Ruger® Mark III™ Target .22LR Rimfire Pistol
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Simple, rugged, and affordable, the Ruger Mark III Target Rimfire Pistol continues the legacy created by the Ruger Standard, Mark I and Mark II pistols with today's engineering advancements. The Mark III's internal cylindrical bolt construction design delivers higher accuracy potential than conventional moving slide designs by ensuring permanent alignment. Durable alloy steel frame and 5.5'' Bull barrel. Fixed front and adjustable rear sights for accuracy shot after shot. Receiver comes drilled and tapped for Weaver®-style scope base adapters (included) for easy mounting of optics. The smoothly contoured grip sports a natural pointing grip angle with checkered non-slip grip panels. Loaded chamber indicator provides visual and tactile indication when a round is in the chamber. Manual safety, magazine disconnect, and inconspicuous internal lock. Blued finish. Weight: 42 oz. Capacity: 10 rounds.
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2
Rated 4 out of 5 by dthomas9838 Stiff when new
This gun improves with use out of the box. The magazines were not smooth and caused misfeeds when loaded to capacity. They need to be disassembled, cleaned and lubricated lightly right out of the box to get their feed smooth. The gun is tight and difficult to field strip the first few times. I needed a hammer and hard wood dowel to protect the rear sights and more hammering to get the rear pin back in place. This problem quickly improves with use. I did not have trouble separating the upper receiver from the frame although I was expecting trouble and the manual says to have the hammer ready. Mine only needed hand strength and a good grip. In the beginning my magazines did not easily lock into place. Extra force was required on the mag bottom while pushing the mag release from the right. Getting the mag out after pressing the mag release was also difficult at first. This problem is also quickly going away. I thought quality was good for the price of the gun although I paid less than $400 NIB. With standard velocity it was almost as much fun to shoot as my Colt Woodsman series 1. With less than 5 rounds in the mag, the gun cycled well right out of the box with both high velocity and standard velocity. Sub-sonic ammo failed to cycle but it is not supposed to run the gun, so that is not a complaint just information in an ammo deprived market. The gun cannot be fired without a mag (full or empty) in the gun. That means a few extra field strip steps to pull the trigger which is fine by me but some people do not like a mag safety. The scope mount is provided for owner installation; but out of the box there are only fill screws installed, point being, the gun looks better than pictured. Is this a good first gun? Only if you have help with field stripping and cleaning. Otherwise a great first gun.
March 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by sequestre Great Target Pistol
I have this gun and I love using it for target practice. Never had a single problem with it and it is built like a tank so it should last forever. It has a heavy feel for a .22 but this just makes it even better for target practice.
June 23, 2011
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