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Daughter has a birthday coming up and I think this might be an appropriate present to go along with her 10/22 I bought her for Christmas a couple of years ago.

What's the forum consensus on the new MK IV's? I know Mk II's are very highly thought of, Mk III's not so much. The other option is to go with a Browning Buckmark. I have one that she keeps, "borrowing".




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Got to handle one recently, it's on my short list.

Balances well and I like the new controls. Not hilariously exaggerated but much more user friendly than the controls on my MkII.


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I played with a bronze Lite version the other day at the LGS, very nice fit and finish. Only reason it didn't come home with me was that it was hilariously overpriced (by about $100-120 from what I've seen online). Once someone has them in stock for a reasonable price I'll be picking one up.



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Depends on how it breaks down/goes back together.
I had a MK-I
1. Accurate...highly.
2. Easy to shoot...very.
3. Basic cleaning...no problem.
4. Through cleaning...a REAL pain in the butt to put back together.

I'm getting back into shooting after a long layoff. As I sold my Ruger MK-I many years back, I bought a Browing Buckmark for .22 shooting. The three first lines from above...the same, but the full cleaning...MUCH easier to reassemble.

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I'll be getting one, once I can find a non-Tactical, non-Lite 22/45 Mk IV.
 
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Their main selling feature is the ease of takedown and reassembly. What's wrong with the Mark III?
 
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Their main selling feature is the ease of takedown and reassembly. What's wrong with the Mark III?


The lack of ease of takedown and reassembly. Big Grin
 
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Their main selling feature is the ease of takedown and reassembly. What's wrong with the Mark III?


The lack of ease of takedown and reassembly. Big Grin


It also has a slide release, mag release and safety that are similar to a real 1911. So that is kind of nice for training purposes
 
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I have the the 2245 in bronze and I love it. Only downfall is the trigger and I plan getting a vq trigger and take the 5lb trigger down to a 2 1/2 lb trigger.

the thing begs to be suppressed. I plan on getting one of those down the road as well.

My 13 year old son liked shooting it because it is a lot lighter than my mk2 with the 10" bull barrel
 
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I'll be getting one, once I can find a non-Tactical, non-Lite 22/45 Mk IV.

I got the Tactical, non-lite so I can suppress it later. Only 200 rounds down so far but I like it. As said above, the trigger isnt "great" but not bad either. A handful of fail-to-feeds that I'm going to attribute to break-in and/or ammo. Ironically, I have yet to take down and clean Wink
 
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I bought one a while back. My wife took it for herself, she really likes it.

We have had other Rugers MK II and III in the past - love the MK IV's take down and reassembly procedure.


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Big plus for Mark IV 22/45 Lite with parts replacement. Then one gets rid of "magazine safety" and has a much better trigger with little pre-travel and over-travel. Many will find attaching a Halo to the back of the slide helps and does away with finger pinching.

. . . and after replacing parts, putting it back together is very easy!

At the moment, many Mark IV are in short supply and priced over a S&W Victory. One expects that to abate in time.


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Sweet takedown. Meh triggers. The black MkIV Target is on my wantlist primarily because I've never owned any of the Ruger Standards in any of its generations. But frankly I don't see it besting my Victory, at least without a bit of help from the aftermarket.
 
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Take a look at S&W's new Victory. Love mine. Eats anything I put through it. Easy take down with one screw.
 
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Sold my MkIII 22/45

Bought a MkIV 22/45, taking it to be integrally suppressed on Monday. I reckon that NFA wait time bubble is gonna pop soon.


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I have the Mark IV Hunter and a Buck Mark. Both are excellent guns. You cannot go wrong.

I would buy the Mark IV and then let her choose at the range!
 
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I have one and really like it, fun to shoot. It runs Walmart white box with no issues, and very accurate.



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Got tired of the take down on my MK11 and got the Victory but will look at the MK IV
 
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I have had a chance to shoot one and handle it. Solid as all other Ruger 22's. Likes to be well oiled to function well when new. Ambi-safety is a huge improvement. Since the back of the barrel/breech face needs frequent cleaning when shooting lots of 22's the easier take down is a big plus. Well made. The one I have handled belongs to a member of our youth 22 steel team. He paid $480 for a "lite" 22/45 model, which seems a little high. It's #1 on my list for the next 22 pistol I buy (I currently shoot a custom Beretta mod 89, mainly due to the ambi-safety thing)

Also: the levers are a big improvement over past models.

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