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Squirrel killer, Ruger MK2 govt


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They've been made in one form or another for many decades. The basic design is a classic.

Mine, after the military was a Browning Challenger made in the early '70s. But along with aging can come eye issues and when I realized it was a safe queen and not being used anymore I sold it to my brother. I loved that handgun, but it's in a better place. 

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Nerding out...
It isn't a striker fired pistol. It's an internal hammer fired pistol.
It has a traditional firing pin rather than a spring loaded striker.

I love .22 LRs and .22 LR semi handguns in particular.

My first MKII looks just like the above in blued steel. It was a 6&7/8ths bull barreled MKII Government Target model with the air gauged barrel. Mine wears a set of Pachmayer grips without the backstrap panel. It was my second pistol and I purchased it at a shop on Buford Hwy in the Atlanta area and had to go to a branch of the store in Tucker to pick it up. Like yours mine has seen countless bricks of ammo. Sportsman's Authority used to sell Remington Vipers cheaper than cheap by the brick. I'd buy a box of 45 ACP for the 1911 Army (my first pistol) and a brick of .22 LR for the MKII Govt.

My second MKII was a standard a couple decades later and my third MKII not long after the standard was a Target with the tapered 6&7/8" barrel. The standard is maybe a little picky but both of the Target guns are exceedingly reliable and not at all ammo sensitive. I always wanted one of the stainless slab sided models and I had two friends with them but I haven't been able to acquire one.

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