Took the plunge!

Took the plunge!

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    Talking Took the plunge!

    Nope, I didn't propose to my girlfriend. Come to think of it, it wasn't much of a plunge. I should have bought one of these a while ago. With increasing ammo prices, my inability to reload and a recent promotion, I figured it was time to get a handgun in the .22 LR flavoring, a new Ruger 22/45 Mark III (5 bull barrel) to be exact. At approximately $0.023/round, thanks to WallyWorld and Federal value packs, the Ruger will be much cheaper when plinking than my M&P9. Thanks to Chris (P95Carry) for letting me shoot his older 22/45. Definitely left me with a craving... just need to get a SP101 and a Sig P220 now!

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    Good decision Sam - I guess I was wondering whether this would come first or the SP - or 220!!

    Excellent plinker and I reckon next time we do a range trip together there'll have to be some competitive element yeah!

    Recent promotion eh?!!
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    Nice gun

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    I have had a lot of fun with my 22/45.
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    I've got one in stainless. For plinking and pure fun they are hard to beat. Accurate too. Excellent squirrel killing machines.
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    I should mention I already began tinkering with it. I removed the mag safety with the installation of a MkII hammer bushing because the safety prevented the magazines from dropping freely. There was a little bit of a hang up, now there is none. I removed the detent ball and spring from the bolt stop lever to allow for sling shotting. I also installed a VQ target sear to smooth out the trigger feel.

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    Sweet!
    thanks to WallyWorld and Federal value packs
    I've been buying 45acp and 9mm from WallyWorld lately. Winchester 100 packs on the plinking ammo, and 50 round packs of Winchester's PD ammo. They are the cheapest I can find right now, and the PD ammo works very nicely in my P220. Since we are on the subject of P220---what model are you looking for? I have the P220R-45-TSS-SAO and love it. If you were thinking about one of these babies---my indoor range guy has one for sale--it's the First Production Run and has it stamped on the slide. I bought mine three weeks earlier before I saw this. He's wanting $680 for it. If you're interested, PM me and I can give your the phone and address. He's FFL of course and got it as a dealer promo. Most are going for $825+ around here.

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    I got a stubby bull barrel version. More accurate than I can shoot...
    congrats !
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    Don't forget Sam too - could be a VQ extractor might be good - tho MKIII models may have improved the claw ''sharpness'' perhaps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry View Post
    Don't forget Sam too - could be a VQ extractor might be good - tho MKIII models may have improved the claw ''sharpness'' perhaps.
    Chris, I've really had no problems with extraction, yet. I will wait until the round count is higher before looking into VQ's extractor.

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    Excellent plinker and I reckon next time we do a range trip together there'll have to be some competitive element yeah!
    You're on!!

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    They are great. Congrats on getting one.
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