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BadTexasBunny
06-26-2011, 8:50 AM
http://www.strongwithstruck.com/blogimgs/DSCN6844-2.jpg

I am so exited I just wanted to post how happy I am. Yesterday my hubby took me to the gun show and got me a Ruger 22/45 to learn how to shoot. :)

Have a great Sunday everyone!!!

VegasND
06-26-2011, 8:53 AM
Congratulations and welcome to the world of handguns!

That's a great choice for a first handgun.

Bongos
06-26-2011, 8:57 AM
Nice! is it a Mark III?

PandaLuv
06-26-2011, 9:00 AM
Lol nice. Here in California , you would have to wait 10 days.
Congrats on your first gun!

BadTexasBunny
06-26-2011, 9:29 AM
Congratulations and welcome to the world of handguns!

That's a great choice for a first handgun.

Thanks! At first I didnt really like it but it grew on me as we walked around. I wanted a P22 or a Sig Mosquito but this little guy grew on me as we went around row by row.

Nice! is it a Mark III?

Yea it is. I saw a MKII but the guy wanted too much for it.

Lol nice. Here in California , you would have to wait 10 days.
Congrats on your first gun!

Thanks! I am really going to miss it here in Dallas, hubby has a CHL so it was done from start to finish in less then two minutes. P.S. I haven't changed my license since the wedding so the paperwork would have been messed up when they did the background check.

EdCo
06-26-2011, 11:19 AM
The joy of bringing home a new toy. Have fun!

586L-Frame
06-26-2011, 12:20 PM
http://www.strongwithstruck.com/blogimgs/DSCN6844-2.jpg

I am so exited I just wanted to post how happy I am. Yesterday my hubby took me to the gun show and got me a Ruger 22/45 to learn how to shoot. :)

Have a great Sunday everyone!!!

Hi BadTexasBunny,
Congratulations! It's a great pistol to learn how to shoot with.
Just a suggestion.
If you have some red nail polish you can paint the back end of the front blade sight for better aiming visibilty.

Here are a few pics of my MKIII 22/45 Stainless Target Model.
Take care, be safe and enjoy your new Ruger!
586L-Frame

DLC’s MKIII 22/45 with Finger Grips.
http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff313/dlchan/DLCsRugerMKIII22_45SSBBwithFingerGr.jpg

DLC’s MKIII 22/45 with ProPoint – Left-side.
http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff313/dlchan/Dsc07784e1.jpg

x

ojisan
06-26-2011, 12:49 PM
Danger! Danger!
Once the first one follows you home, others will do the same.
Sometimes they don't even ask permission first.

santamonica9
06-26-2011, 1:29 PM
congrats! beware of the .22 bug, cheap to shoot & super fun. you just want more of them :D

Omil
06-26-2011, 1:58 PM
Congrats to the OP's, welcome to CG. Please enjoy in good health.

morrcarr67
06-26-2011, 2:57 PM
congrats! beware of the .22 bug, cheap to shoot & super fun. you just want more of them :D

I guess that depends on where you shop.

I was @ Lytle Creek on Thursday and when I was checking in the people in front of me were buying some .22lr. I heard the RM tell the guy $5.00 for 50 :eek: And he said OK give me 2 boxes :eek::eek: They weren't even in boxes. The range had bought some Federal bulk and had someone sit there and put them in ziplock bags.

I had some .22lr that I wasn't going to be using but I didn't want the RM to get made so I said nothing :(

PANTyRAiD
06-26-2011, 3:03 PM
Good stuff...Have your hubby look up the mod to remove the magazine disconnect. It will improve the nasty trigger pull considerably.

Happy shooting.

johnny1290
06-26-2011, 3:11 PM
Took it home lol yeah I remember what that was like!

Congrats on a great firearm! My female friend loves shooting those!

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SoCal Bob
06-26-2011, 3:39 PM
Congratulations, the 22/45 is a great gun. The only issue you may have is taking it apart for cleaning. May I suggest a viewing of Moe's video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYHJm2P4kP0

pennys dad
06-26-2011, 5:38 PM
Congrats and I am jealous.
1st you saw it, bought it and took it home.

Jyruiz
06-26-2011, 7:03 PM
Congrats, and welcome to the madness. :)

verapakill
06-26-2011, 7:04 PM
Congrats!! I got my wife into shooting as well.

Gryff
06-26-2011, 9:14 PM
Good stuff...Have your hubby look up the mod to remove the magazine disconnect. It will improve the nasty trigger pull considerably.

Why couldn't she do this herself?

OP, nice gun. Regardless of what more handguns you buy in the future, this will be one that will always be fun to take to the range.

BayAreaShooter
06-26-2011, 10:49 PM
A 22/45 is a great gun from a great manufacturer. Congrats and welcome to the forum.

Ron-Solo
06-27-2011, 12:27 AM
Good choice, and welcome to CalGuns.

Ed_Hazard
06-27-2011, 12:32 AM
Welcome to Calguns.:thumbsup:

Quick question, is it a standard 22/45 or is it one of those free state guns with interchangeable grips?

