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View Poll Results: Which would you rather own and shoot in competition?
Ruger 22/45 LITE 2 33.33%
Tactical Solutions Pac-Lite on 22/45 Frame 4 66.67%
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Old 09-29-2012, 4:11 PM
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Default Ruger 22/45 LITE or Tacsol Pac-Lite Upper?

Looks like I'm getting transferred to the LA area from Atlanta, after the first of the year. Before moving, I want to pick up a lightweight Ruger 22/45 pistol that accepts 1911 grips
(I also have a Springfield 9MM 1911 that I use for IDPA). I have no zero experience with Rugers...

The Ruger would be specifically used for gun games; steel challenge, falling plates, ruger rimfire challenge, etc., and I've narrowed it down to these two models:

- Ruger 22/45 LITE in either Gold or Black (probably Black)

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- Tactical solutions Pac-Lite on a 22/45 frame in either Black or OD.

Both have threaded barrels, but I would have a custom compensator legally pinned/welded on prior to moving to CA.

I'm leaning towards the 22/45 LITE, because I'm planning to mount a Burris Fastfire III 8 MOA, which has a custom Ruger mount and it sits low and looks clean.
The Pac-lite mount sits up higher and doesn't look as clean to me.

So which would you rather shoot competition with? Would the Tacsol be more accurate? More reliable ?? More sale-able in CA if I tire of it ???







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Old 09-29-2012, 5:02 PM
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Not too many people on this forum will have opinions on either as they are as you know hard to acquire in CA.

What I can answer is either would sell very quickly in CA if you do decide to part with it at a later date.
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Old 09-29-2012, 5:15 PM
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Glad you know about the threaded barrel needing to have either a compensator or the thread cap fixed by welding or pinned.

We cannot get TAC-SOL uppers nor the Ruger 22/45 LITE here because of the way our Safe Handgun Roster restricts what we can purchase as residents. But, as a new resident, you can import them -- as long as you take care of that threaded barrel issue before crossing the state border.

Most of us here buy on-roster MKIIIs and put Volquartsen internal parts in them.

So, you'd be very well to have either or both of what you're considering.
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Old 09-29-2012, 5:23 PM
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Both have threaded barrels, but I would have a custom compensator legally pinned/welded on prior to moving to CA.
You've really done your homework!

It's my honor to extend a warm welcome to you from our firearms-poor state.
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Tacsol makes non threaded uppers.

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Without a doubt, I'd go with the 22/45 LITE.
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