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If you only own 1 gun, own this 1 (Ruger 10/22)
WND ^ | January 22, 2013 | Creek Stewart

Posted on 01/23/2013 11:08:08 AM PST by Perseverando

Exclusive: Creek Stewart makes case for flexible, functional firearm

Gun ownership is a hot topic right now. There is no doubt our constitutional right to bear arms is under assault. Legal gun owners are being singled out, scrutinized and publicly black-listed.

The imminent threat of more gun bans and restrictions has prompted many law-abiding citizens to evaluate their arsenals. The newly proposed “ban bills” have compelled many to stock up on certain guns, accessories and calibers of ammunition.

Though certainly not intentional, this is the first thing Obama has done in five years to stimulate our economy. The line to get into the gun show near where I live this past weekend was a quarter mile long. Many people who have never even owned guns are among the throngs of new gun shop customers. The firearms business is booming!

As you take inventory of your firearms, I’d like to present you with a question. If you could only have one gun, what would it be?

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Granted, there is no one gun that excels in every category: self-defense, large and small game hunting, hostile combat, maneuverability, weight, accuracy, affordability, durability and ease of use.

I look at guns, however, from the perspective of long-term survival. I buy guns for their function. If I could only have one gun to meet as many of my survival needs as possible, it would without question be a Ruger 10/22 rifle. If you don’t already own a Ruger 10/22, let me explain why you need one in your gun cabinet.

First, the Ruger 10/22 is a semi-automatic rim-fire rifle chambered in .22 long-rifle ammunition. It comes standard with a 10-round magazine. The barrel

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1 posted on 01/23/2013 11:08:11 AM PST by Perseverando
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To: Perseverando

Every freedom loving home in America should have one of these rifles.


2 posted on 01/23/2013 11:11:14 AM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Perseverando

OK Freepers, have at it. Gotta run. Out of the man cave for the day. Later!


3 posted on 01/23/2013 11:11:35 AM PST by Perseverando (Gun control? It's really not about gun control is it? It's really about PEOPLE CONTROL!)
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To: Perseverando

Do we need our primitive weapons?

“2009 Nobel Peace Prize nominee Jim Garrow shockingly claims he was told by a top military veteran that the Obama administration’s “litmus test” for new military leaders is whether or not they will obey an order to fire on U.S. citizens.”


4 posted on 01/23/2013 11:11:35 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Perseverando

Bump!


5 posted on 01/23/2013 11:13:13 AM PST by Mr. Silverback (safeandlegal.com Make it viral.)
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To: Perseverando

I was hoping to get one sometime soon. We shall see.


6 posted on 01/23/2013 11:16:13 AM PST by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: Perseverando
Ruger 10/22 seem to have a never ending list of after-market kits and part.


7 posted on 01/23/2013 11:17:01 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Perseverando

Meh

Crappy design when it comes to bolt hold-open and mag release. Plenty of suppressors available tho.


8 posted on 01/23/2013 11:17:20 AM PST by NY.SS-Bar9 (The AR-15 is the Honda Civic of rifles)
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To: Perseverando

I agree. The grab and go gun is the Ruger 10/22 (bull barrel tactical). The ARs, the 9mms, the 308s, the 45s, etc. etc. can stay home.


9 posted on 01/23/2013 11:18:04 AM PST by Hammerhead
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To: Perseverando
If you only own 1 gun, own this 1 (Ruger 10/22)

Darn!
I have seven guns, but not the 10/22.
I guess I can't get one, then....


Oh, well.

Getting a Mossberg Chainsaw tomorrow.
10 posted on 01/23/2013 11:18:16 AM PST by RandallFlagg
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To: Perseverando

Put a big scope on a 10-22 and you can aggravate varmints way out there.


11 posted on 01/23/2013 11:18:22 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Perseverando
Excellent choice if there can only be one. I just picked up a 10/22 take down and couldn't be happier.

