At its introduction, Ruger’s Mark IV .22 Long Rifle pistol was offered in two models and three SKUs. The Target model, available in black or stainless, is the all-business, utilitarian descendent of Bill Ruger’s Standard model rimfire. But for American Rifleman’s Joe Kurtenbach, it’s the Hunter model—with its extended barrel, enhanced sights and elegant lines—that truly captures the spirit of Ruger’s original, and capitalizes on the platform’s evolution.
NRA Gun Gear of the Week: Ruger Mark IV Hunter Pistol
As all of us who experience this “mortal coil” eventually learn, the days seem more fleeting with each passing year. For those of us who make a living observing and reporting about the firearm industry, they eventually result in a somewhat disorganized pile of memories about companies, products and the people who create them.