Are you looking for a varmint hunter to have on hand to keep those pesky animals at bay? Do you find that a rifle is just too clumsy for your purposes? Or, do you want a pistol that is ideal for training your son or daughter on without all the recoil? Naturally, the right caliber for the job is .22 LR. Of course, meeting these other needs can be a bit trickier if you don’t know where to look.
While many companies now offer .22 LR handguns for sale, it can be challenging to get the right fit. You want a weapon that will be reliable no matter what you come up against. This means turning to those trusted brands and looking for an option that really stands out from the crowd. Uniquely designed and ready to provide for accuracy with every shot, the Ruger Mark III may be just the weapon you have been looking for.
The Ruger Mark III Pistol
At first glance, the Mark III may look like a gun from another era. It has that old styling that you might have found in a World War II pistol, but this design was quite intentional. Starting with the smoothly contoured grip, which features checkered panels, you can be sure that you have a natural pointing hold on the weapon and can maintain a good handle under pressure. Unlike standard designs today, its internal cylindrical bolt construction gives you a permanent sight to barrel alignment, which means better accuracy potential than any moving design.
On the standard model, you can take advantage of the easy-to-align fixed sights. The manual safety provides for a positive lock of the sear when applied and the contoured ejection port provides for smooth operation every time. Using the loaded chamber indicator, you can always be sure whether or not the gun is loaded with a quick glance. For extra safety, this model features a magazine disconnect that prevents discharge when no magazine is loaded. It also offers an internal lock to secure the firearm when not in use.
The standard configuration of the Mark III includes a 4.75” barrel with 6 grooves and a 1:16 right hand twist. It weighs in at 35 ounces and measures 1.2” wide, 9” long, and 5.35” tall. If you want even greater accuracy, a 6” barrel is also available. This model weighs 37 ounces and measures 10.25” long.
Target, Hunter, and Competition Models
Beyond the standard configuration, the Mark III also comes available in a few other models to help you get exactly what you are after. The Target model is popular for those who want an affordable option that still provides alternative optic options. You can stick to fixed sights, adjustable ones, or even choose to use a model that includes a Weaver-style scope base. Similarly, the Competition model is a bit more refined for those who want to compete using one of these uniquely-styled firearms. Finally, you might also consider the Mark III Hunter, which stands out with its various grip options, all of which offer a distinguished look thanks to the brown laminate construction.
Whatever your shooting needs might be, the Ruger Mark III would make an excellent addition to your collection. So, when you are ready to place your order, simply select the item from below and wait for it to arrive. If you have any questions, pick up the phone and give us a call directly. We always look forward to helping our customers find what they need and are more than happy to help.