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Old 09-07-2013, 06:57 PM   #1
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Default Ruger Mk III vs. Browning 1911-A1... Go!

Which should I buy?... Fun plinker that I can carry around in the pasture and teach my son on one day. Most Reliable? Most Accurate? Most Fun?

I tried to read some Chuck Hawks review online but you have to sign in or something and I didn't want to mess with that.

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Does anyone have a suggestion? Btw I am talking about the .22 caliber pistols. Just to clarify incase anyone thought I meant the full sized 1911.

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The Ruger is much less expensive. There are also several variations of the Ruger available. There's a good bit of aftermarket support for the Ruger. If you like the 1911 platform, try the .22-45 version. As far as I know the Browning comes in one configuration, with tiny GI type 1911 sights.

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Get the Ruger, with the long(6-7/8") bull barrel, and a good scope,

if you want something you can shoot, out to the

accurate range of the caliber. (80-ish yards)

I've got a scoped MK II which makes it to the range, every trip.

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Yea after reading a lot more on the Internet I have decided that I will prob go with the Ruger. I can play around plinking it, then I can upgrade it one day if I want. Any opinions on volquartsen upgrades? Also, if I do decide to upgrade it one day what would be the best platform to start off with?

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Go with the Ruger. There is a good aftermarket in parts if you want to "enhance it" it a bit. I shoot mine
in speed steel competition. I get rid of the magazine safety and install a Volquartzen trigger kit.

Specifically--for a packin in the pasture and teaching the kids gun---get the Ruger 22/45 Lite. Catalog #
P45MK3ALRPFL. Warning--it comes with a threaded barrel from the factory. Sooner or later you will want
to accessorize your Ruger with a suppressor.

When THAT bug bites you, look hard at the Liberty Kodiak TL. I REALLY like mine.

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You definitely want to eliminate the magazine disconnect. There are a couple of methods; I purchased a bushing from an internet seller named "Sam Lam". I also read about a DIY option using 5mm washers. I used that until my bushing arrived. Volquartsen may have one as well.

I also performed the "slingshot modification" that allows you to release the bolt by pulling back on the bolt.

You might want to shoot it with the stock trigger before springing for upgrades. I purchased the Volquartsen tune-up kit but some folks report getting substantial improvement by replacing the sear only.

You can upgrade any of the Mark III pistols so get the one you want.

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Ruger, I've got an older model and although it may not be the best gun ever it is very fun and nice looking.

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I considered the same two; the Browning and the Ruger Mark III 22/45 Target, model 10178. I chose those two so it would be a good platform to use to train for my SIG 1911. I Decided on the 22/45. Better for my usage, plus a 5.5" bull barrel and adjustable target sights. Then add to that the many aftermarket options available out there for the Ruger and it was a no brainer. If I could have them both I would opt for that but picking just one, I did the right thing.

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I shoot Steel Challenge with this 22/45 with Cmore red dot. It's a great gun.image-1749470251.jpg

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