ruger mark II ideas.....


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JERRY
November 25, 2012, 01:55 PM
i recently bought a ruger mark II 6" pencil bbl. i see the front sight switch is useless unless you also change out the fixed rear sight......

so i looked at a few pix of scoped out guns.....ive seen the simple to install picatinny rail and thought that would be cool if i could add a cheap picatinny eotech type sight (saw some in a CTD mag for about $75.00).

anyway, what do you guys thinks? post pix if you must ;) so i can see what you mean by doing this or that....

i dont want to have to resort to a gunsmith to do any work or spending more than the gun costs for add-ons....a simple mount and sight system that isnt like the usual scope where youre eye gets out of alignment by a fraction and you cant see anything through it.

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Caliper_RWVA
November 25, 2012, 02:34 PM
My MkIII 22/45 target came with a screw-on picatinny rail that works great with the cheapo Sightmark red dot I have. Looks like these (http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=22%2f45+red+dot&qpvt=22%2f45+red+dot&FORM=IGRE)

There are also sight mounts made for the standard Mark pistols that replace the left side grip panel with one that has a sight rail extending up above the receiver.

md2lgyk
November 25, 2012, 02:41 PM
I had the receiver of my Mk II grooved so I could install an Aimpoint without using any base or rail at all - the scope rings clamp onto the grooves.

PO2Hammer
November 25, 2012, 06:54 PM
Eotech style sights would look pretty big on a Mark II.
I'm hoping to find something smaller for mine.
Something like this Fastfire;
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u59/bison7704/mk2withburris.jpg

wally
November 25, 2012, 09:33 PM
The Burris Fast-Fire is a very nice setup.

If yours is drilled and tapped for the Ruger rail, buy one, it (under $10) and a Primary Arms red dot is a nice setup too and a lot less expensive than the Fast-Fire -- I've guns with each setup.

JERRY
November 25, 2012, 11:28 PM
its not drilled and tapped....will have to use a bolt on picatinny rail.

Pilot
November 26, 2012, 05:42 AM
Or get it drilled and tapped.

mbopp
November 26, 2012, 09:56 AM
My vote is to get it D&T'd for a scope base. Or you can use this:

http://www.jackweigand.com/rm2fd.html

JERRY
November 26, 2012, 04:14 PM
PO2Hammer, i like that set up, not over the top big, simple quick sight picture.....

PO2Hammer
November 26, 2012, 05:24 PM
I stole the pic for an example of the Burris mount that fit in the rear dovetail.

My Mark II is not D&T either. I bought the Weigand no drill mount and had a Reflex sight on it for a while, but that proved to be too big. I'm hoping to go with the Fastfire.

JERRY
November 26, 2012, 06:05 PM
ive seen the no drill picatinny mounts for about $50 and the EOtech type sights for as little as $40.00....thats all i need, nothing fancy.

osprey176
November 27, 2012, 05:45 PM
I drilled and tapped my MK II several years ago using a good quality drill press with a cross slide vise and Brownell's drill bits.I used a T/C Contender Weaver mount,as at that time mounts weren't available for the Ruger.I mounted an inexpensive red dot scope,and it still works well.This solution was about as cheap a fix as any,and actually worked out very well.The biggest issue has been finding a holster to fit.I recently found one on Sportsman's Guide,but haven't ordered it yet.

greyling22
November 27, 2012, 07:27 PM
nice thing about the fast fire setup is that when your eyes start to go you can still see the dot and shoot.

JERRY
December 9, 2012, 03:13 AM
My Mark II is not D&T either. I bought the Weigand no drill mount and had a Reflex sight on it for a while, but that proved to be too big. I'm hoping to go with the Fastfire.

can you post a pic of yours? if youre not happy with it i might be willing to buy it off you.

PO2Hammer
December 9, 2012, 02:50 PM
Sorry, I took off the Weigand mount and sold the Reflex sight. I want to keep the mount just in case.
Until I can afford the Fastfire with the mini mount, my NRA/WBR commemorative Mark II will have to remain like this;
http://i376.photobucket.com/albums/oo205/FF1063/ff%201063/MarkII-1.jpg

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