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Old October 28, 2012, 12:39 PM   #1
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Which weapon?

I am looking for a .22 handgun that is very accurate. I have narrowed it down. The two choices are (ruger mark iii stainless steel target version), or ( ruger 22/45 with rails). pros and cons please thanks
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Old October 28, 2012, 12:54 PM   #2
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Both are good choices and more or less the same gun. The major difference is that the grip angle of the Mark III is more like a Luger where the grip angle of the 22/45 is more like a 1911. Beyond that, the only major difference I can think of is that the 22/45 has a polymer frame vs the Mark III which is steel.

Depending on what model of 22/45 you get, you probably will NOT be able to remove and change around the grips. I know Ruger produced a model of 22/45 where you can swap the grips, but I don't know if it's a standard thing now on the new pistols or not - regardless, there is *lots* of old-stock 22/45 that you won't be able to change the grip on, so be sure to check and think about it. The Mark III's all have changeable grips.

For what it's worth, I'd go with the stainless steel. I'm starting to like that finish more and more, plus the plastic hard-case Ruger ships with seems to wear the bluing off of the regular finish.
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Old October 28, 2012, 12:57 PM   #3
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See 1-UP's post. Now go to the store and ask to examine a sample of each. Feel them and raise them up. Find out which feels more natural to you. Your hands will tell you which of the two to get.
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Old October 28, 2012, 04:36 PM   #4
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They said it all,,,

They said it all,,,
No need for me to say more,,,
Each gun is a wonderful performer,,,
Choose the one that makes you smile the most.

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Old October 28, 2012, 08:45 PM   #5
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Buy the one you like best but in my book steel trumps plastic every time especially in a target gun.
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