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AzShooterAzShooter MemberPosts: 31 Member
I just got my gun, Ruger Mark IV 22/45 lite, back from Ruger and they did a great job.

I had to send my Mark IV in for the Safety recall and had they fix my barrel which was coming loose when I cleaned it. It would slide inside the receiver and accuracy was very poor.

I went to the range today and tested it. No compensator and no Volquartsen Sear. The gun came back to me with a 3.5 lb trigger so I wanted to see how it shot as is.

I tested the gun with Blazer ammo because that's what they said they tested it with and if it's good enough for them its good enough for me. Groups were much tighter today. Shooting from a bench at 15 yards I was able to shoot 1 inch groups very easily. The gun also functioned 100%.

When I sent t he gun back I took out my VQ upgrades. I forgot and left out the spring and plunger for the trigger. Ruger sent me back an original and my parts. I had put all parts in a plastic bag instead of putting the gun back together. I left out the grips. Ruger gave me a new set of replacement grips and screws. They also installed a new barrel.

I did put my Tandemkkross Victory Trigger back in so I could adjust the pre-travel. That helped a lot. Other than that I'm going to shoot the gun STOCK. It's now the best Mark series gun I've shot.

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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Yep, Ruger has great CS. I sent my MKII Tgt Govt Model back because the bolt stop pin cracked in half. I also told them the bbl to frame fit had a little lateral play and they fixed that too. Shoots great and only took about a week.

    I think taking it apart and reassembling those models eventually cause the bbl to get that play in the fit.

    I dunno about the newer MK IVs. I don't plan to take mine apart unless I need to anymore, just spray some gun scrubber inside best I can and normal cleaning. Not so much because of the take down and getting that little "Hangy Down Part" to catch right, but because of the wobble that develops.

    Mine is just fine as it is and is stock except for the grips and more accurate than I can shoot it.
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  • NNNN Senior Member NCPosts: 25,221 Senior Member
    Yeah, Ruger takes care of it's customers.
  • Uncle FesterUncle Fester Senior Member Texas as soon as I can get there.Posts: 1,628 Senior Member
    AzShooter wrote: »
    I just got my gun, Ruger Mark IV 22/45 lite, back from Ruger and they did a great job.

    I had to send my Mark IV in for the Safety recall and had they fix my barrel which was coming loose when I cleaned it. It would slide inside the receiver and accuracy was very poor.

    I went to the range today and tested it. No compensator and no Volquartsen Sear. The gun came back to me with a 3.5 lb trigger so I wanted to see how it shot as is.

    I tested the gun with Blazer ammo because that's what they said they tested it with and if it's good enough for them its good enough for me. Groups were much tighter today. Shooting from a bench at 15 yards I was able to shoot 1 inch groups very easily. The gun also functioned 100%.

    When I sent t he gun back I took out my VQ upgrades. I forgot and left out the spring and plunger for the trigger. Ruger sent me back an original and my parts. I had put all parts in a plastic bag instead of putting the gun back together. I left out the grips. Ruger gave me a new set of replacement grips and screws. They also installed a new barrel.

    I did put my Tandemkkross Victory Trigger back in so I could adjust the pre-travel. That helped a lot. Other than that I'm going to shoot the gun STOCK. It's now the best Mark series gun I've shot.

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    Like you, I have been very happy with my post-recall Mark IV. With a VQ accurizing kit (like you, I wanted the pre-travel gone) installed, it is my favorite pistol.
  • bellcatbellcat Senior Member South DakotaPosts: 2,040 Senior Member
    Ruger is a great company. I have owned several rifles and 1 shotgun, and although I'm not a fan of some of their guns, they all have worked perfectly.
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