New – The Ruger Mark IV Pellet Pistol
The Ruger Mark IV is a long-running success as a .22 LR semi-auto pistol. And now there’s a Ruger Mark IV Pellet Pistol, too.
This is yet another new product from Umarex USA. The company is certainly rolling-out new airguns at an industry-leading rate right now!
As with the 10/22 air rifle, the Mark IV pellet pistol is – maybe surprisingly – not a semi-auto. In fact, it’s a break barrel-cocking, single shot pistol that’s powered by a gas ram.
Announced in .177 caliber, the manufacturer’s specification is for a maximum Muzzle Velocity of 360 FPS with 7.0 Grain lead pellets. RWS Meisterkugeln Pistol 7.0 Grain pellets are HAM Gold Award-winning ammo. They’ll probably be a first choice for use with this new pellet pistol.
So clearly this is not a powerhouse pistol. But that should make it easier to manage and ideal for plinking and informal target shooting for a wide variety of shooters.
There’s a single-stage trigger and an elevation- and windage-adjustable rear sight. Pellets are loaded directly into the rear of the barrel when the pistol’s action is “broken”. This is a simple system that’s ideal for airgun first-timers and others who find pleasure in slow-fire shooting.
Overall length of the Mark IV pellet pistol is 11 Inches. The weight is 3 Lbs 2 Oz. This makes the airgun rather longer and heavier than the firearm original.
The price will be rather different, too. The pellet pistol Mark IV will sell for $49.95. That’s a useful saving compared to the .22 LR Mark IV Target model of $629.00…