The Right Rifle For the Wrong Hand: Ruger’s Left-handed 10/22

We’re you born with the wrong hand as your dominant hand? You’re not alone. It’s said that 10% of the world developed incorrectly. Joking aside, options for left-handed shooters continue to be limited. It only seems right that one of America’s most popular rimfire rifles be available to all of the masses. Look out, lefties. Ruger is coming for your wallet with the 10/22 Competition Rifle Left-handed Model.

This new Ruger Custom Shop model boasts left-side ejection and a left-handed charging handle and push-button cross-bolt manual safety, all fed from a detachable 10-round rotary magazine specially designed for this rifle. While this model gives left-handed shooters everything they need in a .22 LR competition firearm, right-handed shooters will also appreciate the left-side charging handle – particularly those shooting from the bench.

Ruger’s Left-handed 10/22

This rifle comes with plenty of upgrades to get you competing right (or left) out of the box. The 16.12″ fluted barrel is set in a Speckled Black/Gray laminate stock. Atop the 6061-T6511 aluminum receiver is a 1913 rail for mounting any number of sighting systems. The stock comes with an adjustable cheekpiece so you can get that perfect cheek weld. The rifle comes with Ruger’s BX-Trigger installed. The magazine for the left-handed model uses unique geometry, making it incompatible with right-handed models.


  • Caliber: .22LR
  • Capacity: 10
  • Stock: Laminate
  • Receiver: Aluminum
  • Barrel length: 16.12″
  • Overall length: 36″
  • Weight: 6 lb.
  • MSRP: $899.00

If this looks like your next lefty rifle, get the full scoop on Ruger’s website. Don’t forget to follow them on YouTube, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. I’m not left-handed, but I’d love to try one, too!

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