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Old 04-16-2012, 11:01 AM
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Thumbs up Ruger's new 22/45 Lite



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This looks like it would be the perfect choice for campers, hikers, fishermen or anyone looking for a lightweight rimfire handgun (22.8 ounces)



http://www.ruger.com/products/2245Lite/models.html



MSRP of $469 is kind of steep.. I'm sure it will be available for much cheaper than that. MSRPs are seemingly always set high.

I think it's going to be a "love it or hate it" kinda handgun.

There's a good review HERE, HERE und HERE
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Anyone here gotten their hands on one yet? What did you pay?
Hopefully it will not stay this high in price.
Old 04-17-2012, 11:46 AM
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I too am very curious about this firearm. Might have to put a call in to the LGS to see if they are going to get any in.
Old 04-17-2012, 04:23 PM
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my local shops are out of most Ruger products and have pretty much said that they're not expecting anything at all from Ruger until June or July.
Old 04-18-2012, 12:15 PM
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Got to see my first one today. It took my local shop only one day to order it in. Interestingly enough, it came without any magazines, which seemed odd.
Old 04-18-2012, 02:08 PM
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I want one, now
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Im considering one to go with my 10/22 takedown.
I believe they would make a good pair.

For now I will have to settle with the MK lll
Old 04-25-2012, 04:49 PM
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Okay, was at the LGS today and they had one in stock. Got to play around with it quite a bit.

1) It is VERY light weight. I compared it to several other MkIII and 22/45s and the difference is substantial.
2) As always it takes different mags than the MkIII which is a big disadvantage to me personally
3) I honestly STILL prefer the Mk II/III grips, which is odd considering I am a 1911 guy, but there it is.
4) It comes with a threaded barrel which is very cool, but will cause issues for some purchasers.
5) Oddly, the aluminum top body to the gun is partially hollowed out for even greater reduction in weight. This would be good for increased cooling/expansion issues.
6) There is a steal bore inside the aluminum top body.
7) As with other 22/45s the bottom is all plastic
8) It does not come with rails, though they mounts are already bored.
9) It is VERY light weight
10) No front mounts rail bores found on some 22/45s

I was torn on pulling the trigger (sorry) on purchasing. I wanted to think about it a bit. (Here is a hint, don't handle this gun prior to looking at a Ruger Super Blackhawk Hunter .44. The Big ruger felt THAT much bigger. I have decided on the super, but I am torn between the .357 which also shoots 9mm, and the .44. The first is a lot more logical from a price for shooting cost. Color me torn on that one)

At any rate, post thread derail, this is a VERY interesting gun. Already owning a MkII, and lots of mags will necessitate additional mag purchases. IF I didn't already own one, I would have moved forward on this gun today, no doubt. I am going to mull it over and hope if I decide on it, it's still there. Per my range, demand has not be heavy on this gun.
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$469?!?! I bought a regular one NIB less than two years ago (and I think only about a year ago) for $199 on sale at Turners.
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$469?!?! I bought a regular one NIB less than two years ago (and I think only about a year ago) for $199 on sale at Turners.
For the record, it was $399.00 at my LGS, which still seemed a little pricey.

You won't find Mk 22/45s for that price range any longer, at least I haven't seen them close. Most are a lot closer to $300 depending on model.
Old 04-28-2012, 05:32 PM
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ME LIKEY......a lot!!! I have the 22/45 with the 6" fluted stainless barrel and it shoots great.

If this new one is anything like the one have mine will be up for sale very soon....I'll be buying one of these within the next couple of months.....gotta wait awhile to see if the price drops.
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I would be a lot more interested if it came in black or grey anodizing versus (blech) gold. I don't want to keep Ho's in line, I want to go target shooting.
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I was looking at a new barrel for my 22/45, but all there seems to be is pac-lite. And they cost more than I paid for the gun, plus you need a FFL transfer to order one. I can get a walther down at the local place for the price of just the new barrel.
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i say a light weight upper for a 22/45 that was polymer but dont know where i saw it
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Is it any easier to field strip?
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Is it any easier to field strip?
nope, same same. There is a solution, however.
http://www.majesticarms.com/id10.html
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nope, same same. There is a solution, however.
http://www.majesticarms.com/id10.html
Or just learn how to do it. Once you get it down, you can disassemble or reassemble in seconds. It's no big deal. But it takes practicing it a few times to get the hang of it. I struggled my first few times too. Everyone does. But some never seem to get past that point.
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Or just learn how to do it. Once you get it down, you can disassemble or reassemble in seconds. It's no big deal. But it takes practicing it a few times to get the hang of it. I struggled my first few times too. Everyone does. But some never seem to get past that point.

I can take mine apart with my eyes closed now (and put it back together, which is the really challenge) since my incident with the lost firing pin stop.

If I do get a 22/45 Lite, I plan on the installing the kit because they have one that will also eliminate the magazine disconnect and reduce the trigger pull as well as reduce the weight even more.
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I had my hands on one yesterday, I am not a fan of the color but was told they now come in black too. If my LSG gets one in black, I'll take it home.
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They also have a version that's black... But harder to find... I have this pistol and I also have the 22/45 mk 3 and this lite is like having nothing in your hands.... It also has the adjustable sights and can be a tac driver with the right ammo... But good luck finding them for under 450 bucks...
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