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How to remove the LCI loaded chamber indicator on Ruger MKIII pistols (video)

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by 1KPerDay, Aug 31, 2010.

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  1. 1KPerDay

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    What's the advantage of removing a loaded chamber indicator??
     
  3. John Wayne

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    On very early Mark III pistols, the LCI contacted the cartridge in such a manner that a sharp blow to the LCI with a loaded chamber could cause the gun to fire. Ruger has since "remedied" the problem with a cheap little plastic piece that creates another crevice to clean on a pistol that is already complicated to take apart.
     
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    Yeah, some folks go as far as to remove the magazine safety, not that I would recommend such a thing. ;)

    Some folks feel that more safety information should be stamped on the barrel and other areas, heck, there's lots of room for more information, and that would surely make the gun safer.

    Aside from the lack of sufficient safety info on the outside of the gun, and a shortage of valuable safety devices, the gun is one of the most accurate and robust .22's ever made. They just need to ask their lawyers what else to do to make it safer.:rolleyes:
     
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    Love my Mark II better every day.

    Keep It Sweet and Simple.
     
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    Seems like a good reason to me
     
  7. 1KPerDay

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    Yeah, I removed my mag disconnect and made the custom spacers a-la Bullseye just for demonstration purposes last night... mags fairly LEAP from the gun now. :cool:


    Not that I would recommend such a thing. :)

    Interestingly (but probably not surprisingly), the mags now lock into the gun readily; before it was very difficult to get them to lock in.

    A bit of work on the trigger and I'll be all set.

    They might be able to fit some more disclaimers along the bottom of the trigger guard, if they print really small... :D
     
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    HisSoldier, It's amazing how close my feelings are to yours in this matter. :D
    Have you done the slingshot mod yet? Oh of course not...:evil:
    Joe
     
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    Rumor has it that Ruger will soon be cutting an even-larger second LCI slot on the right side of their MK-III pistol to be accompanied by audible "chirping" when a round is chambered. I can't wait for this necessary and long-overdue safety feature!

    So glad I got the MK-II.
     
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    :rolleyes:
     
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    I wasn't aware of the issue stated by John Wayne, but the reason to do so on the current model is for reliability. Many people claim that the LCI causes problems with ejection by pushing the casing off the extractor before the spent case gets to the ejector, thus causing a failure to eject. Most info I have seen on this seems to indicate that if you keep the LCI clean this won't happen, it's really a factor of it getting dirty.

    I shot my MKIII with the LCI in for the first 1000 or so rounds with no problems, but I did finally remove the metal piece under the theory that 1) it's useless; and 2) why have another part in there that could potentially cause a problem?

    In addition to this mod, you can get a filler piece from http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=310919. Doesn't do anything better, but it looks nicer.
     
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    I wanted to do that but then started thinking, well its my wifes gun, hmm better not
     
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