SHOT Show 2019 – Umarex USA introduces the Ruger 10/22 air rifle, a perfect replica of the world's most popular rimfire semi-automatic sporting carbine in 4,5mm/.177 caliber
UMAREX introduced an officially licensed air rifle replica of the ubiquitous Ruger 10/22 rifle at the 2019 edition of the SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The air-powered variant of this overly popular rimfire rifle comes after the Ruger 10/22 has graced shooting ranges around the world for over five decades.
The Ruger 10/22 Air Rifle from UMAREX is true to form except that it is powered by two 12-gram CO² cartridges instead of the ever-popular .22 Long Rifle round.
The Ruger 10/22 Air Rifle from UMAREX was designed to shoot .177 caliber pellets, the most readily available and most popular selling airgun caliber for recreational shooting. The magazine is authentic in shape and the magazine release pushes forward in authentic fashion giving shooters the ability to pull the magazine from the receiver.
The magazine holds a red, removable rotary clip that accepts 10 flat or round-nosed pellets instead of the traditional .22 Long Rifle cartridge and is cleverly held in the magazine by a sliding lever, which allows for the easy exchange of a pre-loaded clip available as an accessory.
The bolt – while seemingly there for aesthetics, since it does not load a pellet into the chamber – serves to cock the rifle when actuated, giving the 10/22 Air Rifle a delightful three-pound trigger pull. The weight of the trigger and its identical overall size makes it an ideal rifle for first-time shooters whose natural next step up is the Ruger 10/22 chambered in .22 Long Rifle.
With the twist of a button at the rear of the butt stock, the buttpad of the Umarex Ruger 10/22 Air Rifle slides out to reveal an incorporated Allen wrench. That wrench is used to remove a long cylinder inside the stock that punctures two, 12-gram CO² cartridges when installed back-to-back within the stock of the rifle.
Beyond its function, the Ruger 10/22 Air Rifle from Umarex is slightly lighter than the firearm, but looks the part. The sights are authentic in style, including the folding rear sight, and the rifle has authentic looking sling attachments incorporated. The receiver is ready to accept after-market rails that fit the Ruger 10/22 so that shooters may customize their Umarex Ruger 10/22 Air Rifles with any optical sight of their choosing.