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Ruger Mk IV 22/45 Lite

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:59 am
by Cybrludite
Posting here, since the actual gun board is MIA.

I've often cited field stripping a Ruger Mk series pistol as proof of Bill Ruger's hatred for the average gun owner. I sold my Mk III 22/45 in a fit of "rent is due WHEN?!?" last year, and replaced it on Saturday with the Mk IV version. They've gone from the most difficult pistol the strip & reassemble to the easiest. It's like going from double-clutching a balky "three on the tree' to a modern automatic transmission.

Re: Ruger Mk IV 22/45 Lite

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:55 pm
by Gunnuts
Agreed.

I bought a 22/45 MkIV for myself the first of the year.

Always loved shooting other peoples' but had always held off buying one because of the suck of stripping one and putting it back together (that goes for a lot of other brands/models, too). Needing tools or three hands to strip a gun was a no go for me.

Although the MkIII redesign horrified me that Ruger was going the wrong direction, they redeemed themselves with the MkIV. Big time. :D

Re: Ruger Mk IV 22/45 Lite

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:39 pm
by Weetabix
Someone told me the other day that the older ones weren't really supposed to be taken apart to clean. Hose them down with gun scrubber, shoot in some CLP and do the rest with brushes. Don't know if that's true or not. Haven't tried it yet on my Mark II.

Re: Ruger Mk IV 22/45 Lite

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:26 pm
by Netpackrat
Weetabix wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:39 pm
Someone told me the other day that the older ones weren't really supposed to be taken apart to clean. Hose them down with gun scrubber, shoot in some CLP and do the rest with brushes. Don't know if that's true or not. Haven't tried it yet on my Mark II.
Someone was making excuses for shitty design. The Ruger .22 pistols predate gun scrubber, CLP, and other aerosol gun cleaning products by a few decades. If you want a Mark IV though you should probably buy one sooner rather than later. Given some of the anti-gun crap that Ruger's biggest shareholders are forcing on them, they are likely to not be with us for too much longer. The idiots are placing virtue signalling over the value of their investment... It boggles the mind.

Re: Ruger Mk IV 22/45 Lite

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:45 am
by Weetabix
Netpackrat wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:26 pm
The idiots are placing virtue signalling over the value of their investment... It boggles the mind.
I imagine the investment was in virtue signaling rather than in the stock itself.