Thoughts on the Ruger Mark III (esp Hunter)

Rimfire pistols and rifles discussion

Re: Thoughts on the Ruger Mark III (esp Hunter)

Postby Reverenddel » Sat, 27 Jul 2013 15:18:16

The Ruger .22 LR pistol Mark series is probably one of the best designs around, but I beg to differ with how EASY he put that together.

I have created new curse words/expletives based on that gun.

But I own two MKII (Target competition/standard), and I'm looking at a 22/45 because I like the magazine button, and the fact 1911 grips fit it.


National Rifle Association (NRA) Member   Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) Member   Gun Owners of America (GOA) Member  
User avatar
Reverenddel
VGOF Gold Supporter
VGOF Gold Supporter
 
Posts: 6394
Joined: Mon, 14 Dec 2009 13:43:00
Location: Central VA
First Name: Carl

My Arsenal:
Nothing, not a damnedable thing.

Next Firearm:
Nothing, not a damnedable thing.

Re: Thoughts on the Ruger Mark III (esp Hunter)

Postby Dreamerx4 » Sat, 27 Jul 2013 16:21:53

The ruger Mark III hunter is easily one of my favorite guns. Love it! When it came to cleaning, I HATED it. I spoke to Ruger reps about it at the SHOT show, and they agreed it could be "challenging".

The I met a gentleman that owns Majestic Arms. He sells a "speed strip kit" for the ruger Mark III, in a word, it is AWESOME.

I do not get any kick backs, but I am here to tell you that I wholeheartedly love the kit, and it makes cleaning so much nicer!

Here is a link, http://majesticarms.com/id10.html

Wonderful upgrade. Ruger should partner up with him, it makes a great gun, almost perfect. Very enthusiastic thumbs up!

Good luck, Doug
I am an NRA Certified Instructor as well as an NRA Recruiter
Federal Firearms Licensed Dealer
NRA Life Member
VCDL Member, wish they had a Life category as well!


User avatar
Dreamerx4
Sharp Shooter
Sharp Shooter
 
Posts: 110
Joined: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 09:09:43
Location: Clarke County
First Name: Doug

Re: Thoughts on the Ruger Mark III (esp Hunter)

Postby Mindflayer » Sat, 27 Jul 2013 17:35:31

Dreamer - I had that kit in my hands yesterday at the gun show. I should have bought it, eh?


National Rifle Association (NRA) Member   Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) Member   Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) Member  
User avatar
Mindflayer
Sharp Shooter
Sharp Shooter
 
Posts: 1964
Joined: Tue, 18 May 2010 20:54:35
First Name: Patrick

Next Firearm:
Is it free?

Re: Thoughts on the Ruger Mark III (esp Hunter)

Postby Dreamerx4 » Sat, 27 Jul 2013 20:08:38

Yes my friend I think you would have been very happy with it.

I was looking for an easier explanation of tearing it apart, and stumbled upon the website... Felt, uneasy about changing a gun around, goofing something up etc, so I waited.

Ran into the gentleman and his wife at the SHOT show, and spent quite a bit of time talking with him. I bought one , and it has been a terrific purchase. Well worth the money.

To take it apart now, I use an allen wrench.

No more, hold up and while pulling trigger, twist 7 times and do a backflip and it may possibly on the 12th time go back together blah blah blah , puke!

Buy one next time, or just order from his website. It is very rarely I give such a rousing endorsement, this is one of those times. I really can not even say your mileage may vary, it is a great product.

Ruger should take note, and pay the man for his solution and install it in all of their guns.
I am an NRA Certified Instructor as well as an NRA Recruiter
Federal Firearms Licensed Dealer
NRA Life Member
VCDL Member, wish they had a Life category as well!


User avatar
Dreamerx4
Sharp Shooter
Sharp Shooter
 
Posts: 110
Joined: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 09:09:43
Location: Clarke County
First Name: Doug

Re: Thoughts on the Ruger Mark III (esp Hunter)

Postby Reverenddel » Sat, 27 Jul 2013 20:37:38

That..is...AWESOME! Holy CRAP!


National Rifle Association (NRA) Member   Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) Member   Gun Owners of America (GOA) Member  
User avatar
Reverenddel
VGOF Gold Supporter
VGOF Gold Supporter
 
Posts: 6394
Joined: Mon, 14 Dec 2009 13:43:00
Location: Central VA
First Name: Carl

My Arsenal:
Nothing, not a damnedable thing.

Next Firearm:
Nothing, not a damnedable thing.

Re: Thoughts on the Ruger Mark III (esp Hunter)

Postby sweetmk22 » Wed, 11 Dec 2013 20:30:56

I picked up a Hunter a little over a year ago, "used". It is a sweet shooter, but I wanted an optic on it, but did not like the scope mount that came with it.

I found a guy on the "rimfire" site that will custom make them. He made me this mount.

