Ruger’s line of Mark I, II and III .22 LR pistols have been known for two things; 1) they’re nicely made, supremely reliable, fun-to-shoot guns, and 2) they’re a royal PITA to take down and re-assemble. Well a little bird had sent us a couple of pics of the Ruger’s next generation, the Mark IV. We’d published these momentarily last month before realizing they’d been embargoed. Well, that’s over. Have at it.
As you can tell from the tag on the Hunter model above, they’ve redesigned the Mark IV for ‘one button takedown,’ a blessing for everyone who’s avoided cleaning their Mark X to avoid the hassle. It also now sports ambidextrous safeties. The gun’s slated for early to mid-October release. We’re guessing a lot of good boys and girls are going to find one of these in their stockings this Christmas. That’s plenty of incentive to be very good from now until then.