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When I do a "walk-about " in and around our empire, I like to look for tree stands or ground blinds placed by "invaders" who think they can go about doing stuff like that without "written permission", or to see if I can find hen turkey nests where they hatched their latest brood. Once in a while I'll even find a shed deer antler or two before the rodents have had time to gnaw on those. This Ruger Mark II is a very quick "come to point" pistol where I can get many rounds on a target in short order.
Once in a while I'll encounter a porcupine that has an aggressive spirit and doesn't realize what five or six well placed .22 Mini-Mags can do to a "bag full of quills", Those dang porkies will ring the bark off trees and kill 'em due to no sap running up the tree to nourish the upper limbs, so they need to feel the wrath of a small, or several pieces of lead going pretty fast, their way:



Not many of these Mark II's were produced, and I can't understand why, as they are a very well handling pistol.
 

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My Favorite Walk -About Pistol is the Ruger LCP II in .22LR caliber, I ofter carry it as a backup but just going for a walk around the block or run to the store I carry it along with 4 spare magazines. I am confident in it if it's needed for defense.
 

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If Ruger had anything to compare with this..........I'd adopt it for my walk-abouts. But they don't. :)

 

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So then, when you MISS six times, is that what the knife is for? Committing Hari-kari? 😹
LOL!

That's a Smith J-frame. Anybody who knows guns would know that it's a five-shot capacity.

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Just found this out a week ago. This hasn't even been mentioned in this forum. Surprised none of his close followers haven't posted the news.
It was briefly mentioned Here:
 

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Typical Ruger's 10/22, Mark II, Mark IV, Vaquero's.
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This is a two year old thread, but what the heck, I'm new here and it's new for me.

I carried the Mark II below hiking, and camping in the Sierras while in the military in the late 80'early 90's. It is a wonderful place to hike in warm weather and no bugs.

I bought the tapered barrel version thinking it would be lighter and often regretted it. More recently I bought the Mark IV shown, which came with six magazines.

I liked the grips so much on the Mark IV that I removed the long hated black plastic on my Mark II and put on a set there. With the newer grips, I find I found new love for my Mark II.

The Mark IV is much easier to put together and is tapped for a rail. It is a sexier pistol with that fluted barrel and laser engraving. Still that Mark II looks great now with these grips. It's a huge improvement as I never liked the black plastic. I considered changing to the white plastic many times and never did, thinking those were only slightly better looking.

Mark II is shown in the same vintage (1989) Bianchi holster I used hiking. Unfortunately the new pistol does not fit the old holster. I ran the backpack strap through the loop making it into an easy to grab Trail Guide type holster. It was comfortable on the hip as well. I'm still a fan an good gun leather.

I'm now considering purchasing a 10" bull barrel next or maybe putting some sort of optic on the Mark IV to help my eyes.

I've owned many firearms. I have to say my Ruger's got the most use --rifles and Mark II pistol.
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