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Old December 4, 2012, 06:29 PM   #1
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Ruger Series

Do you think ruger would ever make a larger caliber (.40, .45, 9mm, etc...) of their mark series? I would buy one in a heartbeat!
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Old December 4, 2012, 08:59 PM   #2
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If you're referring to the Mark I,II,III Rimfire Pistols, then no. They're blow back actions. I can't see anyway for Ruger to redesign it to accommodate a bolt of larger mass with a heavier recoil spring to safely handle centerfire pressures without the upper receiver becoming big and ugly like a HiPoint. After such modifications I doubt you'd buy it as it wouldn't resemble a Mark series pistol anymore.
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Old December 4, 2012, 09:10 PM   #3
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I agree with NYPD,
a MKIII type pistol developed around a centerfire cartridge would be incredibly bulky and in no way effective.
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Old December 4, 2012, 10:02 PM   #4
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Oh... Just an idea
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Old December 4, 2012, 11:51 PM   #5
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It was done back around 1890 something by Hiram Maxim and reports were that no one wanted to shoot it after a couple of rounds. The gun vented gas before unlocking (sort of) by way of two vents in the sides of the receiver. It was apparently a lot of gas. It was a .455 Cal. and looked just like a Ruger Mk II on steroids. I believe they only made 2 or 3 of them.
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