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Posted: 7/7/2008 5:09:40 PM EDT
What is the attraction?

I like how they look, but why are they so popular?

Light weight, threaded, aluminum?

They cost as much as a complete Ruger.

I want one. Talk me out of it.
This is the pic that started the whole mess. The one on the bottom.




Link Posted: 7/7/2008 5:33:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/7/2008 5:55:07 PM EDT

Don't get it. How's that for talking you out of it.

On the other hand, I love mine. Shoots great. Customer Service is first rate.



Link Posted: 7/7/2008 6:14:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By coctailer:
What is the attraction?

I like how they look, but why are they so popular?

Light weight, threaded, aluminum?

They cost as much as a complete Ruger.
I want one. Talk me out of it.
This is the pic that started the whole mess. The one on the bottom.

i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk245/aceecaus/DSCN1926.jpg



They cost more than a complete Ruger.

Because you have to buy a complete Ruger, just to get a lower.

Ruger > < Customer that want's just a lower

They are nice and light for packin around all day.
Link Posted: 7/7/2008 6:40:33 PM EDT
If you want to hang a suppressor off a mkII, it is the onliest bestest answer. :-)
Link Posted: 7/9/2008 2:49:52 AM EDT
The only issue I had with mine, was that there is a bump between the feed ramp and chamber. You will need to have this polished (grownd down) to ensure realiable feeding with all types of ammo. Of course, if you only shoot the quality stuff--mostly round nose--you probably won't have any issues. For me, I wanted to be able to shoot it all, shoot it all.
Link Posted: 7/9/2008 4:11:50 AM EDT
I use a Tactical Solutions barrel on a Ruger MkII for competition. Love the weight / accuracy vs the OEM. No regrets.



best,

-LeadPumper
Link Posted: 7/9/2008 4:26:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/9/2008 4:27:55 AM EDT by 444]
Customer service is fantastic.

I called them and said, I want one of the threaded ones but I want it to be red.
They said, Ok and made one for me and one for my buddy.

Link Posted: 7/10/2008 2:34:49 PM EDT
I ordered a red, threaded, no flutes upper.

You guys are a big FAIL on talking me out of it.

It will be here tomorrow. I like the look of the metal Mark III lowers, but I only have a new 22/45.

We'll see how it looks. At least it will be light
Link Posted: 7/11/2008 6:26:33 PM EDT



If you don't like it send it to me. I have a stainless Ruger MKII that I can use it with.

Link Posted: 7/11/2008 6:36:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Colt_SBR:
Don't get it. How's that for talking you out of it.

On the other hand, I love mine. Shoots great. Customer Service is first rate.

img.photobucket.com/albums/v323/Colt_SBR/Guns/TS_4.jpg



I had one and it kept misfiring, I sent it back to pac-lite twice , both times they sent it back it still malfunctioned. They never did tell me what they did to it (if anything) despite several messages. Luckily my dealer took it back . The service from them was OK .

I do have a 10/22 threaded barrel from them that runs great though ,
Link Posted: 7/13/2008 2:10:52 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By coctailer:
I ordered a red, threaded, no flutes upper.here
We'll see how it looks. At least it will be lightHere
http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk245/aceecaus/DSCN2835.jpg
Link Posted: 7/13/2008 5:01:38 PM EDT
What coating do you use?
Link Posted: 7/13/2008 7:19:47 PM EDT
It's Aluma-Hyde from Brownell's in a spray can. Easy to use and super durable and strong. Just let it cure and you are good to go.
Link Posted: 7/16/2008 2:52:17 PM EDT
Dad has a fluted Pac-Lite on one of his MkIIs. I have a VQ target upper on one of mine. We each have others with 5.5" bull barrels. All have comps.
In competition use the main difference is that the Pac-Lite has a little more muzzle jump. The Pac-Lite is very accurate, about equal to my VQ upper.
I like my pistol to be a little muzzle heavy for bullseye shooting, but that Pac-Lie is so much lighter it isn't funny. I may get one for one of my other MkIIs. My wife and kids would have a much easier time holding it.
The only downside for me is that a lighter barrel is harder to hold on target in bullseye. The heavier barrel just hangs on target easier/longer.

Jim
Link Posted: 7/16/2008 8:53:23 PM EDT
You guys are the Debil!!! What does everyone do with the factory receiver?

Link Posted: 7/16/2008 8:56:20 PM EDT
Mine is in the spare parts drawer.

Jim
Link Posted: 7/17/2008 6:49:38 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By coctailer:
You guys are the Debil!!! What does everyone do with the factory receiver?

i186.photobucket.com/albums/x115/coctailer/DSC00614.jpg


Looks GREAT!!! You got the rail on your pac-lite... I'm jealous! he
And yeah, just toss the other reciever in the box and throw it in the closet.
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 4:13:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Aceecaus:

Originally Posted By coctailer:
I ordered a red, threaded, no flutes upper.

You guys are a big FAIL on talking me out of it.

It will be here tomorrow. I like the look of the metal Mark III lowers, but I only have a new 22/45.

We'll see how it looks. At least it will be light


Here is another pic to talk you out of it...

i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk245/aceecaus/DSCN2835.jpg


What kind of 1911 grips are those?? and how do you like them compared to others youve tried?
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 10:56:46 AM EDT
They are made by alumagrips.com and I like them alot. Very customizable and ordered how you like. There are alot of choices, colors, and finish. They are lightweight, great finish and fit. I have two sets and would get another pair if I did another project.
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 4:44:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By coctailer:
You guys are the Debil!!! What does everyone do with the factory receiver?


Mine went to SRT and got turned into a integeral suppressed receiver.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 1:06:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Redtazdog:

Originally Posted By coctailer:
You guys are the Debil!!! What does everyone do with the factory receiver?


Mine went to SRT and got turned into a integeral suppressed receiver.



mmmmmmmmmm, good idea............
What did they charge you to do that? How bout a pic too......
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 9:50:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Aceecaus:

Originally Posted By Redtazdog:

Originally Posted By coctailer:
You guys are the Debil!!! What does everyone do with the factory receiver?


Mine went to SRT and got turned into a integeral suppressed receiver.



mmmmmmmmmm, good idea............
What did they charge you to do that? How bout a pic too......

Many sizes
www.srtarms.com/mkii.htm
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 7:40:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/23/2008 7:29:41 AM EDT
Spendy for sho!
Anybody want to buy a couple of uppers????
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