Re: Ruger MKII Pistol Issues
The MkII has a last shot bolt hold open device. Removing the magazine will not allow the bolt to close, this must be done manually and the reason is somewhat simple. The button on the magazine when the magazine is empty moves the bolt release to lock it open, removing the magazine does not release the pressere already exerted on the release;but with the magazine removed and the bolt closed it will only lock back with upward pressure on the lever.
The MkII is doing what is was designed to do, the MkI did not do this- hence MkII
I can`t imagine than the wear with 5k of shooting would wear out this simple design, but things do occur.
Remove the grip and check for wear on the bolt release stamping....either that or you have a MkI magazine and just forgot.
Last edited by TOOHSOTKIL; 09-08-2009 at 06:07 PM..