Ruger Mark IV...Can't stop giggling.

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I agree that the takedown method in the Mark IV is a vast improvement.

The weak point in all the Marks, from the Mark II onwards, is the heavy and sloppy trigger pull. A 5 - 6 lb. trigger pull is simply unacceptable in a target pistol.

There are a number of modifications that can be made to the Mark IV, that I have posted about before. Mainly, you need to get rid of the magazine disconnector. Substitute a simple Mark II style hammer, a Volquartsen target sear, and a Clark trigger, and you are good to go.

To give Ruger credit, they have maintained backswards compatibility in the Mark IV.
I giggle every time I reassemble one of my MKIIIs and reallize that many people have trouble with it. Makes me feel better about my miserable self. ;)

Seriously... much drooling over this in California since we will probably never see one in the wild unless one of our roster exempt class decides to sell one.
The Mark IV Hunter truly is beautiful and I was so tempted but finally ordered the blue Mark IV Target since it has the same great new features and is about 9 oz lighter. Looking forward to getting it in a week or so.

But boy ... that Mark IV Hunter is beautiful!!!!
Am I the only person in the world who didn't have any trouble with the Ruger take-down procedure?

I've never had a problem with take-down or assembly on my MK II, MK III Hunter or MK III Lite. The tolerances on my MK II are a little tighter than the other guns, so sometimes getting the main spring locked down takes some muscle. Other than that, no problems at all.
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