Ruger Perfects Rimfire – Again: Introducing the One-Button Takedown Mark IV

Ruger One-Button Takedown Mark IV
Ruger One-Button Takedown Mark IV
Ruger Firearms
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.

Nashville, TN -(Ammoland.com)- Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is excited to announce the latest development in the Mark Series line of pistols – the Ruger Mark IV.

Ruger has long set the standard for reliable, affordable and accurate .22 LR handguns, beginning with the introduction of the Standard Pistol in 1949. Since then, the Standard Pistol has undergone a series of enhancements with the development of the Mark I, Mark II and then the Mark III in 2005.

While the heavily redesigned Mark IV maintains the same classic outward appearance as the Mark III, it incorporates a significant improvement customers will love – a simple, one-button takedown for quick and easy field-stripping. A recessed button in the back of the frame allows the upper receiver to tilt up and off of the grip frame without the use of tools. The bolt simply slides out of the receiver and the barrel can be properly cleaned from chamber to muzzle.

“We are thrilled to be introducing what we consider to be a monumental improvement to this iconic pistol that has been with Ruger from the start,” said Ruger President and COO Chris Killoy. “This one-button takedown alleviates the headache that our Mark III owners are all too familiar with and we anticipate the Mark IV pistols being some of the cleanest rimfires at the range,” Killoy concluded.

Ruger One-Button Takedown Mark IV (Hunter model)
Ruger One-Button Takedown Mark IV (Hunter model)

Other significant improvements include a one-piece grip frame that is precision CNC-machined from a solid piece of stainless steel or aluminum; an ambidextrous manual safety and a redesigned bolt stop for more ergonomic operation. The magazine drops free on release for faster reloads and a redesigned magazine disconnect safety prevents discharge when the magazine has been removed. Internal improvements include changes to the hammer, sear, bolt and firing pin for smoother, more reliable feeding.

Ruger One-Button Takedown Mark IV (Target model)
Ruger One-Button Takedown Mark IV (Target model)

Specific features vary by model, but the legendary, one-piece barreled receiver and internal cylindrical bolt construction remain the same. The robust design ensures permanent sight-to-barrel alignment and higher accuracy potential than conventional moving-slide designs. The Mark IV is compatible with a variety of Mark III aftermarket accessories including sights, scope bases and magazines.

Ruger One-Button Takedown Mark IV
The classic look of the Mark III with a simple, one-button takedown for quick and easy field-stripping.

The American-made Mark IV pistol ships with two 10-round magazines.

Ruger One-Button Takedown Mark IV
Ruger One-Button Takedown Mark IV

For more information on the Ruger Mark IV or to learn more about the extensive line of award-winning Ruger firearms, visit www.Ruger.com or www.Facebook.com/Ruger.

To find accessories for the Mark IV and other Ruger firearms, visit ShopRuger.com or your local independent retailer of Ruger firearms.

About Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.:

Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. The only full-line manufacturer of American-made firearms, Ruger offers consumers over 400 variations of more than 30 product lines. For more than 60 years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility. Our motto, “Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens,” echoes the importance of these principles as we work hard to deliver quality and innovative firearms.

For more information, visit: www.Ruger.com.

Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. “Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens”

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Adam
Adam
4 years ago

Funny how it took S&W releasing their new Victory pistol for Ruger to revisit some of the long-running complaints with their flagship 22 LR target pistol – after more than a decade since the last update to the product line.

Nothing like a bit of competition to keep the market moving forward.

Mike McAllister
Mike McAllister
4 years ago

I”ve always liked the Ruger Mark pistols. I have a Mark I I’ve had for over 40 years. It shoots as well today as the day I took it out of the box. The one button take down is a great improvement to allow the cleaning of the gun. Thank you Ruger!