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Ruger mk 3

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by slacker142, Dec 26, 2008.

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  1. slacker142

    slacker142 Member

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    Brand new gun owner here, got a Ruger Mk III .22 and Im anxious to get it on the range.


    Ive got some experience with my fathers Beretta 9mm( Im better with it then he is), should I expect anything different besides less recoil?
     
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  2. JackOfAllTradesMasterAtNone

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    It'll be more accurate than that Beretta!

    -Steve
     
  3. gpr

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    getting the assembly pin back in is a lesson in patience...i have been learning since 1976...gpr
     
  4. PO2Hammer

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    Congrats on the Mk III, welcome to The High Road, shoot safetly.
     
  5. single stack

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    Reassembly after cleaning will be a bother until you get the hang of the procedure.
    It is not intuitive. The wording in the directions seems awkward.
    Remain calm; the directions are your friend.

    Experiment with small batches of a variety of ammo at first.
    Once you find the one your gun likes(don't be afraid to try cheap ammo), buy a bunch.
    Federal 510 is my favorite.

    The MkIII is a great shooter. Enjoy!

    SS
     
  6. david636

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    Congratulations on your new MkIII. I have two MkIII’s, a 6 7/8 competition and a 22/45. Both are great guns for shooting targets.

    Enjoy yours and be safe.
     
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    Congratulations, you're going to love it. Using the supplied scope mount, try a $30 red dot scope someday. It just adds to the fun.
     
  8. Rxxdoc

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    I love my MkIII, and have probably put 3 thousand rounds thru it without a problem. My only minor complaint is the grip being a bit small for my hands.

    It is very accurate, and I haven't had any issues with the gun. You will really love it. Mine likes the cheap ammo, so for $10.00 I can shoot for a few days.

    There are a good bunch of people here. Welcome.
     
  9. LightningMan

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    Welcome Slacker142, I bought a Ruger MKIII Hunter model with a 7" tube and really like it now. At first I had problems with stove-piped cases and it didn't matter which type of ammo, cheap or expensive, it didn't matter. I was ready to call Ruger untill I came apon this informational articile off the internet, and I did try this modification to the magazines and sence then, have not had any more stove-piping. So if you have any issues with stove-piping cases you may want to try what I did and go to this web site to see how to do it. LM
    http://xavierthoughts.blogspot.com/2008/10/mkii-magazine-tweak.html
     
  10. onebigelf

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    There is a company that makes a really neat mag loader that every Ruger MKx owner should have. I just bought one and it's just zip-zip and the mag is loaded. The ammo companies should give them away. There are videos on Youtube and others that walk you through the intricacies of dis-assembly and re-assembly. Much better than the manual.

    John
     
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    Zaliznock Industries sells the loader you speak of they're $30 and you can load Ruger mags in 3 seconds. Go to you tube and type magazine loader and you should find a video on it. It's called the Ultimate Clip Loader and I have 2 and it works like advertised.
     
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    This helped with My Rugers, but ultimately the Volquartson "Exact Edge" extractor was the final solution.

    Big +1 to the Ultimate Clip Loader, its why I shoot the Rugers more than any of my other .22 pistols, despite liking the Beretta Neos and S&W M22A a bit better (I have the 7.5" fluted barrel M22A).

    --wally.
     
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    Nice pistol, another BIG + on the UCL.
     
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    Wally, speaking of Volquartson, I installed their accurizing/trigger kit in mine and I really like it. Well worth the $110 and there's a video on Youtube on how to install it if you have problems with understanding the written instructions that come with it. LM
     
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