Sunday, September 25, 2016

A Revolutionary Ruger - Their New Pistol May Be Just That

All too many times, I have set my sights on buying certain new guns and then never got the particular guns I for which I had yearned.  I've had a lot of different excuses as to why I didn't follow through with a purchase. For example, I've always wanted a Remington Model 8 in 35 REM. Never got one simply because they were hard to find and by the time I found a decent one the price was sky high and I couldn't spend that much. Another reason is I lost interest in something I had wanted. That sometimes happened because I saw reports giving a specific gun a poor grade. I have also lost interest in some simply because I am The Great Procrastinator and over time my desire waned. Of course, I have bought a decent amount of guns in my time and sometimes buying a gun or guns has negatively effected my timing and made it next to impossible for me to get something else I wanted badly. For instance, a good deal on one of my dream guns once presented itself to me within days of me attending a firearms auction at which I had bought a few guns, ammo and accessories. The timing for that chance to get that particular dream gun was terrible because I was broke because of my auction purchases.

Now you may be wondering what that has to do with a revolutionary Ruger firearm and I am going to tell you directly. Ruger has just announced its production of a  new handgun the Ruger MK IV Pistol and yes it is revolutionary at least as far as I am concerned. It has a one button takedown device to facilitate disassembly. While any Ruger Mark I, II or III pistol owner can tell you they are excellent guns and loads of fun to shoot, they can also tell you they can be a royal pain to take apart and put back together for a good cleaning. If this new one is as much of a snap to diassemble and assemble, as Ruger claims, I see them flying off of the shelves with great speed and I foresee one flying my way.

I love my Ruger Mark II pistol but have to admit it can be troublesome when it comes to regular maintenance. After over 25 years of owning it, I still have to resort to the manual or my own how to videos to do what amounts to a field strip for cleaning it. While the new Mark IV looks pretty much just like my Mark II, it has major design changes in that it can be disassembled by pushing in the recessed button at the back of the frame and then lifting off the receiver and sliding out the bolt. Ruger makes it sound positively easy. I want one, I want one, I want one and hint of all hints my birthday is coming up. While I will be broke due to my current trip to Florida and probably will not get one for a birthday gift, I will have to treat myself nonetheless. That is okay by me and I am confident I will be getting one as soon as funds allow. By the way, did I tell you I have some guns and things for sale at

All the best,
Glenn B