MkII Target vs 22/45

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by Cory2, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. Cory2

    Cory2 New Member

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    Quick question, besides the grip angle what is the difference between a ruger mkII Target and a Ruger 22/45?
     
  2. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Active Member

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    The main difference is the 22/45 is a polymer framed gun with 1911 situated controls. The mk2 is steel frame with a heel type mag release. The mk3 also has the thumb mag release instead of the heel mag release of the mk2.
     

  3. Cory2

    Cory2 New Member

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    Thanks, I was just curious because I have a mkII target and was looking at pictures of 22/45's and couldnt really tell a difference. I think I will stick with my steel framed mk2 :p
     
  4. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    I didn't like the 22/45. It didn't at all feel like my 1911. It felt like a 1x3" piece of oak. The corners were sharp and painful. The overall fit and finish was not what I would expect from a quality Ruger MkII or MkIII pistol. I went with the Neos over the 22/45...

    Thats just me.
     
  5. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Ive got one of the new threaded barrel 22/45 its very accurate and extremely reliable once the mag safety and loaded chamber indicator are disabled. A couple weekends back i ran 1000 rounds through it with no failures.

    Other than the grip angle they differ in that the 22/45 mk3 come with a defective magazine safety that can cause the mag to have the wrong angle as it presses on the follower the last few rounds causing jams. It also has a chamber indicator that auickly gums up with dirt and can cause fail to eject issues. With those disabled its a damn good gun.

    Just my opinion on one sample.
     
  6. CHLChris

    CHLChris New Member

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    One of the major "benefits" of the 22/45 is the 1911 set-up. But when I handled one, the safety was in the same place, but felt nothing like a 1911. You have to kind of squish your thumb into the button to toggle the safety.

    I ended up with a Buck Mark, which I love. But the safety on it is pretty lame, too. I can barely operate it with several fingers, much less just my thumb. I don't need a safety on a .22, though. I'm not carrying it, just shootin' stuff for fun.
     
  7. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    if your looking to replicate the feel of a 1911 in a 22lr the sig 1911-22 or gsg 1911-22 are about the only realistic option.