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Old March 16th, 2017, 07:47 PM   #16
 
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Guns are puzzles. The more you work with them, the more intuitive they become.
Guns really aren't that hard to learn. Some people do well with written instructions and others do better watching YouTube videos.

For me, I take pictures for reference in case I get stuck. That, and I keep my parts organized in a First Out - Last In fashion. This little egg carton foam thing works great for that!




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Old March 17th, 2017, 02:03 AM   #17
 
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Make sure to post results and pics of you're new Mk 4.
Yeah, I've had it for almost a week and have shot it twice... but no pics. That's so unlike me.
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Well I don't have any pics, but I did get to shoot the Mark IV Target today. I shot 100 rounds of CCI Mini Mags, 100 rounds of Winchester Super-X High Velocity and 50 rounds of CCI Standard Velocity through it. I alternated between magazines. It functioned 100% with all ammo and the slide (bolt) locked back every time. I was a little surprised at the Std Vel stuff. My Mark III 22/45 hates them. I shot some groups at 25 yards and it was shooting high and right. I made some adjustments and have it pretty well zeroed. It was windy today and it wasn't my best day of shooting. No bragging sized groups - I was just glad it worked so well. The trigger leaves something to be desired for a "so-called" target gun, and I don't like the magazine safety, but it is what it is. It may eventually get some Volquartsen replacement parts.
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Guns really aren't that hard to learn. Some people do well with written instructions and others do better watching YouTube videos.

For me, I take pictures for reference in case I get stuck. That, and I keep my parts organized in a First Out - Last In fashion. This little egg carton foam thing works great for that!

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This is my first Ruger Mark Series pistol, well I do have an AMT Lightning that's a clone of a Mark II. I picked it up last Monday and have spent a bit of time familiarizing myself with how it functions.

What attracted me to this pistol was the ambidextrous safety and the easy takedown. I have a few High Standards, a Smith 41 and a variety of other 22 handguns. The one thing I found with the Mark IV is that the trigger is less than desirable. I ordered a Volquartsen kit on Monday evening and it arrived yesterday. Using one of the videos as a guide I was able to install the kit in a little over a half hour. The factory trigger was between 4 lbs 14 to 5 lbs with a lot of takeup, some creep, and a longer reset than I prefer. With the new trigger it's down to 2.5 pounds, very little takeup, and a decent reset.

Then next upgrade will be a set of Williams Fire sights. I should actually shoot the Ruger before I put more money into it. BTW it's a 5.5" blued Target.
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Shot the Mark IV again today. Put another 100 rounds of Mini Mags, 100 rounds of Super-X and 50 rounds of CCI Std Vel through it without a hitch. That's 500 trouble-free rounds so far. Not bad for a brand new gun.
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