Ruger kicks off summer with four new products

07/5/18 8:00 AM | by

Ruger introduces new rifle and handgun models, including the 10/22 Target Lite with red and black stock. (Photo: Ruger)

Firearms maker Ruger announced four new products will appear on its rifle and handgun lineup, releasing new models of the SR1911, Security-9, 10/22 Target Lite and Ruger 77/17.

The latest model in the 10/22 Target Lite series offers a red and black laminate stock and BX-Trigger. The BX-Trigger offers a light and crisp trigger pull measuring 2.5-3 pounds. The rifle delivers a cold hammer forged barrel tensioned in an aluminum alloy sleeve nestled in the laminate thumbhole stock. Ruger said the new 10/22 Target Lite model was created to appeal to shooters “looking for performance, reliability and style.” The 10/22 Target Lite is priced at $649.

The Ruger 77/17 is chambered in .17 WSM and offers a greenish colored stock. (Photo: Ruger)

The Ruger 77/17 sees a .17 WSM version of the Ruger 77 bolt action series. The Ruger 77/17 features a stainless steel barrel measuring 18.50-inches mounted in a Green Mountain laminate stock. Ruger says the new 77/17 delivers flat shooting that is accurate in addition to delivering an improved trigger pull over its predecessors. The Ruger 77/17 delivers. a price tag of $1,069.

In the handgun side of the house, Ruger provides an updated model in the Security-9 series. The latest variant adds a factory-installed Viridian E-Series red laser to the Security-9 frame. Incorporating an adjustable laser module, the laser itself weight just over half an ounce and comes with.a long-lasting battery. The E-Series laser boasts ambidextrous push-button activation and is ideal for increasing accuracy in low light, according to Ruger. The Viridian equipped Security-9 features a MSRP of $439.

The Security-9 now comes with the option of a Viridian E-Series laser. (Photo: Ruger)

Rounding out the new offerings is the .45 Auto chambered SR1911 Officer-Style pistol. The handgun touts a shorter 3.60-inch barrel paired with a shortened grip frame. The design lends itself to concealment, says Ruger, with its compact design and sturdier style.

“Compared to the SR1911 Lightweight Officer-Style, the steel frame on this new model retains additional weight for better balance, lower recoil and greater durability,” Ruger said in a news release. The new SR1911 Officer-Style in .45 ACP retails for $979. The new products are available now from Ruger and dealers nationwide.

The SR1911 Officer-Style is designed with concealment in mind, featuring a more compact style. (Photo: Ruger)

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