22-45 lite or Mk iii

Discussion in 'Ruger Handgun Forum' started by Jackal70, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. Jackal70

    Jackal70 New Member

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    Looking to get one or the other just wanting to know the pros am cons from you guys Which is better more accurate.
     
  2. indy36

    indy36 New Member

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    I have the 22-45 and I love it.



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  3. hoovco

    hoovco New Member

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    I have the 22-45 as well. Great gun.
     
  4. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    I have a Standard which is just the original model of the MKIII I enjoy it a lot and if you get a MKIII it is very customizable. Also it is made out of steel and not plastic. Basically you're just going to have to hold them both and choose from there.
     
  5. elfmdl

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    You can't go wrong with either. I have the mark iii hunter with the target barrel. The thing is a tack driver. I can hit soda cans at 50 yards with it, and just for laughs one time I shot a clip at a milk jug at 100 yards, and actually hit it twice
     
  6. hmh

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    From what I have heard the lite is not as accurate as the standard 22/45. I have a 22/45 that I have had the barrel threaded. I like the fact that the controls are the same as a 1911. My father has a mk3 and accuracy wise I really cannot tell the difference. If you go with a 22/45 make sure it has removable grip panels. Whichever way you go you will not be dissappointed.
     
  7. Gonzilla

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    Do you prefer the feel of steel or polymer ? The 22/45 has the same grip angle as the 1911 n grip panels are exchangeable - the controls are the same as every other Ruger.

    What do you want it for - hunting, CC, Tgt, plinking etc.

    Is balance important ? Check out the bull barrels in 5.5 n shorter - shoot them. Then try the longer sight radius of the hunter model. Which shoots better for you ?

    Whichever one you buy - eliminate most of the BS added to the MK III for safety. The trigger didn't need any help being bad and there are aftermarket parts to help you. Volquartsen makes an excellent accuracy kit but their excellent grips may not fit the 22/45 frame. Something to think about if you want to go down that road.

    From ultra simple to space gun - the Ruger can do it all - the choice is up to you. Buckmark is also a viable alternative and if you want a dedicated Tgt piece - SW Model 41.
     
  8. indy36

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    I love mine but I'm going to say one bad thing...it is without of doubt THE WORST gun to take apart. Such a pain with the 'put mag in, take mag out, squeeze trigger, put mag back in, etc, etc' I need the guide every time...and a punch, paper clip, and mallet.
     
  9. Vincine

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    QFT!!
    I put this on mine:​
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlm2nz-Y_Qk[/ame]
    He sells some nice grips and other stuff too.​
     
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  10. TheDesertFox

    TheDesertFox New Member

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    Clip..........
     
  11. RUG3R44

    RUG3R44 New Member

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    I have a 22/45 that I've shot several thousand rounds through. It's accurate and very reliable. I shoot it more than all my other weapons combined. Mine is an older w'out the grip panels nor is itr drilled for mounting optics. I've been thinking about getting a 22/45 lite and mounting a red dot site on it. MK3, 22/45, 22/45 lite, all are excellent choices that will last a lifetime.
     
  12. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Anyone have a speedloader for those clipazines? They are kinda hard on fingers without em.
     
  13. Vincine

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    I’ve used a small Rx cap or a soda bottle cap. If you put it over the ‘tab’ and you can push it down the side of the magazine. Those help a lot. I’ve also used a spent shell and pushed the ‘tab’ down with that, but being round, it's harder. Now I have an ERGO ‘Thumb Savor’. It’s a little plastic thing expressly designed to slide over the magazine and it makes it easy to push the tab down. I think it cost a couple of bucks.
     

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  14. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I've never seen a pic of one or in person. I'm thinking I can make one with a piece of plastic and a band saw.
     
  15. Vincine

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    You don't even need a band saw. I think you could just drill some holes in a line in a piece of plastic. The one below using hardware can load two magazines at a time.
     

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  16. winds-of-change

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  17. Gonzilla

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    I've got the same one and it was too tight - required filing and still doesn't work as well as the wing variety.

    I kinda like the one that loads two at a time. Great idea - would like to try it.

    I wore my thumbs out in my youth w MK I growing up. I had 3 mags and needed a few hundred more. :D (two survived to this day - they were made of metal then.)
     
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  18. cameronguyton

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