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Old 12-26-2013, 02:39 AM   #11
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If the compensator is like your lower pic, it's an older Volquartzen V-Comp. About $60 retail.
$125 for the pistol? Grab it quick.

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If the compensator is like your lower pic, it's an older Volquartzen V-Comp. About $60 retail.
$125 for the pistol? Grab it quick.
that was my thought as well!
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Buy it. Mark II's are great pistols. I don't believe the Mark II came with a threaded barrel. I think only the Mark III's did.

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If the compensator is like your lower pic, it's an older Volquartzen V-Comp. About $60 retail.
$125 for the pistol? Grab it quick.
Cool, I'll post a pic once I get it. I'd only be so lucky, as it's probably not that - but hopefully will be able to identify it.
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Ok I picked up the gun. It's definitely a Mark II 22/45, from 2000. The compensator is user removable as well, it has a single hex bolt at the top that seems to be holding it in place. I have the original sights that go on this as well if the compensator is removed. I think the barrel is maybe 4", it doesn't seem long enough to be 5" anything - did they make a 4"? I know there are target, government, competition, etc. models - just curious how one could identify. I see this one says Target on the side, so does that denote anything special?

I looked online and funny enough the compensator on one of the Mk II's on wikipedia looked just like the one on this but in stainless. So it turns out this is definitely a Volquartsen V-Comp, seems like they still make these but at $58 a pop. Definitely cool, too bad it doesn't do more than just look cool though



So now the problem is ammo - where the heck does one buy .22 ammo? The local stores actually had plenty of .45 ACP, but no .22 to be seen anywhere.

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Unfortunately, 22 ammo has taken the hardest hit in the "Great Ammo Scare of 2013". Keep an eye out for it at your LGS and Wal Mart. It will show up.

Very smart buy by the way.

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Ask the LGS if he has some 22, some around me do not keep them out, they keep it under the counter for regulars. Even the local Walmart has been keeping it under the counter rather than in the cabinet with other ammo. Hope you enjoy it, I love my 22/45, just a pleasure to shoot.

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Ok I picked up the gun. It's definitely a Mark II 22/45, from 2000. The compensator is user removable as well, it has a single hex bolt at the top that seems to be holding it in place. I have the original sights that go on this as well if the compensator is removed. I think the barrel is maybe 4", it doesn't seem long enough to be 5" anything - did they make a 4"? I know there are target, government, competition, etc. models - just curious how one could identify. I see this one says Target on the side, so does that denote anything special?

I looked online and funny enough the compensator on one of the Mk II's on wikipedia looked just like the one on this but in stainless. So it turns out this is definitely a Volquartsen V-Comp, seems like they still make these but at $58 a pop. Definitely cool, too bad it doesn't do more than just look cool though



So now the problem is ammo - where the heck does one buy .22 ammo? The local stores actually had plenty of .45 ACP, but no .22 to be seen anywhere.
i have seen that compensator for sale at MidwayUSA. i just don't see it being very effective for a 22 rimfire pistol. for my needs it would be a waste of money.

yep, 22 ammo is still scarce in some places. my WalMart usually gets ammo in early in the morning during the week. i just pick some up at the pawn shop or my LGS when i visit. no bulk packs available right now, so i just get whatever in available in the 100 packs.
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Got it, thanks all. How much did a box of say 100 rounds go for before all this madness and how much is it generally going for now? I'd like to make sure I'm not grossly overpaying for it. I thought I did ok when I found 50 count 45 ACP 230 Grain Federal for $21 a box, and the next day stumbled upon a 100-count of whitebox Winchester 45 ACP 230 grain for $43 - they had the same Federal ammo but wanted $26 for each box so I passed on that. I've noticed prices for some of the lower calibers is just as high as the larger ones. I mean, I recall seeing a 50-count box of .25 Auto for $25 and that's more than my 45 ACP cost. Sure hope this ammo craziness settles down some more, I know it's better than it was but still...needed to load up on 45 ACP to break-in my new 1911, so I'm not trying to stockpile the ammo just get enough to run the gun through its paces.

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Shintsu, it's a pristine Ruger for an amazing price. You can't go wrong there.
As to the compensator, etc., I don't know. It appears everything was done correctly, so you've no worries there.
Axxe knows more about that stuff, so I think you've got a keeper there.
I've bought two guns sight unseen. One is a Colt .380, the other is a Ruger M77.
Both times the seller said "I have a ----- I'll sell for $---.
Both times the price was so low, I just said "I'll take it". With a name like Ruger, Colt, S&W, you can't go wrong.

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