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The Ruger .22 Automatic Pistol: Standard/ Mark I/ Mark II Series Paperback – November 1, 1988
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Top Customer Reviews
The book covers the history of Sturm, Ruger & Company, the various models of the .22 automatic pistols, the chronology of their production, and brief descriptions of other firearms developed by the firm. Also covered are care and maintenance of the pistols, including field- and detail-stripping instructions. The book concludes with chapters on available accessories and a survey of ammunition for use with Rugers.
The overall story is one of high quality, accuracy, continuous refinement of design, and innovation in weapons manufacture. Enjoy your new Ruger.
The book is not a volume worshiping Bill Ruger. Rather it is an information packed publication of the origins and development of the most popular .22 auto-pistol of all time.
For under $12, it's an absolute steal. Buy it.
This excellent book takes the reader through the founding and development of the Sturm Ruger firearms company and some of the challenges that the company faced when first founded by Messrs. Sturm and Ruger. The book explains that Ruger's goal has always been to produce a world-class quality firearm, consistent with the limitations of mass-production, at a price that the average American can afford. It is all very interesting to any firearm enthusiast. The second part of the piece covers some of the models and development of the Standard/Mark I-Mark II pistols. The last section covers maintenance and customization tips.
This book does not cover the later Mark III pistol, which is no great matter. Other than the addition of a magazine safety, a loaded chamber indicator (LCI) and a few other minor modifications, there is really very little difference between the Mark II or the Mark III or for that matter the individual Standard pistol. I did not agree with all of the comments that the author made regarding maintenance, but there are some good tips contained in this piece concerning that subject even if reasonable people can disagree on one or two of the author's opinions. Highly recommended. RJB.
Chapter one, history: This section has a few small but highly noticeable errors such as conflating Springfield Armory, Inc., the company and the Springfield Armory, the government installation.
Chapter two, variations: fine so far as I can tell, but of course the book was published in 1988, so quite a bit has happened since then!
Chapter three, maintenance: Fine so far as it goes, but doesn't have anything on the Mark three which has several complications added to takedown.
Chapter four, accessories: By nature this section was outdated as soon as it was published, but now it's almost embarrassing; some of the equipment in this section might be found in a museum.
Chapter five, ammunition: Nothing wrong here.
If you own a Mark two, this book still has value, especially considering it's price, but if you own a mark three your money might be better spent elsewhere.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a very good volume about a very popular pistol. Details the history and various models, lists popular accessories and quite a few manufacturers and/or suppliers.Published 3 months ago by Mike Holmes
GREAT BOOK, TOO BAD IT WAS PRINTED BEFORE THE THIRD MODEL CAME OUT AND COULD NOT BE INCLUDED.Published 7 months ago by Dennis Carlson