Ruger has announced the expansion of their popular Mark IV 22/45 series with the MARK IV 22/45 Lite Optic Ready with co-witness sights model.

Ruger states “Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) has expanded the Ruger® Mark IV™ 22/45™ Lite family of rimfire pistols with a new model that features a mounting position for a standard Shield™ RMS footprint reflex optic in place of the Picatinny rail.

It also features a raised front fiber optic sight and an adjustable rear sight that co-witness with most micro red dot optics.

The new model has an attractive ventilated rib on top of a clear anodized receiver.

Like most Ruger Mark IV 22/45 Lite pistols, the new model combines a lightweight, precision-molded, polymer grip frame with a ported, anodized aluminum receiver for a custom pistol look without the custom price.

Chambered for the popular .22 LR cartridge, this pistol is fun to shoot, accurate and reliable. Weighing only 22.5 oz., the 22/45 Lite is the ideal lightweight 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 and a factory-threaded 1/2″-28 muzzle to accept popular muzzle accessories.

The comfortable, precision-molded polymer grip frame incorporates replaceable checkered 1911-style grip panels that allow shooters to customize the look of the pistol.
The Mark IV 22/45 Lite is the perfect outdoor companion and can be used for target shooting, plinking, small game hunting or competitive shooting.

With one-button takedown, two 10-round magazines, and a 1911-style grip angle, it’s the perfect .22 caliber training pistol.”

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