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Old June 23rd, 2012, 01:56 PM   #1
 
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Ruger MK II magazines

I have two MK II's and a couple of magazines for each. I would like to pick up several more magazines. What is the best non-Ruger magazine and where is the best place to get them? Are the Mk I and MK II mags interchangeable? Where do you get the best price on Ruger factory mags? From Ruger?

The reason I ask all this is because I just got home from a local gun show. I wanted to buy some mags for the MK II but I came away confused as to what would work best. Some were 10 shot, some were 12 shot, some plastic, some metal. What is the best and where do you get them?



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Old June 23rd, 2012, 01:59 PM   #2
 
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Pretty sure none are interchangeable in the Mark series
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Old June 23rd, 2012, 02:17 PM   #3
 
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Ruger mk II uses steel 10 rd. mags.Midway has them on sale now for $16.99
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Old June 23rd, 2012, 03:27 PM   #4
 
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I can find MKIII mags cheaper than MKII mags for some reason. MKII and MKIII will interchange.
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I do not believe that MKII mags will work in a MKIII (but MKIII will work in a MKII) and MKII mags will work in a MKI/standard but you will need to insert the loading button on the other side.

As far as "non-ruger" factory mags, I've always had very good luck with Mec-Gar in my MKIIs.
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As far as "non-ruger" factory mags, I've always had very good luck with Mec-Gar in my MKIIs.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^This is the correct answer. I got mine from manventureoutpost dot com. Out of stock, but keep watching. they will be back in stock soon. If ManVenture doesnt get them in, look around, but get the Mecgars. The Mecgar mags are as good as, or better than factory. They make the factory magazines for many Ruger handguns, and many other manufacturers.



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I bought some Mark II mags from Midway that actually work in my Mark I. I believe the ones sold by Midway are the same that are sold by Ruger. Steel housing, plastic feed ramp and base. They do work, and just in case the plastic wears, I ordered a few spare plastic parts from Ruger.
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I do not believe that MKII mags will work in a MKIII (but MKIII will work in a MKII) and MKII mags will work in a MKI/standard but you will need to insert the loading button on the other side.

As far as "non-ruger" factory mags, I've always had very good luck with Mec-Gar in my MKIIs.
You're right. I didn't say it right when I said they would interchange. MKIII mag in a MKII yes, but it's a no go on a MKII mag in a MKIII.
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MK III mags have a cut out for the mag release button to catch on the MK II mags don't have that because the MK II mags are released at the bottom of the grip frame (no mag release button). MK II mags hold 10 rounds but the MK standard only held 9 rounds but the mags were very similar (I believe). If wrong, someone can correct me on that one (I never owned a MK standard). The difference between the 9 and 10 rounders was the size of the follower (and maybe the bottom plate).

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22/45 (Mark II) magazines will work in Mark III pistols both 22/45 and regular metal framed (as long as you change out the bottom block to one for the metal framed Mark III pistols). The locking bumps on the 22/45 version magazines are in exactly the same place for the push button release between these models. The upper window in the Mark III magazines has a very minor role and the scallop on the back of the Mark III trigger spur doesn't enter into the area of the Mark II magazine body. The main difference in the M9 and M10 magazines are in the bottom block and the followers. The M9's have affixed bottom blocks and the M-10's are removable. They also have different follower springs. In M9 magazines you have to remove the follower button and everything comes out of the top of the mag to disassemble. On the M10's the bottom block is removable and all the internals come out of the bottom of the mag body.

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This is crazy that a person can't find these anywhere!! And if you do, they are unbelievably over priced! 30.00 bucks for a mkii magazine is crazy!! If anyone knows where to find a couple that are somewhat more reasonable, please let me know. Thanks
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Ruger mags

Midway USA has them on sale for $16.99, you won't find them any cheaper.
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Everybody is sold out of them!! and not taking orders.. They will email you when and if they come in..
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I just bought a box with 7 Ruger factory MKll 10 shot mags in it. Also there was an Eaton Stainless Steel 10 shot and 2 Ram Line 12 shot mags. There was a Ruger 10/22 10 shot rotary mag and a CMF Mitchell Arms 50 shot for the Ruger 10/22. Also a thing to hold 4 Ruger 10/22 mags on it like a star.
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I can find MKIII mags cheaper than MKII mags for some reason. MKII and MKIII will interchange.
At least for my Mark II and Mark IIIs, it works like this: The Mark II magazines do not work well in the Mark IIIs. The Mark III magazines work fine in the Mark II. So I buy Mark III magazines.
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