Brandon Lacy: One of the worst firearms devised by man. Owned one for almost 10 years,
cleaned it once. Decided to do it again... Now I remember why I only did it
Find a used MKIII that was fully taken down for cleaning. I will bet any
person here $100 cash that it has impact marks on the rear of the grip and
on the strut assembly from a hammer. Probably impact marks on the rear of
the upper as well.
I literally had to beat mine apart. It was not coming apart by hand. Not
even close. Not after oil. Not after magazine inserts and removals. Not
after cycling. Not after pulling the trigger. Not after any combination of
those actions. Not after watching the video, not before watching the video.
Needlessly complicated. Basically, design failures were simply passed on to
the consumer. I would like to physically harm the designer. There is a
reason there are literally thousands of posts and videos from people having
trouble. Clearly it is not the fault of the owners.
Tomorrow, my intent is to throw this pistol in a lake.
I am not kidding.
David Rice: May be easy to some...and that's great. However, the fact that Ruger would
have produced this design is insane. Glad I watched these videos before
making the mistake of actually buying one. SR22 it is.
Jeremy Boney: I love my Ruger Mark-iii fluted barrel, my only complaint with this video
is how dirty the pistol is for the state of him taking it apart that far. I
have owned this pistol going on four years and once you get the reassembly
down you will be able to fully clean your Ruger Mark III in all the nooks
Tim O'Connor: This pistol is the worst example of engineering i ever purchased, complete
piece of crap! WHAT KIND OF IDIOT DESIGNED THIS STEAMIMG PIECE OF crap! Buy
one if like scraping your pickle with sandpaper or pissing gasoline, it's
that fun. Hey Ruger, freak you!
thehotsixer1: Go to hell Ruger for making this evil gun!
Mr. Plod: I'd be ashamed to admit I couldn't field strip this gun, it's not hard
folks. Anybody with an once of comprehension should be able to follow these
instructions. If you are unable to follow the video I'd be looking a little
closer to home rather than the gun or the video.
You will have some initial frustration, but once you realize you need to
follow the instructions to the letter, it's a piece of cake.
Check other you tube videos there are guys out there who strip and
reassemble this gun in less than a few minutes.
WisconsinEric: The manual is missing a step, and going from my bench to this stupid
YouTube video sucks..... The video on Ruger's site does not play.
I would much rather have this on paper.... get the damn manual straight
Six: Am I the only one that thinks Ruger makes some ugly handguns? Revolvers the
make are beautiful. But i look at something like this and just laugh
Kingman Bond-Graham: Love my Mark 11 and my Mark 111....Tight fitting but easy to put together.
I live in California and bought another just because I love this gun and
they will disappear entirely from our market later this year due to the
stupid DOJ roster which is nothing more than extortion of our arms
manufacturing companies. Way to go and drive business out of our state! I
hate our legislature and our senators....
Josh Nance: I had not cleaned or shot my mk3 in a year. Oh god, i forgot what an unholy
nightmare this piece of crap is. Super accurate, never jams, it IS a great
gun but there are too MANY PARTS. I can strip my B6P 9mm in 45 seconds. It
took 3 hours to disassemble, clean, then reassemble. 2.5 hours were
reassembly. No one thought about cleaning it when they designed it. Its
just the most bizarre thing....putting the mag in, taking it out, put it
BACK in ok wait wait, no...now im supposed to take it out? or.... Yea, 2
hours of that, then i found a video similar to this and it explained that
dumb ass pin that hangs down. That was my whole problem. Oh yea and has
anyone noticed that when putting the upper back on you can put it TOO FAR
on? Thats poor machining or QC. It should click in. I had to beat it back n
forth to get the .25mm i was looking for to get the pin back up through the
bolt. THEN came the "thingamajig" problem. Sheesh. Its clean, its back in
its case for another year!@
obsessed: no problems huh? Every thing always go smooth as silk.This video reminds me
of a Big Mac commercial, they look great on T.V. then you buy one and what
a mess. Here is an idea, show us a video addressing real problems like why
the main spring housing keeps pulling out when i try to shut the latch! I
agree that the gun works good but stop with the commercial and go SLOW. You
know people are having problems ,tell us in more detail why
Scott Person: What a great video to show why I will never buy this gun.
A.F. Spataro: Worked like a dream! Disassembled and reassembled in 3 minutes,,,,Thanks!
J Lee: Dear God why did I take it apart!!!? I can't get the freakin barrel back
Randy Bone: This video is vastly better than nothing. However, it still leaves a lot to
be desired. It really needs cut-away animations to SLOWLY show why all the
inserting and removing the magazine is necessary. Otherwise, people are
forced to follow the instructions in a rote sort of way. Missing a step (at
this step, do I point up or down?) is why so many people are frustrated.
