Type: Airsoft gas pistol.
Model: Ruger MK1.
Materials: Mostly plastic with some metal parts.
Weight: 1.2 pounds (550 Grams)
Barrel: Metal non-rifled.
Propulsion: Gas (Propane or Green Gas).
Action: Semi auto double action only.
Ammunition Type: 6mm plastic Airsoft BB's.
Ammunition Capacity: 17 round full size drop out metal magazine.
FPS: 328+ (Have heard it is much more).
Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the ASG MK 1 is double action only which will make it a bit on the heavy and longer side, it is smooth however and does have a nice satisfying click that sounds like a firing pin being dropped. The unfortunate part is that the real steel version is a single action only trigger and one that is super short and light so the contract between the Airsoft and 22LR version may make this gun not practical is an optional training tool.
Accuracy: This part of the review is yet to be determined as I have not done my Field Test or Shooting tests for this pistol (Click here for the Field Test Shooting Video). I will put a link in here when I have done my official Field Shooting Test. For now all I can go on is some feedback from others that have claimed very high fps and excellent accuracy, I am looking forward to finding out for myself!
Build Quality: ASG as usually only distributes quality guns, the fit and finish is very good and there is use of metal where it needs to be like with the internal mechanical parts, the trigger, the safety, the rear fully adjustable sight and the full size drop out metal magazine that holds the gas and the Airsoft BB's.
Realism: The ASG MK 1 is based on a combination of the Ruger MK I-III, it looks mostly like the Mark III since the arrel is fairly stout but it does not have the typical taper near the charging handle area. Still it resembles a Ruger 22LR pistol very much. There is no blowback or charging handle operation so that means that only a double action trigger is possible, this is a bit unfortunate sine the real Ruger Mark III has an absolutely smooth and light single action trigger.
Available in: The Replica Airguns Store.
- If you own a real Ruger 22LR it will be nice to have for some backyard or basement shooting.
- Fully adjustable rear sight.
- Full size all metal drop out magazine.
- Metal trigger, metal safety and metal rear sight.
- Very satisfying trigger sound, sounds like a real firing pin :)
- Have heard it is really powerful and accurate - Yet to be determined…
- Fair amount of plastic but has an OK weigh to it.
- No blowback (Would have allowed for a true single action trigger)
- Safely is kind of heavy to operate but may break in over time.
I think it may come down to how this ASG Ruger MK 1 Airsoft Pistol performs before I can give it my total thumbs up, I really wish it had a single action trigger but for a double action trigger it feels pretty good and I love the sounds of the internal hammer dropping. The fully adjustable sights mean that if this gun performs well in terms of accuracy then being able to dial it in to the bulls-eye will make it that much more enjoyable to shoot. Overall I like this pistol, the ergonomics are exactly like the real Ruger Mark III and even though much of the external build is plastic, it still has a good weight to it due to the all metal magazine and other internal metal parts.
My YouTube Table Top Video Review for this ASG MK 1 Airsoft Pistol: