Ruger Mark IV Competition

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Summary: The description, specs, pricing and photos of the Ruger Mark IV Competition pistol.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Ruger Mark IV Competition is a semiauto pistol built on a stainless steel frame with a stainless steel upper receiver, and chambered in .22 LR. Other features include:

  • A recessed button in the frame’s rear allows the upper receiver to tilt up and off the grip frame without the use of tools;
  • a one-piece, precision CNC-machined grip frame;
  • a slab-sided bull barrel;
  • an ergonomic bolt stop;

    Ruger Mark IV Competition left front photo

    The Mark IV Competition from the left.

  • replaceable smooth and polished laminate grips;
  • an internal cylindrical bolt to ensure permanent sight-to-barrel alignment;
  • a contoured ejection port and easy-to-grasp bolt ears;
  • an adjustable rear sight;
  • a fixed post front sight;
  • a drilled and tapped receiver for a Weaver- or picatinny-style optics rail (rail not included);
  • an ambidextrous manual safety that positively locks the sear in the “SAFE” position when applied (you can convert the safety to left-side-only with an included washer);
  • a left-side push-button magazine release and a drop-free magazine;
  • a magazine disconnect safety;
  • a satin stainless finish; and
  • two 10-round magazines.

For the Mark IV Competition’s initial run, Ruger will laser-engrave “100 Years” and William B. Ruger’s signature on the barrel to celebrate the company founder’s 100th birthday. It will produce 1,000 of these pistols with a special serial number, and include a Ruger centennial knife from CRKT with a matching serial number and leather sheath.

Note: This pistol is not California- or Massachusetts-approved.

The Specs

Caliber Capacity BBL OAL Height Width Weight
.22 LR 10+1 6.88″ 11.12″ 5.5″ 1.2″ 47 oz.

Pricing & Shopping

MSRP: $1,065

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More Photos, & Video

On camera: Check out Hickok45’s video review of the similar Mark IV Hunter.

Ruger Mark IV Competition right rear photo

The Mark IV Competition from the right.

Ruger Mark IV Competition knife sheath photo

The Mark IV Competition centennial version with the knife and sheath.

One thought on “Ruger Mark IV Competition

  1. Jed Henson

    Heads up everybody, Ruger has issued a safety recall for its Mark IV pistols: https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2017/6/8/ruger-mark-iv-safety-recall/

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