Your RUGER® MARK III pistol is equipped with a magazine disconnect. This device prevents the trigger from being pulled if the magazine is removed from the pistol. You will not be able to use your pistol as a single loader or to fire the pistol with the magazine removed.
Remember that a round may still be in the chamber and that the pistol may still be loaded even if the magazine is removed. As always, you should not rely upon the magazine disconnect or any other mechanical device or safety to justify careless or unsafe handling of any firearm.
Don't rely on your memory to know if a gun or magazine is loaded. Visually inspect the magazine and the chamber.
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