Either way your off to a great start, now go out and get that carbine.:)

johnthomas
06-27-2011, 12:42 AM
1st, you have a brand new top of the line gun, 2nd, you live in Texas. Makes me want to move back to my birth State. I wouldn't go back to El Paso though, we like the San Antonio area much more. Enjoy your new gun. You have yourself a good man there.
You are batting a 100.

nagorb
06-27-2011, 12:55 AM
Congrats! and welcome to calguns!

If it doesn't have the interchangeable grips you can do a mod so you can use standard 1911 grips, this makes it much more comfortable. If you If it has them great!

Great info on this site

http://guntalk-online.com/2245detailstripping.htm

Have fun!

PANTyRAiD
06-27-2011, 12:56 AM
Why couldn't she do this herself?

OP, nice gun. Regardless of what more handguns you buy in the future, this will be one that will be fun to take to the range.

Well I figured since it was the hubby that took her to the show, and also the one that bought it for her...Just connecting the lines buddy.

Not trying to be sexist like you are implying...:thumbsup:

BadTexasBunny
06-27-2011, 8:41 AM
Wow! Thanks for all the replies everyone! Hopefully there will be some photos of me learning to shoot this week.

If you have some red nail polish you can paint the back end of the front blade sight for better aiming visibilty.

I'll half to look into that. Isn't there some fiber optic red/green/... ones I can get too?

Good stuff...Have your hubby look up the mod to remove the magazine disconnect. It will improve the nasty trigger pull considerably.

Sure thing! Also just practicing with it I noticed it dose not pop the magazines out vary far when I hit the release button, is there a way to get them to drip out more freely?

Congratulations, the 22/45 is a great gun. The only issue you may have is taking it apart for cleaning. May I suggest a viewing of Moe's video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYHJm2P4kP0

Great video! That will come in handy. I know he (Hubby) had a Ruger for his first gun and can do it. But this one is myn so I want to do it myself.

Welcome to Calguns.:thumbsup:

Quick question, is it a standard 22/45 or is it one of those free state guns with interchangeable grips?

Either way your off to a great start, now go out and get that carbine.:)

Based on the Ruger website its the Ruger 22/45 Bull Barrel. I don't think the grips can be changed on this one.

Congrats! and welcome to calguns!

If it doesn't have the interchangeable grips you can do a mod so you can use standard 1911 grips, this makes it much more comfortable. If you If it has them great!

Great info on this site

http://guntalk-online.com/2245detailstripping.htm

Have fun!

When we went to the gun show I walked around trying all the .22's in my hands but most of them were too fat. He (Hubby) wanted me to get the new one with the threaded barrel but they all had the fat wood sides that didn't feel good.

trob
06-27-2011, 10:06 AM
Looks great!

nagorb
06-27-2011, 10:33 PM
When we went to the gun show I walked around trying all the .22's in my hands but most of them were too fat. He (Hubby) wanted me to get the new one with the threaded barrel but they all had the fat wood sides that didn't feel good.

Yeah, then you wouldn't want to do the mod, some people love the slim grips and others hate them.

Good luck!

PANTyRAiD
06-28-2011, 2:49 AM
Sure thing! Also just practicing with it I noticed it dose not pop the magazines out vary far when I hit the release button, is there a way to get them to drip out more freely?





Why yes! Yes there is...Check IT out (http://www.bullseyegear.com/bullseyepistol/product.php?productid=336&cat=21&page=1)...

*Sigh* ...The sad part is I dont even have an MK yet, and already I know practically every modification that can be done to it...LOL

BadTexasBunny
06-28-2011, 10:55 AM
Why yes! Yes there is...Check IT out (http://www.bullseyegear.com/bullseyepistol/product.php?productid=336&cat=21&page=1)...

*Sigh* ...The sad part is I dont even have an MK yet, and already I know practically every modification that can be done to it...LOL

This will work across the MKIII platform? Like with the standard model and with the 22/45?

PANTyRAiD
06-28-2011, 2:08 PM
Opps I keep forgetting you have the 22/45.

Hmmm...Now if it will still work; that I dont know...

darkgrue
06-28-2011, 5:57 PM
Why yes! Yes there is...Check IT out (http://www.bullseyegear.com/bullseyepistol/product.php?productid=336&cat=21&page=1)...

*Sigh* ...The sad part is I dont even have an MK yet, and already I know practically every modification that can be done to it...LOL

The Volquartsen Spring Loaded Magazine Ejector for MKIII isn't for the 22/45 MKIII.

Best way to get your magazines to drop free on a MKIII 22/45 is to remove the magazine disconnect. There's a number of different ways to do that, ranging from do-it-yourself to kit methods. The way I did it was to buy a MKII Accurizing Kit (https://www.volquartsen.com/products/751-accurizing-kit-for-mkii) and a MKII Hammer Bushing (https://www.volquartsen.com/products/926-hammer-bushing-for-mkii). Kill several birds with one stone. Get a much better trigger and get rid of that cursed magazine disconnect at once.

Might also want to get the LCI filler plate from the fellow over at Rimfirecentral. That solves frequent FTE's on the MKIII's.