Firearms|Handguns

Today, Ruger announced and released the Lite Rack LCP II that is chambered in .22LR, which is a direct competitor to the Glock 44 released a less than a month earlier.

Ruger developed the Lite Rack to be a low-recoil handgun with an easy to manipulate slide that is comfortable to shoot. Ruger seeks to give user versatility with the new Lite Rack LCP II as training tool or a concealed carry option. 

The new Lite Rack LCP II features front and rear slide serrations, a lighter recoil spring (for easier racking of the slide), patent-pending floor plate extension, and a push forward manual safety. 

The new Ruger Lite Rack LCP II is competitively priced at $349. Which makes it less expensive than its Glock counterpart. 

Below is the press release, spec list and features for the Lite Rack LCP II.

Press Release 

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) proudly introduces the LCP® II chambered in .22 LR. This new, low-recoiling Lite Rack™ pistol features an easy-to-manipulate slide that shoots comfortably regardless of hand size or strength.

Since its introduction in 2008, the LCP has set the industry standard for a lightweight, compact and reliable carry pistol. In 2016, the product line evolved with the release of the LCP II, boasting enhanced features like taller sights, a larger grip surface, crisp new trigger and last-round hold open. The all new LCP II chambered in .22 LR represents the latest innovation in compact carry pistols from Ruger.

The .22 LR LCP II incorporates Ruger’s new Lite Rack system, which allows for easy slide manipulation. The Lite Rack system includes refined slide serrations, pronounced cocking ears and a lighter recoil spring. Combined, these features ease the burden of cycling a pistol slide by hand. Pistols equipped with the Lite Rack system are ideally suited for new shooters, those who struggle with racking traditional slides and anyone looking to enjoy a day at the range. Whether used as a training tool for an existing LCP or LCP II, or as a concealed carry option, the low-recoiling Lite Rack LCP II in .22 LR allows shooters to train with and operate their pistol with confidence.

Optimized to function with high-velocity ammunition, this new pistol features a tilt-barrel, blowback semi-automatic action, which aids in feeding for reliable function. With a patent-pending floorplate assembly, the magazine offers a very compact 10+1 capacity, extends the grip for improved control and retains the LCP II’s popular last-round hold open function.

The LCP II in .22 LR features a first-ever manual safety, making this a great training option for new shooters or those who prefer a manual safety option. Positioned on the left side of the frame, the safety is oriented in a push-forward-to-fire configuration that is instinctive and unobtrusive. A magazine disconnect ensures that the gun cannot fire with the magazine removed, yet still allows the magazine to drop free.

Like the rest of the LCP II family, this American-made pistol features a short, crisp, Secure Action™ trigger with inner trigger safety; improved sights for superior accuracy; and highly-textured grip surfaces. In addition to one, 10-round magazine, this pistol also ships with a magazine loader.

Spec list

• Capacity: 10+1

• Barrel Length: 2.75″

• Overall Length: 5.20″

• Weight: 11.2 oz.

• Grip Frame: Black, High-Performance, Glass-Filled Nylon

• Grooves: 6

• Feature: Lite Rack™ System

• Slide Material: Alloy Steel

• Barrel Material: Stainless Steel

• Slide Width: 0.81″

• Sights:,Integral

• Twist: 1:16″ RH

• Slide Finish: Blued

• Barrel Finish: Satin Stainless

• Height: 4″

• Available in CA: No

• Available in MA: No

• Suggested Retail: $349.00

Features 

• Lite Rack™ system includes refined slide serrations, pronounced cocking ears and a lighter recoil spring, allowing for easy slide manipulation.

• Low recoil for comfortable training. Optimized to function with high-velocity ammunition.

• With a patent-pending floorplate assembly, the magazine offers a very compact 10+1 capacity, extends the grip for improved control and retains the LCP® IIs popular last-round hold open function.

• Manual safety is oriented in a push-forward-to-fire configuration that is instinctive and unobtrusive.

• Compact and lightweight, the LCP® II is designed to fit a variety of holsters.

• Textured grip frame provides a secure and comfortable grip. Larger grip frame surface provides better distribution of recoil forces.

• Fixed front and rear sights are integral to the slide, while the hammer is recessed within the slide.

• Rugged construction with through-hardened steel slide and one-piece, high-performance, glass-filled nylon grip frame.

• Secure Action™ fire control that combines the smooth pull of the LCP® with the short crisp feel and positive reset of a single-action.

• Additional safety features include a magazine disconnect; neutrally balanced sear with significant engagement and strong spring tension; and hammer catch to help prevent the hammer from contacting the firing pin unless the trigger is pulled.

• Satin, stainless steel barrel.

• Also includes: one magazine and magazine loader.

To find out more about Ruger Lite Rack LCP II visit, Ruger’s website. 

What do you think of the Lite Rack LCP II? Do you think it’s a better option to the Glock 44? Let us know in the comments below. 

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