The Ruger MK 1 bull barrel my dad bought for me when I was 15 with my grass cutting biz money is nice. And shot eveything from Mini Mags, to fine standard velocity Target ammo and everything between. But is not my SS Hunter.I don’t think the Ruger standard has been improved on as far as raw performance. Sure, the MKIV is nice in the fact that people no longer whine about reassembly but from a performance and durability perspective I don’t find them to be any better. I bought a MK II target with the long tapered heavy barrel from Sports Unlimited in the early 90’s that is still my favorite. It came with a very sweet low pull weight target trigger and adjustable rear sight. The last time I brought it out to shoot, I and 2 buds were all comfortably shooting clays at 80 to 100 yards, one after the other. Both the 22/45 pistols and another standard I bought over the past few years have all required some Volquartsen parts to approach the feel of that MKII that cost me $249 before tax. Accuracy is another factor. While I do believe the Lite 22/45 is an amazing achievement and more accurate than I could imagine, considering the barrel, it has its limits. For the cost, I think the Ruger Standard is a better value than the Browning Buckmark and no longer produced and overpriced High Standard. Only problem I have with them is my inability to pass one up.
I hear ya. I think it’s all relative to the model. I shot a really nice slab side with family Easter past. Beautiful pistol. Trigger and feel was real nice. I couldn’t tell a difference from the MKII target or the MKII Government except it looked a lot nicer.The Ruger MK 1 bull barrel my dad bought for me when I was 15 with my grass cutting biz money is nice. And shot eveything from Mini Mags, to fine standard velocity Target ammo and everything between. But is not my SS Hunter.
Yes it will do the job and did so with K-Mart Sunday Sales Paper loss leader 22lr.
But the new Hunters are nicer.