Quick Ruger 22/45 question


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yankytrash
March 27, 2003, 04:38 AM
Look at the pistol in this picture I just bought:
http://www.gunbroker.com/pixhost/2003-03-16/kingtradco_1048114264_2245Ruger.JPG
See that mag? What's all that mess attached to the floor plate? Is that what a 22/45's base looks like? Can it be purchased seperately and attached to a MKII's mag? If so, where would I get a small handful of them?

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dodge
March 27, 2003, 04:48 AM
Yes that's what the mag is suppose to look like. As far as getting the floorplate seperately I'm not sure you may have to contact Ruger. I have one just like it and it's amazingly accurate more so then I am. If you look at the bottom of your grip you see how it fits into the mag well and covers up the opening.

Hal
March 27, 2003, 05:24 AM
Can it be purchased seperately and attached to a MKII's mag? No,,,,not really,,,the Mark II and the .22/45 use similar but different mags. The .22/45 has the mag release where God intended it should be, not on the bottom :D
You can't see it in the picture but if you look about 4/5th of the way up the magazine theres a cutout for the release. The standard Mark magazines don't have that. You'd have to modify both the floorplate and the magazine to make it work.

yankytrash
March 27, 2003, 06:17 AM
Well then, I have an exclusive report on yet another online purchase done with no research:

From AP wire news release:

A Virginia man decided one day he NEEDS a Ruger Mk I or II like he had growing up. He already had about 7 MkII mags laying around his house, so he thought it best to buy the Ruger Mk I or II instead of any other brand, even though he really likes the feel of the Browning Buckmark that his local dealer has.
Well, he decides he won't pay anymore than $200 for a Mk II, since the book says they're only worth about $150 in new condition. He gets on Gunbroker and searches and searches and searches....
All he can find are MkI pistols for less than $200. He doesn't mind the standard profile barrel, and he really would prefer the MkI since thats what he had growing up.
But, for some reason, he feels the MkI isn't worth anymore than about $120 in new conditoin, a price that he can't find.
But wait, he finds there's some of these "22/45's" out there used for about $150-175. It looks like the controls are all in the right place, and there's a bolt hold-open. It's ugly, but so are all Ruger Mk-type pistols, aren't they? Despite all those differences, the 22/45 seems to only be a MkII with different controls, but he thinks the internals are basically the same.
Well he hates the plastic lower on the 22/45, but he lays a bid down on one for $175 anyway. He wins the bid.
However, then he looks closer at the picture. "What's that thing on the mag?", he asks himself. He decides to ask the question at his favorite online hangout, The High Road.
He gets many responses, all the same. They say that the MkI & II mags are different from the 22/45.
So, seems this man bought a 22/45 sight unseen because he only thought his mags would work in it. Stupid man, very stupid man. He knew he shoulda got the Buckmark at his local dealer and just sold the mags. After all, who in the heck needs 9 22lr mags? It's not like it's a defensive pistol, it's just for plinkin squirrels.
Yet another stupid man is taken with his own laziness, by not researching his online purchase before he hit the "Buy it Now!" button.:scrutiny: :barf: ;)

Hal
March 27, 2003, 07:06 AM
Yank,

Have ya shot this .22/45 yet?

JohnBT
March 27, 2003, 08:10 AM
Gun show Sat. and Sun. at Richmond International Raceway.

If at first you don't succeed... ;)

John

Frankly 45
March 27, 2003, 08:28 AM
Don't beat yourself up! If you own or think you may own a 1911 in the future, you will realize the value of the 22/45.

Ruger produced the 22/45 to approximate the grip angle,feel and control surfaces (thumb safety, mag release, slide release) of the 1911. I purchased the exact model you did for that reason

I chose it instead of a 22 conversion kit for my 1911 since it was quite a bit less and was another gun! It helped me cure a flinching problem - as I was able to shoot my 1911, put it down and immediately pick up a close to identical feeling gun and fire a round with almost no recoil.

The only problem I had with it is after I used it to teach my son how to shoot with it, when we go to the range he wants to shoot my 1911 and old dad gets stuck with the 22/45.

If you have no use for it, I'm sure you'll have no problem selling it to one of us 1911 guys;)

Shoot safe,

notos&w
March 27, 2003, 11:50 AM
dont get too upset. youll like that 22/45 if you give it a chance. the polymer lower isnt great but the gun feels right and you can actually release the mag without cursing the designer.

yankytrash
March 27, 2003, 02:52 PM
Hmm, good point. I think I might have a couple 2 or 3 1911's around here somewhere....:D ;)

DMK
March 27, 2003, 03:51 PM
Ruger produced the 22/45 to approximate the grip angle,feel and control surfaces (thumb safety, mag release, slide release) of the 1911. Except that for some reason, you can't release the slide by just pulling it back and releasing(slingshot) like you can and probably should with the 1911. With the Ruger, you have to use the slide release. Other than that minor curiosity, it's an excellent pistol.

Onslaught
March 27, 2003, 04:13 PM
I'm sure you could find a buyer or three or four for those mags... Heck, I might be interested in a couple to feed the MKII I gave to my father when I bought my 22/45.

yankytrash
March 27, 2003, 06:54 PM
I gave'm to the dealer I use as gift for all the times he got me things at cost. Not to menion, he's done almost 30 transfers for me in the past two years, and I have yet to buy a gun from his stock. He's got an old MkI he needs to shoot more. Gave me a warm fuzzy feelin inside, yep.

citizen
March 28, 2003, 07:23 AM
Why am I always learning things here that prevent me from making my own mistakes????????? :confused:


:rolleyes:




:scrutiny:




:what:

Andrew Wyatt
March 28, 2003, 12:09 PM
Except that for some reason, you can't release the slide by just pulling it back and releasing(slingshot) like you can and probably should with the 1911.



I'd consider that a point in favor of it, myself, since i don't mind possibly wearing out an easily replaceable part if it means keeping my hands where they should be.

Brad Johnson
March 28, 2003, 02:34 PM
My 4" bull-barreled 22/45 has digested over 15,000 rounds so far without a hitch. Good gun!

Be sure to read your owner's manual about how to disassemble / reassemble the pistol. It's simple if you follow the instructions, and darn near impossible if you don't.

Safe shooting!

Brad

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