Saturday, May 25, 2013

Ruger 22/45

It didn't take long after I found my perfect gun in the LCR .22 for us to want another one. While I still wasn't ready to go up in caliber I did want a whole new firing experience. The Ruger 22/45 is very different to the LCR in many ways. 

While it seems lighter to me it is overall a bigger gun and has more bits, parts, and steps before you can just pull the trigger. The barrel is a lot longer and that seems to make it quieter, and it has less of that "I just fired a gun!" feeling. In fact there really is hardly any jerk at all. 

Since this one is not a revolver, it has a magazine that you will need to put the cartridges into. Mine came with two, and they both hold ten. At first, I struggled to load it until my husband explained to me that you can hold down the spring, and then it was super easy to load. You do have to push the magazine into the gun with some force to make sure things are in place. 

After the magazine is in you will need to pull back the slide to load the first bullet into the chamber. Now I must admit, on some days I struggle with this part because I do have arthritis in my hands. However, I only struggle when my hands are noticeably acting up and I don’t think this could be called hard to pull back by any stretch of the imagination. 

When you pull back the slide and release it, you are ready to fire, and it is so very very easy to pull this trigger compared to the LCR. Once you have fired all the rounds in the magazine the slide will stay in the back position. 

Another obvious difference is that there is a safety button feature, which you have to make sure is in the right position before firing. There is also a button that you press to release the magazine, which also serves to tell me if I haven't pushed the magazine in with enough force. I imagine I am one of only a few people who have that issue. The other button is the slide release button. 

 As much as I hate to admit it, it is easier to handle and way more accurate. Seriously right from the start I was able to hit the target and with a great consistency. I really like the angle of the grips which I think adds to my accuracy. 

For full technical details, because you may have guessed I'm no professional, please visit the Ruger website. You can also connect with Ruger on Facebook


37 comments:

  1. Oh nice. That is a beauty.. I need one!

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  2. y son is the shooter in the family. I have never handled one.

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  3. I had a situation a few days ago where i could have used,and although im fine...somebody else would not be!..thanks..ill give them a look..

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  4. Although I'm not a big fan of guns, this may look like one that could protect you from a robber.

    Lonerwor@aim.com

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  5. I've had a few lessons but still can't hit the side of a barn!

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  6. I've only ever shot in our back yard when we lived out in the boonies. My dad had a little range set up out back. I haven't shot one in about 7 years :P That's an awesome gun btw!

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  7. I've never shot or seen a gun in real life, but I think it would be very beneficial to learn so that I can protect myself if needed

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  8. Were in the city would not use one here

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  9. Nice . I think it is important that (woman especially ) learn to fire
    a gun but also have saftey knowledge when use one. I remeber the first
    time I fired a 38 it was a little scary but got use to very quickly. Iam not aganist those with a gun ,iam only against those that dont use it responsibily.

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  10. I shoot a shootgun and ended up on my backside we got rid of the shotgun and bought a pistol.

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  11. I have been seriously considering getting a gun for home protection, that pistol is sweet!

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  12. This is the kind I would like to have for protection purposes.

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  13. you know i have been thinking about getting one and that size might be good for me

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  14. Thanks for the honest recommendation. There are so many out there and the choices can be overwhelming. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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  15. Nice, easy and manageable.. that's the way I like them.

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  16. Haha! Awesome pics. It can be overwhelming. -Krissy

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  17. This is so awesome~ I need one of these.

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  18. My husband loves this pistol. He has spent a lot of time hunting with it.

    Evelyn

    evelynames1@yahoo.com

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  19. Wow haven't tried to fire a gun yet :) Seems exciting :)

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  20. something I look forward to doing :)

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  21. Love your hot pink ear protection! lol My husband bought me a .22 pistol last year for my birthday. He's really into shooting and hunting, i'm usually just a bystander. lol I've only shot it once but it's great to know that i have it for protection and know how to use it if i need too.

    babydjs_mom@Yahoo.com

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  22. We have been looking for a handgun for our household as well. It is such a hard decision as to which one to settle on.

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  23. I like your gun. I've never fired one before. I have a friend who has guns and has taught me a little bit about them. He tried to take me to a shooting range once but it's a little intimidating to me.
    samimcsamsam@gmail.com

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  24. My dad wants to get me a small gun. I am not so sure... :)

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  25. This is so cool, My hubs loves shooting guns!

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  26. Have fun shooting! :) Remember, practice makes perfect!

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  27. My boyfriend and I are looking to get a ruger as well someday for protection in our home.

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  28. I have a Ruger (LC9) too. :) LOVE IT!

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  29. I like that one, my husbands grip is so bulky makes gripping and chambering really difficult for my small hands.

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  30. I have never shot a gun, but it seems like it would be a cool one to try out if I did!

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  31. Knowing your gun is so important, very informative post! Thanks!

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  32. It is only uncomfortable to go up in caliber at first, you will get used to it and I would try an indoor range so you don't have any wind factors to throw you off.

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  33. Awesome for you! It's good that it is easy to hit the target. You sound like you know what you're doing :)

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  34. We currently don't have a handgun in our home because our little ones are still too little...and I'm concerned they would find it. But, having said that, it is something I want to own when they are older. When their dad travels, I would feel safer knowing we had one and that I could shoot accurately.

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