Short Ruger MK

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  1. ronin.45

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    Has anyone done a snubby Ruger MK2/3/4?
    I always contemplate a smaller rimfire suppressor host, but can't force myself to buy another 21a and put a bunch of money into it. The quality of the Walther PPK 22 has never impressed me. The new G44 is going to cost too much with extra threaded barrel. Also, none of these can accept a dot.
    I'm thinking a MKII project could be the ticket. A 2.5" barrel or somewhere in that range. Maddmacs RMR mount. Commonality of parts and accessories with my other MKII is a major benefit.
    If you've done a similar project, how short did you go, what kind of accuracy do you get, and will it run unsuppressed?
    I mostly run Federal bulk. It will obviously be subsonic out of the short barrel, but some don't run unsuppressed when cut back so far. I guess the recoil spring could be modified or even weight taken off the bolt.
    Info is appreciated.
     
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    You can get a mount for the Glock, using the rear sight dovetail as the mount's base. I have a couple on some Glock 17s and they worked out very well.

    The Glock 44 rear sight dovetail ought to work out the same as any other Glock for mounting a red-dot sight.
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    Because they engineered the weight of the slide so precisely. Adding even a few ounces will hurt reliability.
     
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    Not exactly short, but this is my suppressed Ruger 22/45:

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    I imagine it could have been made shorter but that wasn't really a concideration at the time.
    The suppressor is a NZ made MAE that moves between the Ruger, my Rem Mod7 .223 and a single shot .22. It only moves because MAE stopped making suppressors and I can't buy two more the same.
     
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    Ruger Mark III 22/45. Threaded barrel from factory. Custom aluminum bolt to handle CCI Quiet:

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    Why not just buy the 22/45 Tactical? It comes with a threaded 4.4" barrel, costs about $435 and has push-button takedown for cleaning, unlike the MK II.

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    yikes. they make that in the regular mk steel frame too. Are those rails removable???? Particularly the one under the barrel. Yuck.
     
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    They are removable, but if you are going to use a suppressor I can't imagine you would not want a red dot on the top rail.
     
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    Yeah the top rail is all good. Longer than it needs to be, but ok.
     
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    I never cared for the plastic framed Rugers. I like the metal MKIV, but the threaded models cost a ton and the barrel is still too long for what I want. I'm hoping to find a MKII that someone is selling when they upgrade to a MKIV.