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Brought my new 22 pistol home yesterday.
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So is the Mark series a competition .22 as opposed to the semi-auto SR-22 pistol?

We have the SR-22 but I'm assuming the Mark series is more accurate?
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RugerGirl;51150 Wrote:So is the Mark series a competition .22 as opposed to the semi-auto SR-22 pistol?

We have the SR-22 but I'm assuming the Mark series is more accurate?

The Mk series are just updated versions of the first Ruger. It's an all around design. The SR22 is sort of an SR9 understudy.
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Warpt762x39;51154 Wrote:
RugerGirl;51150 Wrote:So is the Mark series a competition .22 as opposed to the semi-auto SR-22 pistol?

We have the SR-22 but I'm assuming the Mark series is more accurate?

The Mk series are just updated versions of the first Ruger. It's an all around design. The SR22 is sort of an SR9 understudy.

Oh okay. We chose the SR22 so our kids could learn a semi-auto. The Mk's look fun to shoot too!
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LifeInPa;50503 Wrote:I just don't know if these grip panels come off. Oh and a pleasant surprise it comes with a rail for mounting optics but it's not attached, a gunsmith will probably have to install it. Also the rail looks like a Picatinny Style rail but the groves are shallower than on my AR rifles so I don't know if a regular optic will fit on it.

My only two concerns are the break down and stock irons. With the irons they're quite visible but they don't come with painted dots, I kinda wish it did. My other concern is the breakdown/cleaning of this pistol, the place I bought it from said this is the only firearm they won't break down as it's complicated. I knew this going into the purchase but I didn't expect it to be that bad. We will see.

My daughters has cocobolo wood grips with the red phoenix that are removable. Yours looks molded on. You can remove them by dremeling them off, then change grips .

Best video IMHO on the disassembly of the Ruger MkIII is this one:


Not complex, just a PITA to strip until the parts wear in....
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I had her in layaway since I picked up my AK back in late October, I finally got the last $230 I owed together and made a trip on Friday to pick her up. This is my first 22 pistol and my Christmas gift (My Christmas monies will be spent paying off bills, so I splurged now.), I bought it so I can afford to plink more often. The other reason I invested in one is I want to desensitizing my mother to firearms. She acts like they're concentrated evil so I wanted to break her of the habit. Oh yeah it's a Ruger Mark III 22/45 for those that don't know, my first Ruger and I love how it feels. Very weighty (I think it weighs more than my M&P 9 with an empty magazine in it) and the build quality is superb. I might upgrade the grips because I want something that fills the hands just a little better, I'd like to get a set of wood grips from the SR1911 and put it on this. I just don't know if these grip panels come off. Oh and a pleasant surprise it comes with a rail for mounting optics but it's not attached, a gunsmith will probably have to install it. Also the rail looks like a Picatinny Style rail but the groves are shallower than on my AR rifles so I don't know if a regular optic will fit on it.

My only two concerns are the break down and stock irons. With the irons they're quite visible but they don't come with painted dots, I kinda wish it did. My other concern is the breakdown/cleaning of this pistol, the place I bought it from said this is the only firearm they won't break down as it's complicated. I knew this going into the purchase but I didn't expect it to be that bad. We will see.

I got to play with one of these at the range last weekend. So much fun! So difficult to stay inside the ring. Smile
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My wife had a Mark III, it was her first pistol, after I turned her from a BMW riding, tree hugging yuppie to a Harley riding, gun enthusiast.

It was an excellent shooter out of the box, although as mentioned, it wasn't fond of hollow point ammo. I think that may have been more of a mag issue not feeding right than the gun but with FMJ it hit what you aimed at.

It was tough to take down, but a real pain in the ass putting it back, for that reason we got rid of it.

Good luck with yours.
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Connal;51118 Wrote:Same reason I picked up a S&W 22A. Nothing beats shooting all day for less than it costs for a box of 45

Funny you mentioned the 22A. When I started researching a 22 pistol the 22A was the cheapest decent one I could find sans the Beretta Neos. However when I finally had the money to put a pistol into layaway I couldn't find a 22A for around $220-$230. I went to Advanced Arms and they were $280 like the Mark III so I ended up putting my money on the Mark III. I still think the S&W 22A is neat though. I went with the Mark III over the 22A because I like that all steel construction.

Warpt762x39;51120 Wrote:
LifeInPa;50509 Wrote:Right now I am searching YouTube for a good break down video, I just wanted to post my thoughts on my visit to Advanced Arms where I picked it up. I was there on a Friday night and it was packed. Including me about 12-15 people packed the place shopping, it took me about an hour to get in and out. It was quite heartwarming to see such a diverse group shopping for firearms: Men and women, Young and Old, Rich and not so rich, etc. I was especially shocked to see people dressed like they just got back from a high end corporate job buying firearms (I believe he was handling a Stainless Steel Springfield M1911).

I also got within earshot of a few good conversations. One man who served discussed with another man how they drove over P-Mag's with Humvee's and other heavy vehicles yet they still worked. A pair of women asked the girl behind the desk (I feel like an ass, I keep forgetting her name and she is always friendly to me) if they're always crowded like this, she responded "Every day since last Christmas".

Seems the firearm business is booming indeed, a good thing for all of us IMO. Big Grin

It's too bad I wanted to get a chance to ask about finding an M1 Carbine for me next year, I never find that place quiet enough to ask about my future purchases. Sad

Funniest thing I have ever seen was last year working the Oaks Gun Show. A guy walked passed our tables and he looked like he drove down from Wall St in his brand new Jaguar. He was wearing a suit that likely cost more than my car. He had the high polished shoes, the silk scarf around his neck, his grey hair slicked back and a pair of sunglasses I found out later retail for over $300. We kind of laughed at how out of place he looked and forgot about him. About a half hour later he walked by again. This time he had a Yugo SKS and four loaded 30 cal ammo cans. We about pissed ourselves at that sight.

