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Old August 5th, 2010, 06:44 AM   #1
 
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Bullseye shooting

I have a MK-II 5.5 inch bull barrel Target Model. I want to do it up right for bullseye shooting. First, I am no expert but want to do the best I can. I have looked at many different models of competition model pistols, but, my heart is with Ruger. I guess you could say I have been a dedicated Ruger fan since the seventies. I took a hard look at a S&W Model 41 with 5.5 inch barrel and I must say it is a fine pistol. It just aint a Ruger. Not to mention the big bucks one must shell out to get one. I have read that many shooters have done very well in bullseye competion with Ruger. The train of thought seems to be get a good straight shooter, acurize it and practice,practic, practice. This is where my question comes in. Were to have it acurized? My options seem to include Clark, VQ or my local gun smith. Who is very well trusted by many. I do not want to change my barrel. I just want to get a good 2-2.5 trigger and have the pistol drilled for my ultridot sight. My gunsmith recommends that he install a VQ trigger kit and do his magic on it to make things just right. Problem is, I have been hearing some bad things about VQ kits. Seems many are haveing a problem with the VQ hammer being to light and failure to fire poblems. As a matter of fact, my long time local gun shop of choice recently put a VQ trigger kig in for a patron and yes he had the above mentioned problems. They finaly ended up sending the entire pistol to VQ for toubleshooting the problem. Now, that leves me looking a the Clark option. They will install their trigger and work it in fo 2.5 pounds, drill and mount a sight mount and go over the entire gun. All for about $280.00. To me this sounds like the way to go. I am going to call them today and get an idea of the time it takes to have work done and get the pistol back. I have heard that they do take a while to get it all done. Can any one advise me on this? Using Clark, or for that matter, a better option?

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I'm a big fan of Clark, and if I get a third MKIII I plan on sending it to them so they can work their magic on it. The two MKIII's that I have now both have the VQ Trigger Kit in them, and I don't have a problem with either one. I called Chris@VQ and asked about the light hammer strikes. His response was the the people that are having this problem have also changed the hammer spring as well and that is whats causing the light hammer strikes. The kits are top notch.
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Getting a Clark job on a Ruger MK II is on my "To Do" list! I think after having a Ruger MK II worked by Clark you would be ready for some serious Bullseye work. If your MK II is older I would have it drilled and tapped while they have it because I think you will go to a dot later if not sooner.
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I have not had a bit of trouble with my VQ kit.
I had trouble with my brand new POS Ruger MKIII, but not the VQ stuff.

It took a lot of time and money to get this lemon to function reliably.
The VQ kit is easy to install and adjust if you are even slightly mechanically inclined. I wouldn't pay someone to do something for me, when I could do it myself.

On the other hand since you need to have the gun drilled and tapped, Clark is your best bet for everything.
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Squirrel Assassin,Thanks for calling VQ concerning their trigger kit. I think I heard about the spring issue in the past. When you say hammer spring are you talking about the mainspring. I looked at the MK-II diagram and see no spring other than main spring for the hammer. Can ya clear me up on this.

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I finaly got started on getting my MK-II just right. Today I sent the pistol to Ruger to have it drilled for sight mount. Ruger states a three week turn around. I figure longer. The price is about same as all other reputable gunsmiths. I think the deciding factor for me sending the pistol to Ruger was there quality control. All others simply drill, tap and sent barrel back to you. Ruger requires the entire pistol. They drill, tap,clean, check all other parts and test fire before return. All for about the same price as others charge just to tapp. When I get the pistol back I will install my Ultradot 30mm sight. The trigger is just right so I should be good to go. Looking foreward to it all.
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Squirrel Assassin,Thanks for calling VQ concerning their trigger kit. I think I heard about the spring issue in the past. When you say hammer spring are you talking about the mainspring. I looked at the MK-II diagram and see no spring other than main spring for the hammer. Can ya clear me up on this.

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