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Which Ruger MKII?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Diggler, Jul 24, 2009.

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  1. Diggler

    Diggler Member

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    I've been wanting to get a Ruger .22 MK something-or-other for a while now. I don't think I need all the 'extras' that a MKIII comes with.

    A local shop has three Mark II pistols available. All are blued finish.

    1. Regular, run of the mill blued MKII, nonadjustable sights. $170
    2. Target model, rear adjustable sights. $300
    3. 50th Anniversary model, new old stock, $300.

    Are those good prices for a Ruger?
     
  2. Runningman

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    My pick would be #2.... Target model, rear adjustable sights. $300
     
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  4. Diggler

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    I was thinking about the tacsol upper as well, they're pretty expensive.

    I'd like one, but am not sure if they're worth it...
     
  5. bigfatdave

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    Personally, I like the balance of a Bull Barrel on those. But don't spurn the "standard" just because of the fixed sights, most are set right in the first place. Continual adjustment of the sights on a pistol is generally an attempt to cover up lousy shooting, I know that I have adjusted many sights only to see no improvement. Now I leave them alone until I have tight groups, and then adjust minimally.

    Go for the one that is happiest in your hand, and if that remains a tie, go for the one that seems less worn. I'd add the cheap upgrades before going for a whole upper, like an improved extractor from VQ or a good detail strip/clean of the existing parts. If I was planning on a barrel/receiver change-out, I'd be looking for a junker and changing out the internals on that (from VQ) as well.
     
  6. 22-rimfire

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    My favorite is the 5.5" Bull Barrel Mark II. Mark III, about the same beastie.
     
  7. ArmedBear

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    #2

    The gun deserves target sights. I have a Mark II Target with a scope on it, and a 22/45 with target sights, both 6 7/8" slabside bulls. GREAT guns.
     
  8. SwampWolf

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    I also would opt for #2 for the same reasons others have given. Too, I prefer the MKII to the MKIII because the III version comes with "features" I'd rather do without.
     
  9. tlen

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    There's nothing wrong with the MKIII models although IMHO the 22/45 grip/frame is way too thin. The blued steel target models should run around $320 or less.
     
  10. RatDrall

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    Buy #1 while you can, that's a great price!
     
  11. JCisHe

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    #1 is a great price!
     
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