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Old 12-06-2019, 08:39 AM
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My favorite all the way through the MK series pistols has always been the stainless 5.5 in heavy bbl Target model. Gives adequate forward weight to steady the pistol and ample sight radius.
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The weight difference is quite large between stainless and blued models due to the aluminum frame of the blued ones. Consider weight, balance, and feel before deciding which model to get. They should all be pretty accurate, and will all likely need some upgrades for the trigger.

Once you decide on what model to get and are in the store, here's a tip to save you some grief. Insert a mag, and grasping the base, move it forward and back. If it moves pretty easily at all, ask to see another pistol of the same model. Slop in the way a mag is being held = jam-o-matic and/or ammo picky. This prob is less likely on a MKIV than on a MKIII due to the added mag ejection thingy, but it's still worth checking.
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Old 12-06-2019, 03:39 PM
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My favorite all the way through the MK series pistols has always been the stainless 5.5 in heavy bbl Target model. Gives adequate forward weight to steady the pistol and ample sight radius.
Tnx Wproct...solid input for my decision-making process!
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The weight difference is quite large between stainless and blued models due to the aluminum frame of the blued ones. Consider weight, balance, and feel before deciding which model to get. They should all be pretty accurate, and will all likely need some upgrades for the trigger.

Once you decide on what model to get and are in the store, here's a tip to save you some grief. Insert a mag, and grasping the base, move it forward and back. If it moves pretty easily at all, ask to see another pistol of the same model. Slop in the way a mag is being held = jam-o-matic and/or ammo picky. This prob is less likely on a MKIV than on a MKIII due to the added mag ejection thingy, but it's still worth checking.
That's a great tip TestEngÖ.I'm not sure I would have thought of that---typically "Buck Fever" when in the LGS!!
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Good Info Benniesdad. Do you find the Competition sight radius adds excessive weight or imbalance?
The Competition models are more barrel heavy than the Hunter or the target. Excessive is a question only you can answer. I personally like the feel especially when using a regular size red dot such as an Ultradot.
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The Competition makes a great suppressor host.







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The Competition models are more barrel heavy than the Hunter or the target. Excessive is a question only you can answer. I personally like the feel especially when using a regular size red dot such as an Ultradot.
Tnx Benniesdad. I handled one today and I thought it felt (and looked) great. Balance seemed fine to me.
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Rockyriver, your pistol is a beauty. Tnx for your thoughts.
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I have a MkIII Competition and love it for all of the listed reasons. Just front heavy enough (for me), long sight radius and the target grips fit me really well.

Obviously a very personal choice, but Iíd say it would be hard to go wrong with one.

Iíve pretty comfortable with the breakdown for cleaning, itís one of those motor skill drills that I find oddly enjoyable

Good luck with your choice, if money were no object, Iíd own a MkIV Competition as well just for the convenience of cleaning.


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Old 12-29-2019, 10:39 AM
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Santa brought it! BEAUTIFUL pistol. Will be shooting as soon as the weather improves.
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Love my Competition MKIV. I do like the target front sight on this model much better than the fiber optic, at least for me. To each their own. You have chosen.....wisely.
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