What do you do with that Ruger 10/22 rifle that’s been sitting in the back of your safe? One way to give it possibilities beyond the standard stock configuration is with an aftermarket chassis. TiTech Arms (formerly RTI Manufacturing) gives you two options.
Their 1022 Chassis Rail comes in two flavors. One has an AR buffer tube to let you mount an AR stock. The other model — the one I chose — has a rear Pic rail. That lets you mount a brace or, in my case, a folding stock.
The 1022 Chassis Rail is made of 6061-T6 billet aluminum and weights a mere 12 oz. Installation couldn’t have been easier. Unscrew the two screws holding the barrel band and receiver.
That’s it. That’s literally all you need to pull the action and barrel from the standard Ruger stock.
Installation of the TiTech 1022 Chassis Rail is literally a drop-in process. Insert the barrel and action and secure it with the receiver screw. Put the Ruger barrel band and screw/nut in a Ziploc bag and store it away in case you ever want to reinstall the original stock in the future.
The fit is clean, neat and even.
The 1022 Chassis Rail will mount the standard AR-15 grip of your choice. I kept it simple and installed a Magpul MOE K Grip. You can use grips with a beavertail if you choose to go that way.
The chassis rail free-floats the 10/22’s barrel and gives you plenty of M-LOK attachment options. (Note that the TiTech Chassis Rail won’t work with a 10/22 Takedown rifle.)
My first thought was to install a minimalist folding stock…and that would still be a great option. But just as I was about to put this thing together, Midwest Industries announced their new side folding extruded stock.
There’s no law that says you have to mount it on an AK.
The stock is incredibly well made and installation is so easy Joe Biden could probably handle it. It’s made of 6061 anodized aluminum with five QD cups. The folding mount is made of 4140 heat-treated steel. It’s safe to say that it will take a least as much of a lickin’ as this rifle will ever see and keep on tickin’.
I added a red dot and got to the range as quickly as my schedule allowed.
As you’d imagine, the rifle shoots beautifully with the new chassis. And giving it a folding stock lets you pack it in a shorter bag that doesn’t look like you’re carrying a rifle.
One thing to note. The standard Ruger 10-round rotary magazines insert and work perfectly. But the fit is a tiny bit snug. As a result, the mags didn’t drop free when the magazine release lever is pressed. I had to reach in and pull them when empty. They got slightly looser the more I shot the rifle. I used a little silicone dry lube in the mag well after shooting which seems to have helped.
Sadly I couldn’t locate my one lone BX-25 25-round magazine, but I have no reason to believe it won’t work just fine with the new set-up, which I’m very happy with.
The TiTech Arms Chassis Rail retails for $189.
Doesn’t suck and price is good.
That is not a good price! $189 for a stock that you have to go and spend another $175 for the folding stock is not a good deal. Go get an AGP stock for way less and likely a lighter configuration. Check out https://agparms.com/agp-arms-folding-stock-kit-gen2-designed-for-ruger-10-22/. I have an SBRd 10/22 with the AGP stock a Kidd 6” barrel, suppressed and with a binary trigger. Super compact and burns through bx25s in about 2 seconds. Best range toy short of buying FA.
The point is, if you like this stock, check out the AGP stocks! They are great and a better value. (And please no one yell at me, I fully understand value is not important to some of you.)
Two different customer markets, aluminum versus plastic.
That AGP chassis looks to compete favorably against ATI plastic.
AGP plastic versus alum chassis … not so much.
Its not actually two different customer markets…just two different products. That would be like saying sonic breakfast burritos and McDonalds breakfast sandwiches are two different customer markets because one is made with a tortilla and one is made with an english muffin.
If you feel they are not “substitute” products, that is fine….but I guarantee that they are competeing for the same customers. You have just pointed out that possibly I underestimated the valur some people place in an aluminum chassis.
Any problems with debris and dirt getting into that open area below the barrel?
None so far. And if any does, one screw releases the chassis, so cleaning should be easy.
Looks great ,but illegal in NY>
Very cool. I used PMACA chassis for mine
PMACA Standard Chassis Crimson Red Cerakote Standard Chassis
Brownells .22 Receiver
Ruger trigger group and internal parts including extended mag release
TAPCO Intrafuse SAW grip
GSG 110 round drum
Tactical Innovation 8.5 inch blue finned threaded barrel
Tactical Innovations 4.5 inch (subsonic) Stainless fluted threaded barrel
Since then I have added a folding adapter and pistol brace
Very timely article, Dan. Thank you! Ive been looking to get a Ruger 10/22 but didn’t care for the old style rifle look (I’m an AR guy). This is a great solution and with a folding stock will be more compact without the takedown model. Look forward to some testing of this platform for durability and handling.
Got a PMACA for a ruger pistol brace and like it a lot.
PMACA needs to make a version of the long nose chassis with mlok and get rid of the cheese grater. Seems like their prices are way up. Thanks Joe.
@TiTech arms …. fire your photographer. Can’t get a sense of the anodized colored ones and the contrast is horrible on the black ones. Take them outdoors if you don’t want to spend the money on proper photography. Dan’s pics are a lot better.
Why do I increasingly have to tell businesses the obvious?
Nice setup. Too bad you can find the same for the Marlin 70. Thanks for passing this on to us.
Meh… think I’ll stick with my full length wood RSI stock.
Now if only they make one for the takedown model.
I like it, but it looks like it will cost $400 by the time I pay shipping and 6% Michigan sales tax. So I guess it will have to wait until next year.
This costs as much as a Victor Company Titan stock. A truly excellent and proven product. Then you have to spend another $100+ for a stock and grip.
And – this chassis doesn’t support rear receiver lugs like those offered by Kidd Innovative Arms on their rifles. (Titan does).
So. Thanks, I’ll pass.