New toy!!!

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by Kosher Larry, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. Kosher Larry

    Kosher Larry MWAG

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    Picked up a Ruger Mark III today. I got the 22/45 model, which comes on a polymer frame. I got it because I wanted a range gun that wasn't gonna break the bank to shoot. When I go to the range, I like to shoot 200-300 rounds, and even with 9mm being the cheapest of the service calibers, it's expensive. I can shoot 300 rounds of .22 LR for the price of 50 rounds of 9mm. That equals a lot more trigger time.

    What I didn't expect was how much darn fun this thing is to shoot!! They threw in 100 rounds with the gun so I took it to the range as soon as NICS cleared. I have to go back tomorrow. This thing is gonna be seriously addictive. I think going forward, I'm gonna run 200 .22 and 50 9mm per range session. That'll give me plenty of trigger time and won't break the bank. Did I mention how much fun this thing is to shoot???
     
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  2. bac1023

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    Congrats!

    I've got one of those myself.
     

  3. GreyEclipse

    GreyEclipse TheGreyEclipse

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    Now you can try taking it apart...HA.
     
  4. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    I have one too and love it.
     
  5. G26S239

    G26S239 NRA Patron

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    Congrats, I have a MK II. Ruger makes great 22s.
    :needspics:
     
  6. Kosher Larry

    Kosher Larry MWAG

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    Yeah...I've read the horror stories. Not looking forward to it.

    I knew I had good taste!!!

    I know, I know...I'll get some up tomorrow.
     
  7. Kosher Larry

    Kosher Larry MWAG

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    BTW, if I need to use it for pest control (we get possum and racoons tearing up the yard), ammo recommendations?
     
  8. GreyEclipse

    GreyEclipse TheGreyEclipse

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    Good luck. Just follow the directions step by step.
    It should be all right. Mine wasn't, lol.
     
  9. Goldendog Redux

    Goldendog Redux Shut your mouth

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    i have one of those. It lives in my truck and gets shot a crapload. I might blast some brake cleaner through it once in a while. Sometimes if I think about it I throw a little motor oil, lube, KY, whatever i have lying around.

    It really does keep me sharp with my carry guns. Everyone should have one.

    MF
     
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    Nice gun...and makes me think.....I need a new 22. Hmmmm
     
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    I want one!!:supergrin: Congratulations, I know that's going to be a fun gun.:wavey:
     
  13. PilotRPI

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    I got a Mark III not too long ago with the 6 7/8" barrel, and I know what you are saying about the fun factor!

    Don't believe all you hear about the horrors of disassembly. Do it once or twice and you get the hang of it. I highly recommend following the youtube guides and follow along step by step. The directions in the book aren't super clear.

    A rubber ended hammer is also a help as sometimes it needs a bit of gentle persuasion to go back together. Got one for like 10 bucks at home depot.

    Enjoy!
     
  14. Kosher Larry

    Kosher Larry MWAG

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    You need this gun. 'Nuff said.
     
  15. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Get a rubber mallet. You're gonna need it for disassembly and possibly even reassembly. I'm serious.

    The Ruger MkII/MkIII are great guns to shoot but the machining and fitting quality are so bad that most of the time you have to beat the bejesus out of them to get them apart or put them back together.
     
  16. Tommy Kelly

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    I have a mkIII with the 4" bbl. I have owned a bunch of these pistols over the years in mk 1 II and now III. They are awesome pistols. My last mkII I bought and carried it out 7 days in a row and shot 550 bullets per day through it. That's how I knew to quit when the bullets ran out. then for about the next two years I would shoot about 550 per week through it. Then somebody else had to have it so I sold it and bought the mkIII. I never plan to be without one again. They are great little pistols and a barrel of fun to shoot.
     
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    Congrats on the Ruger...
     
  18. metro273

    metro273 Glock 19 Rocks!

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    As many have said on here, congrats! :supergrin: