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gary t
04-29-2011, 7:50 AM
Wow…I didn’t realize the new 10/22’s have a poly (plastic) trigger housing. I plan on doing a drop in trigger job with after market parts. Is this a wasted effort without adding a metallic housing?:confused:

04-29-2011, 7:55 AM
it will work the same, but yea, it sucks.

I think 2007 is the cutoff between metal and plastic housings.

but, not only are the housings plastic, they paint the receivers with a crappy krinkle paint that peels, they paint the barrels (even 'stainless' models), and a lot of the post-2007 10/22's have horribly machined parts with gouges/nicks/or rough texture.

can you tell that i'm a little bitter :)

Ill never sell my metal versions.

04-29-2011, 8:55 AM
well i see a few reasons for the switch

#1 they dont have to paint them for black or stainless guns

#2 they are cheap to make

#3 the polymer is more impact durable than aluminum

there are other parts they maybe able to make in polymer besides the trigger,houseing,and mag catch release lever,the rear buffer pin

how about the bolt handle and actual magazine catch piece top of folding rear sight, front sight, barrel band

04-29-2011, 9:01 AM
Everything will work the same. And I don't care what it's made out of- we're talking about a $200 gun and none of the plastic affects function. My plastic/crinkle 10/22 functions as well as my multiple other metal 10/22s, but then again I'm a Ruger fan and they can do no wrong.... :p

Now where did a put my SR1911 and my multiple 10/22 BX-25 rebuild kits?

gary t
04-29-2011, 9:05 AM
scootergmc...I understand your point of this being a $200 gun In fact that's why I got this. I want an inexpensive gun to tinker around with.

04-29-2011, 9:13 AM
I just bought a 10/22 model 1240 at Big 5. It feels really good. The POLYMER trigger housing feels just fine, the barrel is stainless(not the cheap finish), and the sights are better. It has a gold bead that you can see really well against the rear sight. The receiver IS painted black but not a big deal in my eyes. When you hold it, it does NOT feel cheap. It feel QUALITY. Paid $310 dollars including DROS and tax with a sale price of 259.99.

04-29-2011, 9:26 AM
scootergmc...I understand your point of this being a $200 gun In fact that's why I got this. I want an inexpensive gun to tinker around with.

One of the best tinkerers.

04-29-2011, 10:39 PM
LOL the one I just bought (used) has a metal housing. :D

04-29-2011, 11:01 PM
I bought a new 10/22 from Turners for $199 and got the OEM Aluminum trigger housing + trigger job + auto bolt release from Clark Custom Guns for $145. The trigger feels great and I personally prefer the metal housing :D

04-29-2011, 11:49 PM
I have both plastic and metal 10/22s and cannot perceive any difference in function or enjoyment.