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Old May 12th, 2017, 06:24 PM   #1
 
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Mark III P4

I checked this pistol out today at my LGS and it very nearly came home with me. It will eventually I'm sure. I don't have any real knowledge of the Mark series let alone all the different variations therein. I'm going to do some research on it more this weekend and go from there. Anybody have this particular make/model and what do you think of it?

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Mark 3s run fine. Honestly, I got in on the Mark game once the 4 came out. The 3 has some detriments to it that I don't care for. BUT it's still a great shooter. If it's a deal, go for it!
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Mark 3s run fine. Honestly, I got in on the Mark game once the 4 came out. The 3 has some detriments to it that I don't care for. BUT it's still a great shooter. If it's a deal, go for it!
What was it about the III you didn't care for?

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What was it about the III you didn't care for?

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Takedown and reassembly for cleaning is the biggest issue in the Mark IIIs.


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Takedown and reassembly for cleaning is the biggest issue in the Mark IIIs.


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Yeah I just watched a video where the guy field stripped the Mark III 22/45. I have not seen any other models broken down yet but the video I saw showed it comes apart in like four pieces

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Takedown is a big piece. Which means cleaning and maintenance is more of a chore. The LCI is an issue. The controls are not as good. Magazine ejection is not great. It's not that they're bad guns, I just don't think the 3 is as good as the 4 or even the 2. The 4 seems to be a sweet evolution to the platform.
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The four is definitely better. The LCI is not a problem to me as I already have a pistol with one but, I've read a lot of posts that show it's basically a 'to each their own' thing. I noticed that I did have problems keeping track of the safety and the slide release/stop. Also, the control for that is too far in I think. LOL, it looks like I am talking myself out of this one. I'll have to try the Mark IV

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All of the control issues were with the III. Also, I meant to say the Mark IV is better at takedown

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