I voted for the Mk.III because that is the model I chose to spend my hard-earned money on. It was definitely the most "Buck Rogersy" looking pistol I've ever owned. Ruger pistols are all great guns, and I did enjoy my Mk.III Hunter for well over a decade - my whole family did. It was definitely the most accurate .22 handgun I had ever fired, with the exception of a Colt Match Target that has been in the family's possession for nearly two generations. Then I bought a Charger 10/22 pistol a few years ago and it easily out-shoots the Hunter in every way measurable. I mounted a sixty dollar 2-7 power scope to its rail and I can empty a 25 round magazine into a 6" metal target at thirty yards - quicker than most folks can do the same with a ten-rounder from a standard sized .22 pistol. So ultimately I say my favorite Ruger .22LR generation is the Charger.
Comment made by John on 2017-07-27 13:36:14
The MK II was the first gun I bought on my own (my Dad had to buy it). My Dad said I could buy any gun I wanted, IF I saved up to buy it. Early '83. But it sure was a bitch to take apart to clean.