Interesting, thanks for the first-hand comparison. I had disregarded the steel threaded 22/45 version because I thought it only came with rails (and I like iron sights), but another look shows that there is a version that does indeed come with iron sights. I guess I'll have to consider that one too!I have both threaded, and a SS Sparrow. I really like both, as each is different. The SR22P is a fun plinker, the LITE is a better target gun. I also have a 22/45 steel, threaded barrel, and it actually easier to get better groups than the LITE, because of the weight. If your interest is more casual, fun plinking, camping, bouncing tin cans with your friends, then the SR22P shines. If you are looking for more serious work, where absolute tight groups are needed, such as hunting, then one of the 22/45s is probably better. If you can only afford one, the 22/45 is probably a better choice, because it is more accurate. You wont be disappointed in either, because they both are fun, and make good hosts. I think the 22/45 does have the edge, slightly.
Interesting, I noticed that it decocked the SR22 but I thought it was a safety as well. So it will fire DA with the "safety" on? Will the subsequent shots be SA or DA with the "safety" on?The 22/45 is probably a better choice for a first host. That being said, if the ONLY reason you decided against the SR22P is because of the operation of the safety lever, you may want to re-think that decision. You cant carry the SR22P "Cocked & Locked".The safety lever is a decocker. Are you are going to carry a Double Action pistol, with the hammer down, then sweep off the safety, and take a Double Action shot? Why? The safety can simply be ignored with a pistol of this type. Load, use safety to decock(if you choose to use the decocker), then sweep safety off. The SR22P even has a hammer safety notch, if you are nervous about the hammer resting on the firing pin.
I've seen two different versions of the Lite, one is the one you have with the angles serrations along the barrel and the receiver. The Ruger website shows one with shallow fluting on the barrel but no serrations anywhere.
I like my 22/45 lite.
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The "gold" one that I have, I believe was only produced for a couple of years. And is not available any more. But I could be wrong, it's happened before.I've seen two different versions of the Lite, one is the one you have with the angles serrations along the barrel and the receiver. The Ruger website shows one with shallow fluting on the barrel but no serrations anywhere.
Did they make a manufacturing change at some point along the way?
NOModeler said:Interesting, I noticed that it decocked the SR22 but I thought it was a safety as well. So it will fire DA with the "safety" on?
It wont fire with the safety onWill the subsequent shots be SA or DA with the "safety" on?
Nice! I already have a .30 suppressor that lives on a short-barreled AR-15, it's great!Congratulations. Be aware, its addictive. I started out with my LITE. I wanted a threaded pistol, with adjustable sights, and at that time, the LITE was Rugers only threaded pistol that had adjustable sights. I figured that one pistol would be all I needed for my suppressor, when it arrived. By the time the suppressor did arrive, I had another pistol that was threaded, a Smith & Wesson 422. I suddenly found that shooting suppressed was so much fun, that I wanted to try more, and different pistols. I now have 14 pistols that are threaded, working on a 15th, and two rifles, working on two more.
I ended up getting a Sparrow SS. I don't have it yet of course, I'm 5 months in and the current projection from NFATracker is August-October.What was the suppressor you ended up getting? The ss sparrow? Am curious as I just bought a 22/45 lite maybe a week ago and would like to buy a suppressor for it. Thanks for any info!