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Posted: 2/13/2002 7:37:25 PM EDT
the 22/45 is a bit cheaper. im likein thelookof the 22/45 with 4inch target barrel. any input?
Link Posted: 2/15/2002 10:00:06 AM EDT
I have a 22/45 its pretty accurate. I like the grip better than mK II.
Link Posted: 2/15/2002 10:47:15 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/16/2002 3:49:22 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/16/2002 8:08:43 AM EDT
Well since I'm a 1911 afficianado, I've had my eye on the 22/45 for some time now. Here's one way to look at it... they're cheaper than a Ceiner .22 conversion for a 1911. And since my daughter has been hankering for me to get a .22 pistol this might just fit the bill.
Link Posted: 2/16/2002 10:08:22 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/17/2002 12:12:26 PM EDT
I actually do not like the 22/45 mag release because my el cheapo (but very serviceable) Hunter holster tends to press on the release and pop the mag. Kind of a pain in the field.

But other than that, I am pleased with mine. I have never tried to swap the top ends for my MkII and 22/45. They don't look very different.

Nice thing about the whole MKII series is that they are rough enough that I don't mind trying my version of "improvements" on them. Wouldn't do that to a SW 41

Link Posted: 2/23/2002 5:30:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/23/2002 5:32:55 PM EDT by Zoub]
I just shot my MKII Target today. target sights, 5 1/2" bull barrel, great gun. I have had it for 19 years, I have a 2x scope in an OLD style B-square mount that lets you use the iron sigts too. Real tack driver, great squirrel gun, but buy the 22/45. Same gun, better grip. I have been told the mags and tops are interchangeable. That makes sense in terms of costs for Ruger.

I have made my own wood grips, and I have futzed with it forever, but the grip angle is just not great when you try shooting from a bench for real accuracy. I love the gun, but the 22/45 feels better.

I plan to get one with an integrally suppressed barrel!
Link Posted: 2/26/2002 3:50:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/26/2002 4:56:08 AM EDT by KurtsKustom]
Link Posted: 2/28/2002 4:41:45 PM EDT
I have a 22/45 top on a MKII frame. Did it some time ago, the rear of the barrelled assembly needed to be filed just a bit to get the latch to close. The MKII top did drop right onto the 22/45 frame with no problems. The reason I switched, I wanted the rarer 4 1/4? inch adjustable sighted barrel on a MKII and could only find it in a 22/45. It was only offered one year in that length. All polished up like a mirror, volquartson sear, points nice too. Not sure on mag bodies, Kurt.
Link Posted: 2/28/2002 8:53:12 PM EDT
Get a 22/45 and 10 extra mags and you are good to go. One big difference is that you can actually take the receiver off the grip frame without using a mallet!
Link Posted: 3/5/2002 12:23:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By KurtsKustom:
"I have been told the mags and tops are interchangeable. That makes sense in terms of costs for Ruger."

That's naturally what I would assume too. This would allow different 'top ends' to go on the same grip/trigger. This is my aim. I have a older grip frame that I have been building various pieces for and 'fixing up' for a few years now. I'm about to finish it up.

I don't know about the top ends being interchangeable or not, but I'm sure the magazines are NOT.

I don't care much for the slick feel of the plastic used in the 22/45. I wish they made a steel version.
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