Yep, that’s my purple 10/22. She’s a beaut, ain’t she?
This was my first gun, and I’ve loved my Ruger 10/22 from the minute I took it out of the box. I had no plans to make any modifications to it when I bought it (I figured it was more important to learn how to shoot it first).
My plans changed when we visited the Tactical Solutions booth at the NRA Annual Meeting in May, and I immediately fell in love with their impressive selection of add-ons for the 10/22. I suddenly found myself becoming very emotionally attached to the idea of turning my modest 10/22 into a purple race gun. The guys and gals at Tactical Solutions took great care of me, and I ended up ordering a Predator Raptor stock in purple haze, an anodized purple extended magazine release, and an anodized purple threaded barrel. Why threaded? Because I plan to do my part to save the environment from the evils of noise pollution by adding a suppressor in the future.
I found out a few days later that the purple raptor stock wouldn’t be in for a few months, and Tactical Solutions was great about letting me cancel that part of the order so I could try to find one in stock somewhere else. I think we made it up to them by ordering another barrel and mag release in silver for Capitalist Pig’s mother.
DM Firearms came through for me on the purple raptor stock – they didn’t have the purple in stock, so they called the factory, located one, and had it shipped to them so I could pick it up at their location in Phoenix. Thanks guys, you rock!
So, how does it shoot?
Fantastic! I meant to hit the 5 and 6. No, really, I did. I was trying out a different brand of ammo, and I needed something else to aim at. Anyway, I think the 10/22 is a great rifle, and with the changes we made, it’s an absolute pleasure to shoot.
Update – Thanks to Sebastian at Snowflakes in Hell for his post on my Purple Menace, and how it would be classified as an evil assault rifle under Mayor Bloomberg’s lack of common sense gun laws. I uploaded two new pictures (see below) that include my high-capacity, 30 round magazine and a close-up of the threaded barrel.
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Tags: 10/22 upgrades, DM Firearms, learning to shoot, purple guns, purple rifle, ruger 10/22, Tactical Solutions