The Ruger 22/45 Hunter is a semi-automatic large-frame pistol chambered in .22 LR. The 22/45 Hunter is one of four primary pistols in Ruger’s 22/45 Series–a series that
combines Ruger’s Mark III action with the famous 1911’s grip. What makes the Hunter unique to the series is its fluted barrel. The fluting is intended to reduce weight and increase heat dissipation.
The 22/45 is blowback operated, meaning the initial explosion of the cartridge powers the cycling. It uses an internal cylindrical bolt for its action, and how it’s different from a standard design is it recoils out of the pistol instead of pushing a slide back.
The 22/45 Hunter features a stainless steel a 5.5″ or 6.88″ long barrel. It’s equipped with a loaded chamber indicator that offers both visual (red mark) and tactile (protruding notch) indicators. The 22/45 Hunter employs a front fiber-optic sight and a rear adjustable sight. Additional features include replaceable checkered cocobolo grips panels and a magazine disconnect feature prohibits the gun from firing when the magazine is released.
|Sights:||Adjustable rear sight and fiber optic front sight|
|Features:||Fluted barrel; loaded chamber indicator; manual safety; magazine disconnect feature; and cylindrical bolt|
|Weight:||2 pounds<br />2.125 pounds|
|Barrel Length:||5.5"<br />6.88"|
|Twist:||1 in 16"|