Ruger Mark IV Target

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

Manufacturer’s Description

The Ruger Mark IV Target is a semiauto handgun built on either an aluminum frame or a stainless steel frame with either an alloy steel upper receiver or 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 of the grip frame without the use of tools;
  • a one-piece, precision CNC-machined grip frame;
  • a bull barrel;
  • an ergonomic bolt stop;

    ruger-mark-iv-target-blued-left-side photo

    The blued Mark IV Target, from the left.

  • a smoothly contoured grip with replaceable checkered grip panels for a non-slip hold;
  • 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 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;
  • either a blued finish (on the aluminum model) or a satin stainless finish (on the stainless steel model); and
  • two 10-round magazines.

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

On camera: Check out Hickok45’s video review of this gun’s sibling, the Mark IV Hunter.

The Specs

Frame Caliber Capacity BBL OAL Height Width Weight
Steel .22 LR 10+1 5.5″ 9.75″ 5.5″ 1.2″ 42.8 oz.
Aluminum .22 LR 10+1 5.5″ 9.75″ 5.5″ 1.2″ 35.6 oz.


MSRP: $529 (blued)
MSRP: $689 (stainless)

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Ruger Mark IV Target stainless right side photo

The stainless Mark IV Target, from the right.

Ruger Mark IV Target takedown button photo

The recessed thumb button on the rear allows easy takedown.

ruger-mark-iv-target-blued-takedown photo

When you press the takedown button, the upper receiver pops up and clear.

One thought on “Ruger Mark IV Target

  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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