Ruger recently announced a new version of the famed 10/22 rimfire rifle that is specially developed for use by left-handed users. 

The new Ruger Custom Shop 10/22 Competition rifle was debuted on Aug. 13, and has left-hand ejection, a first for the popular .22LR plinker which was introduced over a half-century ago. Complete with a left-handed charging handle, the rifle's action utilizes a detachable 10-shot rotary magazine that was specially designed for the rifle. 

The "Competition" part of the rifle's name comes from the fact that it has a 16.12-inch threaded bull barrel with an enhanced semi-auto chamber, a painted and textured laminated stock with a fully adjustable cheek rest, an integral 30-MOA Picatinny rail for optics. Other features include Ruger's BX-Trigger, an oversized bolt handle, an ambi magazine release, and a match bolt release. Coupled with the left-handed action, Ruger feels these features give right-handed shooters shooting from the bench a welcome option.


new Ruger Custom Shop 10/22 Competition rifle
The 10/22 Competition rifle features a hard-coat anodized, CNC-machined, heat-treated and stress relieved 6061-T6511 aluminum receiver with an integral, optics-ready, 30-MOA Picatinny top rail. (Photo: Ruger)


new Ruger Custom Shop 10/22 Competition rifle
Overall length, with the 1:16 RH 16.12-inch bull barrel, is 36 inches while weight is 6 pounds. The muzzle is threaded with the standard 1x28 TPI thread pitch to accommodate the included brake or other barrel accessories. (Photo: Ruger)

The left-hand oriented 10/22 Competition rifle has an MSRP of $899 and comes with the caveat that its action will not accept standard 10/22 magazines. It ships in a hard case and includes a Ruger Custom Shop Certificate of Authenticity, challenge coin, cleaning cloth, and decal.