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.