The Ruger 10/22 is an excellent survival tool, and one that's at home in almost any prepper's arsenal. It's lightweight, accurate, reliable, and perfect for hunting small game as a source of calories. Adding modifications can make the 10/22 an even better weapon for these purposes, as shown in our guide, Giving the Ruger 10/22 Takedown a Survival Makeover.
A detachable suppressor can dramatically reduce the noise produced by your 10/22, but an integrally-suppressed barrel makes an even bigger difference. This setup uses baffles along the full length of the barrel to reduce decibel level and keep rounds subsonic, eliminating the distinct snap of a bullet as it breaks the sound barrier.
KG Made suppressors has developed an integrally-suppressed drop-in barrel for the 10/22, tested in the video below by RECOILtv's Iain Harrison. However, the KG Made crew didn't stop their modifications there — they took the rifle one step further with a custom full-auto conversion.
This full-auto integrally-suppressed 10/22 can pump out about 1800 rounds per minute. That means the gun can theoretically empty a 10-round magazine in about 1/3 of a second. This full-auto feature might not be entirely useful for survival purposes, since you'd burn through all your ammo reserves, but it certainly looks like a lot of fun.
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