MPN: VC3FB-2 / VC3FB-10
How many times have you just put down your Ruger Mark pistol magazine and thought I'll finish that one in a minute. You're not alone. That aggravating little magazine follower button is hard on the old thumb. If you're only loading one mag then it's fine. However, after a few mag cycles, it gets old in a hurry. You don't need a band-aid, you need a solution like the Volquartsen Ruger Pistol Magazine Follower Button.
The factory mag follower button does indeed do its job, just not very well. Its profile doesn't let you slide it down. Instead, you kind of have to push it down in order to load. I used to have a loading aid that slid over the mag and had a wide surface to push down on. Sure, it worked great when I could find it. You don't want to spend your shooting time looking for something to load with, that's a waste of time. The Volquartsen mag follower button is always where you left it, on the side of your magazine.
The Volquartsen Ruger Pistol Magazine Follower Button doesn't do exactly what the factory button does. First, it doesn't hurt your thumb to load the magazine. Second, it doesn't hang on the mag while you're shooting. The factory follower button rides rough on the mag, making it feel gritty and sluggish. The Volquartsen follower button glides smoothly. Its checkered surface not only looks nice, but it gives you a positive, comfortable grip. Honestly, you don't want one of these. You want one on every Ruger Mark series magazine that you own.