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Old 03-11-2018, 04:29 PM
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It isn't a particularly rare or valuable gun. Go ahead and solidly attach that sight/base
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Old 03-11-2018, 04:52 PM
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Isn't there a mount that doesn't require D&T?
Yes there is. I had 2 mounts and only used one but I may have let both mounts go. I used a scope but you could use either a scope or red dot. It worked just fine.
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I'd D&T a Government Target Model in a heartbeat. I collect firearms to shoot vs collect and look at...

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No, I would not. But that is only because I do not want one. If it was my gun, and I wanted one, then yes, I would. I do not own any collector items, only shooters, so I do whatever I want with mine. Your gun, your choice.
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I'm no doubt in the minority here but I loath optics on handguns (unless they're a Thompson Center or some other such already bulky single-shot pistol that is intended for hunting). For me, handguns should be "handy", not "rifled" up. Stick with irons, I say.
I agree, but ...

If you want any chance at being competitive in most of the pistol games out there you need to "scope up". Especially as the accommodation of older eyes (actually the lack of) becomes more and more pronounced!
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Search around and see if you can find a Burris no drill mount. I got lucky and found 2 on Ebay or Gunbroker last year as New old Stock . Use the same base on my 2 . 10"ers as well and they work great for me. If you want I can probably come up with a part # for ya
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I like that Burris no-drill mount. I may get that to replace my Wiegen, which is a bit to high. That Part # would likely be appreciated by more than just the op and me.

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Old 03-12-2018, 03:24 PM
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If you want any chance at being competitive in most of the pistol games out there you need to "scope up".
You're right, of course. A pity I say.
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I would drill and tap a Govt Mk2 and even cut the barrel to 5.5". Even slab side it and stipples and trigger job. But I already have Mk2s like that.
I got 3 Govts for the market if any one is interested. I was going to put them on GB in the near future.
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Isn't there a mount that doesn't require D&T?
Yes I have one on my Gov target, If I remember it is made by wiegand (spelling)
The mount has a 3/4 loop on the front that slides over the barrel and the rear sight is removed and the mount screw goes into the hole that held the rear sight, I have a red dot mounted and it has held up just fine with about 5 to 7K of rounds through it doing postal match.
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I almost had my MKII GTM tapped so I could use a red dot mount but chickened out at the last minute.
I went with a dovetail type mount and it worked out great.
I'm glad I didn't have it drilled and tapped, I've had this one for 20 years and don't want to make any permanent changes.
If you want a tube type optic the mount Kirby posted looks like a good no drill option, I considered it.

It's your baby so it's up to you but I would not drill a GTM.


I have a MkII CTM that I’d like to mount a small red dot like yours without using a rail. I’ll use that with a red dot, and then pick up a new 22/45 Target for everyday iron sight use. Thanks for posting this!

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I like that Burris no-drill mount. I may get that to replace my Wiegen, which is a bit to high. That Part # would likely be appreciated by more than just the op and me.
Sorry for the delay I have been away for a few days. In Silver the mount is part # 410375
I will have to go out to my shop when I get home to see if I have a part # for it in blue.
Here is one in silver on E bay https://www.ebay.com/itm/BURRIS-matt...gAAOSwjodaRGpx
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Old 03-20-2018, 04:53 PM
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Most of those mounts for rugers that aren’t d&t’d will leave a mark on blued guns. If you’re worried about resale, going that route won’t save you. Personally, I’d send it in to ruger and have it done. I don’t think you’ll lose much if any on resale, the price is reasonable and having Ruger doing it gives you some insurance in case a mistake is made. Just my 2 cents.
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Leupold has and accessory kit for their Delta Point Pro's that will cover just about every dovetail slot on the vast majority of pistosl out there.

As an example my Les Baer used the Kimber mount.


I preferred the Leupold over the Burris because of the larger fleid of view it offers.
Important to me because I Shoot this in Steel Challenges.

So the point is that there are several ways to go without tapping the receiver.

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Old 04-04-2018, 03:28 PM
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I have had several ruger Goverments and have 2 no drill mounts now a blue and a silver. It works great take the rear site of and uses the site screw hole to mount. I think it says mgw on the package it is probably 20 years old
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