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Ruger 22/45

J-Hon

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Dec 11, 2007
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I like mine, it's my go-to pistol for a suppressor host and frog gig setup:



(Yes I know that picture makes me look like a tactical weirdo, but it's a killer night time setup)

I've been meaning to get one of those speed-strip kits that come with the bushing to do away with all the safety and magazine brake nonsense. I've heard they make take-down a breeze, and do a whole helluva lot to clean up the trigger.
 

hangunnr

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Dec 12, 2007
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I've one of the "Lite" versions. It'll be used as a suppressor host in the future.

My only bitch would be the trigger. While I was able to clean mine up, it was a major pain in the ass.

 

J-Hon

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Dec 11, 2007
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Here's that kit I was talking about from Midway (I've seen it under $50 elsewhere):

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/243182/majestic-arms-32-speed-strip-kit-ruger-mark-i-ii-iii-22-45

Supposedly a huge bang for your buck with these guns.
 

JCM

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I need to get one of those quick take down kits. I don't clean mine unless it just won't function.

The 22/45 is THE handgun that everyone loves to shoot. Anytime someone who's never shot handguns wants to shoot I break out an array and let them try everything. EVERYONE comes back and wants to shoot the 22/45 more.
 

cwh

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Nov 18, 2007
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First handgun I ever owned... old man wasn't a big fan of pistols, and of course I bought one as soon as I was out of the house.

Fun guns, and probably shoot better groups than I can. $290 seems a bit steep, but I haven't priced one in 10 years :) For an all-rounder, I prefer the SS MkII. The 22/45 is great to shoot, but for something you pack around in a holster, it has more potential to throw a magazine.
 

Wader

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Feb 11, 2008
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Jamie said:
I like mine, took first place in last night match.
Oh shut up! (Thanks to him, I ended up 2nd in that match! :). Come to think of it, Jamie won the centerfire match too--also relegating me to 2nd. :( ).

I've shot Jamie's gun a fair bit and I like it. As a regular 1911 shooter, the grip and angle are very familiar. The rest is just typical Ruger feed/function/accuracy. I shoot a MK II Comp Target Model and don't like it any more than a 22/45. I just like MK II's over the III's.
 

Wader

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mkoeh475,

One other thought: Depending on which model your buddy has for sale, it might not be an incredible deal. Check out Gunbroker to see what a particular model is selling for. (Gunbroker 22/45 models for sale)

If it's an average deal but you prefer a different barrel, or color, or whatever, you might want to hold off.
 

Paul H

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Everyone ought to have at least one, my fave is the 5 1/2" ss bull barrel, perfect balance and very accurate.



I've put many a callus on my thumb trying to keep mags loaded for the kids.
 

mkoeh475

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Dec 24, 2007
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Thanks for the input guys. It's at my grandpa's house right now and I'm hoping to see which model it is next weekend. I know it's not a screaming deal but it's an itch I've had for a while and I like no paperwork.
 

athhud

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Oct 21, 2008
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22/45 is about as much fun as you can ask for in a handgun. I've got the Hunter model (long fluted stainless steel barrel) and I would go homeless before I sold it. The only thing I didn't like about it was the trigger. It had to travel forward a long way before the sear would reset. That made it very difficult to shoot it fast. A Volquartsen trigger kit solved that issue. I also installed a Mark 2 hammer bushing which allowed me to remove the magazine disconnect. I don't normally fire it without a magazine, but I can't think of a single reason that it shouldn't be an option.

Shooting clays on a 100yd berm with a suppressed .22 pistol is about as much fun as it gets. One day I hope I shoot well enough to appreciate the accuracy of the 22/45! Until then I'll settle for sub-moa at 25 yards.
 

Driftin'

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Nov 16, 2009
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Have an oooold SS Mk II Target. Had Ron Kesselring put a Clark trigger in it at his recommendation. It was a huge improvement. Many blue grouse have seen the light too.....