Did you miss he fact that tomorrow, October 22, is 10/22? Ruger certainly didn’t. They’ve christened it Ruger Day for obvious reasons and tomorrow will be the fifth Ruger Day since they launched the annual celebrations.
As Ruger says . . .
On October 22, 2017, Ruger celebrated the inaugural “Ruger Day,” a day created to celebrate all things Ruger, and celebrated on 10/22 because of our ubiquitous 10/22 rifle. Since then, Ruger has adopted 10/22 as a day for Ruger fans to share their favorite Ruger stories, take their Ruger firearms out to the range, and visit their retailers to buy new Ruger firearms and accessories. Ruger Day is a celebration not only of the legacy of Ruger, but also the firearms industry.
We say that’s as good a reason as any.
And we reckon the best way to observe this hallowed occasion is to get yourself outside on a beautiful fall Saturday and send some lead downrange. And doing it using a 10/22 rifle is about the best way to make that happen on Ruger Day.
The image at the top shows my 10/22 being shot by my better half. These days, it’s looking a little different.
That’s the beauty of the 10/22. The much-loved, ubiquitous rimfire is so widely owned, so affordable, and so fun and easy to shoot that it’s become its own platform. There’s a wold of aftermarket options available and gun owners love to use the 10/22 as the basis to customize it, creating just about whatever they want it to be. Its modularity and versatility is almost on par with the AR platform.
So the best way to observe 10/22 tomorrow is to take your rifle — or other Ruger…or hell, any other gun — out to the range and, you know, shoot it. Better yet, take someone else with you. Preferably someone who’s never shot a gun before. The 10/22 is a great way to put a gun in a newbie’s hands and generate that new-shooter grin.