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Hi!

Im about to order some guns to a new dealer I found in Switzerland. If you're a registreted member by him, you get a permanent 10% reduction!!! Fine ! Well, I want a Maverick 88 and a Ruger 10/22.

But if you order three guns, the dealer also pays the purchasing license (50.- CHF, that is 40 $). So I want to buy a third weapon.

I think of a Ruger pistol in .22LR. But which one? My first idea is a Mark III, perhaps the Target version: the MKIII678, with a 6 7/8" barrel. I think the Mark III look great! But what about the 22/45 serie? They say it "comes close to providing the feel of the classic 1911"
 

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jonas,

I have no experience with the MK III, but:

I have a MK II, which I really like, but it is a pain to put back together again after cleaning. Also, the trigger needed work to be really crisp.

+1 on the Browning Buckmark - it had a better trigger than my MK II out of the box, is just as accurate, and much easier to take apart and put back together.

I prefer the target versions of both pistols.

They are (or were) about the same price here in the US.

Let us know what you decide to do.

PGM
 

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I already have a Browning (an International II), very accurate. I'd like to try another brand. And the dealer I mentionned doesn't sell Brownings
 

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Howdy Mr. Jonas,

I have not shot the 22/45, but my brother purchased one a couple of years ago. In discussing it with him, he is very happy with his purchase. He has owned both the Mark III and now the 22/45. So he has fired both over the years. His attitude is the 22/45 does remind him a lot of shooting his 1911, and for that reason he is glad he decided to purchase it.

I can not comment on how the recoil feels to him, but I know he is happy he made the decision to buy it rather than get another Mark III.

No exactly what you were asking for, but it was the best I could offer sir. We look forward to hearing about our newest 3 when you have obtained them.

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I have a 2 year old 22/45. It does feel 1911'ish and the location of the mag release is where it should be. I really like to shoot the weapon. The main reason for the feel is that the grip angle is the same as the 1911 and mine has a heavy bbl., which really gives it that feel. I highly recommend the 22/45.
 

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I have a MK1 with a 5.50" bull barrel. I like it very much. I also have a MK1 target with a 6.7/8" tappered barrle. That too is a good shooter. Both have adjustable sights and are very accurate. I have never handled a Browing 22 , but I will.
 

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I've got a Mk III 22/45 with a 4" bull barrel, and it is a shooting little trick. I'm far from any kind of expert, so I can't even tell you if it has a "good" trigger or not, but I think it's pretty good, at least by my standards. With a red dot sight, it shoots a lot better than I can, and that's using cheap old bulk ammo from Wal-Mart (Federal). And yes, it does feel a lot like my Colt Commander. It's lighter, but the grip is about the same.

Everyone bringsup how "hard" the Rugers are to take down for cleaning and to put back together. I used to think the same thing until I actually read the directions, and followed them. They're a snap if you do that. That really is the secret. I got mine locked up so bad a couple of times that I thought I'd have to get a gunsmith to get it right, but when I finally admitted to myself that maybe the guy who wrote the book knew more about it than I did, I discovered there is a reason for each and every step. I can't speak for anyone else, but that took care of my problem



fired from 21 feet, (no, not very far, bur all the range has) offhand.

 

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Thanks to all who replied to my post. Finally, I think I'll buy a S&W 22a with a 5.5" barrel. A friend of mine is very happy with his wife's one (!). And it's easier to find them here than the Rugers.

Best regards!

Jonas
 
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