Here is a test of 22LR where the round completely penetrated a whole turkey wrapped in 3 layers of denim (3 in, 3 out) at 250 yards.

22LR Test

That's not just "better than nothing" it's pretty damn good if you can't afford something bigger. ~$225 at Walmart, ~$300 for the take down.

12 posted on 01/23/2013 11:19:09 AM PST by SENTINEL (Kneel down to God. Stand up to tyrants. STICK TO YOUR GUNS !)
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To: Perseverando
"No honest man needs more than 10 rounds in any gun." ~ Bill Ruger

"I never meant for simple civilians to have my 20 or 30 round magazines or my folding stock." ~ Bill Ruger

"I see nothing wrong with waiting periods." ~ Bill Ruger

It seems wrong to give this guy's company your very first or last gun business.

13 posted on 01/23/2013 11:19:35 AM PST by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: Perseverando

I think I would choose a high quality 12 gauge auto or pump shotgun but I think the 10/22 is also a good choice.


14 posted on 01/23/2013 11:20:27 AM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: Perseverando

15 posted on 01/23/2013 11:21:05 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Perseverando

I’m a bit dubious of the .22lr as a self defense cartridge. While it certainly can kill someone, it doesn’t tend to do it in a really timely fashion. It’s more of a bleed out kind of round.


16 posted on 01/23/2013 11:21:05 AM PST by drbuzzard (All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.)
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To: Perseverando

I bought one last Friday to go with my Marlin 60. Unfortunately, you can’t find a single bullet anywhere in East Texas except shotgun shells, deer cartridges, and a few obscure pistol rounds.


17 posted on 01/23/2013 11:22:30 AM PST by crusty old prospector
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To: Perseverando

I received a Ruger 10/22 for my 12th birthday! No background check, no nothin! I love that gun, but wouldn’t rely on it for security.

The next year I walked to the local hardware store in my little village and bought my own Mossberg 20 gauge c-lect choke, again with no background check or anything.

Oh lordy, how have I survived so far!


18 posted on 01/23/2013 11:22:45 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Perseverando

If I was limited to just 1 gun, I would want it to be a 12ga pump shotgun. Or a 30-06. With reloads you could load it down to the power level of your 10/22. It’s hard to pick just one. They’re just tools. Just like hammers. Pick the right one for the job at hand.


19 posted on 01/23/2013 11:24:50 AM PST by Elderberry
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To: Perseverando

I cast my vote for the M-1 Garand.


20 posted on 01/23/2013 11:25:03 AM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: drbuzzard
It’s more of a bleed out kind of round.

That's how all bullets work.

21 posted on 01/23/2013 11:25:24 AM PST by xone
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To: jboot

Bill Ruger is dead. The person who took over has ignored what Bill Ruger has done and has begun to make guns people want.


22 posted on 01/23/2013 11:25:50 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (There is no requirement to show need in order to exercise your rights.)
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To: NY.SS-Bar9
"Crappy design when it comes to bolt hold-open and mag release."

I "hear" there is an inexpensive Kit to fix these issues.

Myself I am a pacifist and don't own guns...

23 posted on 01/23/2013 11:26:10 AM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: thackney

That’s not a 10 round magazine...


24 posted on 01/23/2013 11:27:59 AM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable Tyranny)
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To: RandallFlagg

Heh.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8uC2MteTlo


25 posted on 01/23/2013 11:28:08 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s/15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. Self-Defense is The First Human Right.)
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To: Perseverando

Great gun if you’re 12 years old.


26 posted on 01/23/2013 11:28:32 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: drbuzzard
Agreed. If you're limited to one gun, get something which can in fact put down darn near anything with one shot at significant distance. ...which is the point of the "Scout Rifle" concept. Light, short, common caliber (.308), fast to use.
27 posted on 01/23/2013 11:28:45 AM PST by ctdonath2 (End of debate. Your move.)
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To: thackney

I am not sure about the rifle but that looks like a pair of 38’s to me!


