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Ruger 10140 22/45 Target 10+1 22LR 5.5" Reviews

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36 Reviews. Average Rating:    4.7 of 5 Stars!
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by Paul L Sunday 11 March, 2012
I am a new shooter with both a 1911 and .38 spl revolver. I didn't have to shop for ammunition very long before realizing you can shoot .22LR for about 10% of the cost of .45 ACP. At first I was looking at .22LR conversions for my 1911, but after reading forum comments on them I get the impression they are finicky as well as expensive. Several posts recommended the Ruger 22/45 as an alternative. You get a gun that feels like a 1911 with similarly placed controls. Plus for about the same money as a conversion you get a whole gun designed to shoot .22LR from the ground up. I researched the 22/45s and after reading the review on decided on the model 10140 with replaceable wood grip panels. I watched several websites to find one in stock. None of the "competitive" sites had them. Got several stockwatch emails from one, but they were always out of stock by the time I got them. Finally saw it in stock at Bud's early one Friday mornng, so decided to pull the trigger on the order. That was 2/24. Bud's said they would ship in 3 - 7 days. Didn't actually ship until 3/7, 9 business days later. Calls and email to customer service were a waste of time. After 8 days got a blanket email saying that Bud's was swamped with orders and shipments were delayed as a result. I get it, but here's the rub: Bud's charged my CC on the 24th and then didn't ship for 12 days. Most online retailers won't charge your card until thay ship, especially when they know your order is going to be delayed. I picked up the gun from my FFL Friday. (He confirmed that gun sales are through the roof this year.) It was obvious it would need a good cleaning before being shot as it was loaded with gun grease. I cleaned it that night and got to experience first hand what so many reuger pistol owners complain about. These guns are really tight. Follow the directions in the manual and watch the video on Ruger's website. It only took a few whacks from a small rubber hammer to unseat the receiver from the gripframe. Took several hard whacks from a large rubber mallet to reseat the grip frame. This is a real good looking gun. Even the wife likes it. With the heavy barrel, light grip frame, and nice grips the balance feels real good. Can't wait to get it to the range. I'll post another review when I do.

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by Shawn M Tuesday 14 February, 2012
I try to hit the range at least once a week. I generally like to shoot my 1911. Even though I reload, shooting .45acp so often was too expensive. I decided to switch to a .22lr cartridge for my weekly shoots in order to save money. I chose this Ruger 22/45 because is has the same grips as a 1911. I replaced the wooden grips that came with the pistol with a Hogue grip that is identical to the one I have on my 1911. I love it!! This generally feels the same in my hand as my 1911, but I can now enjoy my weekly range visits without worrying about ammunition costs. This Ruger MkIII 22/45 has fired flawlessly right out of the box. Not a single problem regardless of the brand of .22lr ammunition that I feed it. Bud's was great to work with as well (as always!) only complaint is that they need to get more in stock as I want to order one for a friend so we can both afford to shoot weekly.

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by mark s Saturday 07 January, 2012
Buds great as usual. After going through several of these, I decided to get one more, very unimpressed about the wait to receive item from buds, they force you to spend the 3%wait to speed up the shipping! I do like there prices.

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by Justin H Wednesday 16 November, 2011
I am very, very pleased with the Ruger 22/45 and will write as much here about it as I can. Keep in mind, however, that I've only fired about 400 rounds through it; certainly not enough to give a reliable review as to durability. Be aware that this is not an all-steel Ruger 22; the bottom half of the pistol is polymer. All of the working parts are steel. For starters, the pistol is very nice to look at. I think the extra $32 is worth spending to have this model with the Cocobolo grips, as opposed to the molded plastic ones. The grips are well checkered, and provide a solid hold in the hand. As far as ergonomics go, I do agree that the "pointability" and "feel" are very similar to my 1911. The pistol comes up well on target, and seems to hold there naturally. The trigger is very good. Light and crisp. For the first 200 rounds or so it was sort of "scratchy", but that has gone away It is a very, very accurate pistol. I have never had a .22 pistol before. Within 250 or so rounds, I was shooting the nails out of the frames, as well as very small target dots, on a seven yard target. It is not trick at all to keep your rounds on a pie plate-sized target at 50 yards, if you are that good of a pistol shooter. I can keep about half of them on from a two-hand grip. But if I use a padded rest, keeping the barrel steady, I can keep all of the rounds on the target at 50 yards. That is using Winchester white box .22 ammo. I will probably replace the sites at some point as, at 44, my eyes are not as good as they were several years ago and I feel that if I can improve my site picture, I think I could really do some really good shooting with this little pistol considering its accuracy. I did not do any "break in" of the pistol. I just loaded it up out of the box, and started shooting. Of about 400 rounds, I have not had a single pistol malfunction. I don't think that's a large enough sample set to comment on durability as I said but, so far, so good. I did field strip the pistol this evening. IF you are careful, and IF you can follow directions--I just used the manual--I don't think you'll have any problems. The pistol IS more complicated to break down than, say, your Srpingfield XD 45. No question about that. But I did it, and I don't have especially dexterous hands or a mechanical engineering degree, so you can probably get it done, too. Just take your time, use a light coating of oil on the pistol parts after you've broken it down, DON'T "horse" it, and you'll find it's no problem. As for any cons: the magazines seem very thin and flimsy to me. They appear to be made of stamped metal, and I can easily envision them bending or failing if you're not careful with them. I am going to look and see if I can find some stronger aftermarket mags at some point. Loading them seemed like a little bit of a pain as well. I already mentioned the field stripping: it won't stop me from buying another of these for my sons, down the road, but it does seem as though Ruger could have designed a better system in that regard. That's about it for the pistol. Bud's was kind of slow in shipping it, and they explained that this was because they've reconfigured their warehouse situation. All to the good in the future, supposedly. It wasn't a problem for me. And as everyone states, their price beat the hell out of everyone else. On THAT basis alone, I'll continue to buy from Bud's, and just hope for faster shipping in the future. My bottom line: BUY it, use it, learn it. You'll probably love it. I certainly do.

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by Bill R Friday 16 September, 2011
This is my second 22/45 and just as pretty! A great practice pistol that is durable and efficient. Buds service was excellent!

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by Cary R Saturday 28 May, 2011
Bud's did a nice job and shipped quickly. The weapon itself Too much fun! I put about 100 rounds down range with no issues. This is a nice gun that you can shoot all day and not break the bank. My only issue is that takedown and assembly is a little complicated but Ruger has a nice video online to assist. Not as quick and easy as my Glock but this weapon is not for protection. Well worth the money.

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
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