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I've been fondling one at the local store but ain't "pulled the trigger" yet on buying one...I had the P97...did not like it one bit...evidently others didn't either, hence the new gun. Looks nice, feels nice....
 

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we have them at the shop they feel realy nice, the 22 is the same as the MKII but has a lock and a loaded chamber indictor, and comes drilled and taped with a base otehr than that there is no changes. ooppppsss the mags are diferent due to the lock. forgot that one.
 

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I looked at one in a local gunshop. The gunsmith working at the time said, it's the same as the 97 except it has a different grip. Please that's one guy's opinion.
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The new "MKIII" .22 ruger has issues
the new chamber loaded indicator indexes on the rim
(of the rim fire .22lr)
if struck or dropped the new pistol will discharge
it is .................unsafe.
 

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do the manufacturers know?

Dennis said:
The new "MKIII" .22 ruger has issues
the new chamber loaded indicator indexes on the rim
(of the rim fire .22lr)
if struck or dropped the new pistol will discharge
it is .................unsafe.
Have you notified the manufacturer?
I tried googling for "ruger MKIII dropped"
and found no references to this.
Spread the word (if its true :)
 

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I have both a MkIII and Ruger KP345PR... I like them both a lot, esp the .22. I like the 345's look & balance, but it just doesn't feel 100% to me, for starters I find it's an unpredictable trigger pull - I know you're not supposed to focus on that, but it happens.

I used to hate Glocks until I shot a friends Glock 23 and liked that a lot... it's now added to my laundry list of "guns to buy" right behind a Para 1911 and a few long guns.

Cheers
m
 

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ps- I've never heard or read anything about the chamber indicators being a safety hazzard, but always good to be aware of.
 

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Taurus will be coming out with a 5" barreled version of their 24/7 pistols. I think that'll be for me.
 

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P345 review

I just purchased the new P345 two weeks ago in Calif and fired it the same day. It is the first time I've fired a .45 ACP since my military days with the 1911a. It has a nice weight, excellent feel in the hand (important as I don't have hamhocks for hands like most guys my size). Recoil is surprisingly light and easy to control. It did take a little more effort to kick out an empty clip, but that was probably due to being new and stiff. The only major problem is that it didn't shoot as straight as the 1911 did 30 years ago! Overall, it was well worth the money paid.
 

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Dennis said:
The new "MKIII" .22 ruger has issues
the new chamber loaded indicator indexes on the rim
(of the rim fire .22lr)
if struck or dropped the new pistol will discharge
it is .................unsafe.
I have the new "MKIII" .22 and have shot it mutch, I have carried it around and I know what you mean about the loaded chamber indicator, but so far I have had no problem with it accidentily firing or I guess you could call that a "DA". I see your concern and will take notice, but I do not in the least bit feel that it is an "unsafe" firearm due to the design. This is just my opinion and I respect and apreciate your concern. ... Noted.
 

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colt45 said:
we have them at the shop they feel realy nice, the 22 is the same as the MKII but has a lock and a loaded chamber indictor, and comes drilled and taped with a base otehr than that there is no changes. ooppppsss the mags are diferent due to the lock. forgot that one.
"ooppppsss the mags are diferent due to the lock. forgot that one" ?????

Does this mean I could not use my P90 mags (old or newer style) in this gun? I am asking because there is no point in my considering this New 45 if I cannot use the Boatload of P90 Mags I have accumulated.
 

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I just purchased the new P345 two weeks ago in Calif and fired it the same day. It is the first time I've fired a .45 ACP since my military days with the 1911a. It has a nice weight, excellent feel in the hand (important as I don't have hamhocks for hands like most guys my size). Recoil is surprisingly light and easy to control. It did take a little more effort to kick out an empty clip, but that was probably due to being new and stiff. The only major problem is that it didn't shoot as straight as the 1911 did 30 years ago! Overall, it was well worth the money paid.

What ammo did you use? any problems with jamming?

I fired mine for the first time last week and i've had problems with jamming (either the 1st or the last round of the clip). a little over 100 rounds were fired and i had about 10 jams using Winchester 45 Auto, 230GR FMJ rounds. The Jams occured with both clips. Other than that the P345 worked as you described. I can't comment on the accuracy as i'm new to hand gun shooting, so any short commings in that area is most likely me. This Ruger P345 is a new pistol purchased in April 2005.
 

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Well i just fired another 125 rounds of Winchester 45 autos today in the P345 and again about 20 jams on the 1st or last round of the magazine clip. I haven't tried other ammo manufactures yet but will on the next ammo purchase.

Anyone else having this problem? All ideas that may be helpful would be welcome.
 

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"ooppppsss the mags are diferent due to the lock. forgot that one" ?????

Does this mean I could not use my P90 mags (old or newer style) in this gun? I am asking because there is no point in my considering this New 45 if I cannot use the Boatload of P90 Mags I have accumulated.
I think he was talking about the 22s, but I do believe the KP345 mags are different from the P90 mags. I thought that was stupid too. I with they'd made it double stack if they were doing a new mag. The grip's pretty anemic as it is.
 

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KP-345 problems

FlightHawk: I haven't had a single jam on mine. I just went up to the range yesterday and fired 150 rds- 100 of Brazilian 230 gr. ball, 80 of Speer Lawman 230 gr ball, 10 Winchester 185 gr BEB & 10 Federal High-Shok 185 gr JHP (nasty little buggers). Fired both slow and steady and quick-draw. I've only fired 100 rds previous to this, but all smooth.
My only complaint is that I feel the trigger is a little sloppy; e.g. there is too much pull before hammer fall. I have it dead center on the bull at 30' (not yards) from an easy rest. The minute I go freehand it drops 3" left & low, no matter how steady I try and grip. Yes, I know my grip ain't what it used to be at age 17, but it isn't that weak. Anyone else notice this? Any tips on tightening the trigger pull, or is this one for the smithy??

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JD
 
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