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A friend is offering me to sell his Ruger MkIII. I know it is a competition pistol and very accurate from other international forums. I wanted to know what senior members here advise about this pistol?


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Zargham Alvi wrote:
A friend is offering me to sell his Ruger MkIII. I know it is a competition pistol and very accurate from other international forums. I wanted to know what senior members here advise about this pistol?


If I were you I would not think twice. Go ahead and buy it immediately.

This is the most wonderful .22 hand gun; no matter what it says on the body it is not a match pistol.

- It is extremely accurate & very reliable.

- It is meant for plinking or training and shooting at tin cans or even birds and rabbits, it can be used on steel plate type matches but for the regular UIT or ISSF matches held under the NRA Pakistan this pistol is not meant for these matches as it will put you at a great disadvantage in the timed series of the matches.

You will be brimming with questions as to why?

- The trigger is not adjustable for weight of pull, it can not be adjusted for backlash & sear adjustment.

- The barrel sits very high above the hand which recoils too much.

- The grips are not match type. ( these can be imported for this pistol or made at Lahore by Akram Mistri )

- The sights are not provided with fine adjustments and are not in the class of match pistols.

- The balance is not desirable for Rapid fire shooting.

- In fact I have found it to be just as accurate as the Walther GSP Expert or the Hammerli 280, but you can not keep up in the timed series of any match.

- I have mine despite having some of the finest match pistols, this is the one I carry where ever I go for fun shooting. It is one tough ever lasting pistol.

- If you have Match shooting as your goal go for a Walther GSP EXPERT ( pl do not confuse the GSP Expert with another silly model of Walther .22 called a target pistol, it is junk) or Hammerli 280, or Pardini but also buy the Ruger for the fun of it.

JU


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Sir thankyou sooo much for the advice. I was waiting patiently to get your expert input and I will now go ahead informed and will try my best to buy it.


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I shot Ghazi sahib's Ruger Mk III. Its a real delight to shoot. A very accurate handgun. :)

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Thanks Ghazi Sb for your input.

And how would you compare the Ruger Mk III with Ruger Mk II in terms of accuracy and maintenance ?

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See this is called Info and help from a Great Senior

I salute you Ghazi sahab. :handgestures-salute:

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I have a Ruger Mark III Hunter that has a trigger done by a friend who is a Gunsmith and it is decent at 25 and 50 yards.
Good value for the price jmo.


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I have a Ruger Mk1 and it is so accurate, I could never justify buying the Mk2 or 3
And I hear they are much better pistols than what I have.

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Sir, anyone who knows about availability of this gun with any dealer. Mark 3 or Mark 2. I heard there were some available in Karachi. Any news sir. Thanks. :)

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There were a few available with Al-Haris and Guns & Accessories a few weeks back.

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Can anyone tell me where to get Rugerb Mark III in Lahore. Which dealers has it in his stock currently and what is the approx price.


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These are hard to come by. You could check Buksh Elahi, Orient, and Majeed Sons. Price may be in the range of 125-130 k.

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Can Ruger MkIII be used in a proper shooting competition?

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@Mythbuster kindly read Ghazi's post above

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Oops... thanks Sir :oops:

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