Ruger has made .22 pistols since Bill Ruger designed the first Ruger Standard pistol in 1949. Intended for target shooters, plinkers, hikers, campers, and small game hunters, they have been used as the standard target and training pistol by the U.S. Armed Forces, and have won countless target matches worldwide!
All Ruger 22/45's (including Hunter) have the same grip shape, feel, and familiarity of the famous 1911 .45 caliber pistol. The perfect low-cost trainer, it is ideal as a low-cost pistol, allows for quiet practice, and provides shooters with the familiar and preferred 1911 grip.
Ruger 22/45 Mark III™ Bull Barrel pistols have offered shooters the familiar feel of a 1911 pistol in barrel lengths of 4", 4 1/2" and 5 1/2". Ruger is proud to introduce a thoroughly modern family of autoloading pistols, which combines the best of both - the Ruger 22/45 Mark III pistols. All 22/45 Mark III pistols feature:
** Front and rear sights for faster, more precise target acquisition.
** Precision-molded polymer grip frame with a serrated front strap and checkered grip panel areas and back strap for a great appearance and comfortable, non-slip hold.
** A manual safety that positively locks the sear.
** An internal cylindrical bolt construction ensures permanent alignment and higher accuracy potential than conventional moving-slide designs.
** A contoured ejection port and tapered bolt ears.
** An unobtrusive internal lock that locks the safety in the "SAFE" position.
** A magazine disconnect to prevent accidental discharge when the magazine has been removed.
** The first-ever visible loaded chamber indicator for a .22 rimfire pistol.
** Two ten-round magazines and high-impact case included with each pistol.
** All adjustable sight .22 pistols come drilled and tapped for a Weaver-type scope base adapter, included with each pistol.