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New Ruger MarkIII 22/45 Hunter

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by martymcfly, May 25, 2011.

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  1. martymcfly

    martymcfly Member

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    Well, after posting a while ago that it was high time for me to get back into shooting and hunting I finally got the process into gear. Picked up a new Ruger Mark III 22/45 this morning. Now I just need to get out to the range!

    Decided on the 5.5" barrel after initially thinking I would get the all stainless Mark III with the 6 7/8th barrel. After handing the various models a bit more I decided I liked the balance better on the shorter barrel and polymer frame. But I can see the big boy barrel joining me down the road sometime anyway. Just looks too cool and sometimes you just need a cool looking pistol around.

    Disassembled and reassembled it a few times today and after reading some of the horror stories about how difficult the process was I was pleasantly surprised to not have any problems. Although I'm sure I just jinxed myself for when I disassemble it and clean it a bit before hitting the range the first time.

    And of course, here is the obligatory pic since if you don't have a pic it never happened.
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    Now to shoot it and then decide what 1911 I want to add to the collection.
     
  2. 1KPerDay

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    Pretty. Congrats.
     
  3. arcticap

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    I didn't realize that there was a 22/45 version that came so well appointed.
    Thanks for the photo. :)
     
  4. m2steven

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    I have the exact model except mine is the 6-7/8 barrel (don't remember the exact fractional component of the barrel length).

    The pistol is one of those dead on models. If you can aim the thing, you'll hit whatever it is you're pointing at. I love mine. I've a red dot scope on it and that is a wonderful addition.

    Enjoy !!!
     
  5. Greg528iT

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    Very nice
     
  6. trustno1

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    Good choice.
     
  7. nosbocaj

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    Looks great! I just got a Mark III 22/45 not too long ago and I love it.
     
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    Yep, good choice. That'll stay in the collection for DECADES I bet. Good 22s tend to do that.
     
  9. martymcfly

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    Took the new Ruger out to CA to do some shootin' with a buddy and loved it. Between shooting other handguns and limited time I only got about 150 rounds through it, no issues with it. Now I can't wait to get back to the range to shoot it some more. I think I need a speed loader for the magazines.

    Not only was shooting the new Ruger nice, but I got to shoot my buddy's Combat Commander too. Nice shooting piece. The downside, just makes we want to add a 1911 to my collection that much sooner.
     
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