MemberDecember 17, 2019 at 4:25 am
In the market for a .22 pistol, and I think it’s between these two. Nothing fancy, one of the more basic models; not really concerned with Pic rails, fluted barrels, etc – just something to plink with, maybe teach my wife how to shoot. I know the Ruger is a little pricier, but Black Friday / Cyber Monday may present some deals too good to pass up.
I thought about the Wrangler, single-action would be fun, but think I’ll save that for next year.
StargateGuyGuestDecember 17, 2019 at 4:25 am
I own both, a 22/25 Tactical Mark IV and a stock Buckmark Camper UX. I like the Mark IV slightly more, for its easier take down, and its accessories. But I really have to slam the mags in hard to get the ammo to feed into the chamber.
The Buckmark doesn’t require anywhere near that kind of force . . . but it also basically doesn’t have a ‘take down’ The manual simply states to scrub the action area with a brush and solvent.
Metric ton of different skus are available for each though, so you really have a LOT of options.
perfectzebraGuestDecember 17, 2019 at 4:25 am
Agreed with some others here, the Buckmark has the better stock trigger. And my Buckmark has a better stock grip as well. But the Ruger is infinitely more customizable and SUPER easy to take down.
stilyagi_cowboyGuestDecember 17, 2019 at 4:25 am
I’m partial to the Ruger but nothing empirical. Gotta be a bigger aftermarket too.
DodgeMan68GuestDecember 17, 2019 at 4:25 am
Ruger all day long.
craigeeeeeeeeeeGuestDecember 17, 2019 at 4:25 am
EadgunGuestDecember 17, 2019 at 4:25 am
Ruger is a better gun in every category.
Can’t go wrong with either as a learner gun though.
If cost effectiveness is the main issue, look at how much a speed loader and getting to 10 mags difference is between both.
Or have your wife pick out which one she prefers.
MikeWillTerminateGuestDecember 17, 2019 at 4:25 am
Bruger Buck Mark IV.
BallisticBurritoGuestDecember 17, 2019 at 4:25 am
I have both and the buckmark is a better pistol stock. Much nicer trigger.
But the ruger has it handily beat in the aftermarket.
64chevyGuestDecember 17, 2019 at 4:25 am
I think my Buckmark shoots better than my Mark IV 22/45. However I have a Volquartzen trigger and accurrizing kit waiting to be installed in the Ruger, so my opinion could change.