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Has anyone had a Ruger MKIII discharge with the safety on?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Awmish, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. Awmish

    Awmish Oregon City, OR Member

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    I had an incident back on the ninth of this month and I am curious if anyone has had problems with their Ruger Mark III discharging with the safety on and hands off the pistol? I know it was not the round in the chamber indicator. Any info would be helpful.
     
  2. hoody

    hoody Tigard/Beaverton area Active Member

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    So it was just laying on a table and went off?

    (mental note: yet another reason for the "no loaded weapons on the table" rule)
     
  3. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Nope!

    What's Ruger say about your pistol?
    And if you have not contacted them, you should ASAP.
     
  4. Awmish

    Awmish Oregon City, OR Member

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    Hoody, it was holstered at the time on my hip.
    Velzey, I haven't contacted Ruger yet, but I am planning to today or tomorrow.
     
  5. jrprich

    jrprich PNW Well-Known Member

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    I have used a MKIII Hunter for several years many thousands of rounds, no such issue with mine.
    But mine is far from stock

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  6. jim97701

    jim97701 Bend Well-Known Member

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    Thats one sweet rig, I love it!!!
     
  7. jrprich

    jrprich PNW Well-Known Member

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    Jim,

    Thanks, It is a sweet shooter. Trigger pull is now sub 2lb, short and crisp. These rugers can be easily tuned with aftermarket parts. It is so accurate that shooting it gets kind of boring.
     
  8. Don H

    Don H Oregon Well-Known Member

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    It was just sitting in the holster and went off? Were you walking about or bumping in to things? The only way it could go off is if you snagged the trigger somehow or it was a really long hang fire. Other than that, I can't see how that could happen.
     
  9. Don H

    Don H Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I have a stock Mark III that I'll gladly trade you for ... don't want you to be bored, you know.
     
  10. Awmish

    Awmish Oregon City, OR Member

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    Well I was in a sitting position that consisted of my thigh resting on it. Nothing could touch the trigger on a count I was on a flat clean serface and the holster covered the trigger. Not sure if it was a hang fire because I had not shot it that day. All I know is that the sear had to have slipped, thus releasing the hammer. This event led to a bullet in my calf.
     
  11. Don H

    Don H Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Yikes. Perhaps it was your weight resting on it. Send it back to Ruger, if they find nothing wrong with it then it is your holster. Glad you are okay.
     
  12. j4545

    j4545 WA Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That has never happened to me and I've shot thousands upon thousands of rounds with multiple different MKIII.

    Keep us updated. What you describe sounds pretty scary.:eek: