Continuing with our march towards the 2017 SHOT Show in mid January, Ruger has just announced the 22/45 Lite version of their new Mark IV rimfire pistols. As with the previous MKIV announcement, the headline feature of the new Lite model is the easy push button takedown that separates it from previous generations of the iconic pistol.
Obviously, I’m delighted to see the the continuation of the threaded barrels, not a surprise after Ruger’s recent venture into the world of manufacturing affordable rimfire suppressors.
There’s no doubt that these pistols will sell like hot cakes.
Ruger Mark IV 22/45 Lite Specifications:
- MODEL NUMBER: 43909
- CALIBER: 22 LR
- Capacity: 10
- Receiver Material: Aluminum
- Front Sight: Fixed
- Barrel Length: 4.40″
- Grip Frame: Polymer
- Grips: Checkered 1911-Style
- Finish: Bronze Anodized
- Width: 1.22″
- Rear Sight: Adjustable
- Barrel Style: Threaded
- Thread Pattern: 1/2″-28
- Weight: 25 oz.
- Overall Length: 8.40″
- Height: 5.50″
- Grooves: 6
- Twist: 1:16″ RH
- CA Approved: No
- MA Approved & Certified: No
- Suggested Retail: $559.00
Simple, one-button takedown for quick and easy field-stripping and proper chamber to muzzle cleaning.
A recessed button in the back of the frame allows the upper receiver to tilt up and off of the grip frame without the use of tools.
Ergonomic bolt stop.
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.
Accurate sighting system features an adjustable rear sight and a factory-installed Picatinny rail for easy mounting of optics.
Ambidextrous manual safety positively locks the sear in the “SAFE” position when applied. Safety can be converted to left-side only with included washer.
Features a conveniently located push-button magazine release on the left side of the frame.
Magazine drops free on release for faster reloading.
Magazine disconnect prevents discharge when the magazine has been removed.
Also includes: two, 10-round magazines.
Comfortable, precision-molded polymer grip frame with a serrated frontstrap and checkered backstrap.
Checkered, 1911-style grip panels for a great appearance and comfortable, non-slip hold.
Receiver is made of aerospace-grade aluminum and is ventilated, making the pistol extremely light.