We already had the opportunity to talk about Hera Arms, a German company that has earned a leading position in the firearms accessories market, and that for some time now has also in its catalog semi-automatic rifles such as the 7SIX2 in .308 Winchester, or "The 15th" in .223 Remington. This time the company from Triefenstein is offering a product that will surely be a great success in the U.S. market, since it is a stock designed for the very popular Ruger 10/22, one of the most popular rimfire rifles in the USA and in the rest of the world, presented to the public back in 1964 and still manufactured today in different variants that are often customized thanks to the huge availability of dedicated accessories. These accessories, ranging from 100-round drum magazines to dress-up kits to make it look like an MG42, are not always of great quality. But in this case, Hera Arms offers a stock made with the ultimate in materials and technology.
As with all products of Hera Arms, the manufacturer relies on high quality and "Made in Germany" production for this stock. The stock is made of impact-modified and fiberglass-reinforced polymer on proprietary injection molds. The eye-catching black polymer cheek piece can be removed. The aluminum fore-end is impressive not only because of its modern, ergonomic design, but also because it is manufactured in the company's own plant In Germany. Its flat underside with M-LOK slots (which are also on the sides) is perfect for use in combination with bipods, target sticks or for hide hunting. The length adjustability of the stock system is ensured by the included two spacers in different widths and thus ensures a perfectly fitted shooting experience for almost every shooter.
By the way, a special highlight of these series is the compatibility of accessories and attachments between the H7 and H22 systems. In addition, tuning triggers can be installed in the H22, which should be of particular interest to the many sport shooters who use the Ruger classic in competitions.
Background knowledge: the most important facts about Hera Arms
Hera GmbH Germany was founded in 2008 by Thomas Nöth and is today a renowned and internationally oriented company in the business of sport and hunting firearms/accessories manufacturing. The focus is on the development, design and market launch of innovative products for the civilian firearms market. Over the years, the German company also penetrated the European and American markets, establishing itself through good quality and its high level of innovation. In 2019, Hera Arms continued to expand at its German headquarters in Triefenstein, Franconia. Currently, they have developed an area of over 7,000 square meters, where they manufacture firearms and accessories. There, too, the development of the new H22 product line was completed within 6 months after an intensive planning and testing phase by experts at Hera itself.
Almost 80% of the machining of Hera Arms products takes place at the company's headquarters in Triefenstein. Here, all receiver parts such as upper, lower, handguards, rail systems, grips, etc. are manufactured on the company's own machinery. The production of firearms and the assembly of various components also takes place there. In addition, the company relies on strong local partners who also contribute their know-how from other industrial sectors. In addition to these manufactiuring capacities in the machining area, Hera Arms has its own strong polymer division. Here, numerous products for the global market are manufactured on more than 36 active injection molds. The consistent in-house development as well as the production location in Germany distinguishes Hera Arms very clearly from many other manufacturers. Since 2010, Hera Arms has been exporting regularly – and with increasing numbers – to the U.S. market. With the foundation of HERA LLC in Salt Lake City in 2016, the German manufacturer was able to further expand its presence on the U.S. market and strengthen existing structures.
More news from Hera Arms will be coming soon. We will meet the owner, Thomas Nöth, at IWA (even though the company will not be exhibiting there in 2022). The new production hall in Triefenstein is about to be put into operation and some new models are also ready to be presented to the public. We do not want to and are not allowed to reveal more here yet. Only this much: It will be exciting and we will be there.