You can plink for a long time without getting tired. You can also mount a scope or red dot on this pistol as it has dovetail rails on it. We did notice a lot of excess oil in the barrel so we recommend you clean the barrel before shooting.
Ruger Mark 1 Features
- 600 FPS with Hyper Velocity Pellet! (500fps with lead)
- High Power Pellet Pistol
- Fiber Optic Sights
- Rifled Barrel
- Single Shot
- Spring Piston
- One Stroke Cocking Mechanism
- Ergonomic Pistol Grip
- Cocking Assist Handle Included
Lighter then Benjamin NP I leave the cock assist on both and hit bulls eye with proper shooting
Both refurbished pistols I purchased had loose screws. The grip screws were so loose that you could turn them with your little finger. By placing it in the hole of the grip and rotating your finger. The barrel screw was loose enough that if you brushed it with your fingertip before removing the grips it would rotate.
After un-mounting the grip and tightening the barrel screw putting Loctite blue on the grip screws and after remounting the grip. I torqued the screws down. The gunshot nearly to point of aim. This may help others who have complained about the inability to adjust the sights enough to correct point of aim.
I don't have enough pellets through either gun to check for accuracy. I have not adjusted the sights, and will not do so until the pistol settles down. The groups do appear to be closing to an acceptable level. But this is very early.
They appear to have good power. Once the dieseling stops it will be easier to evaluate accuracy. But they seem to have the potential for a good plinker maybe more.
I recently broke the cocking lever and ordered a replacement part from Umarex. Piece of advice if you need to replace your cocking lever - do not remove the barrel assembly from the stock! I did and also removed the trigger housing from the barrel and all the pins fell out... Took me a week to get her back together correctly (plus this voids any warranty).
Besides the above mishap, I have had no issues with the pistol. It came supplied with a steel weaver rail machined in to the top of the barrel (where a competitor's is only able to be scoped if you purchase additional parts), as well as a very nice set of fiber optic open sites. The pistol is fun to shoot, looks cool, is of otherwise decent quality, and is quite affordable (especially if it's been refurbished).
The weight is pretty good as is the balance. I managed to hit soda cans at about 12 yards and I think with a decent red dot or scope it would do much better. Cocking effort is avarage for a break barrel gun and the cocking aid really helps.
0.177Caliber 0.177 CalVelocity 600 fpsMag Capacity 1
0.177Caliber 0.177 CalVelocity 600 fpsLoudness 3-MediumMag Capacity 1