Krinker Plinker Parts
Who would spend $300 to dress up a perfectly functional, $189 firearm? Krinker Plinker owners, that's who! I guess a more relevant question would be why but that one is also easy to answer... because a lot of us Ruger 10/22 owners really like our carbines and want to make them a little more fun to shoot, it's as simple as that.
Ruger 10/22 owners have been tricking out their weapons for a long time now. When I bought my first 10/22 I was still in high school (circa late 70's) and it wasn't long before I had thirty round mags for it and a Choate folding stock. Later updates included a ventilated hand guard, extended magazine release and some HK style sights that I made from scratch.
That weapon sadly went into a trade at a gun show but fortunately, there is no shortage of Ruger 10/22 carbines and I was able to replace it at a reasonable cost. When I bought my first one, there were not a lot of aftermarket stocks on the market. In fact, I believe there were about two choices, a fixed and folding stock, both from Choate. Choate makes a fine product and always has but I wanted something a little more distinctive for my new 10/22 and after looking for weeks, I finally found the Krinker Plinker kit. For me it was a great solution because it included nearly everything I wanted for the carbine and most of it was practical, not just for looks.
The Krinker Plinker kit
and my bone stock Ruger 10/22 ready for assembly on Christmas eve.
There really must be a Santa because the gift had my wife's name on it but she could not remember buying it... go figure.
Always a perfectionist, I can usually find something deficient on any given weapons platform and this one was no different. After putting it together, the first two things I noticed was that the pull was too short (about an inch shorter than the original Ruger 10/22 stock) and the weapon seemed front heavy. The barrel is of a heavy configuration by design and I like that but the fake suppressor just had to go. Not that it looked bad, I am not a huge fan of fake suppressors but this one is tasteful in design and looks fine on the weapon, it was just way to heavy to justify adding it for looks.
Weighing the fake can I found it to be 10.1 ounces, almost two thirds of a pound. No big surprise since it's a pretty hefty chunk of aluminum, solid except for the clearance hole for the barrel. I understand why they built it this way, you have to be very careful when designing fake cans and this one is a no brainer to get past any problems with the ATF classifications. A new fake can was considered but by the time you do it right and stay well clear of any legal problems, it would need to cost a hundred dollars and that was not acceptable. Most people have limits on how much they are willing to spend on a $189 dollar rifle and to be honest, the Krinker Plinker kit price was already stretching it for a 10/22.
The only practical solution was a functional, light weight flash hider. I considered a standard birdcage and a couple slip over designs before deciding that I could not decide and built all three!
6" Slip over flash hider, Model KP01
The first one is a six inch long, slip over design. It gives the barrel a nice shorty look and weighs only 2.6 ounces. Available from our web store.
4" Slip over flash hider, Model KP02
The second one is a four inch long, slip over design that still hides three inches of the barrel. It weighs slightly less at 1.9 ounces. Available from our web store.
Birdcage flash hider, Model KP03
The third one is a birdcage design that does not hide the barrel at all. It comes in at the lightest weight of only .7 ounces. Available from our web store.
All of these flash hiders are machined from aircraft quality aluminum and have a hardcoat black anodized finish. They are threaded 1/2-28 and will fit the Krinker Plinker barrel or any other barrel that has a 1/2-28 thread. The slip over style will clear a barrel diameter of .625 (5/8) inch.
They are suitable for use on rimfire weapons and pistol calibers up to .40 (10mm). They are not recommended for use on centerfire rifles because the higher volume and velocity of the gas would likely erode the hardcoating.
Krinker Plinker Stock Extension, Model KP04
The next issue to be addressed was the short pull of the stock. This is more of a personal thing but the pull on the original Ruger 10/22 stock was about right for me and an inch shorter felt like I was really squeezing in on the rear sight.
The stock extension shown below was the answer. It makes the pull about what the original Ruger 10/22 stock provides and does not interfere with the folding stock function in any way. There are no modifications required to the Krinker Plinker stock, it attaches via two screws through holes that are already in the butt plate. It's machined from aircraft quality aluminum bar stock and has a hardcoat black anodized finish.
We currently do not have any of these stock extensions available in the web store but we should have more in stock within a month or two. Sign up for our newsletter or check back in the near future!