    First, there is the level of customization. You can choose the exact stock, sight, foregrip, etc that you want.

    Second is cost. Purchasing a base model allows the owner to customize it over time. I bought my 10/22 in my third year of undergrad college. When I bought it, I could only afford the rifle and a scope but no rings! $280 was a big expenditure at the time. It was several months before I could spare the money for a Volquartsen hammer and botl release. I finally got the stock I wanted 15 months after I bought the rifle.

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