Ruger Mark IV 22/45 Lite

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Summary: The description, specs, pricing, photos and user ratings of the Ruger Mark IV 22/45 Lite pistols.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Ruger Mark IV 22/45 Lite is a semiauto pistol built on a polymer frame with a ventilated aluminum upper receiver, and chambered in .22 LR. Other features include:

  • A recessed button in the frame’s rear allows the upper receiver to tilt up and off the grip frame without the use of tools;
  • a threaded barrel;
  • an ergonomic bolt stop;
  • an internal cylindrical bolt to ensure permanent sight-to-barrel alignment;

    Ruger Mark IV 2245 Lite black left front photo

    The Mark IV 22/45 Lite with the black receiver.

  • a contoured ejection port and easy-to-grasp bolt ears;
  • an adjustable rear sight;
  • a fixed post front sight;
  • a picatinny rail on top;
  • an ambidextrous manual safety that positively locks the sear in the “SAFE” position when applied (you can convert the safety to left-side-only with an included washer);
  • a left-side push-button magazine release and a drop-free magazine;
  • a magazine disconnect safety;
  • a serrated frontstrap;
  • a checkered backstrap;
  • 1911-style checkered grip panels; and
  • two 10-round magazines.

Ruger offers the MarK IV 22/45 Lite with either a bronze- or black-anodized upper receiver.

Note: This pistol is not California- or Massachusetts-approved.

On camera: Check out Hickok45’s video review of the similar Mark IV Hunter.

The Specs

Caliber Capacity BBL OAL Height Width Weight
.22 LR 10+1 4.4″ 8.4″ 5.5″ 1.22″ 25 oz.


MSRP: $559

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Ruger Mark IV 2245 Lite bronze right side photo

The Mark IV 22/45 Lite with the bronze receiver.

2 thoughts on “Ruger Mark IV 22/45 Lite

  1. Chuck

    I just purchased the Roger 22/45 lite for indoor shooting competition. I put a red-dot on and sighted it in. What a pleasant to shoot. Ran different ammo through it with no problem. Because of the weight, fatigue never came in to play. Good job by Roger.

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  2. Jed Henson

    Heads up everybody, Ruger has issued a safety recall for its Mark IV pistols: https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2017/6/8/ruger-mark-iv-safety-recall/

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