The Ruger 10/22 is a semi-automatic rimfire rifle chambered in .22 Long Rifle went into production in 1964, and is still in production today. It has a removable 10-round rotary magazine with a flush fit with the bottom of the receiver. Ruger has 25 capacity magazines available, and there are many aftermarket magazines as well. A magnum version, chambered for .22 WMR, was produced from 1998 to 2006, and a .17 HMR version, the 10/17 was produced from 2004 until 2006
The Ruger 10/22 Charger pistol was introduced in 2007 then later discontinued. In 2014 they started production again and still in production today.
The 1022 Charger is a pistol based on the the 10/22 rifle receiver, came with a black laminated wood pistol stock with forend, a 10-inch matte blued heavy barrel, a bipod, and a Weaver style scope base there were no iron sights.
Overall length is just under 20 inches making it rather large for pistol.
The included bipod can be used from a shooting bench or table. The bipod attaches to a sling swivel on the stock fore-end,
and is easily removable.
The newer 2014 models included picatinney rail in place of the weaver rail, in 2015 they started offering a black polymer stock
A takedown model of the charger was offered in 2015 as well.