Originally Posted by targus
Originally Posted by user
I'd avoid the Ruger Mark III because I think it's too hard to clean - when I had one, it always took me at least two hours just to get the derned thing back together.
And you're an attorney? Wow... And you're an attorney? Wow...
Yeah, and that's with the instructions in front of me, too. But ask me how to do a "Special Plea in Bar" or a "12(b)96) Motion to Dismiss" - I know how to do those.
Seriously, I was a mechanic and worked in a machine shop when I was a fresh-faced lad, and take guns apart and put them back together fairly routinely. Do my own action jobs and such.
The Mark III has a slide stop pin that doubles as a hammer strut end, and to put the thing together after having removed that slide stop pin requires that the hammer be in three different positions at different phases of the process. And turning the gun around to get the pin in would always mess up where the hammer was positioned. What a pain! (You DO completely remove the barrel and slide in order to thoroughly clean the gun, right?)
I went out to the garage and made a new slide stop pin with an improvement on my milling machine, but that didn't really make it any easier.
There's a guy in NJ who makes 'em with a screw-in adapter; I think I'd buy one of his if I were ever going to get another Mark III.
I stick with the S&W model 63 recommendation.
Maybe replace the hammer spring and the trigger rebound spring with reduced power springs from Wolff to give it close to the (fairly light) trigger pull of the PM9.