Ruger Mark IV Lite Davidson's Exclusive
Ruger has long set the standard for reliable, affordable and accurate .22 LR handguns, beginning with the introduction of the Standard Pistol in 1949. While the heavily redesigned Mark IV maintains the same classic outward appearance as the Mark III, it incorporates a significant improvement customers will love - a simple, one-button takedown for quick and easy field-stripping. A recessed button in the back of the frame allows the upper receiver to tilt up and off of the grip frame without the use of tools. The bolt simply slides out of the receiver and the barrel can be properly cleaned from chamber to muzzle. Other new features that are common to the Mark IV family include an ambidextrous manual safety and a redesigned bolt stop for more ergonomic operation.
The Mark IV Lite combines lightweight, aircraft grade aluminum upper and lower receivers. The upper receiver houses a 4.4" threaded barrel, held in place by a tension nut to ensure accuracy. The upper has CNC-machined areas on the sides for venting and to reduce weight. This Davidson's Exclusive also has an attractive diamond gray anodized finish. The Mark IV Lite features adjustable target sights, an installed Picatinny rail for easy mounting of optics and a factory-threaded 1/2"-28 muzzle to accept popular muzzle accessories.
The lower receiver is precision CNC-machined from one-piece of aluminum. The smoothly contoured frame and G10 Pachmayr black-gray grips provide a comfortable natural pointing grip angle. The pistol also features a push-button magazine release on the left side of the frame and offer a positive release so the magazine drops free for convenient reloading. The Ruger Mark IV Lite weighs in just over 27 oz. making it the perfect outdoor companion and can be used for target shooting, plinking, small game hunting or competitive shooting.