Skiller Cruz: My girlfriends dad gave the gun in pieces, before you tube was born, I put it back together for him, not knowing nothing about it. He just gave me the gun at that point. Still own it. sits in a box all apart, this way I know my kids will never take it for a joy ride. better than any gun lock... LOL
david joned: Reassembling.... I give up. Taking it to a gun smith before I throw it through a window
joe burke: It is incredibly easy once I figured it out. All you need is a half hour to easily disassemble and assemble the little tricky parts
Doug Moring: Could you do it a little faster for us beginners? UGH
Rod Anderson: I have had my MKIII for four years and have not dissasembled it yet. Watching this video makes me not want to................but I will
Peter B (Peter's Firearm Reviews): Good luck and salute to anyone who attempts to disassemble this gun for the first time. Lots of cussing, head down on the desk, broken dreams..
Daniel Rainey: This gun should just be left dirty. Reassembling it is a pain in the ass.
David Warden: It is fun to shoot, and while it can be disassembled with a hammer, for me reassembling required a vice. It isn't worth taking apart to clean.
jasonb0415: This makes me want to throw my MKIII in a dumpster and get a buck mark or some other auto .22.
Joe Solano Jr: I had my ruger mark 2 cents 1989 only clean it 2 time it never fail me fires all the time always put a drop of gun oil down barrel and on the trigger it works for me now i shoot the sr 22 & the 9e 9mm
Tummyknuckle: I wished I had never bought this piece of junk. I don't clean my very often because I spend the next five hours fighting with it to put it back together. I'd trade mine for a pack of smokes.
Sean Sellars: When I finally get this put back together and working properly I'm going to shoot myself in the hand so I will never be able to take it apart again. Good lord, whoever thought this was a good idea should be hit on the head with this thing.
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 once.
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.
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.
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 and cranny's.
thehotsixer1: Go to hell Ruger for making this evil gun!
Kirk Kelleher: Once you know that the hammer strut has to push into the hidden spring in the bolt pin assbly, you are gold. I dont hate it now. Thanks.
Christian E: I bought a Tandemkross hammer bushing and it makes taking the gun apart so much easier.