Image


Active, Reserve or Veteran of the United States Navy  
User avatar
sweetmk22
Sighting In
Sighting In
 
Posts: 12
Joined: Sun, 08 Dec 2013 06:43:41
Location: Troutville VA
First Name: John

My Arsenal:
10/22

Next Firearm:
A SweetMK22 Ruger Pistol

Re: Thoughts on the Ruger Mark III (esp Hunter)

Postby jgreiner » Wed, 25 Jun 2014 11:54:21

UnderwaterMike wrote:I have a Mark III 22/45 and love it. It's my favorite gun but, as you mentioned, a total PITA to strip.


Get one of the speed strip kits for it, makes it much easier. I love it on mine.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/243182 ... -iii-22-45
“We must hang together, gentlemen…else, we shall most assuredly hang separately.” – Benjamin Franklin


National Rifle Association (NRA) Member   Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) Member  
User avatar
jgreiner
On Target
On Target
 
Posts: 37
Joined: Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:02:27
Location: Linden, VA
First Name: Jeff

My Arsenal:
S&W 1911 SC E Series Bobtail
S&W Model 66 4"
S&W M&P 9mm Pro
Ruger Mark 1
Marlin 39A
Winchester Model 67A
Winchester Model 37A
Ruger 10/22 Takedown

Next Firearm:
HD shotgun

Re: Thoughts on the Ruger Mark III (esp Hunter)

Postby Reverenddel » Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:02:50

Ladies, and Gentlemen,

I picked up a used MK III 22/45. I dislike the LCI (Loaded Cartridge Indicator), and the Mag Disconnect.

Looked online...

http://www.tandemkross.com/Mark-III-AND ... _p_16.html

http://www.tandemkross.com/Steel-Ruger- ... g_p_9.html

Problem solved!

As to the "Mark II Dance"? Been doing it for 25+ years.


National Rifle Association (NRA) Member   Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) Member   Gun Owners of America (GOA) Member  
User avatar
Reverenddel
VGOF Gold Supporter
VGOF Gold Supporter
 
Posts: 6394
Joined: Mon, 14 Dec 2009 13:43:00
Location: Central VA
First Name: Carl

My Arsenal:
Nothing, not a damnedable thing.

Next Firearm:
Nothing, not a damnedable thing.

Re: Thoughts on the Ruger Mark III (esp Hunter)

Postby dmharvey » Sat, 19 Jul 2014 23:18:57

I love my MKIII Target so far. It is VERY accurate and I'm sure it will stay that way for many years.

Image

Image

Image
Image


User avatar
dmharvey
Sharp Shooter
Sharp Shooter
 
Posts: 352
Joined: Thu, 09 Jul 2009 16:38:28
Location: Fairfax area
First Name: Dennis

Re: Thoughts on the Ruger Mark III (esp Hunter)

Postby Reverenddel » Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:16:39

Parts arrived today, I'll update on the ease of assembly, and conversion to "Non LCI/Mag Disc" MKIII

I know the 22/45 can take grips from the 1911, any suggestions on an inexpensive set? Thanks.


National Rifle Association (NRA) Member   Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) Member   Gun Owners of America (GOA) Member  
User avatar
Reverenddel
VGOF Gold Supporter
VGOF Gold Supporter
 
Posts: 6394
Joined: Mon, 14 Dec 2009 13:43:00
Location: Central VA
First Name: Carl

My Arsenal:
Nothing, not a damnedable thing.

Next Firearm:
Nothing, not a damnedable thing.

Re: Thoughts on the Ruger Mark III (esp Hunter)

Postby Reverenddel » Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:55:03

ORDER THOSE PARTS FROM TANDEMKROSS!

Seriously! Once the weapon is disassembled. It's 15 minutes TOPS to put both the LCI replacement, and the Mag Disconnect Bushing replacement, and it's a DIFFERENT GUN!

Mags drop freely! And get the MAG BUMPERS! 11 rounds, and fully work PERFECTLY! Okay, I was NOT paid by Tandemkross, however when you find a company that makes instruction videos ON the website when you order, and provides instructions with them, AND has a toll free for help? SHEEEETT NINJA!

ORDER THIS! :first:


National Rifle Association (NRA) Member   Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) Member   Gun Owners of America (GOA) Member  
User avatar
Reverenddel
VGOF Gold Supporter
VGOF Gold Supporter
 
Posts: 6394
Joined: Mon, 14 Dec 2009 13:43:00
Location: Central VA
First Name: Carl

My Arsenal:
Nothing, not a damnedable thing.

Next Firearm:
Nothing, not a damnedable thing.

Previous


ads

Return to Rimfires

Who is online

Registered users: CDRGlock, CrazySanMan, Google [Bot], Google Feedfetcher, Jaredstull, Jollyrogers66, Majestic-12 [Bot], RO73, scrubber3, sos24, WRW

Please Support
Our Sponsors