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Old November 1st, 2019, 02:10 PM   #1
 
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MK IV 22/45 with Williams Fire Sights

Just got them installed today and spent 150 rounds tweaking them in. Ran out of ammo as I've never had to tweak in gun sights before but it's close...very close. My thoughts are the Williams Fire Sights are good sights and the fiber optics help out my old eyes to "Lay On" the target both faster and easier. At first it was very low and way left. I was told to work in one direction at a time. So I gave it 2 complete turns of "Up" and it was way high! So 1 turn back "Down" and I was getting closer. I started on the side to side and it came in faster. I worked up-down, left-right a click at a time. At the end I was hitting center at 20 foot repeatedly. No where near was hard as I thought it would be. I'll go back tomorrow or Sunday and finish up.

Worth the money I think if you have older eyes. And take plenty of ammo...even if it's dialed in by the gunsmith it a blast to shoot.



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Old November 1st, 2019, 05:32 PM   #2
 
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My solution to old eyes and shooting at indoor ranges is a red dot sight. Bushnell TRS 25 on my Ruger MKIV and a Vortex Venom on my Canik. Don't have to worry about lining up front and rear sight just put red dot on target and carefully pull the trigger. Have to sight in the dot but not to hard to do once you are sighted in you are good to go.
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Old November 1st, 2019, 05:39 PM   #3
 
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Somewhat old fashion I know but I felt it was important to learn to shoot good with iron sights before stepping into the optics. Once I have that down to my satisfaction I'll likely buy a Red Dot. I just think the better I am with the basics the better I'll be with the upgrades.

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Somewhat old fashion I know but I felt it was important to learn to shoot good with iron sights before stepping into the optics. Once I have that down to my satisfaction I'll likely buy a Red Dot. I just think the better I am with the basics the better I'll be with the upgrades.
Yes it is good to know how to use standard sights but a dot sight takes it to the next level. All you have to do is put the dot on the target and don't need to have the sights aligned. The red dots really help at indoor ranges where the light is not to good.
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Old November 1st, 2019, 06:37 PM   #5
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Birdy - a wee bit off topic, sorry! I just picked up my 22/45 today and, so far, I’m very happy with it. I won’t be able to get it out to the range until mid part of this month. I noticed that the magazines seem to be flimsier than I remembered from my Mk II. Did you have any feeding problems with yours? Recommended ammo? A little bit of a sidebar; I did not want to keep the rib on it so I called Ruger and they are sending filler screws. I was happy to see that they did not mark up the aluminum frame/barrel when they mounted the rib - mine is a Lite.
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You'll love the gun. But as to your questions, I haven't had any real problems other than it failed to load the first round of the day once. I have 5 mags and all work fine, I got the extras from GunMagWarehouse. As to ammo I use CCI Mini Mag 40g target rounds and they both work fine, seen fairly clean and are repeatable. I buy from Target Sports USA and a box of 100 is $5.59 if you buy in bulk shipping is free, a 5000 pak is $279.95 if I recall correctly. As to the rail, I bought the MK IV 22/45 and it doesn't come with the rail but it can be added easily enough. I wanted the "Bull Barrel" as I liked the extra weight, helps me to stay steady when aiming


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