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    New ruger MarkIII Target pistol range report

    As many of you know I picked up a Ruger Mark III target model a few weeks ago. I wanted to wait to do an official range review until I put the new Hogue monogrip grips on it. Did that last week, so I spent about an hour with it Friday. I ran about 100 CCI minimags , 100 Remington golden bullets , and about 50 Federal champion. The result was that the CCI ,as expected , ran perfectly and was as accurate as I am. The Golden bullets also ran perfectly and were almost as accurate as the CCI. However the federal champion did cause 2 failures out of the 50 tested. I ran the Champion second after the CCI test, then moved on to the Golden bullets. So if fouling was an issue - it didn't affect the Goldens. Both failures were eject issues easy to clear, and accuracy was as good as the Goldens.

    The thumb rest Hogue grip was very nice , it locks your hand into the gun very well. I did shoot it a few weeks ago with the standard grips and had a little bit of a problem keeping the barrel still. No problem with that now. Of note, I did all of this testing after shooting my PT1911 and SD9 for about 30 minutes. I was expecting to have some shakiness , but the new grip made everything stable and did reduce recoil ( not that there is much with a 22 ).

    I also rented a Kahr K9 and a S&W shield as I am going to upgrade my carry piece early next year. The Kahr felt clunky , not very accurate , and had quite a bit of bite to it. The Shield was amazing - it was a bit smaller than the K9 , much lighter - but recoil was noticeably less than the Kahr and accuracy was fantastic..Now for the pics of the Mark III and targets:

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Size:  135.0 KB Took a few shots to sight it in as I was shooting at about 65' This is using CCI minimags round nose.

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Size:  93.5 KB Then decided to push my eyes and drew in a few small target spots on the bottom of the target - also at 65' - this gun is very accurate. Can't wait to try it at 100 and 200 feet. I am very pleased with this purchase. Now to convince my daughter to try shooting , since I have a great beginner pistol for her to try. Ginger already loves it , and wants to try it with the new grips as well. Maybe next weekend. Thanks to all my TA.net friends on helping me choose the right pistol.
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    Nice gun and nice range report!
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    Made me remember just how enjoyable the Ruger Mark series are to target shoot.
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    Grips are cool
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    They are great guns for a cc gun check out the ruger sr9c
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    So ,Is that a Wildcat cartridge?
    I never see any of it on the shelves at the gun shops around here!------
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    Quote Originally Posted by olfarhors View Post
    So ,Is that a Wildcat cartridge?
    I never see any of it on the shelves at the gun shops around here!------
    I have been lucky the last three months - I have found a local LGS that has stock of CCI minimags. I buy 3 boxes a week , if I can afford it.
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    Congrats on your new Mark III.
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    I like the looks of that Hogue grip. Might have to give that a try.
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    That's a fine looking pistol! Thanks for the good range report.
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