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Old November 30th, 2019, 07:41 AM   #1
 
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My Mark III vs. my GSG 1911.

Can a comparision between these two pistols be made? Actually, yes. But it will be very short lived. I really like my 1911. Shoots spot on and feels good in my hand. Take down for cleaning is a cinch. Very quick and easy. I could probably do it with my eyes closed. That's how easy it is. Anyone who has a Mk. III knows the ordeal of taking one down. This is where, in my opinion, the comparision stops. Ruger's quality and workmanship far exceeds that of the 1911. The Ruger will stand the test of time. My Ruger will definitely out last, out perform, out shoot and stand the test of time over my GSG. That's my story and I am sticking to it!
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Old November 30th, 2019, 09:06 AM   #2
 
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*The GSG 1911 is a fun gun and one that surprised me after shooting it. It has stood the test of time and has performed for several years now even after being put through some extremes. The previous owner just beat the heck out of it and with just some care it is a keeper.
*My Mark III 22/45 has become on of my all time favorites. Never will part with it. Having gone through several episodes with assembly has made me really think about pushing up the purchase of a new Mark IV 22/45 for a little easier maintenance. After a few episodes with the Mark III you get the hang of it but there are those times when it does take some effort. Still love the Mark III and really love the Ruger Mark series. Just my view here nothing more. Love my Ruger's.
*I use the stickies here and the forum members to keep the Mark III 22/45 going. Really appreciate the members here. Being a older new shooter it is good to have the forum as a source for maintaining my Ruger's.
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Once you get the process down, breaking down a Mark III is no big deal. I can have a Mark III disassembled, cleaned to near-gunstore level clean, and reassembled in less than 15 minutes. No sweaty-dah.
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Thanks for your reply. I agree with you, the GSG is a fun gun to shoot. Very accurate and feels good in my hand. Plus, it is a cool looking gun. Same looks as the 1911 and the same weight. But, all in all, I prefer my Ruger. The GSG does not have the quality and workmanship that is in my Ruger. Still, I like my GSG but my Ruger is the one I would choose between the two.
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I put a Majestic Arms speed strip/ hammer bushing kit in my MK III 22/45 target model, makes it easy to maintenance by being able to pull the bolt out without messing with the hammer spring assembly. The hammer bushing part eliminates the mag release safety parts & also takes away about 60% of the trigger free travel (also lightens the trigger pull). Did the Volquartsen bolt kit - harden firing pin & exact edge extractor, then topped off with a Burris Fastfire III. Many thousands of rds through it, I love my MK III 22/45!


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A 1911 compared to a Mark III (or IV) is also comparing a 45 to a 22 LR probably. Not much of a comparison. Both have uses and that differs considerably.

I have a Mark III and a Mark II. To hear shooters rail about the 'problems' of assembly/disassembly is kinda laughable.

Both of mine are great shooters, much better than me.
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Of the two, I shoot my GSG 1911 more than my Mark III Hunter but I do shoot my Mark IVs more than the GSG.

I like the way the GSG feels and I have not had any feeding problems when shooting HV ammo. I did replace the sights with a set of adjustables and that made a big difference.
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