It has been just over two years now since I have
first written of my experience with Pac-Lite
barrels for the Ruger .22 auto pistols from Tactical
Solutions of Boise, Idaho. Since that first article, I have
tested Tactical Solutions' barrels for the Ruger
10/22 and the Browning
Buck Mark, and have been equally impressed with their
quality and accuracy.
I recently received from Tactical Solutions
another barrel/receiver unit for a Ruger .22 auto pistol; this
one finished in the popular Realtree Hardwoods Green HD
camouflage pattern. Since I have detailed the features of these
barrel/receiver units in the original article, I won’t plow
the same ground here again. Instead, I refer you to the original
article for that information.
Shooting the new Realtree finished unit proved
that the accuracy and quality has not slipped at all during the
past two years. The groups pictured were typical, not unusual,
of my experience. Every group fired exhibited excellent
accuracy. Testing was done at a range of thirty yards.
Functioning was also flawless. As the pictures show, the
Realtree finish is applied with great attention to detail.
The six inch Pac-Lite unit offers a very real
weight savings over the original Ruger five and one-half inch
unit. The Ruger barrel/receiver unit weighs in at nineteen and
one-half ounces, while the Pac-Lite weighs in at only eight and
two-tenths ounces. Adding the Picatinny scope rail adds only
another seven-tenths of an ounce. That is over a half pound
difference in weight, and it dramatically effects the balance of
the pistol for the better.
There is not much more that I can say about the
Pac-Lite barrel/receiver unit that I have not stated before. I
will say again that it is an excellent product, and that I
highly recommend it. Tactical Solutions is also working on some
other very interesting projects, of which I will be able to
report further in about ten days from the 2006
Check out Tactical Solutions' offerings online at: www.tacticalsol.com.
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