Ruger is introducing another in its popular line of rimfire .22s with the 22/45 Lite, a lightweight (22.8 ounces to be exact) Ruger 22/45 pistol with a new aluminum upper receiver. The first thing you’ll notice about this little plinker is the gold anodize finish on receiver. This thing definitely stands out in a crowd.
The original 22/45 hit the market in 1992 to provide a training for 1911 owners, as the feel and grip accurately imitates its larger carry counterparts.
Ruger released the following quote from President and CEO Mike Fifer:
The Ruger 22/45 Liteâ„¢ is an exciting new addition to the legendary 22/45 line of pistols. 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 Liteâ„¢ a perfect package right out of the box.
The suggested retail price for this gun is $470. Stay tuned for a full review and videos on Ruger’s newest introduction.