Favorite Ruger?


January 8, 2011, 03:20 AM
Which is you favorite Ruger Semiauto...why?

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January 8, 2011, 04:09 AM
My tricked out mkIIIs, of course.
The SR9 / SR9c are nice guns, I've had some trigger time on them and was impressed. Other Ruger autoloader designs (that come to mind) have wrong-way safety levers, or are KelTec duplicates.

January 8, 2011, 07:50 AM
MkII. Always goes to the range and is accurate and reliable with bulk ammo. Can shoot for hours for less than $20 of ammo.

January 8, 2011, 08:18 AM
My MKIIs...of course:


January 8, 2011, 08:30 AM
agree on the MK II's......some of ruger's best handguns ever made. very accurate pistols.


January 8, 2011, 10:13 AM
Just Got my second Mk III hunter (sold the first). This is a Talo (?) edition. It came with 3 mags and an extra set of grips. I'm still getting used to the laminate grips.


January 8, 2011, 02:15 PM

Mike J
January 8, 2011, 02:17 PM
Mine is my P944 but since it is the only Ruger I own I wouldn't expect that to carry much weight.

January 8, 2011, 02:50 PM
I love my MKII target I have.

January 8, 2011, 04:16 PM
My MKII ss. target with 5.5 in. bbl. :)

January 8, 2011, 04:23 PM
This one - a LNIB from '72 or '73 my uncle bought new and gave to me.

January 8, 2011, 04:49 PM
BFD, I look at the safety as being non-traditional and not "wrong", besides that, it works really well for me and only with a little practice to get used to it.

Wow, the .22s are really popular...some nice pictures too...thanks and keep em' coming. My favorite is my P95.

The P944 is a nice pistol, I almost got one about a year ago but the price wasn't quite right.

January 8, 2011, 05:15 PM
10/22.....Oh, that's a rifle. :)

January 8, 2011, 05:20 PM
Well 9mm I will back up your P95 with a P95 as well. I have two of them and love shooting them. It took alot to get used to the long trigger pull in DA and creep in SA but once I did I loved them...........And contrary to popular opinions I like the looks of them to.

January 8, 2011, 05:38 PM
My MKII Competition Target Model.

January 8, 2011, 05:46 PM
Punisher, you read my mind...I think the P95 looks good too! Yeah the long DA pull took some getting used to for me as well, but the creep in SA is something I always liked since it helps me gauge when it will break. I plan on getting another one asap.

January 8, 2011, 06:14 PM
My MkII Government Target Model. Accurate and inexpensive enough ammo wise to get lots of shooting time.

January 8, 2011, 06:18 PM


I have a few more as well...

January 8, 2011, 06:29 PM
I'll be a little different. I really like my early 22/45. 5 1/2" Bull-barrel, adjustable sights, and extreme accuracy with just about anything I feed it. Great teaching gun, too.:D

January 8, 2011, 07:41 PM
My 22/45 is awesome. It goes thousands of rounds between cleanings. Super accurate and reliable.

I never plan on selling this one.

January 8, 2011, 09:13 PM
BFD, I look at the safety as being non-traditional and not "wrong", if you're willing to drill it in it works, but I've spent too much time drilling in a smooth draw, present, swipe thumb down motion. It works for "right" safety levers, and it works for "no safety lever" guns.

If I drill that motion in any more I'll have to get a drop-leg tactical holster and a better username to reflect my elite tactical status ... I think I've drilled just enough, it happens without deliberate thought now, and I'm pretty much confident in my carry setup and draw ability, using an upside-down lever in the wrong part of the gun would just interfere with that. Otherwise pretty much everything Ruger makes (that isn't a KT copy) is solid and over-engineered if anything, they're great guns for the range or defensive uses, just not for me.

January 8, 2011, 09:34 PM
Well, the only Ruger I have ever owned is my SR9, so I guess I'll have to put it down.

Wait, no, no, I love it too much to euthanize it :evil:

Chris "the Kayak-Man" Johnson

January 8, 2011, 11:20 PM
BFD...I hear ya brother...understand completely.

January 9, 2011, 01:25 AM
I have never liked the swept-back grip angle on the Mark pistols although they do look sweet.

Right now I am liking my SR9c. Plenty of grip for me with the pinkie rest on the mag, a slim frame and a nice trigger. The low bore axis actually makes it gentler to shoot than even my P95. Still love the P95, but for some reason I have never shot it as well as other pistols.

