Shot my new Ruger 22/45 for the first time.


Capital Punishment
January 4, 2003, 06:18 PM

I paid a little over $300 dollars for this gun. Now before you say i got a bad deal, keep in mind i live in Maryland, where this, and many other guns will be illegal in 2003, so this is actually a pretty good deal.

I love this little gun. :) Shot over 100+ rounds through it without a malfunction. I even shot some Remington Gold Pack bullets which everyone preaches so religiously against! All without a single hiccup. Accuracy was good, even with my bad aim and crappy bullets. Recoil is very mild. Ergonomics was suprisingly good; it fit my hand well. A very fun gun. Im happy. :D

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January 4, 2003, 06:36 PM
Been very happy w/ my ol' Slabsides ;) Congrats w/ the new addition!

January 4, 2003, 06:39 PM
I have that same gun and it shoots as good as my SS 5.5" Bull bbl MKII. They are good deals but I only paid $199.00 for mine NIB.:neener:

January 4, 2003, 07:32 PM
Picked up the 4" bull barrel version as my last pistol of 2002. Just finished 1050 rounds of Remington Golden Bullets from the 525 bulk pack - $10/525 from Big 5 on sale. Only one failure to fire. No other glitches. Even took it apart once. No real problem, follow the instructions carefully. What a fun gun.

Capital Punishment
January 4, 2003, 09:31 PM
Yea, i forgot to mention that.

Taking it apart was a piece of cake. Putting it back together was a littel tougher. :) Took about 4 tries to get it back together right, but i only took about 15 minutes trying to figure it out. I know how to do it now. In fact, i could field-strip that thing and reassemble it in my sleep. Its not as hard as some people would lead you to believe.

January 4, 2003, 10:21 PM
The only ammo that mine won't feed is Winchester X-pert HPs. They nose dive into the feedramp and get a deep gouge in the tip.

I think 1-3 misfeeds-jams is perfectly acceptable for any semi-auto .22lr rimfire. Any less than that is great and a bunch more than that is a problem but the fact is, .22lr rimfires tend to have more problems with reliability than most other cals.

Lord Grey Boots
January 5, 2003, 01:38 AM
I got one of those recently as well. tis very fun. :D

Kahr carrier
January 5, 2003, 02:00 AM
I have found the Ruger 22 pistols Mk 2,22/45 to be great shooters. Sounds like Maryland is as screwy as the PRK.:banghead:

January 5, 2003, 02:30 AM
Thought of a complaint......the box. I am right handed and the pistol points the wrong way in the box. Would be easier to pick up if it pointed the other way. D#mn poor design, they oughta be flogged.:D

3 gun
January 5, 2003, 05:33 AM
My case points the other way but only has a spot for a single spare mag. My 22/45 loves the Rem golden bullet which is a good thing, Dicks Sporting Goods has them on sale a couple of times a year for 7.95/525.

January 5, 2003, 10:27 PM
I also have a 22/45 model . But mine doesnt have the bull barrel.
Actually it's my current range gun , beacuse they are so cheap to shoot. Iam glad to hear you have good resutls with it . Imo Rugers are probably the best range guns around . They seem
to be super durable . Mine has about 5K rounds and looks almost
new still . The only thing i dislike about it is it's a little light , so it's not as accurate as some other 22's . I wish i would have gotten the bull barrel . But ovrerall a very good gun .

January 5, 2003, 11:37 PM
Got mine off of eBay right before they banned gun sales. It's the only gun I own that always goes to the range with me. Might as well just leave it in the range bag!

Big Al
January 6, 2003, 01:57 PM
I got the same gun a while back, and love it. Probably 200+ rounds through it. Surprisingly accurate at long distances.

Jesse H
January 6, 2003, 04:29 PM
Looks just like my favorite range gun without the "character marks" in the blueing. Also looks like they changed the box slightly.

I plan on sending mine into Ruger to get reblued, and maybe some nicer sights installed.

January 6, 2003, 05:36 PM
love my MKII!!

also just in case anyone needs some dis/re-assembly help:

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