Sturm, Ruger & Company : Introducing the New Ruger 22/45 Lite Pistol
04/12/2012| 11:05am US/Eastern
Sturm, Ruger & Co., 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 22/45
Lite™ is accurate and reliable, making it the ideal lightweight rimfire
"The 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 22/45 Lite a perfect package right out of the box," he
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 4.5-inch stainless
steel barrel sleeve is held in place by a tension nut to ensure accuracy
and features a factory ˝-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 22/45 Lite™ pistol. The 22/45
Lite™ is the perfect outdoor companion and can be used for target
shooting, plinking, small game hunting, or competitive shooting.
For more information on the new Ruger 22/45 Lite™, or to learn more
about the extensive line of award winning Ruger firearms, visit www.Ruger.com
To find accessories for the Ruger 22/45 Lite™, visit www.ShopRuger.com.
About Sturm, Ruger
Sturm, Ruger was founded in 1949 and is one of the nation's leading
manufacturers of high-quality firearms for the commercial sporting
market. Sturm, Ruger is headquartered in Southport, CT, with
manufacturing facilities located in Newport, NH and Prescott, AZ.
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