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Old December 27th, 2006, 10:01 AM   #1
 
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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



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Old December 27th, 2006, 10:04 AM   #2
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Old December 27th, 2006, 10:14 AM   #3
 
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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.
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Welcome to the Forum from NE Arkansas... Pull up a chair and sit a spell... We're glad to see ya here...

You may want to post your question in the Ruger Rimfires forum...https://www.rugerforum.net/forum.asp?FORUM_ID=18
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Welcome to the Ruger Forum, alot of great peolpe here! Hope ya enjoy your stay!
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Welcome-glad to have you!!
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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.
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jfdodd51, Welcome aboard. Keep the questions coming ... we have answers.
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Keith or Iowegan. Is the 22/45 very hard to strip down, something like the P-series field strip, to be cleaned? I've been thinking about getting one, but wondered how easy they are to keep clean.
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Welcome, from S/E Texas, to what is probably th' friendliest forum around. Lotsa' folks willing to share.

If you can, try what Keith Smith suggests and see what works best for your hand. Personally, I like both but kinda lean toward the 22/45...
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Welcome from Washington state. That Ruger rimfire would be a good way to start.
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Welcome! There must be a sale going on here. I like the bull barrel MarkII. It feels good and is balanced for me but to each his own.
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I'm glad you're here, welcome to the forum! New guys buys cigars.
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