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UMAREX, the “King of Replicas”, is introducing an officially licensed air rifle replica of the ubiquitous Ruger® 10/22® at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show January 22-25, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The air-powered variant of this famous rifle comes after the 10/22 has graced shooting ranges around the country for over five decades.
The Ruger 10/22 Air Rifle from UMAREX is true to form except that it is powered by two 12-gram CO2 cartridges instead of the ever-popular .22 LR round.
Umarex USA’s President, Richard Turner, expressed, “The 10/22 has earned its place in shooting history and we couldn’t be more excited that Ruger backed our development of the Ruger 10/22 Air Rifle. Lots of people pulled a trigger for the first time with an airgun and if it wasn’t an air rifle, it was a 22. Very few guns can lay claim to that fact.”
The level of detail in the Ruger 10/22 Air Rifle transcends its looks. “Umarex did a great job in developing the 10/22 Air Rifle,” said Ruger Vice President of Marketing, Rob Werkmeister. “We are truly impressed by the level of authentic detail and craftsmanship incorporated into this airgun, and we are proud to be affiliated with a company that shares our passion of providing quality products and exceptional service for shooters around the world.”
The 10/22 Air Rifle from UMAREX was designed to shoot .177 caliber pellets, the most readily available and most popular selling airgun caliber for recreational shooting. The magazine is authentic in shape and the magazine release pushes forward in authentic fashion giving you the ability to pull the magazine from the receiver. The magazine holds a red, removable rotary clip that accepts 10 flat or round-nosed pellets instead of the traditional .22 LR cartridge and is cleverly held in the magazine by a sliding lever, which allows for the easy exchange of a pre-loaded clip available as an accessory.
The bolt, while seemingly there for aesthetics, since it does not load a pellet into the chamber, serves to cock the rifle when actuated, giving the 10/22 Air Rifle a delightful three-pound trigger pull. The weight of the trigger and its identical overall size makes it an ideal rifle for first-time shooters whose natural next step up is the Ruger 10/22 chambered for .22 LR.
Loading quality UMAREX CO2 into the rifle is easy. With the twist of a button at the rear of the butt stock the buttpad slides out to reveal an incorporated Allen wrench. That wrench is used to remove a long cylinder inside the stock that punctures two, 12-gram CO2 cartridges when installed back-to-back within the stock of the rifle.
Beyond its function, the 10/22 Air Rifle is slightly lighter than the firearm, but looks the part. The sights are authentic in style, including the folding rear sight, and the rifle has authentic looking sling attachments incorporated. The receiver is ready to accept after-market rails that fit the Ruger 10/22 so that you can customize your Ruger 10/22 Air Rifle with the optic of your choosing.
SHOT Show attendees and sporting goods buyers can shoulder the authentic Ruger 10/22 Air Rifle replica at UMAREX booth #15062 at the Sands Expo Convention Center during show hours.
The Ruger 10/22 Air Rifle is manufactured by UMAREX under license from Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.
UMAREX sporting airguns, optics, airsoft guns, long distance lights, and accessories are available at local sporting goods dealers and retail locations around the world. Sporting goods dealers may order UMAREX products from many established outdoor goods distributors.
The UMAREX Corporate Group is the world’s largest manufacturer of over-the-counter firearm replicas and the largest importer of airguns in Europe. Its range of products comprises guns for defense and leisure time as well as sporting arms, airsoft guns, steel goods and top quality LED lighting devices. Founded in 1972, the company located in Arnsberg is now run by the second generation of the two founding families. An Austrian subsidiary with headquarters in Niederndorf and the company, Umarex USA, based in Fort Smith, Arkansas, also belong to the Corporate Group. Together they maintain the group’s global presence through an extensive network of distribution partners. For more information about UMAREX Corporate Group visit UMAREX.com.
About UMAREX USA
Umarex USA, Incorporated is one of North America’s fastest growing outdoor sport and recreation companies. Umarex USA innovates, develops and markets products under brands owned or licensed by its parent company, UMAREX GmbH & Co. KG. Such brands include Axeon® Optics, Beretta®, Browning®, Colt®, Elite Force® Airsoft, GLOCK®, Heckler & Koch®, Hornady®, IWI®, Optical Dynamics™, Ruger®, RWS®, Smith & Wesson®, UMAREX®, Walther® and others. For additional information regarding Umarex USA visit UmarexUSA.com.