Saturday, November 06, 2010

Fix Ruger Mark III Jamming

After investing in a home rifle range, we decided to start easy, with .22 caliber rifles and pistols.

A home shooting gallery is handy for practicing

All .22 semi-automatic guns can have jamming problems, and the very first thing to try are expensive 40 grain target bullets.

Don’t get jammed up with your new Ruger Mark III

Choosing the best .22 target pistol
We carefully evaluated all of the top .22 target pistols, and bought a new Ruger Mark III target pistol largely because it has a reputation is not being fussy eater and outstanding accuracy.

The Ruger Mark III can be fixed to run jam free

However, there are many reports for Ruger Mark III jamming problems. To save you some reading, here is how we tuned our Mark III to stop jamming.

These jamming fix steps are listed in order of their probability to fix, and the fix solution using high-powered .22 ammo made a fast difference for us. immediately fixingg the jamming problems.

After searching the web, there are the steps to diagnose and fix Ruger Mark III jamming problems:

1 - Change to High-powered ammo stops jamming:

2 – Magazine stove piping - fix the magazine to reduce Ruger Mark III jamming:

3 – Change the extractor – For a new Ruger, they will mail you a better extractor assembly. Some recommend theVolquartsen Exact Edge Extractor to quickly fix Ruger Mark III jamming problems.

4 – Remove the Loaded chamber indicator (LCI) – Some people report that removing the LCI make the bullets load easier and stops all jamming.

5 – Send to Ruger – As a last resort, mail your new Ruger to Ruger company. They are said to have excellent support.

See my full notes on .22 semi automatic jamming and the jamming issues with the Ruger Mark III pistol