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Ruger Mark IV Lite coming soon....

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Laura, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. Laura

    Laura NES Member

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    Supposed to be arriving at Four Seasons shortly. Personally I'm not sure I like the grips on the 43921 model but nothing else is being offered in this state, either among the Lite versions or the Standard which I've been waiting on. Anyone going to line up to buy the gun when it's in stock?
     
  2. Snora

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    Umm... am I missing something or is this gun already available in MA from other FFLs? I had no problem buying one last year.
     
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  3. Laura

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  4. citoriguy

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    I’d like to try one. I’ve been quite happy with my Buckmark Hunter, but I’ve heard good things about the lite.
     
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  5. enbloc

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    Ruger fans are thinning out around here, but I'm still one.
    I will take a look at the lite. I have a Mark II Target and a Mark III Hunter and love them.
    It looks like a nice, lite .22 for plinking...
    ~Matt
     
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  6. BoilerGrant

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    I may check one out. Last time I was in the market for a .22, I went with the Buckmark Camper based on grip feel and balance. At the time, the 22/45 had a 5.5" bull barrel and was very muzzle heavy. The 4.5" lite may balance better and you can always swap out grips. Points for looks, but over $200 more than a Victory (haven't handled yet). The MKIV button takedown looks nice too.
     
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  7. Snora

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    Yup, saw and bought a Lite last year. Not hard to find if you call around.
     
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  8. Redbeard22

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    Going to pick mine up Saturday! When I saw that they were offering the 22/45 Lite with the grips from the Target model I was sold. I'm glad i waited to get one now.
     
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    Any reason to get this model if it's not shot with a suppressor?
     
  11. Canndo

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    Picking mine up tomorrow. Will be ditching the grips.
     
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    There are a lot of Ruger Mark IV Lites owned by MA residents that dont have those moronic grips on them and that cost a lot less

    Ruger's desire to list list entries with model numbers instead of the generic model (43921 instead of just Mark IV or Mark IV Lite) is moronic. You will notice the 3 Mark IV models they list are all the most expensive versions of that type...

    If you shopped at stores others then the Deli Counter, you might have found what you were looking for a year ago and cheaper
     
  13. arsco

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    Just put one in the safe the other day haven't had any time with it. Grip is big
     
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    Lots of members of my club have had them for a few months. My FFL has a good supply of all the Lites in all colors.

    The grips on the 43921 are really nice. We have two of them at my Club for members to use.
     
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    This!
     
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  16. Dennis in MA

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    I wanna say I saw a pic on Brophy's FB page 2 days ago. I was sorely tempted. But I've got a Mk2 and a Mk3. I need a MK4 like I need another wife. ROFL!
     
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    I have a mark3 22-45 and I love it. Like you.....I don't need the mark4. Yeah it's easier to clean......but I clean my mark3 like 2 times a year so I can deal. Lol
     
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    Mark Iv.jpg I got one at the start of the month. Me and the boy have put a lot of rounds through it already.
     
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    I have those grips on the Mark 4 target and love them. Not gonna try it first?
     
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    I bought mine when they first came out. I love it. Close to 8k rounds through it got me an A Steel challenge rank.
     

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  23. AHM

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    With that aggressive (Picatinny?) rail on top -
    silhouetted against the bright yellow towel -
    it looked for the briefest instant like an SBR of a Ruger PCC, LOL.
     
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  24. Narrowback

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    I got a MKIV lite without the wood grips. If anyone wants to make a trade for my standard grips I would be game.
     
  25. Canndo

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    I just picked it up. It honestly looks like Mad Max made a grip from Chewbacca’s petrified penis. [rofl]
     
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    Maybe that’s why I like it. Familiar feeling lol
     
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    THIS!!
     
  28. slap shot

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    Shooting supply in. Westport has the 22/45 lite for $499 for all you lucky folks on the south shore.
     
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  29. Canndo

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    Pics. I do love the style. The cut outs and the silver/blue anodizing look great. But, it does need
    complementary grips. They just feel way too chunky, even in my man hands. LOL
    Is the bolt stop supposed to be that loose?
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    And now I just bought $290 worth of upgrades, including grips. Thanks. ;)
     

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