Original Ruger 22 Charger Review
September 10, 2010I have broken my review of the Original Ruger 22 Charger (or Ruger Charger) pistol into several parts. If you go to any of these parts below, you will see many detailed photos and comments.
The pistol is shown below with a NcStar 2-7x32E pistol scope installed. Soon I'm going to try out a Bushnell TSR-25 Red Dot scope on this pistol and I believe it will be even more fun for plinking. I may sacrifice a little accuracy with the red dot, but with the cost of ammo, I can swap the optics and re-zero as/if needed.
Ruger has been producing the standard version of their 10/22 rifle since 1964 and that alone has to tell you something about the reliability of the 10/22 platform. Ruger taking that platform and turning it into a pistol version is near genius. The Ruger Charger pistol has built into it over 45 years of development to produce one of the most reliable pistol shooting platforms on the market. It is extremely accurate and accepts the same rotary magazine and after market high capacity magazines as the 10/22 rifle. If your looking for a pistol to shoot from a bench or rest at targets or game, you should definitely check out the Ruger 22 Charger.