Welcome to a world that has a Ruger Mark IV in it
Bill Ruger started off his firearm company in 1949 with a .22LR semi-auto pistol that he designed in his garage as his Standard Model, based on an update to the Japanese Baby Nambu. This gun later morphed into the Mark I, then was updated thorough the years as the follow-on Mark II and III and had been extremely popular. One thing these guns all had in common, however, is that they were a bitch to clean, which is bad because rimfire leadhead ammo is super filthy.
Well, enter the new Mark IV which dropped from Ruger at 5 p.m. yesterday that has a one-button/one second break down without tools.
Made in a Hunter (6.88-inch fluted bull barrel, stainless, $789) and a Target (5.5-inch bull barrel, aluminum or stainless, $529/$589) variant, it’s pretty sweet.