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Old January 17th, 2012, 06:49 AM   #1
 
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new MKIII 22/45 owner

Good morning rimfire shooters. I just bought a new Target 22/45 (Model 10146) and look forward to learning the in's and out's of the pistol. It's my first .22. I have owned and shot a P89 for years.




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Old January 17th, 2012, 07:04 AM   #2
 
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I own three diff configurations,only thing I dislike still cant comfortablt take down dis assemble,good luck great accurate shooters
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LOVE the 22/45's, of course I'm a 1911 fan too so it makes sense.

It's not the getting it apart, but the getting it back together that is tricky. Especially on a new gun that is tight it can be a pain. It's all about flipping the gun this way then that way to get the strut in the slot, but follow the directions in the owners manual and you'll be just fine. I think over the years they have added better diagrams and pictures so it's a lot clearer to see what you need to do than it was a long time ago.
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Ruger took the 10146 out of the 2012 catalogue. I ordered mine on January 3rd. Probably pick it up tomorrow.
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Ruger took the 10146 out of the 2012 catalogue. I ordered mine on January 3rd. Probably pick it up tomorrow.
I just bought a S&W1911SC and had to find an FFL to complete the transaction. I asked if he could order the 10146 and he had it in 2 days. I don't know where he found it but he matched the prices I found online. 2 guns at once saved multiple background check fees.

I'll have mine at the range tomorrow night for the first time.


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Just got done cleaning my 22/45 Target from a 200 round shoot this morning. Had a few Winchester feeding failures. After I shoot the remainding Winchester rounds off I'm not buying anymore. Had a couple jam up in my 10/22 also.
I picked up a 500 count box of CCI blazer last week so I'll see if they do any better. So far the CCI Mini mags that I've shot have been flawless
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Congratulations and enjoy.
I have a second one (10146) on order, not in AU yet.
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CampWI, two days!? Two days! He recognized a big spender - that you were going to buy more. Probably hoping to sell you all sorts of deer hunting equipment. You guys behind the cheddar curtin live a whole different life style. I know. I have tried to get - just about anything done - during deer season. FAget about it.
Have fun! I picked up my 10146 this afternoon and have been looking at it as I read the manual. If there ever was a case for RTFM this is it.

I read here or somewhere that someone (you?) just took delivery of one with a mnftr date several years back . Mine was signed off on 12/28/2012. Well, its fresh.

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Love shooting mine and my granddaughter loves it. I may have to buy one for her.
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CampWI, two days!? Two days! He recognized a big spender - that you were going to buy more. Probably hoping to sell you all sorts of deer hunting equipment. You guys behind the chaddar curtin live a whole different life style. I know. I have tried to get - just about anything done - during deer season. FAget about it.
Have fun! I picked up my 10146 this afternoon and have been looking at it as I read the manual. If there ever was a case for RTFM this is it.

I read here or somewhere that someone (you?) just took delivery of one with a mnftr date several years back . Mine was signed off on 12/28/2012. Well, its fresh.
Bliss, just checked my test fire date and it was 12/29/11 so it's pretty new too. I'm not a hunter so my FFL may be disappointed that I wont spend more money there
I work in mfg and know how bad things get here during deer season. Seems like machine shops shut down when we need them most.
BTW- congrats on getting your 22/45.
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The 22/45 shoots so nice out of the box. I'm real happy with mine, as I'm sure you will be!!
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Good morning rimfire shooters. I just bought a new Target 22/45 (Model 10146) and look forward to learning the in's and out's of the pistol. It's my first .22. I have owned and shot a P89 for years.
Looking forward to getting mine in a month or so.
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Here are the simplified steps I use to easily disasseble and reassemble my 22/45. I hope this will help because it is not hard at all once you get the steps down.

Ruger MKIII 22/45 Disassembly/Reassembly

Prior to disassembly and reassembly safety check the gun to make sure it is not loaded and the magazine you will be using is empty. Also, place the gunís Safety in the off position and the Bolt Stop in the down position.

Disassembly
1. Insert empty magazine, point the gun in a safe direction and pull the trigger

2. Take the magazine out

3. Open the Main Spring Housing Latch Lever and pull the Bolt Stop Pin out

4. Pull the trigger and slide the Bolt out

5. Check to make sure the Hammer is down and remove the Barrel from the frame (the barrel will need to be moved forward on the frame). This may require the use of a plastic or wooden hammer.

Reassembly
1. Check to make sure the Hammer is down and reseat the Barrel back on the frame so that the bolt stop pin holes are aligned (the barrel will need to be moved backwards on the frame). This may require the use of a plastic or wooden hammer.

2. Pull the trigger and slide the Bolt in

3. With the gun pointing down fully reseat the Bolt Stop Pin (you may need to pull the trigger during this step for the Bolt to fully seat allowing the bolt stop pin holes to align properly)

4. Insert empty magazine

5. Point the gun upward, pull the trigger and start to push the Main Spring Housing back into the grip until you feel resistance

6. Take the magazine out

7. Continue to push the Main Spring Housing back into the grip and then snap the Main Spring Housing Lever shut
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Mine was picked up 36 hours ago. It was test-fired on 12/10. It feeds Winchester White Box bulk ammo without a hitch. I did a 100-round break-in yesterday in the 17-degree snowstorm. One magazine was a random mix of Mini-Mags, Stingers, Velocitors, Federal Bulk, AE Bulk, WWB bulk, and a CCI Blazer round nose. Firing as fast as I could pull the trigger, not a single malfunction during the fifteen-minute break-in. I bought a 400-round box of AE Bulk yesterday, so I might have to go shoot some more after classes today.
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