Oh and congrats to the OP on the new toy.

Thanks. Big Grin

Yeah in all the 4 years I have been getting into firearms I have yet to see folks dressed like that into firearms, I figured for folks like that firearms would be "below" them. I guess our stories show that looks can be deceiving.

Philadelphia Patriot;51126 Wrote:LifeInPA,

I picked up a Ruger 22/45 Mark III on Black Friday. Mine is the same exact one except mine has fixed sights. Field stripping it is a MAJOR pain in the butt. I stripped mine to clean before firing for the first time. You might need a punch and hammer during the process (I did). I didn't get a chance to shoot it yet, but expect to have some difficulties stripping it.

Looking over the videos I never seen them use a punch, for which portion of the break down is it necessary? Huh
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Spacemanvic;51342 Wrote:
LifeInPa;50503 Wrote:I just don't know if these grip panels come off. Oh and a pleasant surprise it comes with a rail for mounting optics but it's not attached, a gunsmith will probably have to install it. Also the rail looks like a Picatinny Style rail but the groves are shallower than on my AR rifles so I don't know if a regular optic will fit on it.

My only two concerns are the break down and stock irons. With the irons they're quite visible but they don't come with painted dots, I kinda wish it did. My other concern is the breakdown/cleaning of this pistol, the place I bought it from said this is the only firearm they won't break down as it's complicated. I knew this going into the purchase but I didn't expect it to be that bad. We will see.

My daughters has cocobolo wood grips with the red phoenix that are removable. Yours looks molded on. You can remove them by dremeling them off, then change grips .

Best video IMHO on the disassembly of the Ruger MkIII is this one:


Not complex, just a PITA to strip until the parts wear in....

I was concerned that would be the case, I think I will leave the grips alone. If I like this Mark III enough I will probably buy another that's stainless with the wood grips, that's a beautiful pistol, just a bit too rich for my blood at $350. Thanks for the video btw, the process doesn't look too bad in that video. Still more complicated than my other firearms though.

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LifeInPa;50503 Wrote:[Image: photobucket-52950-1354995109472.jpg]

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I had her in layaway since I picked up my AK back in late October, I finally got the last $230 I owed together and made a trip on Friday to pick her up. This is my first 22 pistol and my Christmas gift (My Christmas monies will be spent paying off bills, so I splurged now.), I bought it so I can afford to plink more often. The other reason I invested in one is I want to desensitizing my mother to firearms. She acts like they're concentrated evil so I wanted to break her of the habit. Oh yeah it's a Ruger Mark III 22/45 for those that don't know, my first Ruger and I love how it feels. Very weighty (I think it weighs more than my M&P 9 with an empty magazine in it) and the build quality is superb. I might upgrade the grips because I want something that fills the hands just a little better, I'd like to get a set of wood grips from the SR1911 and put it on this. I just don't know if these grip panels come off. Oh and a pleasant surprise it comes with a rail for mounting optics but it's not attached, a gunsmith will probably have to install it. Also the rail looks like a Picatinny Style rail but the groves are shallower than on my AR rifles so I don't know if a regular optic will fit on it.

My only two concerns are the break down and stock irons. With the irons they're quite visible but they don't come with painted dots, I kinda wish it did. My other concern is the breakdown/cleaning of this pistol, the place I bought it from said this is the only firearm they won't break down as it's complicated. I knew this going into the purchase but I didn't expect it to be that bad. We will see.

I got to play with one of these at the range last weekend. So much fun! So difficult to stay inside the ring. Smile

soberbyker;51373 Wrote:My wife had a Mark III, it was her first pistol, after I turned her from a BMW riding, tree hugging yuppie to a Harley riding, gun enthusiast.

It was an excellent shooter out of the box, although as mentioned, it wasn't fond of hollow point ammo. I think that may have been more of a mag issue not feeding right than the gun but with FMJ it hit what you aimed at.

It was tough to take down, but a real pain in the ass putting it back, for that reason we got rid of it.

Good luck with yours.

Thanks for the review, I have to check my stock of 22 ammo before going out this weekend as I think half the 22LR ammo I have sitting around is hollow point. I bought a box of Federal Auto Match when I picked up the pistol and I believe those are FMJ rounds. I wonder if polishing the feed ramp might help?
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soberbyker;51373 Wrote:My wife had a Mark III, it was her first pistol, after I turned her from a BMW riding, tree hugging yuppie to a Harley riding, gun enthusiast.


Hey that's pretty awesome. How long did that take????

Harleys always remind me of living in South Dakota. :-)
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LifeInPa;51817 Wrote:
Philadelphia Patriot;51126 Wrote:LifeInPA,

I picked up a Ruger 22/45 Mark III on Black Friday. Mine is the same exact one except mine has fixed sights. Field stripping it is a MAJOR pain in the butt. I stripped mine to clean before firing for the first time. You might need a punch and hammer during the process (I did). I didn't get a chance to shoot it yet, but expect to have some difficulties stripping it.

Looking over the videos I never seen them use a punch, for which portion of the break down is it necessary? Huh


It's right after you swing out the latch behind the pistol grip. On new and newer pistols it's hard at first to remove that latch from the slide. I had to use a punch and hammer to knock down the "button" on top of the slide in order to pull out that entire assembly. When you put it back together I strongly suggest using good quality lubricant on that part to make it easier the next time you strip it. The guys in those videos all ready have that part lubed up so that's why it is very easy for them to remove it. If you read the youtube comments a lot of people say the same thing.
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