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A perfect, low cost trainer for 1911 shooters, the Ruger® 22/45™ Target Semi-Auto Rimfire Pistol delivers superb performance with the grip, feel, and fire control locations of the classic 1911 design. The 22/45 utilizes Ruger's proven internal cylindrical bolt and fixed barrel design, that provides a higher accuracy potential over designs with a moving slide by ensuring the pistol's sights stay in permanent alignment. The 22/45 Target semi-automatic pistol comes with a precision rear target sight that's fully adjustable for windage and elevation, and a vertical post, modified Patridge-style front sight; the sights are easy to see and allow for precise shooting at small targets. The top of the receiver is drilled and tapped for easy installation of the included Weaver®-style scope base if the shooter desires to use optical sights. The weight of the bull barrel aids to hold the pistol steady; though, with a lightweight Zytel® polymer grip frame, the 22/45 carries comfortably in a field holster. The grip frame features a serrated front strap and backstrap, and integral checkered panels that provide a sure hold in any type of environment. The 22/45 has several safety features, making it one of the safest handguns on the market. A loaded chamber indicator on the side of the receiver indicates when the chamber is loaded by sight or touch. A manual thumb safety locks the sear, while allowing the pistol to be loaded and unloaded when engaged. A magazine disconnect prevents the pistol from firing once the magazine is removed. And, an internal key lock renders the pistol totally inoperable. The Ruger 22/45 Target is a great Semi-Auto Rimfire Pistol for teaching shooters how to handle a handgun safely, small game hunting, and of course target shooting. Comes with two 10-round magazines. Made in USA.
This is a great little pistol that everyone should have. Great for the range or plinking. I'm sure you can even do a little bit of hunting with it.
The only drawback is the breakdown. Make sure you follow every detail in the instructions when breaking it down. It's easy to miss a step.
Aside from that, I just love this pistol. It shoots like a dream.
July 10, 2012
love this gun
I bought mine years ago when they first came out. Its worked perfectly ever since and is the most fun gun ive ever had. For a .22 pistol in this price range you simply cant beat it.
October 7, 2011
I bought this gun for a cheaper way to target practice than shooting my big handguns all the time. I try to shoot at least once a week and with this gun I don't have to take a loan out from the bank just to buy a box of shells. (and that makes mama happy) I've owned a Ruger 22 automatic years ago and loved it as a matter of fact I sold it to my brother-in-law and he's still shooting and loves it. This new gun shoots is so smooth and accurate I would hunt with it. I have fired aprox. 1000 rounds through it without any problems and expect to shoot lots more. It's a great little gun. The only issue I would have would be field stripping, it is a little rough putting it back together but after a few times (and some new words) it's not that bad. watch the vidio at the Ruger web site it will help.
May 15, 2011
Fun Affordable Target Pistol
I enjoy shooting 9mm pistol but ammo can be expensive. I purchased this pistol to shoot steel targets with my niece and nephews. It's very easy for all to shoot and the pistol has been very reliable. I hope to participate with friends in Ruger's Rimfire Shooting Competitions this spring. It's a great pistol to practice for shooting competitions and overall techniques.
My only complaint with this pistol is the complexity of dis-assembly and reassembly of the pistol for cleaning. I had little problem with taking the pistol but putting it together proved difficult. It took almost an hour and I became very frustrated at one point. The videos on Ruger's web site helped some but in the end it was either luck or trial and error that got the pistol back together. Perhaps after 10 more cleaning I might be able to get it right the first time.
January 9, 2011
You have to get a threaded barrel to add a sound suppressor, so yes you would have to get the barrel threaded to add a suppressor, Ruger dose sell MK3 model with a threaded barrel but I do not know if Bass Pro carries it or not.
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