Sold my Trailside, Couldn't hold onto the money for long--Ruger MK III Hunter


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usp_fan
October 24, 2011, 11:35 AM
I decided I would sell my Trailside which I have had since they came out.

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I really liked the way it shot and the light weight, but I always had concerns about it's longevity, especially with HV .22 ammo. I found a local buyer and sold it Thursday last week.

In thinking about what to replace it with, I kept coming back to my first pistol, an old Ruger MK I. I bought it one summer in High School when laying concrete and money was good. I sold it when I left home to help raise funds.

Our local Scheels sporting goods store had all their Rugers on sale and I was able to walk in 4 hours after selling the trailside and pick up this Ruger MK III Hunter with the cash from the sale.

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I'm taken by it's looks and hope it shoots as well as I expect it will. I'm going to try to get it out this week to zero it and maybe mount my Ultra-dot to it. Trigger pull is crisp but with more take up than I'd like. I understand there are some parts to help with this.

I've no doubt this will outlast me and shoot anything that fits in it. I'm hoping it will do it reasonably accurately as well.

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tuj
October 24, 2011, 11:56 AM
Get a VQ trigger kit and Sam's bushing (look on the Rimfire Central forum). This will let you remove the magazine safety crap and improve your trigger pull (lighter, less take-up). Definitely put your ultradot on it, and yes, it will probably be more accurate than you are.

Congrats on a great pistol. I love the MK series.

REL1203
October 24, 2011, 03:53 PM
Thats a great looking III Hunter, i really want one myself, but alas my gun money always seems to go to one of the bigger caliburs but its definitly on my "Want List".. Congrats

FMJMIKE
October 24, 2011, 09:45 PM
That's a beauty !!!
:D

devildog4329
October 24, 2011, 09:53 PM
Congrats on your pick up.

I have a MKIII Hunter Talo edition. Its a fun gun but the Sig was probably more accurate. Just my .2

usp_fan
October 24, 2011, 11:03 PM
I'm sure the SIG will prove to have been more accurate. It's going to be hard to beat the Hammerili that SIG imported. However, from a longevity and support standpoint, the Ruger has it beat. I wanted to make sure I had a .22 that I would always be able to rely on and support over the years, passing it down when it was time. I've got no concerns with Ruger on this criteria.

I'm sure the Ruger will prove accurate enough.

jbkebert
October 24, 2011, 11:15 PM
A couple must haves with your new ruger.
The holster to proctect the fiber optic front sight. The double mag pouch is also made by triple K. The colors match great. One of the only double pounches I could find for a .22lr 10 shot mag.

Great gun I have the one with the longer barrel. Love it.
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