Fun Rimfire Semiauto Handguns From Ruger, Magnum Research
Rugers $380 Charger is a fun place to start, and the now-discontinued but still readily available $695 Magnum Research PiCuda points to the potential of the pistol/rifle concept.
In this evaluation we will test two guns that are difficult to categorize. They are listed as being pistols but some people call them hand rifles. The guns in question are the $380 Ruger Charger CHR22-10, and the $695 Magnum Research Picuda MLP22BN. Each is a 22LR semiautomatic with 10-inch barrel, and with an action based on Ruger's aluminum 10/22 rifle action. Both guns plant the action inside a laminate stock with an extended grip that is flared at the butt to stabilize contact with the ground or shooting bench. Neither gun arrived with sights, but they were fitted with a Weaver scope mount. Each gun fed from
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