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My Ruger 10/22 Rifle. Yes, It’s Purple.

January 9th, 2010 · Posted by · 9 Comments · News, Shooting

purple ruger 10-22Yep, 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?

purple ruger 10-22

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.

Purple sHooter 10/22

Threaded Barrel 10/22

Click on the thumbnails for the full image.

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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Purple Menace | Snowflakes in Hell Jan 11, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    […] Great Satan Inc has a rifle that would make Mayor Bloomberg’s stomach turn. Not only is it purple, in defiance of Mayor Mike’s crusade against colored guns, but the thumbhole stock makes it an evil assault weapon under some definitions, including New York City’s, I believe. The magazine that goes into the firearm is illegal in New York City (limited to 5 rounds). […]

  • 2 SayUncle » Gun Porn Jan 12, 2010 at 6:38 am

    […] The Great Satan’s 10/22 […]

  • 3 Jennifer Jan 12, 2010 at 8:04 am

    That’s a beautiful gun you’ve got there

  • 4 papatodd Jan 12, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Had a Wii bowling tourney at my house last night. Showed off your rifle on the break. The main response was “KOOL”!

  • 5 Capitalist Pig Jan 12, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    I haven’t tried it, but I’ve heard that these Ruger Race Rifles aren’t compatible with Wii systems on HDTV. :)

    The pictures really don’t do justice for this well balanced rifle. I tease her (only a little) about her “girl’s gun”, but it is a pleasure to shoot and unnervingly accurate.

  • 6 Chad Mar 22, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Any idea what that stock weighs? Very nice looking set-up BTW. I’ve been tossing around another 10/22 and have loved the Mantis stock I have from Predator. I think an envy Raptor is calling.

  • 7 Mz. VRWC Jun 14, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    The stock by itself weighs about 4 and a quarter pounds.

  • 8 STI International at SHOT Show 2011 | Great Satan, Inc. Jan 30, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    […] rifles, including an STI branded 10-22 (which looked similar to my Tactical Solutions tricked out purple 10-22 rifle, including the TacSol barrel) and the STI sporting rifle, which was super light for an EBR and […]

  • 9 Stacie May 16, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    My favorite color and a kickass gun!!!!!! Beautiful!!!

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