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Ruger MKIII Doubling

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by pawn, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. pawn

    pawn Active Member

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    I was at the range today with my MKIII shooting federal bulk ammo. All was well and then I experienced one incidence of double firing on a single trigger pull. This pistol has been enhanced with VQ trigger & sear.... I have probably put 3000 rounds through her since the trigger job and this is the 1st time I've experience doubling :confused:

    My gunsmith did the trigger work.... can this sort of thing be a one off with low risk of safety implications or do I need re-visit the gunsmith?

    -pawn :)
  2. troutwest66

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    I would take it back to your gunsmith. Maybe a part that was put in has a rough spot or might be defective. Who knows but the safety aspect is worth having it looked at again.
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    Maybe a piece of trash jamed the firing pin for that one shot. This is the first time I've heard of one of the Ruger series of pistols doubling like this. :confused: :eek:
    Have your guy check it out.


    Art
  4. Mainspring

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    I think artabr made a good point. When is the last time you took it apart and cleaned and oiled the firing pin. I'd try that first and place no more than 4 rounds in the magazine at a time and fire it a few times that way. I saw a 1911A1 go full auto on a range one time with a full clip. The muzzle was not down range any more when the last shot was fired and everyone was on the ground with their hands over their head... including me.:eek:
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    I think we went through the cleaning portion of the Ruger Mk series. Mine done the same thing becouse of bulk ammo. It was most likely the ammo. I fond after after about 300 rounds with bulk I have to take it all the way down and clean it. I have found crap in places it should never been able to get to from junk bilk ammo. Clean her out and take it out and put a few clips through her and see ifit does it again.
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    When mine done it, it took it upon itself to empty the rest of the clip. 6 rds baby, it was from a bur that came of one of the rounds.
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    From the amount of cussing I was doin at the range there was no boubt that they knew it was a malfunction.
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    I just watched that video and that is bull and I mean ultra stinky. WOW is all I got to say. It was probly cuz he was shootin an AR that he got called. I was at an indoor range with an off duty County Police officer two stalls from me wen mine malfunctioned and he came over to take a look at it with me while I was tearing it down and he seemed unconcerned about it. Thank God after seein that video.
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