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Yeti 08-04-2013 10:26 PM

Ruger MK II
 
Thoughts on the 22/45 vs the MK 2?
(polymer vs steel)

sputnik1988 08-04-2013 10:46 PM

There is also a difference in the grip angle, the Mk.1, 2 and 3 have a European style angle, a bit more agressive, like that of the P.08 Luger or a Glock. The 22/45 was designed to have an angle similar to that of a 1911, hence the name 22/45.

I would hold both and decide from there.

mdauben 08-06-2013 12:29 AM

Sputnik has the right idea. For a gun like the Ruger .22 semiautomatic I don't consider have steel vs polymer grip an issue one way or the other. Personally, I like the grip angle on the MkII better for single handed bullseye shooting bit the grip angle on the 22/45 may be better in your hands or for your use. The barrel configuration you want may also have an impact on your choice.

Either way, the Ruger Mk and 22/45 semiautos are great guns and you can't really go wrong with any of them.

TimKS 08-08-2013 02:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yeti (Post 1326180)
Thoughts on the 22/45 vs the MK 2?
(polymer vs steel)

I like the bull barrel with either the steel or poly gun. For me it tends to settle the recoil a bit for target shooting...or any shooting for that matter. ;)

drvsafe 05-04-2014 02:29 AM

I have a 22/45 Target with a bull barrel, and removable grip panels. It's got great balance in my hands, and it is quite accurate. The target sights are a bit hard to pick up quickly. I am considering a Burris FF2 or 3 and changing out the front sight for a hi viz one. But other than that, I am quite happy with the purchase.


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Quentin 05-04-2014 04:46 PM

I prefer the steel framed Rugers with the pronounced grip angle. The newer 22/45 polymers just feel odd to me even though I do love the feel of a 1911. No doubt my preference was shaped by the first three pistols I bought, a P08 Luger, Ruger Mark I Target and Colt 1911. Lots of folks like the 22/45 so handle them both and choose the one you like best.

Don't forget that there are other fine .22lr pistols, even near clones of the 1911.

Mercator 05-04-2014 06:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yeti (Post 1326180)
Thoughts on the 22/45 vs the MK 2?
(polymer vs steel)

You need to handle both. It cannot be decided for you by vote.

Heavier weight favors bullseye shooting, but in a 22 it is not a serious concern.

MemphisJim1 05-04-2014 06:45 PM

The unmentioned major factor for me was the magazine release. I ended up with a MkII 22/45...and love it. I held off on a Mark until the MkIIIs were out. I bought a fluted barrel MkIII instead of the slab sided Target because I prefer the former's aesthetic...along with the mag release in the "right" place. I love both; each has a red dot on it and they're used alternately in club Steel Challenge matches. Other than the optics, both of mine are bone stock.

ParhfinderAFW 05-07-2014 02:16 PM

I have the 22/45 mark iii. I don't too much like the cheap feeling of the polymer. Mine does not have the removable grip panels, which I feel would make it more comfortable because I could add a hogue.


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Mercator 05-07-2014 02:20 PM

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Originally Posted by ParhfinderAFW (Post 1571664)
I have the 22/45 mark iii. I don't too much like the cheap feeling of the polymer. Mine does not have the removable grip panels, which I feel would make it more comfortable because I could add a hogue.


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Buying a replacement steel or alloy frame is easy and inexpensive. It is not a firearm (the barreled action is)


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