By: Friedrich Seiltgen

Copyright © 2023

Sturm, Ruger & Company was founded by William B. Ruger and Alexander McCormick Sturm in 1949 in a small, rented machine shop in Southport, Connecticut.

When the duo designed their first semi-auto pistol, Ruger decided to incorporate the looks of the German Luger and the Colt Woodsman into their first commercially produced .22 caliber pistol, the Ruger Standard. The Standard became so successful that it launched the entire company.


The frame features a simple, one-button takedown for quick and easy field stripping and proper chamber-to-muzzle cleaning. Pressing a button in the back of the frame allows the barrel-receiver assembly to tilt up and off the grip frame without using tools.

Other features include a 1911-style grip angle, checkered black synthetic 1911 grip panels, and ambidextrous safety. The uppers are unique and manufactured using anodized aluminum – finished in red & purple, with ventilation cuts exclusive to Davidson’s line.


The tensioned stainless-steel barrel is 4.4 inches long and threaded ½ x28, ready for a suppressor. The cold hammer-forged barrel results in ultra-precise rifling.

The internal cylindrical bolt construction ensures permanent sight-to-barrel alignment and higher accuracy potential than conventional moving-slide designs.


Type: Semi-Automatic, Rimfire, Internal hammer

Caliber: .22LR

Magazine capacity: 10 Rounds

Sights: Riton Red Dot Optic

Barrel Length 4.4 Inches

Overall Length: 8.4 Inches

Weight: 27 Ounces

MSRP: $1,098



The Riton Red Dot optic features 1 MOA adjustment, 85 MOA total adjustable range, auto-off after 3 minutes, 50,000-hour battery life, and shake awake & auto brightness.

The sight alone sells for $350.


Whether it’s for plinking, hunting, or range duty, the 22/45 is an outstanding package offered by Davidson’s. The weapon is shipped with two ten-round magazines. Check it out today.

That’s all for now, folks!   Please keep sending in your questions, tips, and article ideas. And as always – “Let’s Be Careful Out There.”

Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department. He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism Counterstrategies, Firearms, and Active Shooter Response. His writing has appeared in RECOIL, Soldier of Fortune, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International. Contact him at [email protected].