One of the key reasons the Ruger 10/22 has been so successful over the years is its immense capacity for adaptation. With all of the unique mods and variations available, your rifle can be made to fit your exact needs. Crossfire has done more than just design yet another mod. They looked at variations of the 10/22 in order to figure out what they could do to make it better. After countless hours of research and design they have created a magazine release lever that is built around function and ease of use.
That’s not to say it isn’t made to look good too, with a smooth and close-fitting design, the lever fits perfectly into place and takes nothing away from the overall look of the gun. As with most of Crossfire’s line of products, the part is made to be ambidextrous.
It is made so that the lever can be accessed from the left or right side of the gun easily. This is due, in large part, to the design’s range of motion. If you are someone who prefers using your trigger finger to release the rifle magazine, there is only a 1-inch range of motion required.
Easy enough. Whether you are right or left-handed, the design is made so that a quick and simple motion is all it takes to drop the magazine. One reason I prefer the Crossfire release lever to other mods I’ve tried is that the lever sits comfortably on the trigger guard, rather than overlapping and hugging the sides of it.
This tends to cut down on any potential for unintentionally releasing the magazine. The design of the lever also prevents the chance that it will catch or snag on something accidentally, while still providing plenty of surface area for you to have no problem releasing the magazine when you need to.
The best part? It’s one of the easiest levers on the market to install. While the company lists the installation time as only taking a couple minutes, a video on Crossfire Gear’s YouTube channel shows someone installing it in a little more than 30 seconds. Nothing complicated. Just a simple change-out and in less than a minute you have a smooth, low-profile magazine release lever that is ready to go.
It’s a bargain too, you find the American-made piece here for $22.99 which includes the shipping. If you are a long-time Ruger 10/22 owner or someone just now exploring the possibilities available when modifying your rifle, Crossfire’s Magazine Release Lever is not only simple, it makes the overall shooting experience more enjoyable. It saves time and prevents the hassles that usually arise when using levers without the properly fitted design of Crossfire.