Buy a Beretta U22 NEOS if you want one that's simple to take down. Mine happens to shoot just as well as the MKII. It's also not as picky about ammo. I understand why people want things to be simpler. It's why I own Marlin instead of Winchester levers. But I don't see the takedown of a MKII/III to be difficult.
Did they ever have one on there? I was surprised when folks were implying that they had taken it off. Come to find out, they had not. Like I said, just don't see a manufacturer taking a safety off a new model. I understand if it was never there..............
It's true that if you read the manual, you can take the gun down and put it back together. But the problem is, if you don't do it all that often, you better have the manual there every time.
I stick with my Mk II or 22/45 MK III pistols. I've got a bunch of them and they all work just fine.
After spending all the time I've spent learning to take the bloody things apart and putting them back together, I applaud Ruger for making it easier. But I won't be swapping any of mine in for the new ones because it's no longer an issue for me. I don't even need a rubber mallet because there are plenty of surfaces around that will do. The only thing one really needs to keep in mind about the old autos is not to take them apart until they've shot one or two hundred rounds (or it will be very tough to put back together).Vern Humphrey said:This is another time when I'm seized with an uncontrollable urge NOT to run out and buy the latest new development in firearms.
My guess is that most folks who buy one aren't thinking about using it for self-defense.The last thing I'd want in a struggle is to have someone hit that button.
That would be a shame. It's certainly capable of it. Ten shots can be fired in four seconds. I'd hate to walk into that kind of firepower.My guess is that most folks who buy one aren't thinking about using it for self-defense.