22/45 Slab-Sided Barrel

22/45 Slab-Sided Barrel

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The Ruger 22/45 Slab-Sided Barrel is a semi-automatic large-frame pistol chambered in .22 LR. The 22/45 Slab-Sided Barrel Model is one of four primary pistols in Ruger’s 22/45 Series. The pistols have a design that combines Ruger’s Mark III action with the famous 1911’s grip.

Similar to the Bull Barrel model, the Slab-Sided has a heavy bull barrel, but with a slightly different design. A slab-sided bull barrel is a bull barrel with flat sides (to reduce weight up front).

Bull barrels have little or no taper, and generally have a thicker, heavier construction. The heavy barrel is able to withstand many successive shots, and competition shooters often favor the heavy barrel’s steadying weight.

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 Slab-Sided Barrel Model is available in blued alloy steel with a 4.5″ long barrel, or in stainless steel with a 5.5″ long barrel. The Slab-Sided Barrel Model is equipped with a loaded chamber indicator that offers both visual (red mark) and tactile (protruding notch) indicators. The 22/45 Slab-Sided Barrel Model employs a fixed front blade sight and a rear adjustable sight. The gun includes replaceable checkered cocobolo grip or integral polymer panels. And its magazine disconnect feature prohibits the gun from firing when the magazine is released.

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