Hey Gang. My wife purchased a new Mark 3 yesterday afternoon from our LGS. Brought it home and was looking it over before cleaning it to take to the range. During her familiarization with the pistol she inserted a mag and seated it BACKWARDS. Yikes. I tried to remove it as any dutiful husband but no luck. Off to the internet. Found out that this was not an unusual problem for the Mark3s. Even read an old thread on our forum dealing with this issue. I have ordered the MagOut tool last night. If this doesn't do the trick it will be off to Ruger Customer Service. Very frustrating night for both of us. We are long time pistol lovers and owners and had never run up against this issue before. We have always owned .45s and 9mms. Don't know if anyone can assist at this point but I am venting some frustration here. Maybe when all is said and done I'll paint some arrows on the mags indicating the correct direction to insert. Thanks for listening. Sigh.