New Zimmerman Arms Rezolution Tactical .22

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

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.
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
Steve Johnson

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  • Chris Chris on Nov 14, 2009

    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).

    • Steve Steve on Nov 14, 2009

      @Chris Chris, it does. I have updated the post.

  • Cymond Cymond on Sep 15, 2010

    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.