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Quick Ruger 22/45 question

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by yankytrash, Mar 27, 2003.

  1. yankytrash

    yankytrash Well-Known Member

    Look at the pistol in this picture I just bought:
    See that mag? What's all that mess attached to the floor plate? Is that what a 22/45's base looks like? Can it be purchased seperately and attached to a MKII's mag? If so, where would I get a small handful of them?
  2. dodge

    dodge Well-Known Member

    Yes that's what the mag is suppose to look like. As far as getting the floorplate seperately I'm not sure you may have to contact Ruger. I have one just like it and it's amazingly accurate more so then I am. If you look at the bottom of your grip you see how it fits into the mag well and covers up the opening.
  3. Hal

    Hal Well-Known Member

    No,,,,not really,,,the Mark II and the .22/45 use similar but different mags. The .22/45 has the mag release where God intended it should be, not on the bottom :D
    You can't see it in the picture but if you look about 4/5th of the way up the magazine theres a cutout for the release. The standard Mark magazines don't have that. You'd have to modify both the floorplate and the magazine to make it work.
  4. yankytrash

    yankytrash Well-Known Member

    Well then, I have an exclusive report on yet another online purchase done with no research:

    :scrutiny: :barf: ;)
  5. Hal

    Hal Well-Known Member


    Have ya shot this .22/45 yet?
  6. JohnBT

    JohnBT Well-Known Member

    Gun show Sat. and Sun. at Richmond International Raceway.

    If at first you don't succeed... ;)

  7. Frankly 45

    Frankly 45 Active Member

    Don't beat yourself up! If you own or think you may own a 1911 in the future, you will realize the value of the 22/45.

    Ruger produced the 22/45 to approximate the grip angle,feel and control surfaces (thumb safety, mag release, slide release) of the 1911. I purchased the exact model you did for that reason

    I chose it instead of a 22 conversion kit for my 1911 since it was quite a bit less and was another gun! It helped me cure a flinching problem - as I was able to shoot my 1911, put it down and immediately pick up a close to identical feeling gun and fire a round with almost no recoil.

    The only problem I had with it is after I used it to teach my son how to shoot with it, when we go to the range he wants to shoot my 1911 and old dad gets stuck with the 22/45.

    If you have no use for it, I'm sure you'll have no problem selling it to one of us 1911 guys;)

    Shoot safe,
  8. notos&w

    notos&w Active Member

    dont get too upset. youll like that 22/45 if you give it a chance. the polymer lower isnt great but the gun feels right and you can actually release the mag without cursing the designer.
  9. yankytrash

    yankytrash Well-Known Member

    Hmm, good point. I think I might have a couple 2 or 3 1911's around here somewhere....:D ;)
  10. DMK

    DMK Well-Known Member

    Except that for some reason, you can't release the slide by just pulling it back and releasing(slingshot) like you can and probably should with the 1911. With the Ruger, you have to use the slide release. Other than that minor curiosity, it's an excellent pistol.
  11. Onslaught

    Onslaught Well-Known Member

    I'm sure you could find a buyer or three or four for those mags... Heck, I might be interested in a couple to feed the MKII I gave to my father when I bought my 22/45.
  12. yankytrash

    yankytrash Well-Known Member

    I gave'm to the dealer I use as gift for all the times he got me things at cost. Not to menion, he's done almost 30 transfers for me in the past two years, and I have yet to buy a gun from his stock. He's got an old MkI he needs to shoot more. Gave me a warm fuzzy feelin inside, yep.
  13. citizen

    citizen Well-Known Member

    Why am I always learning things here that prevent me from making my own mistakes????????? :confused:



  14. Andrew Wyatt

    Andrew Wyatt Well-Known Member

    I'd consider that a point in favor of it, myself, since i don't mind possibly wearing out an easily replaceable part if it means keeping my hands where they should be.
  15. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Well-Known Member

    22/45 is a good choice

    My 4" bull-barreled 22/45 has digested over 15,000 rounds so far without a hitch. Good gun!

    Be sure to read your owner's manual about how to disassemble / reassemble the pistol. It's simple if you follow the instructions, and darn near impossible if you don't.

    Safe shooting!


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