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Old 10-07-2013, 02:47 AM   #31
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but the Mkiii feels like it is better quality. I like the target models of both guns. Does the 22/45 not come with a steel handle rather than the poly version? Any opinions on this?

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but the Mkiii feels like it is better quality. I like the target models of both guns. Does the 22/45 not come with a steel handle rather than the poly version? Any opinions on this?
I believe all the 22/45's are poly frames,that's what I found on the Ruger website.
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but the Mkiii feels like it is better quality. I like the target models of both guns. Does the 22/45 not come with a steel handle rather than the poly version? Any opinions on this?
22/45 is a poly lower. I have the target version, with a 5.5" bull barrel and the balance is quite similar to my 1911. To me it was the way to go.
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I've never been much of a fan of the autoloading pistol, so don't have a lot of experience. However, I did buy this Ruger 22/45 a couple of years ago, prior to my grandson's visit, just to have something for him to shoot for experience.



It does a good job of putting bullets where you aim. And trouble free. Not much on looks, but its a nice pistol for a youngster.

It does tend to eat up .22 cartridges.

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I've never been much of a fan of the autoloading pistol, so don't have a lot of experience. However, I did buy this Ruger 22/45 a couple of years ago, prior to my grandson's visit, just to have something for him to shoot for experience.



It does a good job of putting bullets where you aim. And trouble free. Not much on looks, but its a nice pistol for a youngster.

It does tend to eat up .22 cartridges.

Bob Wright
I found the standard grip of the 22/45 too slim. I waited for a factory gun with removable grips. I put nice checkered grips, slightly thicker than standard, on mine and it is great.
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Get a 1911 .45 Auto, of which there are dozens of good choices these days, and a .22 conversion kit for it. Takes all of 30 seconds to switch from .45 to .22, great fun, great accuracy and great practice as you are shooting the same trigger and sights, grip etc. as you would with the bigger caliber. You can't shoot .45's out of the Ruger Mark III or the Browning .22. Pictured is the Kimber .22 conversion slide on my Kimber CPD frame.



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