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Old 12-20-2020, 06:52 PM   #31
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Thats an old MK1 with the threaded barrel and that shroud thing.
Now that is cool.
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Here's a Ruger fact: The old MK-I's had the very best trigger of all the Ruger auto's, as it was produced prior to lawyers getting involved in just how a trigger should function.
For real, dawg? I haven't had mine that long, and only had it out shooting once, but I thought the trigger was mediocre. There's the take-up, a little crunch as the sear moves a hair, and then the break. It's not awful, and I've had far worse, but it's just not great. It looks like touching it up would be no big deal, but it hasn't been a priority yet. Perhaps Ruger wasn't consistent, or maybe they were slacking off in the early 80's.
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Ready for some shootin..see how it is before getting some threads on it for a comp.
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Old 12-21-2020, 11:08 AM   #35
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Drop in a VQ sear for $20 and you'll have a great trigger. That said, not sure they're for MK1s.
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Old 12-21-2020, 11:09 AM   #36
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Ready for some shootin..see how it is before getting some threads on it for a comp.
What did you cut it down to, 2.5in?
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Old 12-21-2020, 11:55 AM   #37
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For real, dawg? I haven't had mine that long, and only had it out shooting once, but I thought the trigger was mediocre.
Yup, for real alrighty.

My Ruger MK-I experience started in 1959 with my dad's pistol. It was just given to my grandson last year. I was always impressed at how nice the trigger was for an entry-level pistol.

My example was made in the late 60's, and the trigger is a far cry from all the MK-II's and later guns I have fired in the field, owned by friends. The later in years after initial production, the worse the triggers got thanks to litigation in that regard. The trigger on mine breaks at 3 lbs, no creep or take-up....about as good as it gets on a production gun.

I'm always on the lookout for another MK-I HB for a 'project pistol', but I'll add that the new MK-IV take-down feature is purty dang nice. They should have incorporated it from the git-go.
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Ready for some shootin..see how it is before getting some threads on it for a comp.
Well.... ??
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Well.... ??
got butt ass cold..my fingers lock up in the shop...got sidetracked on an ar9 build
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