John Hart: I have a 22/45 Lite (the model with a yellow anodized barrel). I had
problems like many others, but after analyzing problems and watching
various YouTube posts, I thought that (1) the magazine/trigger interlock
that requires the mag to be inserted to pull the trigger is a complication
I do not need, and (2) The biggest problem was the fit of the barrel.
Maybe the barrel was in the anodizing tank too long making the anodized
surface a little to thick, I don't really know, but it took more than a
light tap to disengage the barrel, and again to properly attach it back. I
mean whacking away HARD 20-30 times.
The first problem (mag/trigger interlock) is fixed by a bushing that is
sold by Tandemkross and others. It is a little finicky install (I am fat
fingered) but not out of the question, and only needs to be done once.
The issue of barrel fit needing a hammer was to polish down the lug
mentioned at 1:08-1:15 in this video. I polished a little at a time, both
on the top, and a little under its lip (not easy but doable) until it fits
very tightly but no longer needs my rubber hammer.
Either of these modifications are likely to void any warranty regarding the
gun, but being able to clean its innards will decrease the likelihood of
problems in the first place. Now I can disassemble my gun and give its
internals a good cleaning and reassemble it without much problem. The
interlock bushing also allows the magazine to eject fully without having to
pull it out. That's nice, but I didn't really do that to speed up magazine
changes, just to take one of the easily overlooked complications out of
Tony W: Actually the voodoo magic of this video made the pistol go back together in
2 minutes after spending 2 hours monkeying around with it, I swear I did
everything the video did. I hate this freaking gun. This is the second
time I've shot it, the first time it went back to the factory with multiple
issues, failure to eject, failure to fire, extremely hard to get the
magazine in. It now works great, just a PIA to put back together.
Tigermoon1950: WHY? WHY? WHY would Ruger make a pistol that requires an engineering PhD to
disassemble/assemble a mere .22? Sorry, Ruger, there's no way I would spend
my money, time, effort on this gun. You really blew it here.
jakep42zer0: everyone who cant seem to get the gun back together is ridiculous....just
got the gun and i always clean my new guns before i shoot them...followed
the video step by step.. came apart and went together just fine...i did
need the mallet but it was still a very simple process...just follow what
the guy says
mikeprius: I finally got this for the first time after a little over 3 hrs. I did it
all by hand no hammer. I am very muscular though. If you can do this
congrats because not very many people are capable of doing this both
physically or mentally (not smart enough).
gztsarmata: I've got my Mark III just few days ago. I viewed few videos and finally got
the whole picture. There is no place for frustration, just a need for a
solid knowledge on how this pistol is made. After that, it is very easy to
perform the whole procedure. Thanks for a nice video !!!
whatnot987: LOL I wonder if they'll be able to accomplish the mission?
brieman2: Im deathly afraid of that pin by the firing pin coming out
t mac: Associated Press Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 NASA NASA has put together a team
of 6 of their top scientists to solve a problem that has perplexed mankind
for years. Its call project "How the $#$%^ do I reassemble a Ruger Mark 3"
NASA is certain this project many take years but they are fully devoted to
an answer to it.
the8jrfan: OMG Thank you ruger for putting this video up!!!
peaceXloveXart: This video was much better than the others because it has close up images.
I found that instead of pointing the gun with muzzel down it works better
to tip it a little more upside down for the hammer and pin to fall into
donharmon42: For an automatic pistol operated by blowback, how could this be so
complicated? Every other .22 cal. (and above) pistol that I have ever seen
is easy. But even with the manual and this video, I couldn't reassemble my
Mk III. Stupid? Maybe I am, but I have been reassembling automatic pistols
for decades and never failed , or even had significant problems with any
nuccten: I picked up a Sig Sauer 1911 in .22 and love it!
pushya1008: I have watched people on YouTube put these back together with ease, as if
it's nothing. Sometimes I can get my Mark iii back together in an hour and
sometimes it takes hours. It is unfair to attack people's intelligence b/c
they struggle reassembling this gun. I have a BS, MS, and doctorate,
graduated with honors, been around guns all my life. I actually find field
stripping my 1911 a satisfying, pleasurable experience. Ruger has at least
a marketing problem, if not a technical problem.
