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pennys dad
04-12-2012, 7:53 AM
have you all seen this??

http://ruger.com/products/2245Lite/models.html

OMG! another toy I will want.

Merc1138
04-12-2012, 7:59 AM
Threaded barrel :(

edit: If there's some way to SSE this(and deal with the threaded barrel at the same time without permanently making the thing a mile long), you might as well just get a pac-lite barrl in any color, length, flute combination you want. It is good to see Ruger at least providing an option.

Wicked K5
04-12-2012, 9:16 AM
Daddy like! Except the gold. I agree with Merc- might as well get a TacSol upper if you're gonna go through the ordeal of a SSE

Fadedline
04-12-2012, 9:16 AM
Yeah, I seen it this morning. I want one...:( Looks like it has removable grips too.

winnre
04-12-2012, 9:18 AM
Dang I posted it and can't delete it!

Merc1138
04-12-2012, 10:48 AM
Daddy like! Except the gold. I agree with Merc- might as well get a TacSol upper if you're gonna go through the ordeal of a SSE

You could remove the thread protector, put a plastic washer on, then thread on a barrel extension, get that pinned in place, and do the SSE that way.

Then have a gunsmith cut the barrel extension off through the threads, unthread the remaining portion of muzzle extension, pull the washer off, and re-crown it without the threads.

At least that's the only method I can think of, and it's not super complicated but not easy either. And still, you could do the same for a tacsol upper and get it exactly how you want. It would also probably void your warranty.

Damn roster...

uxo2
04-12-2012, 10:48 AM
About damm time...noww if they make a cali modle...im all over it

chris_m90731
04-12-2012, 10:58 AM
I like it.

BigStiCK
04-12-2012, 11:50 AM
:facepalm: ...gold?

Excelsior
04-12-2012, 12:07 PM
Makes me wonder even more why the SR22 exists...

This Lite thingy might be fun for competition if it had a 7" barrel...

Merc1138
04-12-2012, 12:17 PM
Makes me wonder even more why the SR22 exists...

This Lite thingy might be fun for competition if it had a 7" barrel...

Because people want something that looks more like a service pistol, which the 22/45 and MK series does not?

CZ9
04-12-2012, 12:26 PM
I don't think 22/45s can be SSE. From what I heard, they cant remove the barrel to add a longer one for the SSE process.
Not sure if true or not but its what I heard when trying to get a 22/45 with replaceable grips.

Quickdraw Mcgraw
04-12-2012, 12:41 PM
Ya that is BAD*****!! PLEASE RUGER MAKE A CA LEGAL ONE!!

gorenut
04-12-2012, 12:57 PM
This is really cool. Would have definitely considered getting one (in the event they make a CA friendly one) if I didn't already have a 22/45 converted to accept 1911 grips.

Excelsior
04-12-2012, 1:27 PM
Because people want something that looks more like a service pistol, which the 22/45 and MK series does not?

So "looks" is your answer?

Merc1138
04-12-2012, 1:31 PM
So "looks" is your answer?

Yes. Why else would people be buying the various other .22lr guns that look more like service pistols(walther p22, sig mosquito, etc.)? It's not like the 22/45 and MK series have a reputation of being unreliable pieces of crap or something.

edit: And of course some people consider looks when buying guns. Why else do you think the Tactical Solutions barrels come in 6 or 7 colors with decorative fluting, laminate 10/22 stocks available in 20 color combinations, gloss/satin finish, different bolt handle shapes, 1911 grip panels in hundreds of varieties(wood, plastic, metal, laminate wood, g10/micarta, checkered, smooth, tons of colors, bone/ivory, and so on).

Mstnpete
04-12-2012, 1:40 PM
It does look good Penny's dad!
But as for me no need for another Ruger. I have the older 22-45 version that I just stippled the other night. Got tired of using grip tape. It grips much better now.


http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee400/mstnpete/DSCF7008-1.jpg

http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee400/mstnpete/DSCF7009-1.jpg

And it works great for competition shoots!

Excelsior
04-12-2012, 1:55 PM
Yes. Why else would people be buying the various other .22lr guns that look more like service pistols(walther p22, sig mosquito, etc.)? It's not like the 22/45 and MK series have a reputation of being unreliable pieces of crap or something.

Because some people prefer different brands, they get a better deal on something else, they don't care for Bill Ruger's legacy or they cannot deal with the MK-22/45 field stripping process.

edit: And of course some people consider looks when buying guns. Why else do you think the Tactical Solutions barrels come in 6 or 7 colors with decorative fluting, laminate 10/22 stocks available in 20 color combinations, gloss/satin finish, different bolt handle shapes, 1911 grip panels in hundreds of varieties(wood, plastic, metal, laminate wood, g10/micarta, checkered, smooth, tons of colors, bone/ivory, and so on).

Alrighty... ;)

JTecalo
04-12-2012, 2:00 PM
you're holding it wrong :)

Merc1138
04-12-2012, 2:03 PM
If it were just a matter of a different brand, there's the walther sp22, beretta neos(before it was off the roster. But that only applies to CA sales anyway), browning buckmark, smith & wesson 41, smith & wesson 22a, beretta bobcat, bersa thunder, taurus pt22, etc.

Javi
04-12-2012, 3:05 PM
So "looks" is your answer?

Well, the 'buckmark' & Ruger's mauser looking pistols won't mimic the way a modern service handgun would. Namely, there's no slide so they can practice with a M&P22, SR22, Sig Mosquito they way they do their others.

I got the email about the 'lite' and it looks bad ***. I too hope they make a CA version.