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ruger mark II ideas.....

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by JERRY, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. JERRY

    JERRY Well-Known Member

    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.
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2012
  2. Caliper_Mi

    Caliper_Mi Well-Known Member

    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

    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.
  3. md2lgyk

    md2lgyk Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. PO2Hammer

    PO2Hammer Well-Known Member

    Eotech style sights would look pretty big on a Mark II.
    I'm hoping to find something smaller for mine.
    Something like this Fastfire;
  5. wally

    wally Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. JERRY

    JERRY Well-Known Member

    its not drilled and tapped....will have to use a bolt on picatinny rail.
  7. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

    Or get it drilled and tapped.
  8. mbopp

    mbopp Well-Known Member

  9. JERRY

    JERRY Well-Known Member

    PO2Hammer, i like that set up, not over the top big, simple quick sight picture.....
  10. PO2Hammer

    PO2Hammer Well-Known Member

    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.
  11. JERRY

    JERRY Well-Known Member

    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.
  12. osprey176

    osprey176 Well-Known Member

    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.
  13. greyling22

    greyling22 Well-Known Member

    nice thing about the fast fire setup is that when your eyes start to go you can still see the dot and shoot.
  14. JERRY

    JERRY Well-Known Member

    can you post a pic of yours? if youre not happy with it i might be willing to buy it off you.
  15. PO2Hammer

    PO2Hammer Well-Known Member

    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;

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