The Ruger 22/45 Mark III Target pistol is a semi-automatic pistol that utilizes a blowback action and is chambered in .22 LR. Its entry-level price along with the typical performance, reliability and durability that are characteristic of Ruger firearms make the 22/45 Mark III Target pistol an excellent choice for both plinking and target shooting. Each pistol includes two 10-round magazines, a Weaver-style scope base adapter and a hard plastic carrying case.
It was in 1949 that Sturm, Ruger & Company, Incorporated, more commonly known as Ruger, was founded by William B. Ruger and Alexander McCormick Sturm. Since then, the Connecticut-based arms manufacturer has been recognized as a leader in centerfire and rimfire handguns and rifles and renowned for their reputation regarding both reliability and durability. It is that reputation that leads the company to produce firearms like the Ruger Mark III. More importantly, it is that very same reputation that allows the company to build on successful firearms like the Mark III and produce exceptional variations like the 22/45 Mark III Target, which is surely seeking to replicate the performance of its predecessors in terms of both quality and popularity.
In addition to the aforementioned features of the Ruger 22/45 Mark III Target pistol that make it an excellent choice as a 1911 practice pistol, the 22/45 Mark III includes a number of other noteworthy features. The pistol boasts a light weight as a result of its precision-molded Zytel® polymer frame, which sports a serrated front strap for a non-slip grip. Its internal cylindrical bolt ensures consistent alignment and high accuracy not normally found in pistols with a slide. And in addition to the numerous safety features, which include a manual safety, a magazine disconnect and a loaded chamber indicator, the 22/45 Mark III target features a drilled and tapped receiver with an included Weaver-style scope base adapter for the installation of precision optics. That is, of course, if you choose not to use the precision-adjustable rear sight alongside the fixed front sight.
The Ruger 22/45 Mark III Target pistol features a 4-inch barrel and an overall length of 8 inches. Its alloy steel receiver and bull barrel join the aforementioned Zytel® polymer frame for a pistol that weighs in at 31 ounces, making it easily handled by shooters of all skill levels. All steel components feature a blued finish for enhanced protection against rust and corrosion. Additionally, its contoured ejection port, easy-to-grasp tapered bolt ears and smooth magazine release make for a pistol that is a true joy to shoot. As noted, the pistol includes adjustable iron sights as well as the option for optics. Each pistol also includes two 10-round magazines for a "10+1" capacity.
Whether you are looking to get some practice with a pistol that replicates the feel of a 1911 or you are just a fan of .22-caliber pistols, consider checking out the Ruger 22/45 Mark III Target pistol. It is an excellent choice for:
- Target shooting
- Sport shooting
- Much more…
|Barrel Length||4 Inches|
|Number of Mags||2|
|Accessory Rail||Yes - Weaver Style|
|Overall Length||8 Inches|
|Manufacturers Part Number||10109|
|Restrictions||Age - 21+|
|Returns Accepted||Yes - Must Not Be Modified Or Visibly Used|