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Old 03-17-2017, 11:44 AM
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I just picked up a S&W Victory. I put 100 rounds thru the rental at my LGS and really liked it. For me it was a choice between this and the Ruger Mark4. Also another nice gun, Came down to nothing more than personal preference. I think I'll be very happy with this.
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The S&W Victory I know of are crudely fitted and finished military Model 10s made for the Brits during WW-II. I'm thinking that's changed?
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Yeah, the S&W Victory is a well made, tight gun. I think last year was the first year for them.
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Never having seen/shot/handled one.

I believe the OP is referring to the S&W "clone/knock off" version of the Ruger MK series, with an easier to disassemble design. Ruger has ignored field stripping complaints since the guns introduction, so fair game as far as I'm concerned. Normal needed field stripping tools should not include a hammer, IMO.
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Old 03-18-2017, 06:53 AM
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Sloppy guns come apart easier and trash falls right out! No doubt!

I was just ribbing the OP about not telling us what he's talking about. I thought at first Victory Motorcycles came out with a S&W model, then I thought he'd found an old Victory M10. Then the Ruger MkIV deal threw me for a loop too. I have a Mark II. Is a Mark IV also a 22 Rimfire auto? I'm assuming so.
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"MKlV A RIMFIRE?" YES I BEKIEVE SO.

I stopped at the MKll. That plastic loaded chamber indicator on later (more recent) models is an abomination IMO. Removing it entirely as many are doing, does leave a nice window for debris/crud to exit the action.

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The Mark IV is Rugers 22 Auto similar to Mark 3 with easy 1 button barrel release that lets you field strip the gun with no fuss or swearing, like they should have done it to begin with!
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does leave a nice window for debris/crud to exit the action.
Just be SURE it doesn't let parts of the rim get in your eyes. That's what happened with this Chiappa 1911-22.
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WHEW! I'm just glad that I kept my last feeling in the closet when I read this. I may have been hurt.
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I stopped at the MKll. That plastic loaded chamber indicator on later models is an abomination IMO. Removing it entirely as many are doing, does leave a nice window for debris/crud to exit the action.


I believe they removed the loaded chamber inidicator on the Mark 4... another plus for the Mark 4. I like my mark3. Honestly the Chamber indicator causes no malfunctions in mine and I don't even notice it. I think three guys out of all the people who own Mark 3's had problems induced by it then everyone else decided to cry about it and waste money removing and replacing it with a fill in piece.


Edit: I've been happy with my Mark 3 up till yesterday. We will see how it goes next weekend once I get all the leading out of the barrel...

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The loaded chamber indicator on the older Rugers was definitely not plastic btw.
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The loaded chamber indicator on the older Rugers was definitely not plastic btw.
To the best of my knowledge, older rugers, MKl's & MKll's had NO loaded chamber indicators, metal or plastic. Please post a pic of one on a MKl or MKll for us.
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Old 03-21-2017, 06:24 AM
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You are correct Nacho. Those loaded chamber indicators were/ are on Ruger center fire pistols. My first LC9 had one, my LC9s doesn't nor does my 22/45.
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