28 posted on 01/23/2013 11:29:24 AM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I think Bill Ruger’s Son took over but I am not sure of that.

Anyway the company is much more gun enthusiast friendly now.


29 posted on 01/23/2013 11:30:15 AM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: carriage_hill

Heh! I remember that one.
I’ve blown whole weekends watching hickok45’s videos.


30 posted on 01/23/2013 11:31:01 AM PST by RandallFlagg
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To: Perseverando

I would buy one, but Im waiting on my father to pass his (1940’S era, bolt action, 5 round magazine)down to me and my son....
Dad ?
No, I m not interested in the muzzle loader at this time.
Ruger bump-o-rama !


31 posted on 01/23/2013 11:31:16 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: Perseverando
I like this one better

Marlin 22 Mag, bolt action.

32 posted on 01/23/2013 11:32:53 AM PST by jpsb
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To: crusty old prospector

Fortunately, I anticipated this sort of thing long ago - my go-to weapon is a Saiga 12 shotgun.


33 posted on 01/23/2013 11:33:17 AM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: jboot
While he's been dead a dozen years, I did find these quotes, I'm not sure about the ones you quoted, do you have a source?

A highly opinionated and sometimes irascible man, Ruger had little interest in what he saw as an American red herring–zealous gun control. "The people who are demanding more laws to control guns should instead be demanding more laws to control thugs," he once said. He lauded the right of millions of Americans who live in semi-developed or rural areas to defend themselves, a concept lost on (sub)urbanites trained to dial 911. More to the point, he declared, "The [Constitution] says what it says. ‘The right to bear arms shall not be infringed.’ If you can’t live with that, then you shouldn’t be trying to be an American citizen."

http://nypress.com/bill-ruger-of-brooklyn/

34 posted on 01/23/2013 11:33:23 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: null and void

Neither is the magazine I use in my Ruger 10/22.

http://www.ruger.com/micros/BX-25/index.html?r=y


35 posted on 01/23/2013 11:34:51 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: drbuzzard

I’ve heard a discussion of this. An analysis was done of the various calibers that people have been shot with and the results thereof.

It turns out the .22 didn’t perform much lower than the 9mm.

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2012/06/foghorn/ask-foghorn-22l-for-self-defense/


36 posted on 01/23/2013 11:35:16 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: jboot

Amusingly, since Ruger died and the new management team took over, they’re now making more and more and more ‘evil’ weapons that ol’ Bill would not have approved of. They ship their new AR-15 variant with 30 rounders and are cranking out 25s for their .22s. The AR-15 variant isn’t even ban-state neutered.


37 posted on 01/23/2013 11:35:16 AM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: xone

>That’s how all bullets work.

Not exactly.

There’s degrees of trauma, and locations where you can get immediate incapacitation. Head shots, spine shots, and breaking key bones can immediately incapacitate someone. The .22lr cannot reliably break bones. Very often it will glance off bones. A headshot with a .22lr will very often glance off the skull. Ribs can also deflect the round. If you shoot someone with a .45, it will not be stopped by bone and will penetrate deep.

I’ve talked to EMTs on this subject and while they say the .22lr can be extremely deadly, it doesn’t do it in a timely fashion. Hence my comment about bleeding out. In a self defense situation the target needs to be put down pronto. If he happens to die later after he hurts you, it isn’t terribly important.


38 posted on 01/23/2013 11:37:58 AM PST by drbuzzard (All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.)
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To: drbuzzard
You hit someone in the face with a 22 and I promise he will know it and mine will drive a tack at 75 yds.
39 posted on 01/23/2013 11:39:07 AM PST by DainBramage
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To: drbuzzard

Nothing performs as well as a shotgun, then, given the criteria that you’ve given.


40 posted on 01/23/2013 11:39:15 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: jpsb
"Marlin 22 Mag, bolt action."

I believe why alot of people choose the 10/22 because there are so many already sold and the "after market" accessories are so numerous that odds of getting stuff for your weapon after the SHTF is a lot better.

