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  •  The Ruger 10/22... (0+ / 0-)

    ...has a major flaw in its design, in that it's a semi-automatic firearm that doesn't lock the action open when the magazine is empty. You actually have to pull the bolt back manually to inspect and see if there is a round chambered, then manually lock the bolt open.

    It is possible to modify the action and, using a modified magazine, have it keep the action locked open after the last shot. But Ruger doesn't do this--it has to be done after-market. Having a lock-back bolt might actually make the gun safer, by making it easier to tell when it's empty, but since it would probably increase their production costs by some small percentage, Ruger isn't going to make the change themselves. And, since they're basically immune from civil suits over such matters, they're not going to be swayed by the risk of liability.

    "Speaking for myself only" - Armando

    by JR on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 04:20:40 PM PDT

    •  Gee. (2+ / 0-)
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      Miggles, unterhausen

      You might think that in a civilized society, we could just insist that all such weapons be melted down and turned into playground equipment, since. But, nuh uh.

      To put the torture behind us is, inevitably, to put it in front of us.

      by UntimelyRippd on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 08:09:22 PM PDT

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