I've been eyeing the 22/45 Lite models for a couple of years but since I swore off the Ruger Mk series some years ago I never could make myself buy one. Once the 22/45 Lite model was added to the MkIV line up I knew I was sunk. Did a deal with one of the local pushers earlier this month and brought this one home. Put 60 rounds through it today on it's first range trip. I plan to put a minimum of 250 rounds through it before changing anything but I do believe I see a VQ trigger kit and Tandemkross flat trigger in it's future.
First trip out with the new to me Defender and I got mixed results. The good news is it ate the 115g FMJ training ammo as well as the 115g HP from Ammo Valley I've been using. The mediocre news is I shoot my Shield and M&P9c better at 7yds. I think the Colt feels better though and will continue to work with it to see if I can improve with it.
Advantage Arms .22 conversion I traded into on my RIA Tactical frame. I can't begin to describe how much fun this one is! The dot is a cheap BSA I've had for at least 15 years and I've lost count of the number of rifles and pistols I've mounted it on. It's my go-to when I want to try a dot on something before spending the money on a "good" dot to see if I'm going to like shooting that weapon with a dot.
Not only has this turned into my new favorite pistol of any kind, I'm thinking of building up a dedicated railed frame (I like the extra heft of the full dust cover) and maybe picking up another Burris FF2 or FF3 to replace the BSA.