Ruger MK II

Discussion in 'Ruger Handgun Forum' started by Yeti, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. Yeti

    Yeti New Member

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    Thoughts on the 22/45 vs the MK 2?
    (polymer vs steel)
     
  2. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    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.
     

  3. mdauben

    mdauben New Member

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    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.
     
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  4. TimKS

    TimKS Member Lifetime Supporter

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    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. ;)
     
  5. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

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    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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  6. Quentin

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    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.
     
  7. Mercator

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    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.
     
  8. MemphisJim1

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    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.
     
  9. ParhfinderAFW

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    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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  10. Mercator

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

    ParhfinderAFW New Member

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    True. I actually never considered that as I'm used to the frames being the firearm.


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  12. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i have shot couple of the older steel framed Rugers in the past, but when i finally decided to buy one, i bought the Mark III 22/45 Target Model. have been pleased with it ever since i got it home and shot it.

    i would still like to have an older steel framed Mark II at some point. there was one version they oofered that had a 9" target barrel that was pretty cool that i liked. i haven't seen too many like that one.
     
  13. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    AFAIK, the only difference between the two is grip angle.

    On a personal note, I have a scoped stainless steel MKII with the

    6-3/4" slabside barrel. It's a favorite plinker, and a great

    varminter. Minute of ashtray out to 80 yards.

    Just got Hogues, don't have to sweat scratching up the

    wood grips anymore. My favorite 22LR.
     
  14. Mercator

    Mercator New Member

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    I have two, one all steel like therewolfs, another with a light alloy frame (aftermarket). Ran several back-to-back shooting contests - it's a tie.