Derpderp9000: After a few more views of this video, and better study of my manual, I've
finally found where my frustration was coming from. I'm so glad the last
instruction on this video covered the very problem I was having. No longer
regretting my purchase, and looking forward to enjoying this firearm for
many years to come.
passngas2: @donharmon42 the reassembly of this .22 is so difficult because of all of
the features included to keep people who dont follow safe firearm handling
procedures from shooting themselves. That is all
MrParkinthedark: @RugerFirearms Very professional response to YouTube shenanigans. I just
bought a mark 3, Ive never owned or fired a gun in my life, but these tech
tips are very helpful. It looks complicated compared to other to other gun
assembly's, but not impossible
timjoy1: I bought a Mark III without looking into this part. I am a retired military
officer and own a lot of firearms / pistols. I don't need a video for the
others, however , you can mess this one up even with a video. I agree, not
worth owning it for this alone. At least for black powder pistol cleaning
you knew that extra effort was going to be part of the process, but it
still had a "coolness" factor . This one was a surprise. Thanks for the
MrCancerbero: good morning is a great pleasure to talk to you because I like the ruger
mark 3 hunter and I would like to ask if they can make a video on how to
build them because I find it very interesting to see but I have not seen
anywhere I am using a translator to communicate with you coo like to know
is the frame is designed in a solid block of steel or sheet metal is
stamped with a weld seam? thank you very beautiful gun
seaflowful: Glad Im not the only one having trouble with this gun. Completly regret
taking it apart and starting to regret buying it. Pontentail buyers beware,
very frustrating experience
pushya1008: (continuing): I really like shooting this gun. I had a Buckmark and like my
Mk. iii better. Today I was going to go shoot again, thought I'd clean the
Mk. iii first, and still haven't been able to get it back together. I've
watched this video and others. Still can't figure out why. I'll get it
eventually - but I would have rather shot the gun today than struggled with
reassembling it. A gun that causes me to miss opportunities to shoot is
feeling more expensive to own.
t mac: Anyone want to buy a used Ruger Mark 3 that is disassembled !!!
Tripper P: Well I have been trying for hours to get this thing back together with no
luck. That is saying something considering I can take a S%W revolver down
to the frame and have it back together in no time. I cannot fathom why this
gun should be so hard to reassemble. I will tell you this, once I get it
back together I will be selling it and buying a Buckmark like I had in the
past. I will also tell everyone I know to steer clear of this Ruger.
moblack: I got a Ruger the other day. Took it to the range and fell in love with it.
Yeah its a pain putting this together when I compare it to my Xd 9mm. I
wouldn't buying a second model of this gun. It shoots that well.
wanBspecOp: who ever invented this gun must of wanted us to cut are fingers up
Martin Longstreet: That part at 3:03 was the most complicated part. The gun has to be held at
the right angle That hammer strut had a different name the first time I
re-disassembled this type of Ruger
cypremort1: Just finished ultrasonic clean and lube on my Ruger Mark II , am
reassembled and ready to go. Not too bad for the first time field stripping
this weapon. Between the manual and this video, it was fairly straight
forward. I was not ready to take a hammer to disengage the barrel/receiver
from the grip frame just yet. From what I've read it's not just a little
tap. I'll let an armourer take that on. One note, I did spend about an hour
to find the firing pin stop that fell out of the bolt.
jimcohlanza: In many cultures, reassembly of the Ruger Mark III is a rite of passage to
cryptnotic: It's so easy. I don't understand why a monkey couldn't do it, without any
oldtubbydogs: @bigd5000100 True that man
blackandwhite1983: Hi i'm having a mark II and before critizising I have to say that I own
several other ruger guns that I absolutely love ... ruger's my favourite
brand ... but cleaning this model really is a nightmare for me ... i'll go
to my local gun dealer and sell it asap
59937spud: I do best when I remain calm & don't fight the gun. It all comes together
when I have the hammer correctly placed - that seems to be the key. It's an
accomplishment people! When you've done it, you've done something that VERY
FEW PEOPLE can do! Be PROUD that you can reassemble your Ruger Mark ii or
iii! We are a special class of folk. ;)
fartlek55: DO NOT buy this pistol. It's like a beautiful woman that turns out to be a
psycho once you married her... so difficult to reassemble...
phantomshtter: @ammohead73 Ruger should be the one hating to see people selling them off
and posting hateful comments... not you. :(
Jonathan Roberts: I was also doing my pre-use cleaning on the gun. Like I said, the trigger
had to be held in the rearward position. These instructions are all correct
except for that one CRUCIAL step. Verify by reading section 7 under the
Reassembly instructions in the pistol's manual. I'm just glad that I read
it before I bent or broke something while assuming I was getting correct
information on here. My pisol was test fired 12/3/2009. Video posted in
April 2009. Maybe reassembly changed in those 8 months...