New Ruger 22 Charger Review
Part 2 - What's In The Box
February 19, 2015

Ruger 22 Charger Takedown Review

In this part of my Ruger 22 Charger Takedown Review, I show "What's In The Box" and give some photos of the "As Received" condition of this pistol.


This new takedown version of the Ruger 22 Charger comes in a hard case which measured about 14.5" x 15.4" x 3.5" (L x W x H).

Figure 1
Ruger 22 Charger Takedown Case

The case had the standard sticker on the right front side with the information shown below such as:

  • Model: 04918
  • Finish: Blued
  • Serial No: Shown
  • Catalog No: CHR22-10TD-GM
  • Caliber: 22 LR

Figure 2
Ruger 22 Charger Takedown Case Label

When I opened the case, the contents were packed as shown below.

Figure 3
Ruger 22 Charger Takedown Case Opened

I think it was a nice touch for Ruger to send along a case that would be useful for this style of takedown pistol.  There is an area of foam above the Picatinny rail that is designed to be removed so that your compact optics can stay on the pistol when in the case.  I tired to indicate this foam area with the red outline shown below.  Removing this foam cutout would handle many styles of red dot sights, but I don't think the length (6") would be sufficient for a traditional handgun scope.  I removed the packaging to show how the parts may look in the case for normal use.  The cutout for the magazine is large enough to handle a BX-25 magazine if needed.  The longer curved BX-25 magazine presses into the sides of the foam more, but it is doable.

Figure 4
Ruger 22 Charger Takedown Case Components

The key components inside the case were the :

  • Stock/Receiver Assembly
  • Barrel Assembly
  • Bipod
  • Bipod Interface Rail and Adapter
  • BX-15 Magazine

Figure 5
Ruger 22 Charger Takedown Pistol Components

Also inside the case were the Instruction Manual, Gun Lock, Fired Case and other miscellaneous printed items.

Figure 6
Ruger 22 Charger Takedown Misc Items in Case

I like to show the fired case label because it gives me an idea on how recent the firearm was test fired at Ruger.  In this case, it was fired on 2/9/15 which is during the same month I received the pistol for review.  Most likely this review pistol was recently built.

Figure 7
Ruger 22 Charger Takedown Fired Case

These next photos show the "as received" condition of the new Ruger 22 Charger Takedown Pistol.  The pistol came in a new condition without any visible noticeable issues, just as you would expect.  Clicking on these photos will bring up a high resolution photo showing the finer details.

Figure 8
Ruger 22 Charger Takedown Top View

Figure 9
Ruger 22 Charger Takedown Right View

Figure 10
Ruger 22 Charger Takedown Bottom View

Figure 11
Ruger 22 Charger Takedown Left View


First Impressions

I was surprised at how well I liked the feel of the slim A2 style grip as compared to the original 22 Charger larger integrated wooden grip.  This says a lot when you consider that I'm not a huge fan of the basic A2 style grip.  The pistol has a great look with the coloring in the green laminated stock.  I was also impressed with the simplicity of the  takedown feature.

For more detailed photos and commentary, make sure you check out the other parts of this review and feel free to leave comments below.  The following links are provided to help you see other parts of this review. 

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