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Installation of Laminated Grips for the Ruger® MK IV™ 22/45™

Before We Begin


  • Always make sure the firearm is unloaded before performing any work it!
  • Remove all ammunition from the work area before working on any firearms.
  • Always wear safety glasses when performing any work on a firearm.

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Video Instructions

Installation of our Laminated Grips for the Ruger® MK IV™ 22/45™. Designed to give the shooter a relaxed, steadier hold, our Laminated Target grips feature a thumb rest, heel rest and finger grooves. They are CNC-machined from laminated wood and available in a variety of colors. A magazine release extension is included.

Tools Needed

  • 3/32 Hex key to remove factory grip screws

Remove Factory Parts

Step 1 - Separate Frame from Upper

Separate the frame and upper from one another using the normal push-button takedown feature of the pistol.

Note: do not dry fire the frame while disassembled.

Step 2 - Remove Factory Grips

Use the 3/32 hex key to to remove the four screws securing the factory grip panels to the frame.

Install Volquartsen Parts

Step 3 - Install Grips

  • When installing in a Black Mamba or a pistol with extended magazine release, use the included magazine release. Installation of this magazine release starts at 2:30 in the video.
  • Insert the extended magazine release button from the grip kit into the magazine release hole from the inside of the grips.
  • Install that grip onto the pistol and reinstall the screws.
  • Insert the two dowel pins into the holes in the bottom of the grip panel you just installed.
  • Carefully install the other grip panel on the pistol, being careful to align it with the dowel pins you just installed.
  • Be careful not to over-tighten the grip screws! Doing so can damage the grip and cause the screws to affect insertion and removal of magazines.
  • Install the grip screws with the hex key. They should be just past snug but not particularly tight. Start all four screws before tightening any of them.

Step 4 - Function Check

  • Perform a function test of your pistol as described in the factory manual.

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