Ruger Mark IV Hunter Pistol Review
Part 2 - What's In The Box
April 10, 2017

Ruger Mark IV Pistol Review

In this section of my Ruger Mark IV Hunter Review, I show what you get when you purchases this pistol along with giving my first impressions.


The Ruger Mark IV comes in a cardboard box as shown below.

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Ruger Mark IV Pistol Review Box

The end of the box had a label showing the significant info for this pistol such as:

  • Model: 40160
  • Model Name: Mark IV
  • Serial Number: Shown
  • Catalog No: Hunter
  • Caliber: 22 LR

As you will see in this review, the model number shown is for that of the Target Grip version of this pistol.  There is another Hunter model that has the standard style wood grip panels. 

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Ruger Mark IV Pistol Review Label

The contents were packaged as shown.

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Ruger Mark IV Pistol Review Packaging

Inside the box were the:

  • Ruger Mark IV Hunter Pistol
  • Two 10-Round Magazines
  • Chamber Flag
  • Additional White and Yellow HiViz Inserts
  • Bushing to convert to a non-ambidextrous version
  • Gun Lock

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Ruger Mark IV Pistol Review What's in the box

Also in the box were the Instruction Manual plus other various pieces of printed material.

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Ruger Mark IV Pistol Review Printed Material

These next photos show the "as received" condition of the pistol.  As you would expect, it came in perfect condition just like a new pistol should.  As a note, you can click on these photos or any other photos in my reviews and doing so will bring up a high definition image allowing you to see more details.

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Ruger Mark IV Hunter Pistol Top View

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Ruger Mark IV Hunter Pistol Right View

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Ruger Mark IV Hunter Pistol Bottom View

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Ruger Mark IV Hunter Pistol Front View Ruger Mark IV Hunter Pistol Left View Ruger Mark IV Hunter Pistol Right View


First Impressions

My first impressions were that this is an amazing looking handgun (which I have always thought).  This version has a hefty weight which should be great for shooting at the range.  The hunter sights (Hi-Viz) are clearly functional and have a nice sight picture for getting quickly on target.  The target grips feel good, but make operating the controls a little awkward (think hard if you really need a target grip).  The ambidextrous safety seems to make contact with my hand on the right side.  The one-button takedown is absolutely amazing.  In the other parts of this review I will go over these thought in greater detail and you will see where I end up with my Bottom Line Comments.

For more detailed photos and commentary, make sure you check out the other parts of this review and feel free to leave comments below.  The following links are provided to help you see other parts of this review. 

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