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Shot my new Ruger 22/45 for the first time.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Capital Punishment, Jan 4, 2003.

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  1. Capital Punishment

    Capital Punishment Member

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    I paid a little over $300 dollars for this gun. Now before you say i got a bad deal, keep in mind i live in Maryland, where this, and many other guns will be illegal in 2003, so this is actually a pretty good deal.

    I love this little gun. :) Shot over 100+ rounds through it without a malfunction. I even shot some Remington Gold Pack bullets which everyone preaches so religiously against! All without a single hiccup. Accuracy was good, even with my bad aim and crappy bullets. Recoil is very mild. Ergonomics was suprisingly good; it fit my hand well. A very fun gun. Im happy. :D


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  2. 10-Ring

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    Been very happy w/ my ol' Slabsides ;) Congrats w/ the new addition!
     
  3. firestar

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    I have that same gun and it shoots as good as my SS 5.5" Bull bbl MKII. They are good deals but I only paid $199.00 for mine NIB.:neener:
     
  4. Cal4D4

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    Picked up the 4" bull barrel version as my last pistol of 2002. Just finished 1050 rounds of Remington Golden Bullets from the 525 bulk pack - $10/525 from Big 5 on sale. Only one failure to fire. No other glitches. Even took it apart once. No real problem, follow the instructions carefully. What a fun gun.
     
  5. Capital Punishment

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    Yea, i forgot to mention that.

    Taking it apart was a piece of cake. Putting it back together was a littel tougher. :) Took about 4 tries to get it back together right, but i only took about 15 minutes trying to figure it out. I know how to do it now. In fact, i could field-strip that thing and reassemble it in my sleep. Its not as hard as some people would lead you to believe.
     
  6. firestar

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    The only ammo that mine won't feed is Winchester X-pert HPs. They nose dive into the feedramp and get a deep gouge in the tip.

    I think 1-3 misfeeds-jams is perfectly acceptable for any semi-auto .22lr rimfire. Any less than that is great and a bunch more than that is a problem but the fact is, .22lr rimfires tend to have more problems with reliability than most other cals.
     
  7. Lord Grey Boots

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    I got one of those recently as well. tis very fun. :D
     
  8. Kahr carrier

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    I have found the Ruger 22 pistols Mk 2,22/45 to be great shooters. Sounds like Maryland is as screwy as the PRK.:banghead:
     
  9. Cal4D4

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    Thought of a complaint......the box. I am right handed and the pistol points the wrong way in the box. Would be easier to pick up if it pointed the other way. D#mn poor design, they oughta be flogged.:D
     
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    My case points the other way but only has a spot for a single spare mag. My 22/45 loves the Rem golden bullet which is a good thing, Dicks Sporting Goods has them on sale a couple of times a year for 7.95/525.
     
  11. Scott13

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    I also have a 22/45 model . But mine doesnt have the bull barrel.
    Actually it's my current range gun , beacuse they are so cheap to shoot. Iam glad to hear you have good resutls with it . Imo Rugers are probably the best range guns around . They seem
    to be super durable . Mine has about 5K rounds and looks almost
    new still . The only thing i dislike about it is it's a little light , so it's not as accurate as some other 22's . I wish i would have gotten the bull barrel . But ovrerall a very good gun .
     
  12. Sisco

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    Got mine off of eBay right before they banned gun sales. It's the only gun I own that always goes to the range with me. Might as well just leave it in the range bag!
     
  13. Big Al

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    I got the same gun a while back, and love it. Probably 200+ rounds through it. Surprisingly accurate at long distances.
     
  14. Jesse H

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    Looks just like my favorite range gun without the "character marks" in the blueing. Also looks like they changed the box slightly.

    I plan on sending mine into Ruger to get reblued, and maybe some nicer sights installed.
     
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