Another reason why they choose a 22 is the ammo is one of the most readily available in the USA and cheap.

41 posted on 01/23/2013 11:39:43 AM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: thackney
A “friend” of mine is trying to purchase more of those but can't find a single one in our area. He doesn't want to resort to purchasing online or through catalogs though.
42 posted on 01/23/2013 11:42:09 AM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: jboot

It should also be noted that many of those quotes were an attempt by Ruger to get the government to either 1) handicap his competition, because at a time when his competition had 17 and 19 round flush fitting mags, Ruger pistols could only hold 15 at best and he couldn’t figure out any way to fix that, or 2) keep the government from banning his baby, the Mini-14 ‘Ranch Rifle’.

Ruger’s support for a magazine ban was originally ‘no more than 15’ because of the aforementioned inability to make a pistol that carried more than 15. But, like all such quislings, he got stabbed in the back by the people he collaborated with - with the 10 round ban restriction.

Ruger’s testimony on the 20/30 round mags and the folding stock was an attempt to keep the Mini-14 off the ban list, because that was his baby. He would do anything to keep it from being outright banned - and did.

Fortunately, as I said, he’s dead now and the modern Ruger company management doesn’t have their heads up their rectums.


43 posted on 01/23/2013 11:44:05 AM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: drbuzzard

Shot placement is everything. My only objection to recommending .22 lr for self defense is that rimfire ammo tends to misfire, and quality is inconsistent. What’s hot and “the best” one year is total crap the next.


44 posted on 01/23/2013 11:44:25 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Hammerhead

:”The grab and go gun is the Ruger 10/22 (bull barrel tactical). The ARs, the 9mms, the 308s, the 45s, etc. etc. can stay home.”

Which is why that’s the gun the military grabs when it....nevermind.


45 posted on 01/23/2013 11:49:16 AM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

If your friend can even find one online and wants to buy one,
make friends with some oldster in a retirement home and have him buy it then buy it from him.


46 posted on 01/23/2013 11:49:16 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Perseverando
The best thing about the 10-22 is it works, without jamming, and with very little cleaning required.

My new favorite semi-auto shotgun is the Mossberg 930.

Well under $500. Composite stock and forearm. Ported barrel.

2 3/4” and 3”. 6 shot with 2 3/4” shells, 5 with 3”.

Light weight and very low felt recoil. Comes with 3 choke tubes. Many stock and barrel options available.

Mine will put all 9 00buckshot pellets in a 20” circle at 50 yds with the full choke tube.

I couldn't believe how light the recoil was, even with 3” mag loads the felt recoil is no more than 20 ga field loads shot from a pump gun.

47 posted on 01/23/2013 11:49:16 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: thackney
Source

The quotes were from a TV interview with Tom Brokaw. I heard them at the time of broadcast many years ago and was quite taken aback. It explained why at that time the only 20 and 30 round mags for Mini 14s were aftermarket products (and junk to boot).

48 posted on 01/23/2013 11:50:23 AM PST by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: MrB

>http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2012/06/foghorn/ask-foghorn-22l-for-self-defense/

I’m sorry but that data analysis is so bad that it is not even worth reading.

The rationalizations he uses to justify the efficacy of the .22lr are spurrious.

First he lauds its ability to kill (the % of incidents ending in fatality), then he dismisses the the lack of ability to incapacitate (by assuming user error).

You don’t use a self defense gun to kill, you use it to incapacitate. A .22 is deadly because it can cause a lot of hemorrhaging, but won’t kill you fast. Hence it won’t incapacitate. This fits the data presented.


49 posted on 01/23/2013 11:52:28 AM PST by drbuzzard (All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.)
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To: MrB

Nobody in their right mind would ever question the efficacy of a shotgun. For home defense, they cannot be beat. Of course you can’t carry around a shotgun.


50 posted on 01/23/2013 11:54:09 AM PST by drbuzzard (All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.)
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