Tired of your standard Ruger 10/22? Be sure to check out @gungner_inc and their latest product, the GR-22 chassis! Take your typical Ruger 10/22 and slip it into the GR-22 to convert it to a full-fledged .22 caliber AR 15, complete with Picitiny rails, and KeyMods along the sides. We received one from Gunger Inc., and have spent some time on it and are ready to bring you our thoughts.
The kit comes with everything you’ll need except for the AR pistol grip, buttstock, and of course your Ruger 10/22. The GR-22 holds the entire rifle’s receiver and barrel snugly in its mold, and we do mean snugly. When fitting it into the GR-22 we had to exert more effort than we expected, but ultimately were able to fit the rifle’s receiver into it after some filing of the internal part of the GR-22 chassis. After screwing it all together, and adding an EOTech ,G33 magnifier, and foregrip, we were ready to hit the range. Firing it was like shooting a .22 caliber AR-15, same ergonomics and feel, just a smaller package. The entire chassis is built from plastic however, with the exception of the screw-in areas, meaning excessive use may lead to wear and tear more quickly. That being said, it does run for only $49.97 on gungnerinc.com, so for the all-plastic construction isn’t that bad considering the price point. At the end of the day it was extremely satisfying to see after some time on the range we had spent a fraction of what we would have spent had we been using 5.56 ammo, so that cost cut was definitely worthy of note.
Take home bullet points:
- Tight fit, but once it’s in it’s not going anywhere
- All plastic construction: great for price, bad for excessive use or abuse
- Pistol Grip and Buttstock sold separately
- Picitiny and KeyMod hold everything on as desired - Can train on the AR 15 platform for a fraction of the price
After spending some time with it, we appreciate what the GR-22 has to offer. Shooting an AR platform for the price of a .22 is good for the weekend warrior on a budget. Overall considering its price it’s a great little package.
Led Monkey approved 🇺🇸
Recently the Boys over at @mantis_tech sent us a MantisX, their solution to an enhanced training system which gives the user feedback based on how stable their hand remains when firing their weapon. While we have seen some reviews complaining about the product’s efficacy, over the course of our testing we were consistently surprised by how the MantisX was able to identify our problems and accurately display how our shots missed the bullseye. Though this was by no means perfect, it was right around 80% of the time, no small feat for such a tiny package. Overall we felt that the quality of the product was very high, and the micro Pelican case it shipped in was an appreciated touch. The product performed beyond the specifications it claimed, and would easily allow shooters of any degree to become more proficient with their weapon. Some key bullet points we want you to take away to keep this short and sweet so you actually read it:
-Small package, lightweight but not low quality
-Easy to set-up out of the box
-fits any picatinny rail system from pistols to rifles and shotguns
-Accurately analyzes common shooting errors regarding hand movement during firing
-Not 100% accurate, but neither are you; just let it tell you ;)
-Constantly updated software by Mantis
Overall we all felt this product was a 10/10 would recommend, and as such we recommend anyone out there looking to improve their weapon handling skills to look into other reviews and maybe even try this excellent product out for yourself, we’re sure glad we did. www.MantisX.com
Led Monkey approved 🇺🇸
Lead writer for Led Monkey Tactical