A friend of mine just purchased a new Ruger MK3 pistol. Tonight while at the shooting range I managed to put the magazine in backwards and now we cannot get it out.
Does anybody have any suggestions on how to get it out? It is stuck pretty much all the way in and we can move it about a quarter of an inch up and down.
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February 25, 2009, 03:51 AM
Pull as hard as you can. Really?
February 25, 2009, 03:54 AM
I will give you $50 for the pistol
February 25, 2009, 04:05 AM
We tried pulling on it at the range with limited tools. We couldn't get it to budge and we were worried about breaking something.
I don't think we at the point where selling it a viable option yet.
February 25, 2009, 04:18 AM
Push and hold the mag release button, then pull it out?
February 25, 2009, 04:35 AM
We held down the release button while pulling down on the magazine without any luck.
February 25, 2009, 04:38 AM
can you take the grips off to see inside?
February 25, 2009, 09:59 AM
This just happened to a friend of mine, with his brand new fully suppressed mk3 (custom built). Think it was the first or second time he brought it to the range, and some guy asked to try it. The :cuss: inserted the mag backwards and probalby thought it was just a tight fit because he then tried to slam it in...:banghead:
My friend dismantled the gun as best he could, and managed to pluck the shots out from the top. After an hour or so trying with pliers and a hammer he gave up and went to a local gunstore. They got the mag free, but somwhere the mag-well got a permanent damage, so now the empty mags dont fall free on their own when released, they have to be pulled out.
Lessons learned: See a gunsmith/gunstore and get it fixed. Inspect the well and try to polish out any irregularities caused by the jam. And last but not least, be careful who you lend your guns to...
BTW: the fully suppressd mk3 is a joy to shoot and gives the gun much better balance :D:D
February 25, 2009, 01:53 PM
If the MKIII hasn't had the mag safety removed the mags won't drop free. (Even when they are inserted properly :D ) You need to pry the mag out until the linkage doesn't bear on the mag and then it will drop. The mag safety linkage side loads the mag in the magwell and adds too much friction.
February 25, 2009, 02:02 PM
If the mag will move, then it's not jammed. It's catching on something. I suspect that it's catching on the mag release. I don't know if you can remove that with the mag in the way or not, but worth a look. Look for any other component in the well that it's catching on. Maybe it's just a grip screw that wouldn't normally catch if the magazine was inserted by a 'non idiot'. If you can get the mag down enough to disassemble the mag.. pull the pin/spring/plunger, the plunger button might be what's catching.