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Old 09-01-2011, 05:45 AM   #1
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The magazine disconnect makes it so a weapon can't be fired without a magazine inserted. I feel this is a completely ridiculous and unnecessary feature for a number of reasons. Can anyone sway me with some pros to keeping it in my Ruger MK 3?
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Old 09-01-2011, 06:30 AM   #2
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No.....

But on the other hand, what is the purpose of firing a gun without a magazine in it? Other than for dry fire practice. Or am I missing something? I have a Mark II that does not have that feature.
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I have an LC9 with this feature. it is tough to drop the mag out of the gun unless you are trying too. I dont see myself getting rid of it. But i will grind down that horrible loaded chamber indicator.
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If I have a choice, I'd rather not have the magazine disconnect. If the gun is a good one and has it, I'll live with it.

As for the loaded chamber indicator, I don't have an opinion one way or the other. I can't see it unless I'm specifically looking for it. I sure can't see it when I'm shooting. So, it's a big "so what" to me.
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Might be good for the newer shooter, in case they aren't careful at cleaning time.
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On the MK3 it makes field stripping just that much more annoying. I've been meaning to order the needed parts to delete that stupid thing.
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The only value to a mag disconnect would be if you are fighting for control of your firearm with a bad guy (and losing that fight). You could eject the mag and make the firearm nonfunctional.

In my opinion you should never let a threat get close enough where you are struggling to keep your firearm and if you do you best have reasonable self defense skills to correct that issue quickly.
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FWIW, All it takes to get rid of the %@$#& magazine disconnect on a Ruger
MKIII is a MKII hammer bushing. You CAN do it with washers---but the
MKII bushing is only a $8 part.
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FWIW, All it takes to get rid of the %@$#& magazine disconnect on a Ruger
MKIII is a MKII hammer bushing. You CAN do it with washers---but the
MKII bushing is only a $8 part.
I'm going to take that advice. The freaking mag won't even drop out on it's own at this point!
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I pulled the mag safety from my BHP and it improved the trigger quite a bit.

But I'll be leaving it in my GSG 22lr 1911 for now. It's an extra preventer of accidental dry fires during cleaning and take down. Not a big deal, but...I'm okay with it there on a rimfire. Were this anything more than a plinker I might feel different.
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