AAAARRRRGGGHH. I got a good deal on a Ruger 22/45 a few weeks ago. I took it to the range today to run it through the paces. I get set up, range is hot, lock and load......what the .....
At some point I managed to break the rear sight blade in half. It must have happened either when I took it apart to clean (what a pain in the rump), or in the range bag on the way there. Not sure, but one side of the rear sight was missing.
Can't really speak on the accuracy, but even with half a rear sight it was maintaining about a 4" group at 10yrds. Sure is fun to shoot. I put about 200 rounds of CCI Stinger through it without any problems.
Replacement part? About $2.99. But, sounds like a good excuse to get a set of high vis sights.
In any case, a quick "Google" of "Ruger 22/45 rear sight" got me a few forums that leads me to believe this isn't an uncommon occurance.
Got to get it fixed so I can see what this thing can do.