Project 10/22: Range Report and Wrap-up

Project 10/22 (In case y'all forgot what it looks like)

For a rifle that was completed in December, this has taken much longer than it should. A big part of that has to do with the weather. Here in Utah, we’ve had plenty of the usual snow and rain. In hindsight, I should have stuck with pistol projects for the winter. Because it took a … Read more

Volquartsen Magazine Follower Button Upgrade

Magazine follower buttons installed - (L) Factory Ruger magazine button (R) Volquartsen

Volquartsen’s Magazine Follower Buttons for Ruger pistols are one of my favorite upgrades. They’re inexpensive, easy to install, and can make a noticeable difference in reliability. It’s nice to know that performance upgrades for your Ruger Mark series pistols don’t have to be expensive. My 10-pack of them was a little over $20, and I … Read more

Ultimate Cliploader for Ruger Mark Magazines

Ultimate Cliploader - ten magazines loaded in two minutes.

If you have a Ruger Mark pistol*, and shoot it often, you need the Ultimate Cliploader. Normally, when I see “Ultimate” in a product name, I roll my eyes. But in this case, it’s a very accurate description. Because you can load your magazines in just seconds, with no wear and tear on your thumb. … Read more

TandemKross mods for the Ruger MK IV 22/45

TandemKross modified Ruger Mark IV 22/45 Lite

If you want to customize your Ruger MK pistol, TandemKross should be your go-to. They have just about anything you could want to make it more reliable and/or accurate. Whether you are a plinker or competitor, they’ll help you make your good gun great. Which is why I’ve been so excited to be a part … Read more

Project 10/22: TANDEMKROSS upgrades

"Ultimate" Trigger Kit for RugerĀ® 10/22 from TANDEMKROSS

At the start of this project, I had mentioned that I would be upgrading some internal components. For convenience and reliability, I like to replace the bolt release, extractor, and bolt buffer. These are the three items I suggest replacing on every 10/22. But I got to chatting with my contact at TANDEMKROSS, and they … Read more

Project 10/22: mid-project range report

Best group

Our first rimfire project, the Project 10/22, is coming along nicely. It’s got a new stock from Hogue, and a barrel from WhistlePig GunBarrel Co. And I topped it off with a Vortex Crossfire II 4-12×50 adjustable objective scope. With the scope, it weighs in at about 1/2 pound more than a factory new 10/22 … Read more