Ruger 22/45 new to me


February 15, 2013, 11:43 PM
I was looking for one of these for three weeks and finally got lucky at gunbroker to get one with a Buy It Now at a good price. Anyway its on the way to my FFL and hopefully i can lay my hands on it tomorrow.

I have a Ruger Mk2 Bull 5.5, it s been 18 years of fun plinking and hunting small games at times. Its been a rewarding experience for me as it was my first rimfire pistol

. Now when i was at a gunshow ist week of Jan i get to handle one of this and was amazed of the 1911 grip feel. I didnt get the gun so i finally decided this time to get the same model but can t find them in stock. But just last Tuesday i browsed into gunbroker and saw this with a Buy It Now price. I right away bought it for the asking price.

It sure is hard nowadays as Ruger is completely backordered of all guns . This particular model has the replaceable 1911 grip panels and are highly sought after. Im just elated in being able to grab one in this time of panic buying.

Looking forward to shooting it on Sunday with my 15 yr old son. I bet he will like it .

If you enjoyed reading about "Ruger 22/45 new to me" here in archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join today for the full version!
February 16, 2013, 12:07 AM
Sweet piece. My 22/45 is always good fun for all.

February 16, 2013, 10:11 AM
I picked up one of the base model MkIII 22/45's a couple of months ago. I love it.

February 16, 2013, 11:35 AM
Great gun. For reliability, I recommend replacing the extractor with the Exact Edge piece from VQ. The stock extractor will *eventually* round and possibly cause stove-pipes. If you want a better trigger, the VQ sear is the way to go.

February 16, 2013, 12:22 PM
My dad just inherited two of these pistols - one blued and one stainless - and I was really impressed with how much the 45 grip changed the feel of the gun. As much as I love the old Mark 1,2, and 3's, the 22/45 points much more naturally. Good buy!

February 17, 2013, 06:07 PM
IMO the 22/45 is a must have pistol. They are inexpensive, reliable and fun to shoot.

February 17, 2013, 06:16 PM
Congrats on the find. I wish you luck finding enough .22 to have fun, unless you stocked up early on.

They suck to disassemble, even after practice. Small price to pay for their accuracy.:)

February 18, 2013, 07:24 AM
Good find...great gun.

chris in va
February 18, 2013, 10:55 PM
Just understand, those '1911' grips are proprietary to Ruger, at least they were when the gun debuted. You can't just put regular 1911 grips on it.

If you enjoyed reading about "Ruger 22/45 new to me" here in archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join today for the full version!