January 9, 2011, 09:15 AM
I have never liked the swept-back grip angle on the Mark pistols although they do look sweet. I like it because it fits MY hand ... your hand might prefer the 22/45 grip if the rake on the traditional Ruger .22 pistol isn't your cup of tea.

January 9, 2011, 09:46 AM
The blued(black) P95 is off the scale for an "all business" look.

January 9, 2011, 10:09 AM
Ruger LCP Coyote Special, because it's the only Ruger handgun that has any appeal to me (other than revolvers).


January 9, 2011, 11:12 AM
My favorite Ruger would have to be my Mk.II with its 5 1/2" bull barrel. Fitted with walnut thumbrest stocks, the gun just feels right and balances perfectly in my hand. I get my best accuracy from CCI MiniMags and Wolf Match Target ammo.

January 9, 2011, 11:22 AM
The MKII .22 is a lot of fun gun but my favorite is this P97 that goes along with me most days. :)


January 9, 2011, 01:14 PM
10/22.....Oh, that's a rifle. :)
Not always.....


January 9, 2011, 01:18 PM
My Mark II NRA commemorative.
But I'm buying a 6" stainless tapered barrel Mark II so my NRA gun can retire to the safe.

January 9, 2011, 02:06 PM
5.5 in stainless ruger mk II bull barrel.

January 9, 2011, 07:52 PM
Not always.....


:D .

January 9, 2011, 09:16 PM
My SR9 with Houge grips, Viridian laser sight, Ghost trigger along with a fluff and buff.

Of course, my SBH .44mag always puts a smile on my face.

Lefty Wright
January 9, 2011, 09:54 PM
Mark III Hunter stainless would be 1st, though I really like my SR9C too.

January 9, 2011, 09:54 PM
I like it because it fits MY hand ... your hand might prefer the 22/45 grip if the rake on the traditional Ruger .22 pistol isn't your cup of tea.

I do like the 1911 grip angle of the the 22/45, but the price for anything but the basic model with the flat plastic grips leaves me leaning towards a Buckmark for a .22lr. Yes, I can be a picky bastard at times :) . My g/f loves her Mk 1 though.

January 9, 2011, 10:18 PM
The BuckMark is a spiffy gun, in fact if I had it all to do over again I might have a BuckMark pistol or two and a BuckMark carbine as a companion, sharing mags and an "ultimate cliploader", which in theory works with BuckMark magazines just like it works with Ruger mkII/III magazines.

But after tinkering my mkIII 5.5" bull barrel is about perfect for my hand and trigger preferences, and MrsBFD has hers tweaked in also. I don't think the BuckMark has the aftermarket options that the mkIII does, although it can take a new barrel without ordering a "gun" according to the ATF's asinine opinions on what part of a Ruger .22 pistol is "a gun".

But the used mkIII 22/45 is a steal, maybe can often find some poor schmuck who can't understand the basic care and maintenance of the gun to offload it to you for a good price.

January 9, 2011, 11:11 PM
Ive bought and sold more then a few but recently picked up a SR9c and i have to say its my favorite semi Pistol so far... With that said i will never give up my ss 6'' GP 100

January 9, 2011, 11:44 PM
MKII Target 512 w/ thumb-rest grips - only Ruger pistol I own.



January 10, 2011, 12:31 AM
MkII Target stainless

Not only is that pistol super accurate and a joy to shoot, I have used it to teach everyone that I have introduced to handguns. Its perfect for new shooters to build confidence.

January 10, 2011, 12:44 PM

January 10, 2011, 12:55 PM
The P90. Rock solid. 100% reliable. Accurate.

Pops 1
January 10, 2011, 05:15 PM

January 10, 2011, 09:03 PM
The blued(black) P95 is off the scale for an "all business" look.

I agree!! :D

That P97 is also very nice...how does it shoot? I think that's the .45 configuration and is discontinued, right?

January 10, 2011, 09:10 PM
Speed Six

January 11, 2011, 10:41 AM
Ruger MKII 22LR... only one left in the stable.

January 11, 2011, 10:54 AM
i definitely dig my Stainless MKII Target 5.5
but i really really want a MKI or II stainless thin shot barrel...that has to be the sexiest gun i have ever seen
photo credit to THR member Confederate

January 11, 2011, 12:53 PM
I love my P95.... price was only a very small factor in picking out that gun. I love everything about it except the trigger pull, hopefully a gun smith will be fixing that soon :D

January 11, 2011, 03:56 PM
Favorite for pure fun, probably a toss-up between my MKII and my almost 40 year old 10/22.

January 11, 2011, 04:54 PM

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