close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Welcome to Glock Talk

Why should YOU join our Glock forum?

  • Converse with other Glock Enthusiasts
  • Learn about the latest hunting products
  • Becoming a member is FREE and EASY

If you consider yourself a beginner or an avid shooter, the Glock Talk community is your place to discuss self defense, concealed carry, reloading, target shooting, and all things Glock.

Help me choose Ruger Mark III vrs. Ruger 22/45

Discussion in 'Rimfire Forum' started by sierrafast, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. sierrafast

    sierrafast Coleccionista

    1,250
    13
    Apr 20, 2007
    Southern TX
    I will be buying myself a new toy very soon and need to know if there are any considerable differences between these two models. I mainly want a gun that shoots cheap ammo for plinking/target shooting.
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2012
  2. mattallamerican

    mattallamerican

    1,189
    384
    Feb 17, 2011
    2245 composite grip frame same angle as the 1911 mag release by trigger guard. theres about 5 variations of the 2245 the cheapest one i picked up for 269 plus tax great gun. the regular mark 3 allso a great gun steep grip angle all steel frame heel mag release. over 300 dollars. you cant go wrong with eather one
     


  3. Just depends on which grip you like best, or if you like all metal or polymer frame. I've owned both and like both so it doesn't matter to me. I'll say this though. I had a 22/45, with a 4" bull barrel that I mounted a cheap BSA red dot scope on that at 21 feet was SCAREY accurate. That thing would shoot one hole groups all day long with cheap bulk pack ammo. I'm sure it would have at longer ranges too, but my range only has 7 yard lines.

    Let me offer this advice. Look used. I picked up an old Ruger Standard, with a 6" barrel, and fixed sights, with box and papers yesterday for less than $200.00.
     
  4. jtp0828

    jtp0828

    56
    0
    Dec 6, 2012
    Own both...sold the 22/45. The 22/45 just wasn't that accurate for me. I had all tactical solutions stuff on it and it would shoot around a 2 inch grouping at 10-15 feet. My mark iii hunter however...will shoot less then an inch at 50 feet. :eek::eek::eek:

    posted using Outdoor Hub Campfire
     

    Attached Files:

  5. CigarandScotch

    CigarandScotch Fartacus

    1,160
    125
    Sep 22, 2011
    Naw Cackalacky
    My Mark III will shoot 2 inch groups at 50 yards...from a rest, with MiniMags.
     
  6. toshbar

    toshbar Timber Baron

    4,146
    13
    Oct 20, 2009
    Eastern NC
    The MkIIIs got a button mag release by the trigger too. MkII has the heel release.
     
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2012
  7. sierrafast

    sierrafast Coleccionista

    1,250
    13
    Apr 20, 2007
    Southern TX
    Thanks for your replies. After looking around, the Ruger 22/45 is not available locally. I have only seen a lot of MarkIII's and several Browning BuckMark. So, I braught home today a Brawning BuckMark. I can't wait for tomorrow to go to my father in law's ranch to try it out.
     
  8. toshbar

    toshbar Timber Baron

    4,146
    13
    Oct 20, 2009
    Eastern NC
    Buckmark triggers are head and shoulders over current factory Rugers.