Ruger Charger Pistol with a Stabilizing Brace for a Compact “Rifle” (I mean Pistol)

Put an adapter onto a Ruger Charger Pistol for a stabilizing brace and get an incredibly compact plinking rifle, er, I mean, pistol.

The Ruger Charger Pistol is a Ruger 10/22 action stuck into a pistol frame. Though the Ruger Charger is not as popular as the Ruger 10/22 rifle, the Ruger Charger Pistol is exactly the same reliable firearm, simply lacking a stock.

The Ruger 10/22 is an extremely popular .22lr rifle, great for kids, general plinking, training, and teaching new shooters. Sending centerfire rounds down range gets expensive, so shooting .22lr is an excellent alternative. Unfortunately, the Ruger 10/22 is a full-length rifle.

So what if we could put a stabilizing brace on a Ruger Charger Pistol to have what is essentially a compact Ruger 10/22?

Copper Custom has created an adapter to mount a stabilizing brace to the Ruger Charger Pistol, turning this compact pistol into a nice compact rifle, er, I mean a regular pistol with a stabilizing brace on it.

If you’re looking for a compact plinking rifle (I mean pistol), adding a stabilizing brace to a Ruger Charger Pistol gives you the reliability of a Ruger 10/22, but out of a more compact package. Stick the stabilizing brace onto a Ruger Charger Pistol Takedown to turn it into an incredibly compact and portable firearm.

Why put a stabilizing brace on a Ruger Charger?

Using the stabilizing brace on the Ruger Charger allows shooters to have a much more compact firearm setup. This aids in the portability of the rifle, both in overall length and weight. Compact firearms can be incredibly enjoyable to shoot. It is particularly helpful for young shooters who might have a difficult time handling a larger firearm, such as a full size Ruger 10/22 or other rifle.

Ruger Charger Pistol with Stabilizing Brace Adapter on a Ruger Charger Pistol

Ruger Charger Pistol with Stabilizing Brace Adapter

Can I shoulder it?

As of the time of this writing, the ATF has clarified shooters can shoulder a stabilizing brace that is mounted to an AR Pistol, or other type of pistol firing a centerfire caliber.

“With respect to stabilizing braces, ATF has concluded that attaching the brace to a handgun as a forearm brace does not ‘make’ a short-barreled firearm because … it is not intended to be and cannot comfortably be fired from the shoulder.”

“Therefore, an NFA firearm has not necessarily been made when the device is not re-configured for use as a shoulder stock — even if the attached firearm happens to be fired from the shoulder.”

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