Ruger's Mark III pistol chambered for the Hornady .17 Mach 2 (HM2) rimfire cartridge propels a 17-grain bullet at an average velocity of 1,800 fps. The Ruger KMKIII817 pistol features a stainless steel frame, 8-inch stainless steel fluted heavy barrel, checkered cocobolo thumbrest grips, a microadjustable rear sight and a Weaver-style scope-base adapter. The magazine-release button is located on the left side of the frame, behind the triggerguard, and recontoured sights and ejection port, an internal lock, magazine disconnect and an innovative loaded-chamber indicator are additional features.
Contact Sturm, Ruger, Dept. HG, 200 Ruger Road, Prescott, AZ 86301; www.ruger.com.