New From Ruger: 22/45 Lite

“It’s like Jersey Shore in a gun.” Or so Nick cracked when he saw the new gold, yes gold finish on Ruger’s latest, the 22/45 Lite. Not that hosing up a venerated gun is sacrilegious or anything – hell people do it every day. It’s your gun and your money. Do with it as you will. How light is Lite? The “aircraft-grade aluminum” slide on the Lite saves you about 13 oz. over the standard gun with about the same barrel length. So if you’re packing one into the back country, that could be an important difference. If not, not so much. Rumors that the new .22 tastes great and is less filling appear to be false. Specs after the jump . . .