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    Ruger MK IV Tactical

    As @specweapon mentioned in an earlier thread, this sub-forum was a bit quiet lately.
    I thought I would mention this wee beasty I bought a while ago.

    Was having a yarn to @Ozzy about stuff and he is quite keen on speed steel.
    He shoots it with his standard gun but mentioned you can use a 22

    I am yet to have a go at speed steel but any shooting is good practice for Ipsc I reckon.
    I shoot most matches my club offers where you can use a revolver or semi and although I am still shit, I am improving and think some of the more boring matches like centefire and service have helped me a bit.

    Anyway I was in the market for a decent 22 after selling my mosquito. It was a good wee gun I liked it but she had a horrible trigger and to be fair, a bad rep for cracking slides.
    @gimp bought a ruger lite quite a while ago that I liked and it ticked all the boxes but I was still procrastinating.

    A mate at the SI Ipsc mentioned the new Ruger MK iv Tactical and after a bit of research I decided to buy one and got a great deal thanks to him.
    Had my mate at Gunworks make me a bulky, short suppressor for it but it is not as quiet as the one he made for my mosquito.

    Solidly built gun imo.

    It eats everything I have fed it. Only had a couple failures to feed on the first round and am assuming due to being new and new mags wearing in.

    Have had one double feed in say 600 rounds and plenty of miss-fires with that 555 bulk Winchester stuff. Struck well but no noise.
    The pistol is super easy to field strip and clean. Just push a button at the top of the grip and she comes apart.
    They like most semi 22s it gets a bit gunked up with different ammo.
    Haven't bothered cleaning the barrel as it seems sweet.

    I have shot some really nice groups at 25 with it. It seems to be very accurate.
    Even managed to put 9/10 in the 10 ring on a service match target at 50m using the trijicon red dot, so that is more than accurate enough for a short barreled pistol in my hands.
    There is a new speed holster out that apparently fits any make of pistol so I might get one and chase some speed steel soon.
    Highly recommend any of the ruger 22s in this style.






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    Looks like a red neck luger

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russian 22. View Post
    Looks like a red neck luger

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    Exactly
    Incidentally it has, a redneck owner.

    Eat a bag of dicks @Beaker (I am sure he is typing furiously now. Just beating him to it)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russian 22. View Post
    Looks like a red neck luger

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    Actually the original Ruger .22lr pistol looks very similar to a luger, they even copied the luger grip angle because it was so good

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    When I eventually get into pistols a luger is the first one I'm gonna buy 👍

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    Also I can 3d print magazine extensions for these if you want to fit 11 in the mag, they're not perfect but they work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by specweapon View Post
    Also I can 3d print magazine extensions for these if you want to fit 11 in the mag, they're not perfect but they work.
    Sounds interesting. I will have a chat to you about it at the multigun

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    Quote Originally Posted by specweapon View Post
    Actually the original Ruger .22lr pistol looks very similar to a luger, they even copied the luger grip angle because it was so good
    If there is the one thing I slightly struggle with on this pistol, it is the grip.
    Not as bad as I do with a glock but I am getting used to it. I struggle to find the dot at with any speed sometimes as well.


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    I'm keen on the Speed Steel with 22. Hopefully get a suitable pistol up and running by then. Keen on a 7.5-inch Buckmark or a longer Ruger. the S&W are generally too expensive for me.

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    Speed steel is awesome, shitload of fun.

    Benefit of shooting 22 is the is is start from 45, so no need for holders etc.

    2 big shoots coming up, one in New Plymouth, the other in Rotovegs
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    Speed steel is awesome, shitload of fun.

    Benefit of shooting 22 is the is is start from 45, so no need for holders etc.

    2 big shoots coming up, one in New Plymouth, the other in Rotovegs
    Ha! Shows what I know. Thought they were holster starts.

    Just a note. There was a rail under the barrel for torch or laser. I removed it as I doubt I would ever have a use for either.

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    Nice!
    Warm Barrels!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    Speed steel is awesome, shitload of fun.

    Benefit of shooting 22 is the is is start from 45, so no need for holders etc.

    2 big shoots coming up, one in New Plymouth, the other in Rotovegs
    There will also be the South islands in Ashburton once I get around to putting the application in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    Speed steel is awesome, shitload of fun.

    Benefit of shooting 22 is the is is start from 45, so no need for holders etc.

    2 big shoots coming up, one in New Plymouth, the other in Rotovegs
    There will also be the South islands in Ashburton once I get around to putting the application in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozzy View Post
    There will also be the South islands in Ashburton once I get around to putting the application in.
    Have you got an idea when abouts mate?

    Should see you Sunday next if I survive the fishing competition booze up next weekend.


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