** Attention **
For Ruger Precision Rimfire Rifles, order the PITA Sled product.
I have received reports that this design is having feeding issues with newer production Ruger Precision Rimfire Rifles. At this time, I do not recommend ordering this product for use with Ruger Precision Rimfire Rifles.
** Attention **
The Louse Lips Tray replaces the feed lips from any 10/22 BX-1 or compatible magazine. This allows for a users to load a round through the ejection port and send the bolt home for a single shot action.
I originally designed this product to assist with training my children to shoot, and to avoid the pain of reloading magazines when shooting at the range. When testing many different types of ammunition for optimum performance in your rifle, it is often handy to just hand feed a round at a time. Also, with children, you can focus on the basics of shooting mechanics without the interruption of loading a magazine.
Beyond my original purpose, I soon identified other benefits of the Louse Lips Tray. Those with arthritis, neuropathy in their hands, or any other finger dexterity limiting factor would greatly benefit from this product. Because of the design, it would also be possible to also feed 22 Short or 22 Long shells into a rifle chambered for 22lr. Lastly, the 22lr precision shooting community would benefit from the reduced stress to both the projectile and case from it not needing to be loaded into a mechanical feeding device. One of my beta testers even commented that a “first round flyer” issue he experiences when feeding his precision 10/22 from a BX-1 magazine is gone when feeding off the Louse Lips Tray or Mall Rat Sled.
Genesis of the name…
OK… so Louse Lips? Well, this one may make some of the squeamish among you a little ill. If that’s you, just skip this part and DO NOT google what follows nor look at the picture to the right. Have you moved on? You’ve been warned! All right, there’s a parasite called the Tongue Eating Louse, cymothoa exigua. This bug attaches itself to a host fish, eating the tongue, and replaces the tongue with itself. That way, when the fish feeds, the louse is treated to a meal too. Yeah, I know…it’s the thing of nightmares, but stick with me on this. What we have with the Louse Lips Tray is a product that replaces the feed lips in the Ruger BX-1 magazine with itself and changes the way your firearm is fed. So, Louse Lips Tray seemed fitting to me.