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Introducing the New Ruger 22/45 Lite Pistol

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Ruger's new 22/45 Lite with a suppressor. The pistol is sporting a threaded barrel.

Southport, CT: April 12, 2012 – Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. (NYSE:  RGR) is proud to introduce the Ruger 22/45 Lite™, a lightweight Ruger® 22/45™ pistol with a new aluminum upper receiver. Chambered in the popular .22 LR, the 22/45 Lite™ is accurate and reliable, making it the ideal lightweight rimfire pistol.

“The 22/45 Lite is an exciting new addition to the legendary 22/45 line of pistols,” said Ruger President and CEO Mike Fifer. “It maintains the superb accuracy and reliability of the classic 22/45 pistols, but has a cool factor that can’t be beat. It has a customized look without the customized price, and is exactly what our customers have been asking us to produce. The threaded barrel provides great accessory options and makes the 22/45 Lite a perfect package right out of the box,” he concluded.

The Ruger 22/45 Lite™ upper receiver is made of aircraft-grade aluminum and features serrated cuts, giving the pistol a dramatic look and making it extremely lightweight at only 22.8 ounces.The 4.5-inch stainless steel barrel sleeve is held in place by a tension nut to ensure accuracy and features a factory ½-28 thread to accept popular muzzle accessories. The receiver is finished in a striking gold anodize and is drilled and tapped forWeaver®-style scope base adapters (included free of charge) for easy mounting of optics. The comfortable, precision-molded Zytel® polymer grip frame features replaceable Hogue® black rubber grip panels that can be swapped out to customize the look of your 22/45 Lite™ pistol. The 22/45 Lite™ is the perfect outdoor companion and can be used for target shooting, plinking, small game hunting, or competitive shooting.

For more information on the new Ruger 22/45 Lite™, or to learn more about the extensive line of award winning Ruger firearms, visit www.Ruger.com or www.Facebook.com/Ruger.  To find accessories for the Ruger 22/45 Lite™, visit www.ShopRuger.com.

About Sturm, Ruger:

Sturm, Ruger was founded in 1949 and is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of high-quality firearms for the commercial sporting market. Sturm, Ruger is headquartered in Southport, CT, with manufacturing facilities located in Newport, NH and Prescott, AZ.

Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens®

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