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Old 10-03-2016, 02:12 PM
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Unfortunately, if you call Ruger, you're gonna get a person sitting in front of a computer who only looks for part numbers and never has the information you need. I do have some higher front sights and I also stock the rear notch sight blades, in the normal and in the white outline versions. The higher front sights are not on my web-site, but if you want to discuss those, please contact me at [email protected]. Mention your RFC screen name (BKDinTexas)
You were right. Ruger has no higher front sights and offered no options but to "send it back." I emailed you about a higher front sight and a new rear blade.

The gun shoots way too well to send it back and risk anything over what should be a simple fix.
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Can anyone confirm what the takedown button is made from? Plastic, Aluminum, Steel?
It's steel. The "button" is actually the end of the latch mechanism. All one piece.




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Beautiful! And thanks for the nice pic!
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Would like to see a Mk IV KMK512GC.

Just read the latest Guns and Ammo. Lists the trigger pull weight for the Hunter as 6 lbs, 3 ozs and the Target trigger pull weight as 4 lbs, 10.6 ozs.

What gives with the difference in trigger pull weights?

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Old 10-03-2016, 10:40 PM
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Mk ii magazines

Understand the MK III magazines are interchangeable; would the MK II be also?
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Would like to see a Mk IV KMK512GC.

Just read the latest Guns and Ammo. Lists the trigger pull weight for the Hunter as 6 lbs, 3 ozs and the Target trigger pull weight as 4 lbs, 10.6 ozs.

What gives with the difference in trigger pull weights?

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That would seem about right.
My MKIII Hunter and MKIII Target differ in trigger weight....target being lighter by a bit.
Not 2 lbs difference as mentioned in G&A.
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Understand the MK III magazines are interchangeable; would the MK II be also?
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No...MKIII mags works in MKII pistols.

But MKII mags will not work in MKIII or IV pistols.
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Old 10-03-2016, 11:48 PM
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Is there a significant visual difference between the Mark II and Mark III/IV mags? I have just a Mark II and was wondering if I would need to color code them or something to tell them apart.
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That would seem about right.
My MKIII Hunter and MKIII Target differ in trigger weight....target being lighter by a bit.
Not 2 lbs difference as mentioned in G&A.
My six MK IIIs had trigger pull weights that ranged from about 4 3/4 pounds to 6 3/4 pounds out of the box. Three lightened by about 1/4 pound after cleaning and shooting about 1000 rounds of MiniMags. All now have VQ sears installed.

I am not an expert by any means but the finish on the sears was not as good on the heaver pull weights as was on the better ones.

The differences mentioned are probably just "the luck of the draw."
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Would like to see a Mk IV KMK512GC.

Just read the latest Guns and Ammo. Lists the trigger pull weight for the Hunter as 6 lbs, 3 ozs and the Target trigger pull weight as 4 lbs, 10.6 ozs.

What gives with the difference in trigger pull weights?

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Lawyers? Intended use of each one? My Mark IV Hunter averaged 5 lbs, 9 ozs.


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Old 10-04-2016, 10:37 AM
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Lawyers? Intended use of each one? My Mark IV Hunter averaged 5 lbs, 9 ozs.
So which of the two pistols is for hunting lawyers then?
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Old 10-04-2016, 10:39 AM
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Is there a significant visual difference between the Mark II and Mark III/IV mags? I have just a Mark II and was wondering if I would need to color code them or something to tell them apart.
A little bit, yah. RFC has had a stickie showing magazine differences, available for some time now.

https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums...d.php?t=507773
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Old 10-04-2016, 10:59 AM
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Would like to see a Mk IV KMK512GC.

Just read the latest Guns and Ammo. Lists the trigger pull weight for the Hunter as 6 lbs, 3 ozs and the Target trigger pull weight as 4 lbs, 10.6 ozs.

What gives with the difference in trigger pull weights?

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Very good question. I'm guessing it's more like unintended happenstance. It's difficult to engineer a specific trigger pull weight into any firearm design with the myriad of manufacturing tolerances involved. My WAG for the day, along with long time experience involved with manufacturing, tells me there is more likely a pull-weight range that they try to achieve, rather than some specific edict from the legal department. It will be interesting, as more and more RFC members acquire a Ruger Mark IV, to see what the factory trigger pull weight actually measures.

One thing for sure, as I get them in, I will record the pull weight for my records.
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Old 10-04-2016, 11:00 AM
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I just have to comment on some earlier posts about how good the S&W Victory is. To me it is the ugliest and oddest shaped pistol that I have ever seen. I'll stick to Rugers!
If you looked at pictures of some of the rifling in some of them you wouldn't be interested. Walther makes the full size M&P .22. I bought the Smith made compact. Three barrels later I had to get rid of it.....For some reason Smith is broaching the rifling and and must be using worn out tools. This goes for the Victory also. See Smith section for pictures and discussion. I agree, it is an odd looking pistol. Why even consider it when Rugers and Brownings are available. M1911
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