Gun Report

Ruger Government Competition .22 LR

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Buy It for target work, but it gets a Conditional Buy for utility. In this configuration, the Ruger Slabside is made solely for punching tiny groups on paper.

Ruger Government Competition .22 LR

Gun Details

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Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
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Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Span Single

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When we broke the Ruger down, we found many sharp edges. Externally, the Ruger Slabside looked and felt great. The finish was dull stainless except for the blued sights and nicely checkered grips, and was smooth to the touch. The finish was very good to excellent. The two magazines were blued steel with plastic bases and followers, and had a thumb-assist for easier loading (10 rounds maximum).
The gun was drilled and tapped for the scope base, but the fine rear sight is perfectly satisfactory for for serious target competition or hunting small game.

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