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Old December 30th, 2016, 03:46 PM   #16
 
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I like what Gunblast say's. People of these restrictive states need to take their government back, so they can enjoy these fine guns as they were meant to be enjoyed.



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I live in MA and bought one (target model) yesterday. I was amazed it was available here so soon. I love it! I have taken it apart 3 times just for practice. What took Ruger so long for this improvement.
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I went to my LGS today to check out the "Massachusetts approved" versions of the Ruger Mark IV. I found the grips to be quite large and less than appealing to me, so I didn't buy one. (They did end up selling out, though.) Sure wish the Luger style grips were available here. The store owner said Ruger had to go with the larger grips here in Taxachusetts because the gun is lacking some of the Mass-mandated safety features, so they went with the larger grips so a kid couldn't easily grab and fire the gun. Guess I'll save my pennies for when Massachusetts approves the .357 magnum Redhawk. Time to move to Oklahoma!
Buy one and then change the grips
The whole grip thing is just so dealers can sell them here in MA.
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There are NO COLTS (!!!!) on Taxachusetts list of approved firearms? Boy, am I glad that I left MA in 1962.

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Happy New Year to All!

Just picked up a stainless Mark IV Hunter (fluted 6.88" barrel) from Four Seasons Firearms in Woburn on Friday morning. A thing of beauty and a wonder to behold! When I was at Four Seasons, almost everybody in the shop was purchasing either the Target or Hunter versions (the only two authorized in MA) and all were sold out by noon! Amazing since they only posted the availability of the guns the evening before!

Have not shot the gun yet, but it really is a nicely designed piece of craftsmanship. I'm already eyeing the Volquartsen trigger package which takes away the magazine safety aspect and reduces the trigger pull to 2.5 lbs (so I've read). The pull on the stock Hunter is fairly long and takes some effort. Will probably improve over time, but I've heard great things about the Volquartsen modification from a number of owners who have made the switch. Yes it adds another $100+ dollars to the cost of the gun, but for the improved accuracy and functionality, it seems worth it...I guess! Will post my thoughts after the installation.

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My self I do not worry about the extra cost of the Volquartsen parts. I am not going to resale the pistol so the cost makes life better for me so no worries. To me it just part of the journey.
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I have the Volquartsen kit on my Mark III and plan on it for my new Mark IV target. Great improvement and well worth the money.
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My Volquartsen kit is on the way! Also purchased one of their nice 17" pistol cases as well. I wish Ruger would include a decent case with their firearms. Somehow a cardboard box just isn't befitting of such a good gun! Sig Sauer even includes a case with their P320 conversion kits. Oh well...if that's the worst thing, no worries here.
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Mass required larger grips, that's It? Glad you guys get the Mark IV without any real changes. Who keeps the factory grips?
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My Volquartsen kit is on the way! Also purchased one of their nice 17" pistol cases as well. I wish Ruger would include a decent case with their firearms. Somehow a cardboard box just isn't befitting of such a good gun! Sig Sauer even includes a case with their P320 conversion kits. Oh well...if that's the worst thing, no worries here.
Do you have the part # for this trigger kit, or a link you can post up? I just purchased the 40160 in Mass Mark IV Hunter, thanks
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Mass required larger grips, that's It? Glad you guys get the Mark IV without any real changes. Who keeps the factory grips?
Not us Mass. serfs! I do wish I had them--I don't like the oversized target grips. I'm patiently waiting for the wood panel grips to come back in stock.
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Not us Mass. serfs! I do wish I had them--I don't like the oversized target grips. I'm patiently waiting for the wood panel grips to come back in stock.
Saw some on ebay earlier today.
Genuine Ruger Hunter Mark IV Half Rosewood Wood Grips | eBay
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Yes I did see those, thanks. I'm now debating whether I should wait to see if they come out with thumb rest versions or wait to see what Altamont offers. Their Mark III panel grips are very nice!
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Do you have the part # for this trigger kit, or a link you can post up? I just purchased the 40160 in Mass Mark IV Hunter, thanks
Can anyone possibly directly to this info? Thanks,,,,
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Can anyone possibly directly to this info? Thanks,,,,


I can't post a direct link because I don't have enough posts. Go to the volquartsen web site. Click parts then Mark IV. Volquartsen.com


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