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pawn 01-24-2009 08:13 PM

Ruger MKIII Doubling ??
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

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?


stalkingbear 01-25-2009 02:50 AM

The problem is in the trigger disconnect safety spring. It's entirely possible your gunsmith didn't use a mk3 hammer or if he did, he didn't get the spring positioned correctly. if it was ME, I'd just convert it back to mk2 style with an mk2 hammer and chuck the goofy magazine disconnect safety. You didn't mention whether it's a mk3 or a 22/45 mk3.

pawn 01-25-2009 03:37 AM

Its an MKIII but not 22/45

stalkingbear 01-25-2009 06:35 PM

You need to ask your gunsmith if he used a mk3 hammer or mk2 hammer. Also check to make sure the magazine disconnect safety still works ok, if it don't the spring is in wrong, causing it to double.

The mk3s are a little trickier to work on than the mk2s.

pawn 01-25-2009 09:24 PM

Its the MKIII hammer (just replaced trigger and sear with the VQ parts) and the magazine disconnect safety still works.

Thanks Stalkingbear.

stalkingbear 01-26-2009 01:33 PM

Pawn, you NEED to return your mk3 back to gunsmith ASAP and let him fix it. I VERY SELDOM even let a firearm out of my shop until I've function tested it, and quite frankly, I'm HIGHLY surprised your "gunsmith" released it until it functions perfectly. ESPECIALLY after performing work such as that. I'm POSITIVE the other gunsmiths will back me up on that.

pawn 01-26-2009 11:03 PM

It has functioned properly for ~ 3,000 rounds and then the onetime doubling event. I take your point, thanks again.

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