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Old August 11th, 2011, 10:33 AM   #1
 
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Mark III Trigger

I am a new Mark III owner. I own some very nice shotguns, rifles, and 1911 pistols. One attribute of my nicer guns is that they have extremely crisp triggers.

I have shot the Mark III once and find the trigger a bit "crunchy" and heavy.

I researched this forum as well as other sources and read a lot about the VQ Accurizing Kit. I am about to send my gun off to VQ to have them install & adjust the kit. They charge $45 to do the install.

Is the modification worth the $120 plus labor & shipping? Is there a big before and after change?



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Old August 11th, 2011, 01:02 PM   #2
 
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Is the modification worth the $120 plus labor & shipping? Is there a big before and after change?[/QUOTE]

Will VQ install a MKII kit in your gun? You have a MKIII. This is the way to rid your guns of the mag disconnect.
You can do the work yourself and save a few bucks. Its not that hard. With the help of those of us whom have done this ourselves and the internet which is a wealth of info you could do it, many others have.
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Mark II vs Mark III

I seem to have seen something about needing a different hammer bushing if one installs a Mark II kit in a Mark III pistol.

Is there real a big improvement in the trigger with the VQ kit?
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I seem to have seen something about needing a different hammer bushing if one installs a Mark II kit in a Mark III pistol.

Is there real a big improvement in the trigger with the VQ kit?
If you use the VQ MKII hammer than you use the VQ hammer bushing
Volquartsen Hammer Bushing Ruger Mark II Black - MidwayUSA
There is a night and day difference between the VQ kit and stock Ruger trigger components. VQ kit will give you a 2lb trigger pull that is crisp with no creep.
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You don't really NEED all the stuff included with the VQ kit. To gain a good trigger pull the main component is the Volquartsen target sear. If you want to eliminate pre and over-travel consider acquiring the VQ trigger which has provisions for adjusting trigger movement to eliminate most of that movement. Now, if you want your magazines to "click" into place with more authority and then shoot out of the grip frame once you press the magazine release, look into replacing the magazine disconnect parts with a bushing as sold by Sam. This bushing works very well with the factory provided hammer and he only charges $10.00 w/shipping. Pretty hard to beat that.
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Ok I am confused on what parts I need to get a good trigger on my Mark III hunter.

Can some one confirm what parts I need exactly to make my trigger better on my mark III hunter?

sams bushing?
VQ target sear - for a Mark II or III?
VQ Hammer- again for a Mark II or III?

Any other parts I would need??
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Ok I am confused on what parts I need to get a good trigger on my Mark III hunter.

Can some one confirm what parts I need exactly to make my trigger better on my mark III hunter?

sams bushing?
VQ target sear - for a Mark II or III?
VQ Hammer- again for a Mark II or III?

Any other parts I would need??
It can get confusing from what some "newbies" post. The Volquartsen sear (only ONE kind) will fit the Ruger Standards, Mark I, Mark II, Mark III and the 22/45 pistols.......all the SAME. That modification alone will give you a nice trigger of around 3 lbs or so. Now, if you want to eliminate much of the triggers pre and post-travel a Volquartsen trigger that has adjustment screws to set the pre and post-travel will help you with that. To get your magazines to go into place easier and have them come out quickly when you press the mag release and help your trigger pull a bit more, get a hammer bushing from Sam. His bushing will eliminate the magazine disco parts and make your Mark system work much better.

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I have placed the VQ target trigger and the VQ sear in both my Hunter and Competition madels. The pretravel is non exsistant almost, and nice crisp trigger pull. Listen to DA Wood, his advice is alway's sound.
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Deciion

As the OP, I wanted to let you know what I decided and thank everyone for their input.

I shot my S&W Model 41 and the Mark III back to back today. The S&W trigger is vastly superior to that of the Ruger. This comparison led to my deciding to order the VQ Accurizing kit.

The people at VQ were very helpful. Based on all the input I got, I ordered the Mark II Accurizing kit and the Mark II hammer bushing. I will get the magazine interlock disabled.

I have a local gunsmith lined up to do the install. I just don't like messing around with a gun's sears. I want a professional doing that job.

I thought about adding aftermarket grips, but I like the looks of the standard grips and they feel good in my hands.

Thanks for all the input.
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Thanks DA Woods Now on to order the parts
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