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Ruger 22/45 or 22/45 Lite

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by levsmith, Nov 1, 2012.

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  1. levsmith

    levsmith Member

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    Thank you very much for the tip. I will definitely try that out, sounds like it would be very good for training
     
  2. ole farmerbuck

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    Anyone know where I can get some magazines for the lite? Are the same as Mark 11 or mark 111?
     
  3. Pilot

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    The Lite mags are the same as the MK III era 22/45 mags.
     
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    The Lites are awful expensive for what you get unless you are looking for a dedicated suppressor pistol.
    I have a 22/45 Mklll standard with 4" tapered barrel and fixed sights. It shoots fine with all kinds of ammo and is sufficiently accurate for a plinker pistol.
    I think the accuracy would be even better if it had a better, crisper trigger pull which the Lite does not correct either.
     
  5. MR2Aaron

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    For practice that translates more directly to firing a 9mm, I'd probably go with the lightest version I could find. I have a similar problem with my Glock, where I think I flinch, although I started out with a regular Mark III, and bought the Glock later.

    My Mark III is the stainless "Target" version with the 5.5" bull barrel. I think it's a sweet looking gun, and it's a blast to shoot, but because it's so heavy (42oz. empty!), the feel of it is nothing like a 25oz. centerfire pistol, and it soaks up a lot of recoil, of which .22lr doesn't produce much anyway.

    I agree about the dry fire practice, though. My instructor taught me this drill where you balance a quarter on the front sight, and practice dry firing until you can do it without knocking the quarter off. It's SUPER easy with my MKIII, but really hard with my Glock 17, although I think I'm getting better.
     
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    9mm

    Can I ask what 9mm you currently shoot?

    Best Regards,
    Jerry
     
  7. levsmith

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    Sure! It's an FNP9
     
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    So what did you end up getting levsmith?
     
  9. levsmith

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    I'm actually leaving later today to go buy one. I think I'm going to stick with the standard version for now but still haven't decided for sure. I'll figure it out in the store when I can actually hold both of them.
     
  10. levsmith

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    Ok thanks for all of the replys guys. I ended up getting the Lite version. I started thinking about it and the quote "For practice that translates more directly to firing a 9mm, I'd probably go with the lightest version I could find" does make alot of sense. After holding the standard version I realized that it really wouldn't translate well into the 9mm. It was quite a bit heavier than my 9mm and just wouldn't give much recoil at all. I'll keep an eye out for the leading issue that was brought up. Thanks again for the opinions!
     
  11. weblance

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    I think you will like the LITE. I have it, as well as a 5.5" 22/45 Target, and 22/45 Threaded Barrel model with fixed sights. I have over 6000 rounds thru my Lite, and have shot only CCI Blazers. The Blazers are wax coated lead bullets, in case you might not know. No barrel leading. The LITE is supurbly accurate, and I have had no issues of any kind.
     
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