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Ruger Mk IV Lite weight question

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Post by valbern67 Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:29 pm

Is there a way to add weight to a Ruger Mark IV Lite?

It may be actually too light for my wife to shoot comfortably.

Thanks!

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Post by CO1Mtn Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:13 pm

Magazine bumper made out of a lead weight instead of rubber? Cast a lead weight in that same shape as the bumper and drill a hole in it, replace the screw through the hole to secure it to the bottom of the magazine.

Something like this, but made out of lead instead of rubber.
https://www.amazon.com/OTA-Ruger-Magazine-Floor-Plate/dp/B07JQXY3KD


Or take this baseplate off,
https://www.brownells.com/magazines/handgun-magazines/magazines/ruger-22-45-mk-iv-10rd-22lr-magazine-with-extended-base-pad-prod110308.aspx
then cast a mold out of plaster of paris or something, heat up some lead on a fire or oven or whatever, fill the mold with lead, let it cool, then insert the lead baseplate back in place instead of the original metal one.

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Post by Black_Talon Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:21 pm

Maybe this will work:

https://www.precisiontargetpistolgrips.com/store/p1/Barrel_Weights.html
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Post by valbern67 Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:48 am

Black_Talon wrote:Maybe this will work:

https://www.precisiontargetpistolgrips.com/store/p1/Barrel_Weights.html
The barrel is shrouded and so it won't work.
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Post by mspingeld Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:48 am

On option: Let her shoot it as is. If she enjoys shooting matches and, perhaps, league. Upgrade and sell it off. You'll likely not lose too much. (or, keep it as a backup).

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Post by Dcforman Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:28 pm

Aimpoint 9000sc.

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Post by adminbot1911 Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:56 pm

I'm pretty sure Hogue makes oversize grips which add some mass to the MkIV.
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Post by mspingeld Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:18 pm

IMHO the issue is more muzzle weight.

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Post by TonyH Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:46 pm

Buy her a gun she likes to shoot.....end of story. If she is out shooting with you, don’t even blink, just do it.
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Post by adminbot1911 Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:27 am

mspingeld wrote:IMHO the issue is more muzzle weight.
Oh, well shoot.  Easy solution, buy the heavy barrel and have it installed.  Or have her rent a variety of options until she finds the perfect fit, then buy it new off Gunbroker.
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