My son has purchased a Ruger LC-9 with laser for use as a carry gun. Since he's going to get his Kansas Concealed Carry Firearms Lisence (CCFL) he has been training with snap-caps on loading the magazines, inserting them and racking the slide to charge the pistol. He hasn't had time to go to the range for actual live fire yet (that comes tomorrow) and he has a few weeks until his class starts. He came to me today asking what might be wrong with one of the magazines for his Ruger. It was the one I had bought him at Cabela's in Ruger packaging and carrying the Ruger symbol and signage. When he loaded the gun and chambered a round, then racked the slide to eject and load another cartridge, the chambered round failed to extract and the gun would jam severely. Upon investigation, we found that the magazine in use when this happened was the one I had bought him and a close look at it revealed that it was marked "Made in Italy" rather than "Made in USA" as on the mag that came with the pistol. A careful visual emamination showed us that the tally holes in the sides of the Italian mag were slightly smaller than in the US-made unit and the catch-notch also seems a bit smaller in the Italian magazine. The magazine cost the same as an American-made unit; $34.95 minus tax (and kinda high if you ask me) and I expected Ruger quality if the brand name is on the part. I don't know if it will have an impact on the ability of the gun to cycle during live fire, that we will find out in the morning. I just wonder if anyone else has had any problems with foreign-made, Ruger-branded magazines.