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Old June 1st, 2013, 03:17 PM   #1
 
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stainless sr9c striker channel cleaning

I've read many posts from folks who bought the sr9c new, and had their striker channels loaded with grease from the factory. I bought my sr9c new, and my striker channel was perfect, clean as clean can be.

I'm wondering if the difference is slide material. My 9c is stainless. Could it be that Ruger loads grease in the black version for corrosion protection, and not the stainless steel gun because it won't rust?

Any thoughts on this?



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Old June 1st, 2013, 03:25 PM   #2
 
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I bought a 9c several months ago & it was also clean. I still used Gunscrubber on it & then finished with Frog Lube. I normally don't use a cleaner but on a new gun I did. Frog Lube is the only thing I use anymore. It is super.
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tinkerer I've got the SR9c in stainless also. When I got mine it had alot of grease in it (including the striker channel). The magazine loader was also covered in oil. Needless to say, I gave it a good cleaning before I fired it the first time. This seems to be the cause of most of the light strike issues. Mine has been great. I've only had 1 FTF and it was the ammo. Great pistol!
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Just a side note on the belief that SS won't rust. SS will rust some of the appliance grade stainless steel will rust. They cut costs by not adding the expensive trace metals. The way to tell is if the stainless steel will hold a magnet, it will rust.


Also, my SR9C was pretty clean from the factory. Great gun!
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Wife has bought an SR9, SR9c and SR40 all with stainless slides. All three were grease free out of the box.
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I think it is just a matter of who is doing the prep. for shipping. My black 9c was really packed with grease but my stainless .40 was grease free.
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the stainless steel gun because it won't rust?
Stainless steel is corrosion resistant ... not corrosion proof.
Metals Conference Focus: Corrosion Performance of Alternative Stainless Steel Grades : Heavy Engineering Research Association
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So, it seems that grandpabear is right. It's the person doing the prep/assembly. I'ts kind of surprising, I'd have though Ruger would have a standard procedure. I'd say Ruger ought to advise folks to clean the striker channel before shooting.

Regarding the asides about stainless, sure it can rust. I did'nt say it can't rust, I said it won't rust. There are many types of stainless, some more resistant to rust than others. Higher grade ss tool steels will have more carbon, and so can be more prone to rust than cheaper steels, like 420 j2, a steel often used in inexpensive knives. I'd guess the sr9c slides are very resistant, since there is no reason for a very hard steel in a slide.

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yup- my sr9c only had oil- no grease great gun by the way!!!
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I just put a stainless SR9c on layaway. I can't WAIT to bring that baby home. This will be my second SR and I will end up owning the SR40c and SR45c. Not to mix metaphors, but what good is it having a collection if you don't have the WHOLE team on your bench? Amiright?
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My ksr9c also didn't have much grease.
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