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ruger mark 3 competition

I'm 95% sure gonna be buying a Ruger mk3 competition end of next week.

before I go and pull the trigger on the purchase I figured Id ask and see what you guys think about that gun, anything to worry about with it?

I've read about it about as much as I can and I've watched the videos Ruger put out showing its take down and disassemble for cleaning etc and I don't see an issue with anything procedure wise.

I fired a rental mk3 hunter model(fluted 6.875 SS barrel instead of a slab sided 6.875 SS barrel) and liked how it felt, the competition model adds a thumb rest for the right hand to the grip. Held a buckmark and didn't like how it fit me hand much

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Dooooo it.

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Yeah, don't hesitate. Rugers are good guns. Any of the Mk series are good.

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I'm 95% sure gonna be buying a Ruger mk3 competition end of next week.
Might as well buy it now.... that way you can pick it up end of next week.
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Reason 103 that Florida rocks, no waiting period with a Florida concealed weapons permit.
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They are awesome but wil absolutely destroy you hands when you strip it. Worth it though.
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Reason 103 that Florida rocks, no waiting period with a Florida concealed weapons permit.
That's gay, in DE and KS there is no waiting period, period
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They are awesome but wil absolutely destroy you hands when you strip it. Worth it though.
it honestly doesnt look bad on video

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They are not that bad foe takedown except the lever in the handle. Kinda gets stuck and kills the fingers. Is your using the new light you have to keep the mag in when inserting the lever kinda tricky. I have a Mark III and my brother has the new lite

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it honestly doesnt look bad on video
It gets easier as the gun breaks in but those first few attempts are a beast.
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Had one, almost blew my thumb off when it fired out of battery and the plastic 'loaded chamber indicator' (which replaced the solid steel receiver walls on the Mk. I and Mk. II) got shot into my strong hand thumb.

Cutting out a steel receiver to replace it with a piece of crappy little plastic to create a 'safety' that any firearms instructor (and I am one) will tell you never to use is just stoopid. Got it fixed, verified correct operation and sold it, and it was certainly the last Ruger I'll ever buy.

Bad enough to have to look at the 'billboard' rollmarks, or put up with removing their magazine disconnects, but that took the cake. A 'safety feature' that makes the gun LESS SAFE proves their lawyers have more input in their gun design than their engineers.

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Let me get this straight you're gonna buy a gun after the episode of rage you had last week. No offense but you don't need a gun in your hands

As other have said its meh gun

go time traveler style and go back in time, fuck his grandma, then shoot forward in time and then fuck his mom. Then return back to present state and call him a the product of two incest whores and hes your son and show video of you plowing the both members of his family. .
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So Jason, did you buy it? A guy at work has a S&W 22a he is selling cheap. I may pick it up as a plinker.
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Had one, almost blew my thumb off when it fired out of battery and the plastic 'loaded chamber indicator' (which replaced the solid steel receiver walls on the Mk. I and Mk. II) got shot into my strong hand thumb.

Cutting out a steel receiver to replace it with a piece of crappy little plastic to create a 'safety' that any firearms instructor (and I am one) will tell you never to use is just stoopid. Got it fixed, verified correct operation and sold it, and it was certainly the last Ruger I'll ever buy.

Bad enough to have to look at the 'billboard' rollmarks, or put up with removing their magazine disconnects, but that took the cake. A 'safety feature' that makes the gun LESS SAFE proves their lawyers have more input in their gun design than their engineers.

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Wow, I'd never heard of any of that. Well, we all know about the warning labels plastered on them, but I didn't know the new ones had plastic parts!

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So Jason, did you buy it? A guy at work has a S&W 22a he is selling cheap. I may pick it up as a plinker.
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Details please.
Ask mr Pilot I am sure he wont reply with what happened.
Awww screw it I dont know him and can careless if he gets upset

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go time traveler style and go back in time, fuck his grandma, then shoot forward in time and then fuck his mom. Then return back to present state and call him a the product of two incest whores and hes your son and show video of you plowing the both members of his family. .

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Ask mr Pilot I am sure he wont reply with what happened.
Awww screw it I dont know him and can careless if he gets upset

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His Erratic riding where he almost binned it in a alley in chicago, or the fact he almost hit a mexican working in the alley and a garbage can avoiding that mexican in that same said alley, or how he decided turning around and riding straight at me while pinning the throttle and weaving at the last moment almost hitting me then riding off like a little girl cause he was butt hurt opps I mean having a bad case of jealousy leaving me and everyone else in a bit of shock. Good thing for him the police were not called by anyone cause there was more then one person ready to call it in.
That sounds out of character for him from the handful f times I have met him in person.
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That sounds out of character for him from the handful f times I have met him in person.
Wouldn't know but that's what happen which can be backed up by his response in response in pm not to mention another member

go time traveler style and go back in time, fuck his grandma, then shoot forward in time and then fuck his mom. Then return back to present state and call him a the product of two incest whores and hes your son and show video of you plowing the both members of his family. .
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So Jason bought a pistol longer than the Joker's gun that is a pea shooter versus spending less than $200 for a .45? Doesn't make sense.

Erratic and unplanned is very much unlike Jason. He is very methodical and thinks things out. I'm the last person he needs to explain his actions to.

Back to the thread, Jason, did you get the chance to throw some rounds through it?
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Picked it up last weekend and spent some time at the range, id guess about 450 rounds worth.

I like it a lot, smoother than the rental I used a few weeks before. Tried a few different types of ammo through it and had zero problems with feeding or ejection. Out of the box it was shooting a couple inches high and right but that no big deal Ill adjust the sights next time I go to the range as I didnt have a screwdriver with me at the time...oops

cleaning... pretty simple and straightforward as long as you followed the procedure it goes back together relatively easily, getting the pin in and out the first couple times was a pain in the neck though but it loosened up enough that it no longer needed to be hit to go in or out. another bonus, after cleaning the mags dropped freely from the well when the release was hit, it wasnt doing that at the range pre cleaning though.

all in all im happy with it and it'll punch holes in paper to my hearts content

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Very nice...about time we got some pics. A few years ago I was trying to decide between this gun and the browning buckmark hunter. I went Browning, but both are great guns. I never plan on parting with my Browing

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do you have plans for a holster? The long barrel on this one and the Buckmark can be an issue. Curious to see what you've found.
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do you have plans for a holster? The long barrel on this one and the Buckmark can be an issue. Curious to see what you've found.
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nope not at this time and possibly never, its a range/ target gun so carrying it around was never on my list of things I was shopping for. Its just barely under 12" total length Id imagine it'd be kinda awkward in a holster. I'd think the front sight wouldn't be friendly to holster removal either, it'd snag on things maybe.


I put the rail that it came with on just to see how it looked on there and without anything mounted I think it completely spoils the it. A red dot or similar type sight is probably in the future but I'm in no rush for that, plus ill need a new case for it with a sight mounted

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