Ruger Mark III 22/45 mags don't drop free
This is a discussion on Ruger Mark III 22/45 mags don't drop free within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by Drail
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May 19th, 2012 09:45 AM
Originally Posted by Drail
Also, search for "Sam's bushings" on the Ruger MK III forum at rimfire central. It's a bushing you can use instead of washers and is only 10 bucks. I did the washer mod and it works great, but I had to reduce the radius of one of the washers so the sear would engage. It was a fun project, but I'm the type of guy that likes to that that type of stuff once. I have Sam's bushing on two of my Mk III's and they work great.
All my mk III's have the mag disconnects removed, and the mags fly out when I hit the mag release button.
May 19th, 2012 11:08 AM
Mine will drop freely, if the breach isn’t locked open, like on an empty gun in slide lock. If it has the slide closed it will drop, otherwise it pops out just short of an inch and is removed easily with a slight amount of drag.
Mine is a mark 3 hunter if it makes a difference.
October 11th, 2012 01:25 AM
Another alternative to washers...
There is another option here in NH. There is a company called Tandemkross that sells the bushings as well as other firearm gear. They are great folks to work with. I have one of their bushings in my own Mark III 22/45 and it allows the mags to drop free. The polymer frame in the 22/45 for some reason the magazines drag a lot in those models.
Originally Posted by PEF
I hope that helps!
July 29th, 2013 01:10 AM
try switching how you hold it
I have just purchased a ruger mk3 22/45 and really love it, with the exception of the process you have to go through cleaning it. I have been having the same trouble, but found out that there was no way for me to hold the gun by the grip and press the mag release with my thumb and have the mag drop as I do with all my other semi's. No matter how I tried, the heel of my palm touches the rear of the expended magazine and prevents the mag form dropping. I have to hold the gun with my right hand on top of the slide area and press the mag release with my thumb. In my case, this frees up the rear of the magazine and it readily drops out. This may not even be the problem with yours, it may just be a tighter fit in the area, but I hope this helps.
Originally Posted by buckeye .45
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