Ruger Mark II vs Mark III - Real differences?


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Vegas Silver
May 19, 2008, 04:15 AM
I apologize since I'm sure this question has been posed a number of times. I'm having a hard time finding a similiar thread.

Can someone explain the differences between a Mark II vs the Mark III? From what I've read so far, it seems the Mark III is slightly harder to strip and has a better looking finish. The Mark II seems to have a slight edge when people recommend them though. After surfing Budsgunshop, they seem to have some Mark II's that are a little cheaper and have a rougher looking finish.

Any comments are appreciated.

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Moonclip
May 19, 2008, 05:31 AM
Loaded chamber indicator, magazine safety. I pass on them but for maybe the Hunter version that looks neat or the sadly never made as a production item version in .17HM2.

Pilot
May 19, 2008, 06:57 AM
Loaded chamber indicator, magazine safety.


In addition to the above, they moved the mag release from the heel to a button on the grip. I'll stick with the MK II.

DaleCooper51
May 19, 2008, 07:17 AM
They also have an integral key lock.

jlh26oo
May 19, 2008, 07:23 AM
Man I am generally anti IL's, mag disconnects, lci's etc, but I might have taken them to get a more accessible mag release (kmkii678gc). I bought my ii right when the iii's were coming out. Knew about the cons, didn't even NOTICE the pro!

wally
May 19, 2008, 09:17 AM
Cuts both ways, I've a MKI and several MKIIs and plenty of spare mags. Don't have a MKIII because of the added expense of the different mags. I like lots of spares so I can have at least 100 rounds loaded in the air conditioned comfort of home before I go to the range.

--wally.

armored_pig
May 20, 2008, 06:41 AM
Will mkiii mags fit in a mkii?

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