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Old March 19th, 2017, 02:15 PM   #1
 
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LCR ejection

I have the LCRX 3" model. Have had it over a year. About 3-4 months ago, I wasn't paying attention picking up ammo at the range and shot some steel case. By the end of 35 rounds, I started having cases stick in the cylinder. Some I had to push out with a screwdriver. The last group I had one so stuck, I had to tap it out at home with a hammer. Since then, I've shot 3 different types of brass cased ammo and I have it down to one chamber that the case sticks in. I keep the gun clean. Is this gun broken now?



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Does the chamber have any rough spots? It might need a polishing. Aluminum and steel cases don't contract as much as brass cases do after firing, so they are more likely to get stuck at a rough spot. I don't shoot steel or aluminum in the Blackhawks or LCR9, but I have no problems with it in any of the semi-autos.
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No rough spots that I can see. I did clean today and I ran a brass brush through all the chambers with a little extra in that one. When I was done, some empty cases I had around seemed to come out. I will have to try shooting it again to see if the problem persists. I marked the "trouble chamber" so if it happens again I can tell it is only that one.
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Also ought to point out that I haven't used anything but brass since that first box of steel. I did go through about 200 rounds of blazer brass that was lead nose, so maybe the extra care cleaning today will help, though I always clean pretty thoroughly.
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From your story and comments I think you should be fine but yes stay away from the cheap steel case stuff!!!
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I do not use steel in any of my guns because of the stories I hear about them. I did have some cheap wolf steel ammo in 9mm and used it in 2 of my auto's and both had feed problems and one got stuck. I gave about 400 rounds of the stuff away and the person never had a problem in his shield.

I will not use steel again.
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FYI, I had the same problem (cases getting stuck in cylinder after firing) using MagTech 38 Special ammo (brass cases)
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FYI, I had the same problem (cases getting stuck in cylinder after firing) using MagTech 38 Special ammo (brass cases)
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Extra cleaning did not help. Definitely one particular chamber. Don't know if this can be fixed, but that is the next step
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Extra cleaning did not help. Definitely one particular chamber. Don't know if this can be fixed, but that is the next step
Call Ruger customer service and and explain the problem...they will direct you on how to proceed.
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Gun is shipping out today. I believe Ruger will take care of me. I have heard too much good about their CS. In fact, my wife had a takedown pin break on her LCP and it was back in our hands in less than 10 days, no questions asked.
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An update:
Ruger said the gun could not be fixed; sent a new one out immediately. Picked it up night before last. This one ejects better than the other one ever did. Different look to the grip, but that doesn't bother me. I am happy. Another case of Ruger taking care of the customer.
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An update:
Ruger said the gun could not be fixed; sent a new one out immediately. Picked it up night before last. This one ejects better than the other one ever did. Different look to the grip, but that doesn't bother me. I am happy. Another case of Ruger taking care of the customer.
Always great to hear testaments to Rugers great customer service!
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An update:
Ruger said the gun could not be fixed; sent a new one out immediately. Picked it up night before last. This one ejects better than the other one ever did. Different look to the grip, but that doesn't bother me. I am happy. Another case of Ruger taking care of the customer.
Great news; gives a Ruger customer plenty of confidence. Enjoy the new gun.
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