Ruger Introduces the 22/45 Lite Pistol with Aluminum Upper Receiver


Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is proud to introduce the Ruger 22/45 Lite, a lightweight Ruger 22/45 pistol with a new aluminum upper receiver. Chambered in the popular .22 LR, the Ruger 22/45 Lite is accurate and reliable, making it the ideal lightweight rimfire pistol.

“The Ruger 22/45 Lite is an exciting new addition to the legendary 22/45 line of pistols,” said Ruger President and CEO Mike Fifer. “It maintains the superb accuracy and reliability of the classic 22/45 pistols, but has a cool factor that can’t be beat. It has a customized look without the customized price, and is exactly what our customers have been asking us to produce. The threaded barrel provides great accessory options and makes the Ruger 22/45 Lite a perfect package right out of the box,” he concluded.

The Ruger 22/45 Lite upper receiver is made of aircraft-grade aluminum and features serrated cuts, giving the pistol a dramatic look and making it extremely lightweight at only 22.8 ounces. The 4.4-inch stainless steel barrel sleeve is held in place by a tension nut to ensure accuracy and features a factory 1/2-28 thread to accept popular muzzle accessories. The receiver is finished in a striking gold anodize and is drilled and tapped for Weaver-style scope base adapters (included free of charge) for easy mounting of optics. The comfortable, precision-molded Zytel polymer grip frame features replaceable Hogue black rubber grip panels that can be swapped out to customize the look of your Ruger 22/45 Lite pistol. The Ruger 22/45 Lite is the perfect outdoor companion and can be used for target shooting, plinking, small game hunting, or competitive shooting.

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  • Caliber: .22 LR
  • Material: Aluminum
  • Finish: Gold anodize
  • Rear sight: Adjustable
  • Front sight: Fixed
  • Barrel length: 4.40″
  • Barrel style: Threaded
  • Length: 8.50″
  • Height: 5.50″
  • Width: 1.00″
  • Weight: 22.80 oz.
  • Grips: Replaceable panels
  • Grip frame: Zytel polymer
  • Twist: 1:16″ RH
  • Grooves: 6
  • MA Approved and Certified: No
  • CA Approved: No
  • Capacity: 10
  • Suggested Retail: $469.00
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