Ruger Day is not only coming, it has arrived! Today is October 22nd. If you break that down into a shorthand date of 10/22 you get one of the most widely loved and utilized rimfire rifles in history. Ruger firearms has officially declared October 22nd (10/22) as the official day of Ruger paying homage to their historically-phenomenal, rimfire rifle.
Ruger sent out an e-mail to all of its loyal customers, distributors, FFLs, friends and family helping to relay the message to everyone:
October 22 has long held a special place in the hearts of Ruger fans nationwide for our ubiquitous 10/22®. Beginning this year, October 22 will now be declared Ruger Day! Show us how you celebrate Ruger Day by using #rugerday and #1022 in your social posts. Stay tuned for more information on how you can show your Ruger pride for the inaugural Ruger Day!
So while before today, October 22nd might have just been a random day before we dress up like zombies and crawl to different pubs, now it will be remembered as a day of Ruger!
If you are questioning the popularity of the Ruger 10/22, in just 2017 alone (through October 22nd) we at TFB have written on the topic of the 10/22 a staggering 12 times! In the history of TFB, we have written about the Ruger 10/22 over 100 times! Here is a sampling of the topics just covered in 2017
- 10/09/2017 – Gungner GR22 Chassis for Ruger 10/22 Rimfire Rifles
- 08/03/2017 – Ruger 10/22 Folding Stock AK47 style from MBW Stocks
- 07/22/2017 – Bed Your 10/22 For A Quick And Easy Accuracy Upgrade! 🎯
- 07/20/2017 – Victor Company Titan 10/22 Precision Rimfire Stock
- 07/04/2017 – NEW: McMillan A5-22 Rimfire Stock For 10/22 Actions
- 05/03/2017 – Review: Magpul Hunter X-22 Stock for 10/22
- 04/13/2017 – Thumbhole Takedown Stock for 10/22 from Volquartsen
- 04/04/2017 – 10/22 Dressed As a Krink?
- 03/27/2017 – Volquartsen’s Limited Run 10/22 Takedown
- 01/10/2017 – BREAKING: Magpul Announces the X-22 Backpacker Stock for Ruger 10/22 Takedown
- 01/09/2017 – New 10/22 Takedown and Charger Takedown Stocks
- 01/05/2017 – KGMADE EOS-22 Integrally Suppressed 10/22 Barrel
So on this day, the 22nd of October, Ruger has proclaimed that thou shalt go out to thy gun ranges, release a flurry of lead round nose into paper targets and provide photographic evidence on social media with the hashtags of #rugerday and #1022 so all the world may know of the glorious fun associated with the Ruger 10/22 rifle.
You do not own a Ruger 10/22?… Well, first of all, shame on you, but head to your local retailer and pick one up! Many stores are having a #rugerday sale today only!
Happy Ruger Day TFB nation!