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    RUGER® MARK IV

    Simple, one-button takedown for quick and easy field-stripping and proper chamber to muzzle cleaning. A recessed button in the back of the frame allows the upper receiver to tilt up and off of the grip frame without the use of tools.
    http://www.ruger.com/products/markIV/overview.html

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    Ooooh. That takedown button looks awesome. Not sure if I should be more excited about this or the fact that the Mk.III's might drop a little in price....
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    We have a '76 Bi-Centennial MK 1 bull barrel; if the MK 4 is as accurate as it is, I'd say it's probably the best 22 semi pistol on the market. It fixes everything that isn't quite right on the MK 1.
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    I.........NEED.......THAT.........GUN !!!!!!!!!

    While I became quite adept at taking my MK3 22/45 apart and putting it back together, it was still a pain in the butt. The only thing that I saw in that video that I'm not sure about....that rear recoil lug pin that's only supported on one end....does it eventually work loose from wear ? If it isn't in there permanently somehow, I think I'd be taking it out and making it permanent with some green Loctite. Any wiggle room in something like that will eventually start to hammer the metal of the frame and get some play in it. Best to nip that right in the bud. Other than that, to me, it looks like an awesome bit of engineering. My only other concern would be....did Ruger finally figure out how to make their feed ramp long/low enough so that the cheapy hollow point ammo with a big hole in the end of the bullet doesn't occasionally get snagged. That was the one thing that I absolutely HATED with my MK3. If I wanted real reliability with it, it was solid point 40 grain ammo, or get ready for a jam-tastic good day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blacksmithden View Post
    I.........NEED.......THAT.........GUN !!!!!!!!!
    I wonder if International Shooting Supplies has one...

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    Oh man, everytime I see a .22 pistol I curse the laws. I should be able to carry one in the woods without the threat of imprisonment over my head
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanN View Post
    I wonder if International Shooting Supplies has one...

    We're all still mad at you Dan, no need to rub it in....


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    Quote Originally Posted by kennymo View Post
    We're all still mad at you Dan, no need to rub it in....


    Nah, I'm just jealous.

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