This is a discussion on New member within the New Users forums, part of the Lobby category; Hello everyone, I am a new member to the site and a novice to guns. I am an old eagle scout that has been away ...
Hello everyone, I am a new member to the site and a novice to guns. I am an old eagle scout that has been away from shooting for quite some time. I am very interested in learning how to shoot a pistol and was informed by my avid gun collecting uncle that a ruger 22 would be a great starting point.
I am looking to buy a 22/45 mark III hunter with the 6 7/8 fluted barrel.
Can someone tell me which is more comfortable, the traditional 22 style or the 22/45 style. Which is a bigger/wider grip. I am a pretty big guy and would like to have something solid to hold onto?
Thanks for having me and I have already learned so much just combing through the site. thanks again
Welcome to the forum. We're glad to have you. There's a great bunch of guys here with a wealth of information. The grip shape on the Mark III's is pretty subjective. I have a Mark II with the 'Luger' style grip angle. Personally, I prefer the shape and angle of the 22/45 style. Be aware that the 22/45 frame is polymer instead of steel...that's not an issue with me, but is for some folks.
The 22/45's grip is molded into the frame, so grip replacements are not available. The standard 'Luger' grip pistol has replaceable grips, and are easily replaced for a bolder/thicker feel. Try running down to a local gun shop in your area and handle the 22/45. The 22/45 is styled after the Colt 1911 .45 so it has a .45 feel to it.