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Old July 9th, 2012, 08:51 PM   #1
 
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New MKII Hunter

Picked up my new MKIII hunter today. This has the mag disconnect yet I hit the mag release and it's like a 1911 mag flys out like a bat out of hell. My other two MKIII's don't that. Yet the gun won't fire without the mag which is the way it supposed to be. Anyone else ever see this on a stock out the factory MKIII. I see I named this post wrong it's not a MKII




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Old July 9th, 2012, 09:33 PM   #2
 
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I have the Mk lll Hunter also, the mag does not fly out . I understand that there is a modification to make it do this. I do know that the Mk lll is not supposed to fire without the mag. It's an added safety issue for the folks that assume the gun is not loaded when the mag is not in.
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for $25.00 you can get a Volquartsen power mag ejector. It replaces the grip filler plug at the rear of the mag well.
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Old July 10th, 2012, 04:41 AM   #4
 
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Yes i know there are mod kits out there to disconnect the mag safety and one of the benefits is the mags drrop out like a 1911. But this ones right out of the factory. Can't wait to take it to the range and run some ammo thru to check it out. If everything is working right which appears to be I'll be a very happy camper. Sweet gun love the Hi Viz front sight. might have to put them are my other MKIII targets.
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Old July 10th, 2012, 05:30 AM   #5
 
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My MKIII Hunter mag drops out like a rock. It has since it was brand new last year.
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Old July 10th, 2012, 06:44 AM   #6
 
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Hey, Thats two of you with MKlll Hunters who's mags drop out. Im now curious. We all purchased new. Why the discrepancy? I bought mine about 2 months ago. Could it be the newest ones out of the factory are modified?

Just realized dcmiller had his a year. It. can't be the newest ones out of the factory.

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Taking a shot in the dark here but are they MKIII mags? They have the little cutout or something because of the mag safety.
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Old July 10th, 2012, 08:47 AM   #8
 
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Got mine last year and it needs to be pulled out.
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Just bought a S.S. MKIII target today. It is brand new, but the test fire date was 8/11/11 Both factory mags mags drop free, no sticking at all.
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I just picked up my brand new MKIII Hunter 6 7/8" this morning and the mag drops free when the release is pushed.
Looking like Ruger must have listened to their buyers and changed this widely unliked "feature".
But I will still be removing the "mag safety" from mine soon.
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I've seen some that were better for dropping the mag than others. It does vary a bit, gun to gun. A lot of folks, though, disconnect the magazine safety to also avoid having to remove and insert it a couple of times during a field strip of their MkIII.
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Just bought a S.S. MKIII target today. It is brand new, but the test fire date was 8/11/11 Both factory mags mags drop free, no sticking at all.
I did not realize that there was a date on the test fire bullet. I guess I did not pay that much mind. when I get a chance I will check the date and report it on this thread .
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I checked out the date on my test round envelope. May of 2012 is the date.I've had it for about two months. I would imagine that the test fire date is close to the time it was made.This makes it a very new weapon. If this weapon is as recent in production as I think it is, then the mags should drop out. This is going on the theory that Ruger has changed something on recent production 22/45's. Making it so the mags drop out.
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Taking a shot in the dark here but are they MKIII mags? They have the little cutout or something because of the mag safety.
yes brand new MKIII factory mags that came with gun right from the factory.
put them in my other MKIII's are have to be pulled out. I'm now going to complain. It works just like my SR22's with the mag disconnect. They just drop right out as soon as be push the mag release. wrote a email to Ruger was loadem up and shoot it.If I have any problems contact them. Nothing any changes in design. Taking it to the range tomrrow to break it in. Sweet gun. Finish on the gun was unreal..Looks like a Rolex.
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I do know that the Mk lll is not supposed to fire without the mag. It's an added safety issue for the folks that assume the gun is not loaded when the mag is not in.
Magazine disconnect = lawyer repellant
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