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GUN DEAL: Ruger 22/45 Mark III Target 22lr - $239.99 FS

Shqype 696 202 June 19, 2012 at 08:24 AM in Sporting Goods (5)
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Last Edited by widgit June 19, 2012 at 01:03 PM
The Sportsmans Outdoor Superstore has the Ruger 22/45 Mark III [sportsmansoutdoorsuperstore.com] on sale for $239.99 shipped to your FFL. This is the best price I have seen it for in a while.

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Ruger 22/45 Mark III Target Rimfire Pistol
Model Number: 10107
Item Condition: Factory New

Classic Feel, Modern Design. No other .22 LR pistol provides the feel of the classic 1911 pistol with the proven reliability and value of the Ruger® 22/45™ pistols. The perfect trainer, it allows for low-cost practice and provides shooters with the familiar and preferred grip shape and feel of the famous 1911 .45 caliber pistol.

In addition to the identical grip angles, the 22/45 features the same fire control locations (manual safeties, magazine releases and bolt hold-opens) as the 1911, making them perfect for .45 caliber shooters looking for an affordable way to train. Also perfect for plinking, target shooting, and small game hunting, the 22/45 is available in a variety of configurations and barrel lengths, each with the same trusted reliability that Ruger has delivered since 1949.

Specifications:
Material: Alloy Steel
Finish: Blued
Grip Frame: Zytel® Polymer
Grips: Integral
Front Sight: Fixed
Rear Sight: Adjustable
Barrel Style: Target Barrel
Length: 5.50`
Overall Length: 9.50`
Height: 5.35`
Width: 1.00`
Weight: 32.00 oz.
Twist: 1:16` RH
Grooves: 6
MA Approved & Certified: No
CA Approved: Yes
Capacity: 10
I called them this morning and they confirmed that their free shipping promotion applies to firearms as well. Enjoy!
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What's this selling for at Bud's? That's usually my measuring stick for gun deals. My work computer now bars me from viewing "evil" gun sites, so I cannot check. Frown
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What's this selling for at Bud's? That's usually my measuring stick for gun deals. My work computer now bars me from viewing "evil" gun sites, so I cannot check. Frown
Buds doesn't have it for sale, but the last time they had it for $279. Buds also charges a 3% credit card fee, while this merchant does not.
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Love my 22/45 -- absolutely a joy to shoot and as reliable as anything out there. TU!
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A blast to shoot but a pain to reassemble lol. Still I highly recommend.

If you buy look into getting a speed loader for it. You can load an entire clip in a few seconds.
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Amazing gun. Anyone that has one and wants to absolutely perfect it, head on over to rim fire central dot com!
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I had already seen this on slick guns and was considering it. The 2 others that I was looking at were the Walther SP22 M3 ($269 from CDNN) and the S&W 22a 7" (can't remember where, but simlar price).

Anyone know a lot about these models that can steer me in the right direction? I want the best accuracy possible along with reliability and durability.
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Just ordered one. Reviews are off the chart for this gun and the price is amazing...plus, I found an FFL in my town (OKC) that only charges $10.
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Spend the extra $60 and get the Ruger SR22.

The first time you have to clean it you will be so glad you did.

Not to mention the fact that the SR22 works with ammo that other guns, including this one, will constantly choke on.

Not that this or the S&W22a (stay away from the walther imo) are bad.
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Spend the extra $60 and get the Ruger SR22.

The first time you have to clean it you will be so glad you did.

Not to mention the fact that the SR22 works with ammo that other guns, including this one, will constantly choke on.

Not that this or the S&W22a (stay away from the walther imo) are bad.
I've read that this gun is pretty good with ammo, but that you can [completely] eliminate any feeding issues by replacing the extractor with a special $12 replacement [thefirearmsforum.com]...

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I love my Mklll and really love it now that I've got the cleaning process down pat. Like stated above its a tack driver. I did have to put a new and much better quality extractor into it because of a stove pipe occurences. I installed the Volquartsen extractor for $12.00 and have not had another jam on any brand of ammo since, 2000 rounds and still counting. I'm now considering the Volquartsen Accurizing kit just to see how much it might improve my performance. Anyway once you get the disassembly process down you will love it too.
As far as cleaning, there are tutorials on youtube that will have you taking apart and cleaning this gun in no time. Apparently the trick involves inserting an empty magazine into the gun twice during the process, since it has a magazine disconnect feature that will make it difficult for people who don't know better to take it apart. I don't think that's a good reason to steer people away from this gun.

The accuracy is fantastic, and all the people I've asked about it really love the gun. At the range this past weekend somebody shooting a Mark III told me that it was "phenomenal" when I asked him what he thought of it. It shoots and handles well.

I personally don't like the bulkiness of the other .22lr pistols, and want something really accurate, so that's why I went with this Mark III.
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FWIW, the 22/45 is modeled to have the same grip angle as a 1911 for training purposes. I always thought this was a neat but not known fact.
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Quote from Marc25 View Post :
Spend the extra $60 and get the Ruger SR22.

The first time you have to clean it you will be so glad you did.

Not to mention the fact that the SR22 works with ammo that other guns, including this one, will constantly choke on.

Not that this or the S&W22a (stay away from the walther imo) are bad.
The SR22 is easier to clean and that makes a huge difference. The 22/45 is notorious for being hard to disassemble and clean. It'll get easier with practice however.

I can't speak firsthand regarding the SP22 (other than I think it's hideous), but i can speak about the Walther P22. It's super easy to disassemble and clean and although it WILL choke on bulk ammo, it will run just fine on anything hi-velocity like CCI blazers. It's also very accurate and the best looking, IMO. That's just my $0.02 though.
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I had already seen this on slick guns and was considering it. The 2 others that I was looking at were the Walther SP22 M3 ($269 from CDNN) and the S&W 22a 7" (can't remember where, but simlar price).

Anyone know a lot about these models that can steer me in the right direction? I want the best accuracy possible along with reliability and durability.
I've heard bad stuff about the walther, but they may have improved in the past few yeas I haven't paid attention in a while. I would go handle this and the s&w in person. The way it feels in your hand should be the deciding factor between them IMO. Also the browning buckmark should be considered, mine is very accurate and fits my hand perfectly.
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Thanks OP. Just texted my FFL guy to let him know this one will be on the way!
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What's this selling for at Bud's? That's usually my measuring stick for gun deals. My work computer now bars me from viewing "evil" gun sites, so I cannot check. Frown
Buds is $279 but OOS
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