A pocket .22LR that is easy to manipulate, Ruger’s new Lite Rack takes its popular LCP II platform and ditches .380 ACP for the rimfire round.
With the same profile as the more familiar .380, the Lite Rack gets its name from the fact that it has an easy to charge slide. Further, instead of the 6+1 capacity of the larger caliber LCP II, the .22LR version has a larger 10+1 single stack magazine capacity.
When it comes to specs, the stainless steel 2.75-inch barrel translates to an overall length of 5.2-inches. Weight is 11.2-ounces. Width is a downright slim 0.81-inches while height is 4-inches flat. Importantly, this makes it roughly comparable to the Beretta M21 Bobcat or the Taurus PT-22, both micro-compact rimfires commonly sold for pocket carry.
Other features include a manual safety located on the left side of the frame– a first for the LCP series– that pushes forward to fire. Integral to the slide is fixed front and rear sights, while the hammer is recessed within the slide.
MSRP on the Ruger Lite Rack LCP II .22LR is $349, a figure that will no doubt be lower at retailers. The pistol ships with one, 10-round magazine, as well as a magazine loader.