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Old August 25, 2012, 01:40 AM   #1
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Ruger 22/45 LITE Sights?

I just purchased the new Ruger 22/45 LITE and so far I really like it. The one thing that is bugging me is the forward sight. It's just a dull black and I'm used to using night sights/fiberoptic. Do any sights for a 22/45 work on the LITE version? Any suggestions?


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Old August 25, 2012, 06:43 PM   #2
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I have the same gun and the same complaint. Haven't had much of a chance to research it but I'd be keen on any input that the members here have.
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Old August 25, 2012, 06:57 PM   #3
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I wonder ??

Please understand that I have not had the opertunity to inspect one of these. So with some reservations, I wonder if the HiViz sights might fit. I provide the following link for your review. ....

http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=498792

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Old August 25, 2012, 07:55 PM   #4
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I too would like to know about alternative sights. This could be a deal breaker.
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Old August 27, 2012, 10:58 AM   #5
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Update

All:

I couldn't find a response, so I just called Ruger.

I spoke with a lady at the Arizona service department and she said that sights for the 22/45 standard do not fit the LITE edition.

However, in my searching, i did find the following thread.

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_5_50/12...2_45_Lite.html


Apparently they were able to install some high viz sights, but they do stand a bit taller. For those more experienced shooters, will that many much of a difference? Since the rear sights are adjustable, I should be able to make some adjustments and zero it in again in theory correct?
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Old September 10, 2012, 04:02 PM   #6
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Bummer. I'm in the same boat. Love the gun, don't like the sights.
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Old September 10, 2012, 07:06 PM   #7
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From the pictures I've seen these look like the Pac-Lite uppers. Are these an actual Ruger design?

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Old December 12, 2012, 03:22 PM   #8
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Ruger 22/45 lite sights

Use Fluorescent Toe nail polish. Before you blow your money on new sights
I have done this for 35 years!
And I will again as soon as my new 22/45 lite comes in from Buds.
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Old December 12, 2012, 08:27 PM   #9
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I was in Prescott recently for work and stopped into J&G to look around. Anyway, I had a chance to fondle a 22/45 Lite and almost walked out with my wallet $300 lighter! Very nice gun.

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Old December 12, 2012, 08:28 PM   #10
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yes they have the same sight style as the 22/45 standards. I too have trouble with the front sight on my 22/45 lite after shooting my brothers standard which has the fiber optic... makes for a much better sight picture.

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From the pictures I've seen these look like the Pac-Lite uppers. Are these an actual Ruger design?
yes this is a ruger factory model and is openly advertized on their website. I bought mine and never told my older brother about it and one day I broke it out in the woods and he couldn't stop swearing at me for 10 minutes...then he found out that ruger makes a factory version of the paclite uppers that cost as much as the uppers himself and got very jealous.
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