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Old September 28th, 2016, 05:50 AM   #61
 
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I've made my decision, I won't be getting the Mark IV. I kind of get a personal satisfaction knowing I'm one of a group that can disassemble and reassemble a MK III quickly, when others are having such problems and inconveniences. So it takes a couple minutes. Plus, I like the blued tapered barrel the best (mine has a 6"). Maybe someone will trade in a 4 1/2" locally that I can pick up for a reasonable price. I also have a SW22 Victory with red dot that shoots great, and a M&P 22 Compact that's a great can popper, but my bare bones Ruger is what I grab 90% of the time.

I'm sure the Mark IV will be a big hit, especially if the price drops a little. Looks like Ruger designed a nice pistol for today's market. For those that get one, shoot it and enjoy it. I'm sure it will give you a lifetime of pleasure.



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Old September 28th, 2016, 07:25 AM   #62
 
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I'm sure the Mark IV will be a big hit, especially if the price drops a little. Looks like Ruger designed a nice pistol for today's market. For those that get one, shoot it and enjoy it. I'm sure it will give you a lifetime of pleasure.[/QUOTE]

It is actually the same price as the Mark III's were or at least within a few dollars. Mark IV prices should be,
Blued Target $375-389
Stainless Target $460-469
Hunter $570-589

If you pay much more than the above prices, you paid too much.
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Old September 28th, 2016, 08:51 AM   #63
 
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Has anyone seen a picture of the winner of the new Mark IV?

I thought Ruger was pretty clear that a picture was a must in order to win the gun ...


They sent that out last Friday. Same email announced the next new product sweepstakes with the same rules for tomorrow.
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I haven't went through and read all of the comments so this may have already been said, but this is something they should've done a long time ago. I know several people that like them, but won't own one due to the takedown. They should start picking up some of those folks now.

I'm glad they did away with those awful looking loaded chamber indicators too! Maybe they're figuring out that the majority of people don't want that mess on their sidearm.
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Improved Mark IV grip

First post. Much has been written about the new Mark IV, but one improvement speaks to Ruger's attention to detail.

If you have a wide hand, it wraps the butt of the grip. On the steel versions, the metal on the right side of the grip ends abruptly, almost unfinished with a sharp edge that was uncomfortable.

The Mark IV grip is finished completely around to the magazine with smoothly finished machining. A really nice improvement that won't grab headlines, but will be appreciated.

I've attached a couple of photos for you. The Mark III is a crop from one of the photos on the Ruger site, and the Mark IV is my new stainless Target.
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Picked up a mark IV hunter today. The push button takedown is way better and I can't wait to take it to the range!
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Going to get me one of those MkIV Targets in SS, but I'm keeping me MkIIIs as I got them where I want them and it's not that bad when Disassembling and Reassembling once the Mods were completed.....................
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the hunter is super accurate, even in my shaky hands. Tested four types of ammo and it never had any ftf/fte with about 200 rounds. I was able to consistently hit quarter size buls eyes at 15 yards, this new mark IV rocks.
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Had one of the old Mark Series Rugers back in the 70's and sold it. Regretted selling that gun ever since. I was actually going to buy a Mark III a couple of months back and heard talk about the MARK IV coming out. Drove 1 1/2 hrs to a gun store today that had a couple of the Mark IV's. They had a Stainless Hunter model which I thought the rear sight was terrible. (at least for my old eyes lol) They also had the Target model in Stainless with the 5.5" Bull Barrel. That's the one that went home with me. I liked the sights and it just felt better to me. Will probably change the grips to wood and change the front sight to fiber optic when aftermarket parts become available.
Can't wait to get to the range!
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Drove 1 1/2 hrs to a gun store today that had a couple of the Mark IV's. . . . They also had the Target model in Stainless with the 5.5" Bull Barrel. That's the one that went home with me.
Congrats! I am envious!
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$600 + tax. The price of getting one of the first Hunter models. I did see a few offerings of list+++ and shipping, transfer and tax.
If you don't mind saying, what part of the state or better yet store name?
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There are a couple of youtube videos on the Mark iv. My wife watched the disassembly procedure and would trade our Mark ii and me for one.

I will buy one as soon as the pipeline fills and there is some competition from sellers.
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I got this one Thursday. Range tomorrow.
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I wonder if they are going to make the standard model with fixed sights? I would grab one in a heart beat.

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Here's the new MK IV

Bought a blued target yesterday, shot it this morning. Trigger has creep in it, but if it does not improve with a lot of shooting, I will get a Volquartson kit for it. The kit for the MK IV will be on the market in about 30 days.

The pistol shoots pretty good, despite the creep in the trigger, no regrets about the purchase.

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