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.
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!
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!
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
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 please!
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!@
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....