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Old 02-28-2009, 13:52   #1
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Ruger 22/45 Modded

I'm not the first to do this, but thought I would share anyway.
Feels real close to my 1911's, But a whole lot cheaper to shoot
First I started by removing the loaded Chamber indicator.
The reason for this Mod is that sometimes the indicator button inside can hit the spent round as it is being extracted and dislodge it early, causing a FTE.
Next was to remove the Mag disconnect.
This requires removing the Disconnect lever & Spring, then fabbing up new spacers and fitting them to the Hammer pin. I used SS #10 washers for this.

Next is the Sear and Hammer, Stoned lightly to lighen the trigger and to remove some creep, Aparently trigger work is not my calling.
Only lightened it by #1, it is still #4.25 with creep & grit, So I will replace them with a VQ set.
Now on to the Grip Mod:
This Mod will allow me to use standard 1911 Grips, making the Pistol much more comfortable to shoot, as the Factory grip is to narrow.
The Grip Frame is thinned down Aprox. .040 on each side.
Dremel Video, Easy does it ![/url]



Next it is drilled 7/32 to except standard 1911 bushings.


Almost Finshed:
I say almost because I still have to get a VQ Hammer/Sear set.
Also I will be changing the Sights to a Ruger Short V in the rear and Marbels Pearl Bead up front.
I love the new feel.
The Black rubber Colt grips will be staying on it, I will later remove the horse in the middle and install Ruger Medallions.
Mods:
Grip Mod as you can see
Sling shot Mod
Replaced Mag Disconnect with #10 SS washers
Removed the LCI


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Old 02-28-2009, 23:29   #2
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I did pretty much the same modifications on my 4" Bull Barrel Ruger MKIII 22/45, except I did not remove the Loaded Chamber Indicator, and I used Hogue Rubber Wrap Around, Finger Groove Rubber Grips for a 1911.

I just absolutely love this 4" Bull Barrel Ruger MKIII 22/45, and it is my favorite packin pistol. I happens to fit nearly perfect in my Uncle Mikes Kydex Paddle Holster for my 1911.

In regards to the Trigger Work. I think if you install a Volquartsen Target Sear you are going to be very happy with the results. I polished my factory hammer's engagement surface and removed a minimal amount of engagement with some careful filing on the outside of the hammer to make the notch slightly shallower. I then installed a Volquartsen Target Sear and was truly amazed at the Trigger Pull Feel and Weight.

I also installed a Clark Custom Guns Steel Ruger Trigger in my MKIII 22/45 (actually have one in my MKII also). I prefer the Clark Custom Guns Steel Ruger Trigger in that they are slightly oversized in the area of the pivot pin and must be fitted to the individual frame. Proper fitting of the Clark Custom Guns Steel Ruger Trigger eliminates the side to side play common with the Factory Ruger Aluminum Trigger and also eliminates the mushy feel. The Clark Custom Guns Steel Ruger Trigger also has slightly different geometery in that the disconnector hole is slightly in a different location and eliminates a slight bit of the pre-travel.

I don't really see the need for the entire Volquartsen Accurizing Kit but rather just use a Clark Custom Guns Steel Ruger Trigger and Volquartsen Target Sear and have been more than pleased with the results. Truth be known I have installed a half dozen or so Volquartsen Accurizing Kits in Ruger MKII's for friends and generall speaking end up doing a little polishing to eliminate the creep.





Both of these Rugers have the same modifications done in regards to the Hammers, Sears and Triggers. (I have installed a Clark Custom Guns Steel Ruger Trigger in the Ruger MKIII 22/45 since this photo was taken and never did take a new photo.)

Larry
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Old 03-05-2009, 20:23   #3
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I desided to mount a scope.
Simmons Prohunter 4X, this is mostly just to find what is the most accurate loads and then I will go back to open sights and maybe try a
Red Dot.
I hope to get to the Range this weekend and see how accurate it is.
Oh Ya' I installed a VQ Sear and Target Trigger as well, #2.25



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I am on a GOV computer and cant see the hosted pics but, wanna remind myself of this thread ot look when I am home.

I got a 22/45 and wanna look into after market grips.
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Old 12-15-2009, 05:20   #5
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all above are impressive. I love my slab-side and a VQ trigger is on my 'wish list'.
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very nice, well done
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I think ruger may have a troll on this board.....


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Gun forums are great for product and development research by the manufactures. Unfortunately, they also take all the credit for what they do, based on what we do.......................

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Holographic sight

Does anyone know what kind of holographic sight SD Handgunner has on his MarkII?
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Originally Posted by pjg57 View Post
Does anyone know what kind of holographic sight SD Handgunner has on his MarkII?

That is a Burris Fastfire Sight, mounted on Burris' Ruger Base that replaces the rear sight. I am very very pleased with the Burris Fastfire. The more I use it the more I like it.

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Just wanted to post a pic of my 22/45. I had done the work to it last year but hadn't posted a pic of it yet. Thanks for the great info. I modded mine using a bridgeport instead of a dremel. I ended up making a jig for holding the frame utilizing the mag hole, if anyone is interested in a detail drawing of the jig, i can probably make one up. For those of you considering doing this mod, i highly recommend it. It makes a huge difference in how a 22/45 feels in your hand.

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Old 10-29-2011, 15:48   #12
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nice work DmkZ.
I got around to installing the VQ trigger kit in my slab-side, what an improvement. now to find time to shoot it
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