Gear Review: Adaptive Tactical 10/22 Takedown Stock

There’s a good side and a bad side to chopping down a newly launched rifle. On the plus side, it looks freaking awesome. On the downside there aren’t really any aftermarket options.

For the last year or so I’ve been using a hacksawed version of my original forend with the AGP arms stock on my 10/22 Takedown SBR — in an attempt to make it as small as possible. It worked, but it looked ugly. Adaptive Tactical thinks their TK22 stock is a better solution.

Where the AGP Arms stock is a fixed length that folds in half for storage, the Adaptive Tactical stock features a collapsible buttstock that extends to fit the shooter and collapses for storage.

The padded butt end is definitely comfortable but I’m not sure if it’s really needed to calm the punishing recoil of the .22lr rimfire cartridge.

Being adjustable makes it easy to fit the stock to everyone from kids to ape-sized adults with the push of a button which is definitely appreciated. I think I would have liked it better if it was collapsible AND folded to the side for storage, just to take full advantage of the extremely small size of the gun.

The stock is molded as one piece with the receiver And here we have a small issue. Installing the action in the stock was a little more difficult than usual due to the fact that Adaptive Tactical’s receiver is a little snug. I finally got it to fit by leveraging the rear of the receiver into place and then using the forward action screw to squeeze the receiver into place.

Once installed the rifle feels fine. The optics rail lines up well with the shooter’s eye, and the grip feels comfortable in the hand. There’s no adjustments here — it’s a one-size-fits-all deal. It worked for me but your mileage may vary.

Out front, there’s an appropriately sized handguard for those of us foolish enough to slice up their rifles, but still sufficient for those with a full-length barrel. The styling matches the rest of the stock. For some it’s a good thing. For those with taste, not so much.

FWIW, I’m really not a fan of the Adaptive Tactical TK-22 Stock’s highly stylized (and without a good reason) injection molded plastic design aesthetic.

Adaptive Tactical went down the same rabbit hole that Tapco has been diving head-first into for the last few years. The same taste-free zone into which Daniel Defense seems to be dipping.

I prefer the smooth lines and minimalist style of companies like Magpul and (to a lesser extent) CZ. All the extra hexagonal holes and purpose-free slanted lines on the stock look like clutter to me. Same with the waves on the back of the receiver.

Despite my misgivings on the aesthetics, the gun feels good on the range. Shouldering the rifle is comfortable. Recoil is nonexistent. Then again, it never existed in the first place.

The Adaptive Tactical TK-22 Stock is designed to allow the two halves to separate easily and lock up tightly. no o matter how many times you remove and replace the barrel it still comes back to zero (pretty much).

The stock is a fine thing; it functions well. I appreciate that the telescoping stock makes for a more compact package when the barrel is removed (which was the whole point of the design). But a folding stock just does a much better job.

TheAdaptive Tactical TK-22 Stock is miles more comfortable than the one that ships on the 10/22 Takedown. So equipped, the rifle’s smaller than the standrd set-up; it fits perfectly in the bag Ruger provides. But if you’re looking for the smallest size possible there are better options.

Adaptive Tactical TK-22 Stock for Ruger 10/22 Takedown
Price: $129.99

Ratings (out of five stars):

Feel & Function * * * *
Everything works and it feels solid. The receiver is a little tight but that might be a good thing actually.

Overall Rating * * *
I’m not a fan of the styling, and the telescoping stock is larger than other options on the market. It’s also $10 more expensive than the AGP Arms option. But it works. So it’s got that going for it. Which is nice.

comments

  1. avatar strych9 says:

    It’s…It’s… It’s… An assault weapon!!! Anyone can turn their takedown 10/22 into a weapon of WAR! And it’s got a silencer for super quiet mass murder! For the love of God think of the children and ban this stock!!

    No, really, it’s kinda cool. Good write up.

  2. avatar Louis Marschalko says:

    You can also order a Ruger 10/22 TD pistol and use a Sig arm brace if you install the receiver in an 10/22 to AR conversion kit. Once you have the conversion kit installed you can even attach an AR folder kit to your conversion to create a folding “stock” (arm brace) takedown 10/22 “pifle”*.

    *Pifle = pi(stol) (ri)fle. A firearm which while legally classified as a handgun possesses SOME of the characteristics of a rifle. The ability to be fired using shoulder contact is NOT one of the rifle-like characteristics of a “pifle”.

    Without an attached suppressor, disassembled and with the arm brace folded, the maximum length of the either of the two parts should come in at under a foot in length.

    1. avatar Louis Marschalko says:

      These are the parts one might use.

      Products – tagged “Ruger 10/22 Takedown” – PMACA Manufacturing
      https://www.pmacamfg.com/collections/all/ruger-10-22-takedown

      US Machinegun: NEW-Male Buffer Tube to Female Buffer Tube-Upgraded Folding Adapter, FOLDING ADAPTERS, UPRD-ARCP
      http://usmachinegun.com/proddetail.php?prod=UPRD-ARCP

      US Machinegun: (Black) ATF Approved Blade Pistol Stabilizer with KAK Buffer Tube & Castle Nut, SHOCKWAVE BLADES, ATF APPROVED ARM BRACES, BUFFER TUBES & SIDE FOLDING ADAPTERS, BBLD-STB
      http://usmachinegun.com/proddetail.php?prod=BBLD-STB

  3. avatar Bigred2989 says:

    I’ve had this stock for a couple years now and enjoy it. On mine the fore end had a barrel band you screwed in, but I’m not seeing it here. They must have gotten rid of it due to it being unnecessary and/or because the screws were very fragile and would break during installation (like they did on mine).

  4. avatar VF 1777 says:

    I’m pretty happy with my AGP, but looks ok. Recommend the Bugbuster 3-9x for 10/22. Never thought I’d buy anything from UTG, but have to say it’s actually awesome for the money, and perfect for the rifle. Thought about springing for a TacSol SBX, but don’t want to deal with having the can unscrew inside the shroud. Oh well, maybe it’s a good thing the old lady put the brakes on the gun fund for a while… don’t have to stress such decisions as much

  5. avatar Charlie says:

    When it comes to folding stocks I strongly prefer those like the AK-47 under-folder, and the collapsible stocks like on the HK 9X series. The reason is that they are easy to extend and collapse, and you can sling the rifle under your coat when you’re running fences in wet weather. I don’t see the point of putting a collapsible stock on a long gun that doesn’t have a buffer tube!

    My favorite after market collapsible/under-fold stock is the old Federal Ordnance stock that I have on my M1 Carbine. They also made them for the 10/22 and the Ruger Mini 14, but Fed Ord went out of business in the late ’80s. The good news is that there’s a company making an identical product! I have one on my 10/22, and it’s excellent.

    If this link doesn’t work you’ll have to copy/paste.

    https://www.underfoldstocks.com/

    Charlie (is not affiliated with underfoldstocks.com/)

  6. avatar Geoff PR says:

    “The padded butt end is definitely comfortable but I’m not sure if it’s really needed to calm the punishing recoil of the .22lr rimfire cartridge.”

    Just looking at it, I can see the potential for it being weight-forward in feel.

    That relatively-thick, heavy pad may well improve the perceived balance of it…

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