Ruger 22/45 Lite Rimfire Pistol


Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR), the leader in rimfire semi-automatic pistols, is excited to announce the addition of a new Ruger 22/45 Lite® pistol for 2015.  The Ruger 22/45 Lite was first introduced in 2012, combining the lightweight precision-molded Zytel® polymer grip frame of the Ruger 22/45™ with an aerospace-grade, aluminum receiver.  The newest 22/45 Lite model features an attractive, deep blue anodized receiver with shark gill pattern side vents for a custom pistol look, without the custom price.  The Ruger 22/45 Lite is fun to shoot, accurate, and reliable.   Weighing only 23 oz., it is the ideal lightweight rimfire pistol.

Ruger 22-45 Lite Rimfire Pistol
Ruger 22/45 Lite Rimfire Pistol

The CNC-machined aluminum receiver houses a 4.4-inch stainless steel barrel held in place by a tension nut to ensure accuracy.   The Ruger 22/45 Lite also features a factory threaded, ½”-28 muzzle and thread protector to accept popular muzzle accessories. The pistol comes equipped with adjustable target sights and an installed Picatinny rail 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 and feel of the pistol. The 22/45 Lite is perfect for target shooting, plinking, small game hunting, or competitive shooting.

Ruger 22/45 Lite Rimfire Pistol Specs:

  • Model Number: 3908
  • Caliber: 22 LR
  • Material: Aluminum
  • Finish: Blue Anodize
  • Front Sight: Fixed
  • Rear Sight: Adjustable
  • Barrel Length: 4.40”
  • Capacity: 10
  • Length: 8.50”
  • Height: 5.50”
  • Width: 1.00”
  • Weight: 22.73 oz.
  • Grip Panels: Replaceable Black Molded Rubber
  • Grip Frame: Zytel Polymer
  • Twist: 1:16” RH
  • Grooves: 6
  • Barrel Style: Threaded

Ruger 22/45 Lite Rimfire Pistol Features:

  • Comfortable, precision-molded Zytel® polymer grip frame with a serrated frontstrap and checkered backstrap.
  • Internal cylindrical bolt construction ensures permanent sight to barrel alignment and higher accuracy potential than conventional moving slide designs.
  • Contoured ejection port and easy-to-grasp bolt ears allow for durable and reliable operation round after round.
  • Manual safety positively locks the sear when applied.
  • Features an unobtrusive internal lock that locks the safety in the “SAFE” position and allows you to safely secure the firearm when not in use.
  • Patented loaded chamber indicator that allows for visual confirmation of a loaded or empty chamber.
  • Features a conveniently located push button magazine release on the left side of the frame.
  • Magazine disconnect prevents discharge when the magazine has been removed.
  • Replaceable panel models feature checkered, 1911-style grip panels for a great appearance and comfortable, non-slip hold.
  • Also Includes: two magazines; internal lock key; hard plastic case

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About Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.

Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. The only full-line manufacturer of American-made firearms, Ruger offers consumers over 400 variations of more than 30 product lines. For more than 60 years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility. Our motto, “Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens®,” echoes the importance of these principles as we work hard to deliver quality and innovative firearms.

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