For 2015, Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. will offer a new 22 Charger Takedown pistol, which like the original Charger handgun introduced in 2007, is built on the Ruger 10/22 platform. The company is also producing an updated version of its original 22 Charger pistol this year.
The new 22 Charger Takedown model employs the quick-disconnect feature found on the full-sized 10/22 Takedown rifle that allows quick and easy firearm disassembly. Simply push the recessed lever in the forend, twist the subassemblies and pull them apart.
Sturm, Ruger built its new 22 Charger Takedown pistol on the Ruger 10/22 platform. It has a the quick-disconnect feature found on the full-sized 10/22 Takedown rifle that allows quick and easy firearm disassembly. An adjustable bipod is also included. Photos courtesy of Sturm, Ruger.
The 22 Charger Takedown (Model Number: 4918, MSRP $409) features a Green Mountain laminate stock and comes in a custom hard case. Ruger also includes an adjustable bipod.
Weighing around 3.2 pounds, the new 22 Charger pistol (Model Number: 4917, MSRP $309) has an overall length of 19.25 inches and features a 10-inch precision-rifled threaded barrel with a ½”-28 thread pattern. The redesigned brown laminated stock sports a standard A2-style pistol grip, which makes the platform easy to customize with most modern sporting rifle grips.
The matte-black receiver features a factory-installed Picatinny rail, which provides ample space for numerous types of optics from scopes to red-dots.
Ruger’s redesigned Charger is 19.25 inches long with a 10-inch threaded barrel (0.5”-28). Photos courtesy of Sturm, Ruger.
Also new and included with both models is the BX-15 magazine, a 15-round version of the BX-25 magazine. The BX-15 is the right height when shooting the Chargers with the included bipod prone or from the bench and also fits all other 10/22 models.
Neither Charger model is approved for sale in Massachusetts or California.
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