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Well, Ain't this a Fine Kettle of Fish?!?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Pops1911, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. Pops1911

    Pops1911 Cinebar/Issaquah Well-Known Member

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    My lovely bride purchased a new Mark 3 not long ago. Nice plinker. However, she seated one of the empty magazines backwards! In all my years I have never encountered such an issue. I know from personal experience that .45 mags will not fit backwards. Anyhoo the darn mag was STUCK solid. After a number of unsuccessful attempts to extract the stuck mag [being the helpful husband] she convinced me to look on the 'net and see if there was a solution. Found out that a whole lot of Mark 3 owners have stuck an empty mag backwards into the thing. Made us both feel somewhat better. Found out about a Mag-Out tool just for backward Mark 3 mags and ordered one. If there is a tool for this the problem it must be pretty widespread? Well, the tool never showed up so I called Ruger CS yesterday. They were great, funny and very helpful. So back to AZ it goes on Monday. Mark 3 owners - beware [cue spooky music]. I will label all Mark 3 mags from here on out with an arrow in silver sharpie that says "front". Whole new experience for us. Just for the records my wife is a very experienced firearms person. Shoots rings around me with her .45s, er, OK with the AK too but that's all. LOL
     
  2. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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  3. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Pointy end of the bullet goes toward the barrel.:D
     
  4. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I haven't ever run into this problem myself. I wasn't even aware it was a common problem.
     
  5. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Youtube is awesome! Scary to think how dependent we've all become on it but it's saved me $$ many a time.
     
  6. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    To quote Carlos Mencia.... Dee, Dee, Dee!!!
     
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  7. Pops1911

    Pops1911 Cinebar/Issaquah Well-Known Member

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    Neither was I :-o When the Mag-Out tool arrives it is going into my range bag just in case. My wife and I had a further discussion ... at least one round will be kept in each mag apart from those we will keep filled to "show the way". Life can be funny at times after all the OMGs, WTFs, screaming and yelling stops. :)
     
  8. Pops1911

    Pops1911 Cinebar/Issaquah Well-Known Member

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    Oh now that's funny!!!! LOL
     
  9. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Phew....Glad I got a Buckmark instead!
     
  10. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Plan B. Get rid of the magazine disconnect. Not hard, requires a new hammer bushing. About $10.

    Mags will then drop free, trigger pull is improved, and if you jam one in backwards no problem.
    And yes---there are a LOT of videos on YouTube that will walk you through the process.:)
     
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  11. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    Make sure that is NOT a self defense gun. Nothing like doing a reload when really needed and having to use a tool to get the job done.
     
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  12. Pops1911

    Pops1911 Cinebar/Issaquah Well-Known Member

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    No defense pistol. Strictly a fun based plinker and can shooter.
     
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  13. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Not only a self-defense gun,
    Anti-armor
    Zombie killin
    Home Defense
     
  14. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Magazine disconnect.....Oh yeah, they're all out there in a drawer somewhere.:p
     
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  15. NWGlockgal

    NWGlockgal Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Along with all the safety locks? :D
     
  16. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    "Along with all the safety locks?" :D

    If you mean those "Free be" gun show cable things...They all went into the trash as they rust like crazy.

    I consider every firearm loaded and they are, even in the safe.:eek:
     
  17. Pops1911

    Pops1911 Cinebar/Issaquah Well-Known Member

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    Small update. The Mag-Out tool was no help. It was thrown into my range bag as planned. Today the Mark iii is off to Ruger for repairs. Wife did remind me that I did try to remove the stuck mag with, ahem, a little too much gusto. If anything needs replaced now Ruger can fix it. Prolly take them all of 20 minutes. LOL
     
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  18. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Do they make one of those for AR's? :rolleyes: :p
    Police Protection.jpg
     
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  19. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I have an original Rugar standard and have owned it for 34 years now.

    Every now and then I still want to load a mag backwards - I love rugers but the mags are not intuitive with the way they slant.
     
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  20. Pops1911

    Pops1911 Cinebar/Issaquah Well-Known Member

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    I agree with you there. They are great pistols but with non-intuitive [wow. that word makes me sound smart :)] mags. Both my wife and I are very long time gun owners. This accident with the Mark iii mag was a complete first for both of us. Really not complaining just describing. I have a new silver sharpie to mark the front of the mags so it will be less likely to happen again. LOL Thanks for letting me know that even after owning your Ruger all those years backward mags could still be a problem. Yep different to my experience too. Thanks Joe13. BTW- our l'il .22 made it to AZ and the mothership for repairs. Yea!
     
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