Ruger 22/45 barrel length and accuracy

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  1. Rich2279

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    I'm deciding on which barrel length to purchase on a Ruger 22/45. The two models that I have my eye on are the 4.5" threaded barrel (10150) and the 5.5" nonthreaded model (10140). It is only an inch difference, but is their a noticable difference in accuracy. Having a tough time deciding.

     
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    Accuracy is good with either. Get the threaded version because you might want a suppressor some day.
     
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    I bought the 5.5 Target model 22/45 RP. I was not interested in putting a suppresser on it. Pretty nice 22 pistol just the way it is with the same grip angle as most of my other pistols.
     
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    It would be nice to have the threaded one, but silencers can't be used here in Jersey. Also, I can't find the one with the sights on it. A few places have the version with the rails.
     
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    The difference will be because of the shorter sight radius, not due to the barrel itself. Shooting from a rest, there should not be any appreciable difference. Personally, I like the longer barrel.

    You'll also get an adjustable rear sight on the 5.5" version.
     
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    I was just going to make a thread about this gun lol.

    They are on sale locally for $250 ... Are these a better buy then an sr22 and are they good .22's ?

    Been looking for a .22 but can't find anything I really like
     
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    I was thinking about buying a model 10140. While shopping and researching I discovered the 22/45 Lite. It has a 4.5" Aluminum shrouded, threaded, SS barrel. It also has adjustable sights.

    While it's probably not correct to call it the most accurate pistol I've ever owned, I can say that I can shoot this pistol more accurately than any I've ever owned.

    The Bushnell TRS-25 Red Dot sight has a lot to do with that, I'm sure.

    I most likely will not put a suppressor on it, but if I decide too, it's ready. :)

    Since it has the threaded barrel, I have tried a couple gadgets...

    Most recently it was a Levang Linear Compensator.


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    While not a suppressor, it does reduce the perceived sound by the shooter, a little. It does this by redirecting the sound wave. It's supposedly louder to someone down range.

    I wouldn't begin to tell everyone that they need one, but it's inexpensive, and I like it.

    The other gadget that I have is a Tactical Innovations fake suppressor. It doesn't reduce the sound at all, but looks kinda' neat. It was also inexpensive.



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    I'm not buying any more gadgets... at least not anytime soon.

    Duane

    P.S. Sorry about the multiple edits. I was trying to figure out the changes that Photobucket had made.
     
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    IMO they are. but the 22/45 is what I wanted. If you're looking for SR22/sig mosquito/waltherp22, then the 22/45 will not be as good.
    Yes!

    The trigger is the weak point, IMO, but can be easily improved. I put a volquartsen trigger kit and bolt kit on mine, mainly because the prior owner had bubbified it. Ran about 150 rounds through it last wednesday morning and it ran flawlessly with Fed Champion bulk 36 gr hp.
    Oh and don't overlook the many varieties of the Ruger Mkiii and 22/45. I think there's a variant for every taste. I have a taste for about 5 of them. :)
     
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    I have a MkII & MKIII. Shooting 3" clay's at 50yds with open sights is too easy. I'm sure the 22/45 would be just as fun.
     
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    I'm going to pick mine up off layaway on Thursday , I got the 5.5" barrell and polymer frame (it felt a little better and they were all on sale for $250)

    However I'm confused , my reciept says "Ruger MKIII 22/45 Blued Adj. Sites"

    So it the 22/45 an MKIII ??

    Anyway , can't wait to pick her up and have a nice (cheap) range trip
     
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    Yes, it is a variant of the MKIII.

    There are also MKII 22/45s (obviously discontinued). I have one.
     
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    My Rruger 22/45 is the best 22 handgun I've ever used. EATS ALL AMMO. Most 22 pistols are finicky.

    But its the lamest gun to breakdown and clean. Seriously annoying.

    Sent from my MB502 using Tapatalk 2
     
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    Got mine today

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    If you remove the magazine disconnect, then breaking it down, and re-assembling it becomes so MUCH simpler.

    The first couple of times, I got really frustrated with mine. The hocus pocus of inserting an empty magazine, do this, remove the magazine, do that, re-insert the magazine, do that...

    I can now breakdown mine in mere seconds. And I can re-assemble it just about as quickly.

    Duane

     

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