Operation Of Safety

The RUGER® MODEL 10/22® CARBtNE has a cross-button safety which is located in the forward portion of the trigger guard (Figure 1, p. 9). The safety can be operated only when the hammer is cocked.

The safety is "on" when it protrudes fully from the right side (the bolt handle side) of the trigger guard assembly, as shown in Figure 1. In this position the sear is blocked, and the gun cannot be fired from a normal pull on the trigger.

The safety should always be in the "on" (safe) position except when the shooter is actually firing the gun. The safety should be moved to the "on" position whenever the shooter ceases firing, even temporarily.

The safety is "off" (fire) when it protrudes from the left side of the trigger guard assembly, as shown in Figure 2. When the safety is off, the red band shows on the safety button, but do not totally rely on the appearance of the red band to indicate that the safety is off. In poor light or if dirt is present, the red band may not be visible. If the safety is "off" and the trigger is pulled, the rifle will fire.

SAFETY IN "OFF" (FIRE) POSITION

Figure 2. The underside of the trigger guard section of the rifle. In this illustration the safety is shown in the "off' (fire) position. The position of the safety and red band indicate the safety is "off." It should be in this position only when you are actually firing at a target.

SAFETY IN "OFF" (FIRE) POSITION

Figure 2. The underside of the trigger guard section of the rifle. In this illustration the safety is shown in the "off' (fire) position. The position of the safety and red band indicate the safety is "off." It should be in this position only when you are actually firing at a target.

The safety is held in its "on" or "off' position by a plunger that is under spring tension. When the safety is moved to either the "on" or "off" position, a distinct "click" should be heard. Frequently check the position of the safety to be certain the safety has not been inadvertently moved. If the safety seems to move too easily, or if the click is not heard when the safety is moved, stop using the rifle and return it to the Newport Product Service Department for repair (see p. 27).

A WARNING-MANUAL SAFETY

Keep the safety on unless actually firing. Always move the safety fully to its intended position and check it. The safety is not "ON" unless it is completely "ON". Never depend on a safety mechanism or any other mechanical device to justify careless handling or permitting the rifle to point in an unsafe direction. The only "safe" rifle is one in which the bolt is open, the chamber is empty, and there is no magazine in the gun.

SAFETY IN "ON" (SAFE) POSITION

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KNOW HOW TO USE THE SAFETY

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