Sturm, Ruger & Co. announced a pair of new offerings in the Mark IV line of rimfire pistols: the Mark IV Competition and the Mark IV 22/45 Tactical. According to the company, the line now has nine different pistols. Perhaps more interesting is that the company states “…more additions [are] planned for later this year.” I guess we will have to wait to see what else the company has under wraps.
Mark IV Competition
This new pistol has a relatively long slab-sided bull barrel – nearly 6.9″ – that is cold hammer forged. Ruger equips the gun with fully adjustable, target-style sights. The grip frame is machined from a block of stainless steel, and the gun weighs almost three pounds. That should make recoil very light indeed.
The grips are made from a hardwood laminate. It comes with two magazines. The MSRP is $749.
Mark IV 22/45 Tactical
Many Ruger fans recognize the 22/45 pistols for their 1911-style feel in the hand. The new Mark IV 22/45 Tactical retains that look and feel with a polymer grip frame that is angled to be the same as the classic John Browning pistol. The gun comes with a 4.4″ barrel that is threaded (1/2″-28) for the addition of a suppressor or other muzzle device.
On top is a Picatinny rail for the addition of a scope or 1x optic. It also comes with fully adjustable sights. The gun also has a Picatinny rail under the barrel for a light, laser or even bipod. The grips are rubberized and replaceable.
This model also ships with two magazines. It has a suggested retail price of $529.