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pennys dad
08-28-2011, 2:59 PM
Hi

I recently purchased a Ruger 10/22 that has a metal trigger guard and it was mentioned to me that this trigger guard is very desirable, is this true and why?

cbaer5
08-28-2011, 3:04 PM
my brand new 10 22 i got last week has a polymer lower and it feels cheap. Im gong to replace it with a kidd. if that helps.

grant22
08-28-2011, 3:38 PM
If you are leaving you're 10/22 alone, then yes, the metal one is better. The metal ones are more desirable, but the plastic ones are still likeable.

ojisan
08-28-2011, 3:55 PM
Metal ones are looked at as higher quality "from back in the old days before plastic".
However, the 10/22 magazine has always been plastic.

As far as parts fitment I have found no difference beteween the two.
The new plastic groups do have the one-piece hammer instead of the old style hammer that used two bushings.

cbaer5
08-28-2011, 3:57 PM
:clap::iagree:

Mike's Custom
08-28-2011, 4:00 PM
Considering that this was one of the worst decisions Ruger ever made... The metal are better for people that want to customize their 10/22s. The resin filled are probably stronger and Ruger says more stable and show no wear after thousands of rounds while the metal ones show some wear. As someone that builds custom 10/22s I hate the plastic. As a shooter it is not bad but considering the 10/22 is one of the highest priced .22s on the market it is a crying shame that Ruger cheapened it and then actually RAISED the price.

bohoki
08-28-2011, 5:29 PM
ive seen cracked trigger guards on 10/22s the polymer is stronger cheaper and it allows ruger to use the same part for stainless and blue

they should make the barrel band poly too and have a brass threaded insert

also the charging handle would do fine in polymer as well

that polymer ruger uses is hard and tough

Shellshocker66
08-28-2011, 5:55 PM
I recently purchased a 10/22 and at first went looking for the same thing a metal trigger guard which apparently they stopped making in 2007ish? After looking at the polymer guard I decided it was very nice and felt very sturdy! So I changed my mind and got a new one. Now what serial number do you have? That will tell you how old your 10/22 really is. http://www.ruger.com/service/productHistory/RI-10-22.html

jyo
09-01-2011, 6:21 PM
You know, I've shoot many many 10-22s over the years including both metal and poly trigger units---ALL WERE GOOD!

BayouBullets
09-08-2011, 6:54 PM
I can't tell the difference when shooting and I use both regularly.

ZNinerFan
09-08-2011, 7:07 PM
I have both and can't tell the difference.

trob
09-08-2011, 8:49 PM
Hi

I recently purchased a Ruger 10/22 that has a metal trigger guard and it was mentioned to me that this trigger guard is very desirable, is this true and why?

I would only use a metal one myself, but they're ot rare or anything....there are 5 million of them.

p0ppyman
09-10-2011, 3:54 PM
I am looking forward to using polymer when my 10/22 carbine comes out of jail on 9/21 :-) I appreciate those that like things the way they like them. I would never seek to argue with a person over their preferences. I spend my money the way I like and others get to do the same without argument from me. :-)