Ruger® designed the grip frame of the Mark III™ 22/45™ Semi-Auto Rimfire Pistol to feel like the famous 1911 .45 service pistol. For the 22/45 Lite®, Ruger mated the lightweight Zytel® polymer grip frame with a lightweight, vented, aluminum receiver and barrel shroud, resulting in a super lightweight, full-sized pistol, with the same grip and feel of the standard 22/45. The Lite uses a Mark III steel barrel that is turned down to a thinner diameter, and fastened into the receiver/barrel shroud with a large nut at the muzzle, which tensions the barrel within the aluminum shroud. The muzzle is threaded 1/2"-28 TPI for the attachment of a muzzle brake or sound suppressor, and a thread protected is supplied. A partridge-style, target front sight, a fully adjustable target rear sight, and a light, crisp trigger-pull allow shooters to obtain excellent accuracy with the MK III Lite Semi-Auto Pistol. The top of the receiver has a Weaver®-style scope base if the shooter desires to use optical sights. The grip frame features a serrated front strap and checkered backstrap, and replacable black laminate 1911-style 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 Lite is a great Semi-Auto Rimfire Pistol to carry when weight is at a premium, or for informal target shooting, and training to use the 1911 pistol. Comes with two 10-round magazines.
Manufacturer model #: 3908.
- Super lightweight, full-sized pistol
- Vented aluminum receiver and barrel shroud
- Steel barrel fastened to barrel shroud at the muzzle
- Zytel® polymer grip frame
- 1911 service pistol grip angle
- Front and rear target sights
- Accessory rail for optical sights
- Threaded muzzle
- Two 10-round magazines
- State of the art safety features
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