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Ruger Mk History-Going Backwards!

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:46 am
by theo98
In 2018 I became interested in the newest MkIV iteration and purchased the wonderful Stainless Hunter. I've added a few more Mk .22s since, and being able to totally disassemble/reassemble a MkI or MkII in under 5 minutes, the 1949 to present models have all been fair game! :)

I have dropped in a few aftermarket and OEM parts (VQ-TK-AMT Adjustable Triggers, MkIII Hammers and MkIV/MkII VQ Sears) and been able to achieve lowers with superb glass-breaking actions, minimal PT and OT settings and crisp "Target Trigger" pulls between 1.25# to 1.5#!! IMO, the Mk series Rimfires are very accurate and reliable. When I do my part, groupings of 1/2" at 25 yds or less (rested) are common with any of my Mk pistols, however still need a lot of work on ME! :oops:

Attached pictures are in order of procurement...all are Shooters, no real collectors! The MkIV Hunter-22/45 Lite combo (Blue upper), the blued Standard 1976 Bicentennial, the blued MkI Heavy Taper and the MkIV Target-22/45 Lite (blued Upper) being the most recent editions (Standard, MkI Target & MkIV Target in post #2)! :mrgreen:

Ted
Ruger MkIV Hunter-VQ Laminated Grips & Bolt Release-TK Victory Trigger & Shadow Pic Rail-Vortex Venom RDR Scope.JPG
Ruger MkIV 22-45 Lite & Vortex Venom RDR Scope-4.JPG
Ruger MkIV Hunter Lower - 22-45 Lite Upper-2.JPG
Ruger MkII 6 inch Standard - VQ Volthane Grip-VQ Trigger-VQ Sear-VQ FP-VQ Ejector-VQ Ext Mag Release.JPG
Ruger MkII Slab-Sided Competition Target SS.JPG

Re: Ruger Mk History-Going Backwards-Latest Editions!

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:51 am
by theo98
Post #1 Continuation... :!:

Ted
Ruger 1976 4.75 inch American Liberty Standard-3.JPG
Ruger MkI Heavy Taper 6.825 Inch-2.JPG

Re: Ruger Mk History-Going Backwards!

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:58 am
by Rugerologist
I have an affinity for all of those pistols from the Standard lineage. Congratulations on putting together a wonderful assembly of some of the best handguns in the world. I can't blame ya for shooting any/all of them!

Re: Ruger Mk History-Going Backwards!

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:34 pm
by 67stingray
Great looking set of pistols you have there, thanks for sharing.
Bennett

Re: Ruger Mk History-Going Backwards!

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:05 pm
by Watertender
The RST and MK2 pistols are my favorite of the Ruger .22's. You have some beauties there!

Re: Ruger Mk History-Going Backwards!

Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:36 pm
by theo98
Thanks All for the kind comments...shoot better than they look, and a lot better than I can! :roll: ;)

Ted

No Hope!

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:28 am
by theo98
Alas, thought I was cured, even got a great Bill-of-Health from the SRO Society. Then VQ went and offered new MkIV 5.5" Target Uppers on clearance for just $40. :cry:

After a few weeks of resistance, hoping they would quickly sell out, it happened. Before I realized what was going on, my fingers typed and hit the order button...now, I'm back in SRO rehab (see post #2)??! :roll: :mrgreen:

Ted

Re: No Hope!

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:03 am
by Watertender
theo98 wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:28 am
Alas, thought I was cured, even got a great Bill-of-Health from the SRO Society. Then VQ went and offered new MkIV 5.5" Target Uppers on clearance for just $40. :cry:

After a few weeks of resistance, hoping they would quickly sell out, it happened. Before I realized what was going on, my fingers typed and hit the order button...now, I'm back in SRO rehab (see post #2)??! :roll: :mrgreen:

Ted
Listen to some Moon Mullican and have some Cajun cookin'.... You will feel better and the relapse will pass...

Re: No Hope!

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:48 pm
by theo98
Watertender wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:03 am
Listen to some Moon Mullican and have some Cajun cookin'.... You will feel better and the relapse will pass...
Yep, after some MM boogie and a big bowl of sausage/chicken gumbo, feel better already!! :lol: ;)

Ted

Re: Ruger Mk History-Going Backwards!

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:00 pm
by Watertender
Ted I hope you had a Dixie with it. Sausage Chicken Gumbo sounds great!