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Old 11-08-2015, 10:44 AM   #1
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Ruger MK II Pistol

I have been trying to get on this site with no luck, so let me try again.
Here is my Ruger MK II that I have been working on.
I removed the front and rear sights and installed the Weigand rail and rings.
Then a Burris 2X pistol scope.
Volquartsen trigger kit, hammer pin and extractor.
Finally, Hogue rubber grips.
I am 68 years old and have many guns, but I am enjoying this latest toy.
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Old 11-19-2015, 04:43 AM   #2
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Thought I would bump this post.
Glad you made it through the admin review.
Nice looking setup on the pistol. I think you will be right at home here.
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Old 11-19-2015, 07:30 AM   #3
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Nice pistol! Welcome!!
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Old 11-19-2015, 07:36 AM   #4
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Great setup, to be sure and nice to see another Ruger Mark shooter with us. The Mark IIs are my favorite, by the way.

We do most of those mods to our Marks and do have the Weigand mount on our MKIII Slabside. The Weiland is an excellent no drill, no tap mount, though I prefer the standard Ruger mount because it does not require removing the rear sight and I do tend to switch back and forth with a variety of sights.
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Old 11-19-2015, 07:37 AM   #5
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Old 03-20-2016, 10:00 AM   #6
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I am getting in a little late on this one.
I have a Ruger also.
I have a question Ridge Runner.
What differences did you find with the Volquartsen trigger kit, hammer pin and extractor?
Did you install yourself?
By the way, great looking pistol.
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Old 03-20-2016, 10:53 AM   #7
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Cigar, I'll let Ridge give his answer, but I'm also a Ruger Mark fan and have done all the VQ mods, both for myself and friends, probably over a dozen in all.

If I had to limit to what works best as far as improving the trigger, it would be just two parts, the VQ sear and the VQ trigger. The sear will get you the lion's share of improvement on the trigger pull. I like the VQ trigger because I can then adjust pre and post travel and also adjust sear engagement. Anything beyond that is purely optional in my book and has minimal effect on performance.

If you have a Mark that is giving you headaches with extraction, any of the aftermarket extractors are an improvement over the factory Ruger extractor. On some guns, I'll do that mod, anyway, just to avoid any future issues.

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Old 03-20-2016, 05:09 PM   #8
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Cigar….I wanted to get advice from folks on Gunner Forum before doing the changes to my MKII, but it took a long time for me to be approved, so I just jumped in head first and did everything Volquartsen offered. I think NCG’s advice would be all you need to do. One thing, I am not fond of the Volquartsen extended slide release. It is rather crude looking and feeling, but I left it on the gun. They could have smoothed the finished edges better. However, with that said, I like the trigger a lot since I did the mods. I suppose I did it mostly to get familiar with the pistol, and being newly retired it gave me a great project, rather than doing my wife’s honey-do list. I did the complete trigger job while following FourGuysGuns “Accurizing Kit Install” on my laptop.
This is an excellent video, and the guy even has a sense of humor. Follow him step by step and you can’t go wrong. NCG can probably do this blind folded, but once was enough for me.
I have since moved my scope forward almost an inch and it looks even better without changing my sight picture.
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