While some other companies might get the spotlight more often, Ruger is one of those brand names that you know will always stay consistent. American-made, the company is best known for its pistols, but it also manufactures a variety of rifles and revolvers for shooters to choose from. Of course, one of the unique products that might go unnoticed is its Mark III Rimfire pistol. Featuring an iconic design, this unique target shooter has been trusted by Ruger fans for years now. For 2016, it is time to make a change as Ruger introduces the new Mark IV .22 LR pistol.
The Previous Ruger .22 Pistols
If you’re a fan of Ruger, you are likely familiar with the old Mark III pistol. When the new Mark IV hits the market, the previous model is due to end sale and development. The next iteration of this familiar rimfire model has lines that make it easy to recognize. It features a 10-round magazine, a precision machined frame, and a target grip profile that makes handling easy. With a 5.5” barrel, this offers accuracy and reliability wherever you go.
Introducing the Mark IV
Looking to improve upon this model, the Mark IV integrates many of the same features but it adds some welcome changes to make for an all-around exceptional performance. It features an internal cylindrical bolt construction, which provides for a permanent sighting position and ensures consistent accuracy, even after years of use. The target grips are virtually the same as previous models, offering the comfort you need for consistent performance. Meanwhile, the ambidextrous safety and convenient controls makes this weapon accessible for virtually any shooter.
Shooting the New Rimfire Model
With the Mark IV, the model is available in two major configurations. The first is the target, which features a familiar 5.5” barrel and offers all the features you need. The other is a Mark IV Hunter, which features a longer 6.88” fluted barrel and is perfect for those varmint applications. It also features a full stainless body and checkered laminate grips, giving it a more refined look than the standard target model. Both models have fully adjustable rear target sights and a fixed front that makes staying on target easy.
While the standard features on both models are impressive, the real upgrade for most is the fact that it can be field-stripped at the push of a button. If you owned any of the previous Ruger .22 LR target models, you will likely find that this alone is worth the upgrade. Say goodbye to the hassle of having to fiddle with the parts and you’ll be glad you did. This new takedown button makes disassembly and cleaning a breeze. And, since it comes out with the same MSRP as the old Mark III, it is well worth the investment.
You Know Where to Order Them
Of course, if you want to upgrade to this new model, you know where to start. At Omaha Outdoors we have already put in an order to get these in stock, which means you can expect some of the fastest shipping in the industry today. Whether you just need a new range companion or you are looking for a model to use on varmint around the property, this accurate and reliable pistol is sure to impress.
Do you intend to upgrade to the new Ruger Mark IV? What is your favorite feature included with this release? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.