MKIII 22/45 complaint


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lions
December 12, 2009, 12:21 AM
And no, it isn't about the magazine safety or the loaded chamber indicator. (I already took those out:D)

My complaint is about the bolt hold open. There is no spring that pushes/pulls it down when pressure from the slide is removed. When I reload my pistols from a locked slide I don't like to fumble with a little lever or button. I just grab the slide and slingshot it closed. Unfortunately that won't work with this gun.:(

Is there any way to modify this pistol to make that happen? It isn't a deal breaker, but if I can fix it I would like to. Thanks.

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Avenger29
December 12, 2009, 12:50 AM
Yes. Google "Ruger Mark III 22/45 Slingshot modification".

http://www.guntalk-online.com/2245detailstripping.htm#ssmod

lions
December 12, 2009, 12:58 AM
Thank you Avenger29, that is perfect! I appreciate your help.

Geezer Glide
December 12, 2009, 09:24 AM
Yes, the sling shot mod. Once you do this, you will have all the lawyer crap removed.

Floppy_D
December 12, 2009, 09:31 AM
Easy to do. Then just grind off the sides of the frame, install bushings, and throw some 1911 grips on there:
http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb11/floppy_d/100_6078.jpg

Geneseo1911
December 12, 2009, 10:04 AM
So, when you remove/disable the LCI on a MKIII, what does it look like? Does anyone make a filler plate? I can work around all the other crap they did to try & ruin the MkII, but the LCI really turns me off.

lions
December 12, 2009, 10:16 AM
Floppy D:
Very nice! You may have given me my next project idea.

Geneseo1911:
I didn't take the whole thing out. The LCI has a metal tab that indexes on the rim of a cartridge in the chamber, all I did was file this down until I was left with basically a factory filler plate. From the outside it looks exactly as it did from the factory, from the inside there is no ridiculous metal tab to wedge spent casings under.

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