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New Product: Ruger Mark IV .22 LR Pistol

Ruger Mark IV -mk-iv-4Ruger is well known and well respected for its vast and diverse line of rimfire guns. The manufacturer's 10/22 is without question one of the most ubiquitous .22 rimfire rifles in the shooting world, and Ruger has a ton of of other impressive rimfire options.

One of these is the classic Mark series of .22 LR rimfire pistols, which have been more or less in production since the company's Standard pistol was introduced in 1949. Since that time there have been many additions and enhancements to the traditional design, as can be seen with the Mark I, Mark II and Mark III pistols that have followed.

Now, the U.S. manufacturer has announced the release of its brand new Ruger Mark IV pistol, which features several improvements over the previous Mark III, including a one-button takedown for simple field stripping and cleaning. The gun has a recessed button in the back of the frame, which permits the upper receiver to tilt up and off the grip frame without using tools. Then the bolt can slide freely out of the receiver.

Takedown on the new Ruger Mark IV pistol occurs, literally, with a simple push of a button, allowing the shooter to separate the upper from the grip frame.

“We are thrilled to be introducing what we consider to be a monumental improvement to this iconic pistol that has been with Ruger from the start,” said Ruger President and COO Chris Killoy. “This one-button takedown alleviates the headache that our Mark III owners are all too familiar with, and we anticipate the Mark IV pistols being some of the cleanest rimfires at the range.”

The new Ruger Mark IV pistol also features an improved one-piece grip frame precision CNC-machined from solid stainless steel or aluminum, depending on the model. Ergonomic improvements include an ambidextrous manual safety and a redesigned bolt stop.

Each new Ruger Mark IV is built with Ruger's excellent one-piece barreled receiver and internal cylindrical bolt construction. The Mark IV drops magazines freely when they are released, and the guns utilize a newly designed magazine disconnect safety to prevent firing when the magazine is removed. Other internal improvements consist of changes to the hammer, sear, bolt and firing pin for more reliable feeding and smoother operation.

Initially, there will be three different models of the new Ruger Mark IV available to shooters: Mark IV Target Blued, Mark IV Target Stainless, and Mark IV Hunter. Pricing on these new Ruger Mark IV pistols ranges from $529 to $769, depending on the model.

For more information, check out the specifications for each pistol below, or visit Ruger's website to learn more.

Specifications:

Ruger Mark IV Target Blued
Caliber: .22 LR
Barrel: 5.5 in., bull
Twist: 1:16 in.
Overall Length: 9.75 in.
Height: 5.5 in.
Width: 1.2 in.
Weight: 35.6 oz.
Grip Frame: Aluminum
Grips: Checkered synthetic
Finish: Blued
Front Sight: Fixed iron
Rear Sight: Adjustable
Capacity: 10
MSRP: $529

Ruger Mark IV Target Stainless
Caliber: .22 LR
Barrel: 5.5 in., bull
Twist: 1:16 in.
Overall Length: 9.75 in.
Height: 5.5 in.
Width: 1.2 in.
Weight: 42.8 oz.
Grip Frame: Stainless Steel
Grips: Checkered synthetic
Finish: Satin Stainless
Front Sight: Fixed iron
Rear Sight: Adjustable
Capacity: 10
MSRP: $689

Ruger Mark IV Hunter
Caliber: .22 LR
Barrel: 6.88 in., fluted bull
Twist: 1:16 in.
Overall Length: 11.12 in.
Height: 5.5 in.
Width: 1.2 in.
Weight: 44 oz.
Grip Frame: Stainless Steel
Grips: Checkered synthetic
Finish: Satin Stainless
Front Sight: Fiber optic
Rear Sight: Adjustable
Capacity: 10
MSRP: $769


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