Davidson’s: Caught Red Handed


Davidson’s, a popular firearms distributor, announced they will be selling an exclusive variant of the Ruger 22/45 Lite pistol that has a red anodized finish.

Like the other versions of the 22/45, these guns are semi-automatic pistols chambered for the .22 LR. They come equipped with adjustable sights and a Picatinny-style rail for the mounting of an optic. The barrel length is 4.4″, and it is threaded for the easy addition of a sound suppressor. Unloaded, these guns weigh 22.73 ounces.

The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $515 on these new handguns. You can find a local dealer for these through the Davidson’s portal, Gallery of Guns.

Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


  • Alan

    If only I had ammo to shoot through it……

    • Call up your local small gun store and not a chain. One can find 22lr often at these small gun stores.

      • raz-0

        It’s finding it for less than $50-60 per 500 though.

    • derpmaster

      I bought 500 rounds at my local Dicks Sporting Goods last week. They had several cardboard boxes filled with Super-X 40gr hollow points. It’s out there, just annoying to locate.

    • Jeff Smith

      My local shop just posted this.

    • Budogunner

      Yeah… I remember the days of 550 round boxes for about $10. I can only imagine the current prices are artificially inflated.

  • Pete Sheppard

    Aren’t ‘training guns’ brightly colored to avoid confusion with ‘real’ guns?

    • Real guns have always had customized color options or one could paint them.

      Look up the whitney wolverine that came out in the 1950s. Looked like Buck Rogers Ray gun.

      • Pete Sheppard

        I know…the risk of confusion still concerns me greatly; not only with training guns, but toy guns as well.

        • Eddie Eagle

          I guess this gun won’t be ending up in your safe then, will it? Remember, treat every gun as if it is loaded–even training guns.

          • Budogunner

            I even index my trigger finger and practice muzzle discipline when using a bottle of windex. That surely sounds crazy to some, but I figure if you always practice good habits they will always keep you safe.

            Selectively handling toy or training guns as anything less than real guns undermines good habits and you may find yourself doing risky things.

          • Pete Sheppard

            I remember once reading a statement that Elmer Keith never let his kids have toy guns, so they would never get ‘toy’ and ‘gun’ conflated.

          • Peadair

            I would say especially Training guns, after all if you train bad habits…

          • Zachary marrs

            Thing is, red and blue guns are usually simunitions guns.

            I don’t particularly care either way, but i can certainly understand why some don’t like it

    • Phil Hsueh

      Training guns are usually blue as that’s the standard accepted color in the US for training rounds, bombs, and guns. Depending on the type of training gun usually just the barrel is blue with maybe a blue stripe on the mag, or the entire weapon is blue in the case non-functional training guns made of rubber.

      • A number of rounds are tipped blue that aren’t training. Chalk 40mm rounds can still kill a person due to the impact force. Trreat all ammo like it is live and deadly.

      • Zachary marrs

        Not always

  • Lt Donn

    I don’t know about anyone else, but Ruger 22/45 & MK-III’s have been coming thru with Horrendous triggers!…I have purchased 3 in the past year and sold all of them due to the lousy triggers…now, don’t get me wrong, I am not expecting a finely tuned match trigger at the price-point of 300$, But, I have owned Rugers for 40 years and remember them always being at least “decent” out of the box…not so anymore, and before you comment that Volksquartsen makes good after-market parts, why would I drop another 200 bucks into a 22/45 just to bring it up to a level that Ruger [used] to provide as factory stock?…if I’m going to drop 500 bucks, I will ignore the “bling” and get a S&W 41 or ven one of their new M&P 22’s.