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Old April 24th, 2017, 06:01 AM   #1
 
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1st Mark IV pistol

Hey Folks - I am a long time Ruger fan and own several Ruger revolvers, 10/22s, and Mini 14s. I don't own a semi auto 22, and I was thinking of getting one of the new Mark IV series. Any suggestions one a first purchase? 22/45, target, hunter, etc.? Any suggestions would be appreciated.



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Any are pretty nice. I picked up a Hunter. It looks great and shoots well. The Target model is priced reasonably and good to go. The 22/45 offers threading if you want to suppress it. If I got another, I would get a Lite.
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I just picked up a Hunter last Friday, what a super nice fit and finish. Lock up is very tight with no side to side play. Shot a couple of mags through it just to check function, did not check for accuracy as we have had 30+ MPH winds for a few days. This was a local store so I was able to check it out before purchase. Last two Gunbroker purchases had to go back for factory defects. I have one 22/45, just not fond of half plastic pistols.
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I have the Hunter and it has been flawless. Easy to shoot and clean. I also have a 22/45 Tactical inbound (tomorrow?). I chose the Tactical because it is the only MK IV that has a solid barrel that is threaded.
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I have the Hunter and it has been flawless. Easy to shoot and clean. I also have a 22/45 Tactical inbound (tomorrow?). I chose the Tactical because it is the only MK IV that has a solid barrel that is threaded.
Thanks for your comments. What is the difference between the tactical and regular 22/45?
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Thanks for your comments. What is the difference between the tactical and regular 22/45?
Here is the basic 22/45.

Ruger® Mark IV™ 22/45™ Rimfire Pistol Models

Here is the 22/45 Lite.

Ruger® Mark IV™ 22/45™ Lite Rimfire Pistol Models

Here is the 22/45 Tactical.

Ruger® Mark IV™ 22/45™ Tactical Rimfire Pistol Models
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I picked up a Target as my first Mk series pistol. I am really happy with my purchase.
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When I bought my MK IV the only STAINLESS model was the HUNTER...so I bought it. I did not like the sights so I changed to the square Ruger Target Sights. I also like fuller finger grips so I changed to the Ruger Target Grips.
So now I have a RUGER MK IV TARGET HUNTER....

Now there are many more models available.. look them over and find the features you like..you can't go wrong....




PS: I also changed from Ruger trigger to VOLQUARTSEN TRIGGER. . only a sweet 2 pound pull now. and Ruger Scope Rail in case I decide to mount something...

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I got the 22/45 Tactical because of the top rail and threaded barrel, and the extra weight. I could have done without the bottom rail so the warning could have been put on the bottom. Grip options seem a little more limited on the 22/45 but nothing really wrong with the stock feel to me.
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get the mark 4 22/45 lite very cool gun.
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When I bought my MK IV the only STAINLESS model was the HUNTER...so I bought it. I did not like the sights so I changed to the square Ruger Target Sights. I also like fuller finger grips so I changed to the Ruger Target Grips.
So now I have a RUGER MK IV TARGET HUNTER....

Now there are many more models available.. look them over and find the features you like..you can't go wrong....




PS: I also changed from Ruger trigger to VOLQUARTSEN TRIGGER. . only a sweet 2 pound pull now. and Ruger Scope Rail in case I decide to mount something...

GB45
What rail is that?
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What rail is that?
The rail is from RUGER and it is designed to fit MK III, MK IV, and 22/45 models. There is a groove on each side located where the case eject is located. You simple flip the mount 180 to match the pistol you are mounting it.

If someone makes a rail to fit ONLY the MK IV I would use it just so that groove is not on the left side . .

Note the groove in the rail on the left side is almost dead center of the rail from front to back...


Note the groove in the rail on the right side matches the eject port and it starts further back than the other side:


NEW INFO:
I found this on the Ruger site regarding this rail - so this is the reason for the two different port locations - WITH OR WITHOUT REAR SIGHTS . .
This Picatinny rail can be mounted two ways: 1. in front of the rear sight and extending past the barrel/receiver junction leaving the rear sight in place or 2. removing the rear sight and installing it so it completely covers the rear sight dovetail and ends just at the receiver/barrel junction. Mounting holes and ejection port reliefs are provided for both orientations. This versatility allows you to use both long sights like the C-More Railway and still use the Black Dog Holster with the rail mounted.

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Picking up my new Competition model on Monday. It was a Gunbroker "accident" - but a good one.
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Picking up my new Competition model on Monday. It was a Gunbroker "accident" - but a good one.
OK - so explain a GUNBROKER ACCIDENT that netted you a Pistol . . I need to know EXACTLY how that works!!!!

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