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Loading The Ruger Mk II Mag

Postby Kyle Brown » Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:18 pm

I have a couple of Ruger Mk IIs that I have been shooting for many years. I made this video this afternoon to show the technique I use to hold down the follower without injuring my thumb/fingers. I am sure there are many other ways to do this, so please share your technique.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysUXwmnE ... e=youtu.be
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Re: Loading The Ruger Mk II Mag

Postby Teamless » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:19 pm

For my Mark III, this is what i use.
With it, I can load my magazine in about 5 seconds, with almost no effort and no very sore thumb!
https://www.volquartsen.com/products/91 ... -and-mkiii
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Re: Loading The Ruger Mk II Mag

Postby Estand » Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:35 am

I have one of those loaders like Teamless does. It works well once you figure out how to use it. Some people can't "work it" even after demo and instruction. I find it a bit bulky though.

I ended up making a simple loader out of kydex that just slips in my pocket or sometimes hangs around my neck with some paracord. the mag just slips through the hole and pushes down the thumb thingy.
Here is how it looks: http://db.tt/WKdy3vFZ
First picture inserted in a post so hopfully it worked.

Edited..i found it works with the browning buckmark mags too (the one I made)
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Re: Loading The Ruger Mk II Mag

Postby mot7981 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:27 pm

Thanks for the tip guys. I have a Mk II that I love to shoot. Super reliable and accurate. Now on top of that, no more sore thumb.
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Re: Loading The Ruger Mk II Mag

Postby Razorback » Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:27 pm

Kyle Brown wrote:I have a couple of Ruger Mk IIs that I have been shooting for many years. I made this video this afternoon to show the technique I use to hold down the follower without injuring my thumb/fingers. I am sure there are many other ways to do this, so please share your technique.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysUXwmnE ... e=youtu.be



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Re: Loading The Ruger Mk II Mag

Postby mlawler » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:20 pm

I've been using that technique for years. Only works on older Mk II mags, most newer ones have oversized buttons to make pressing them down by thumb easier. (Now if somebody could come up with an easier way to put the dang gun back together after disassembly....... :clapping: )
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Re: Loading The Ruger Mk II Mag

Postby Deltaboy » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:08 am

They used to make a depresser that slipped over the mag and held the follower down so you can load it with no sore thumbs..
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Re: Loading The Ruger Mk II Mag

Postby Cedar Park Dad » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:33 am

Deltaboy wrote:They used to make a depresser that slipped over the mag and held the follower down so you can load it with no sore thumbs..


A method the wife and I used for our Rugers was just notching the button against the side of a table or even the carrying box we brought the shells in. That always worked just fine.
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Re: Loading The Ruger Mk II Mag

Postby Pug » Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:06 pm

Teamless wrote:For my Mark III, this is what i use.
With it, I can load my magazine in about 5 seconds, with almost no effort and no very sore thumb!
https://www.volquartsen.com/products/91 ... -and-mkiii


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Re: Loading The Ruger Mk II Mag

Postby myntalfloss » Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:55 pm

Teamless wrote:For my Mark III, this is what i use.
With it, I can load my magazine in about 5 seconds, with almost no effort and no very sore thumb!
https://www.volquartsen.com/products/91 ... -and-mkiii


I wrote to these folks late last year inquiring if they were going to make one for SR22.

Their response:

We plan on looking at the SR22, but we already have some prototype adapters to mold first before we get to the SR22. Each mold takes 2 - 3 month to make, it could take a year or so before we get to it.

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Re: Loading The Ruger Mk II Mag

Postby RossA » Tue May 06, 2014 2:08 pm

I'm still trying to figure out the disassembly/assembly on one that I inherited.
I would love to shoot it, but I'm not going to shoot any gun that I can't disassemble and clean.
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Re: Loading The Ruger Mk II Mag

Postby The Annoyed Man » Tue May 06, 2014 2:15 pm

The magazine for my 22/45 is similar. I don't see the issue. I pull the button down, and stick the cartridges into the magazine, no problem.
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Re: Loading The Ruger Mk II Mag

Postby Cedar Park Dad » Tue May 06, 2014 2:19 pm

I always just pushed the knob against the table or whatever was nearby. It was never a big deal for myself or my Wife when she "appropriated" my target pistol.

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Re: Loading The Ruger Mk II Mag

Postby WildBill » Tue May 06, 2014 5:56 pm

Kyle Brown wrote:I have a couple of Ruger Mk IIs that I have been shooting for many years. I made this video this afternoon to show the technique I use to hold down the follower without injuring my thumb/fingers. I am sure there are many other ways to do this, so please share your technique.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysUXwmnE ... e=youtu.be

Thanks for the video Kyle. :tiphat:
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Re: Loading The Ruger Mk II Mag

Postby JSThane » Tue May 06, 2014 9:34 pm

RossA wrote:I'm still trying to figure out the disassembly/assembly on one that I inherited.
I would love to shoot it, but I'm not going to shoot any gun that I can't disassemble and clean.


I've found that holding my tongue against the inside of my left cheek, standing on my right foot, while attempting to whistle with my ears, is a valid technique.

Aside from that, there's usually a decibel level around me when reassembling the Mk II that would not be out of place on an airfield, until I remember the proper sequence of reassembly.
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