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Old January 6th, 2016, 05:37 PM   #16
 
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Thanks for posting the update to this FTLDiver. I actually posted this same issue today before seeing your thread. Glad to know Ruger was responsive to this. Mine is on it's way to them now and I hope to have it back soon in perfect working order--love this little gun.



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Old July 17th, 2016, 06:23 PM   #17
 
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Same problem here... A bit more info... If the gun is pointed up when I rack the slide - it fires normally. If the gun is pointed down when racking the slide... pulling the trigger produces no click, no fire, no joy.

This is a new gun.
Flow of events leading up to the problem is more interesting then the actual problem...

Day 1: Purchased Gun
Day 3: Went to range - Shot 150 rounds - no problems.
Day 4: Cleaned gun
Day 6: Went to range - Shot 100 rounds (no issues), about 20 rounds into the 3rd box, things started acting up:
1. 2 rounds never made it into the chamber
2. 1 round flip up, spun around and jammed in the ejection slot, stopping the rack from sliding closed... Oh... yes... the bullet actually spun around and was pointing at me while stuck 1/2 way out of the gun.
3. A few (successful) shots latter it it began have the failure to fire problem.
4. I tried my other magazine, same problem.

I must say, the idea of a bullet hitting the feed ramp wrong, causing it to flip up, flip over and jam (un-fired) in the top of the rack is pretty unsettling. But I guess that is an issue for another thread.

The problem to focus on here is the unable to fire problem.
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Old July 18th, 2016, 06:23 AM   #18
 
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Same problem here... A bit more info... If the gun is pointed up when I rack the slide - it fires normally. If the gun is pointed down when racking the slide... pulling the trigger produces no click, no fire, no joy.

This is a new gun.
Flow of events leading up to the problem is more interesting then the actual problem...

Day 1: Purchased Gun
Day 3: Went to range - Shot 150 rounds - no problems.
Day 4: Cleaned gun
Day 6: Went to range - Shot 100 rounds (no issues), about 20 rounds into the 3rd box, things started acting up:
1. 2 rounds never made it into the chamber
2. 1 round flip up, spun around and jammed in the ejection slot, stopping the rack from sliding closed... Oh... yes... the bullet actually spun around and was pointing at me while stuck 1/2 way out of the gun.
3. A few (successful) shots latter it it began have the failure to fire problem.
4. I tried my other magazine, same problem.

I must say, the idea of a bullet hitting the feed ramp wrong, causing it to flip up, flip over and jam (un-fired) in the top of the rack is pretty unsettling. But I guess that is an issue for another thread.

The problem to focus on here is the unable to fire problem.
When the gun doesn't fire, is it fully in battery? When pointing down, perhaps gravity is aiding the recoil spring.

Did the "not firing" ever happen early on or just after the 250 rounds with no issues?

Are you pointing the pistol up while racking it to watch the round get chambered?

Are you slingshotting the slide?


Interesting, we're to focus on the not firing aspect but 50% of your post describes the stove pipe issues you are having....

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Tganks for responding...

None of the issues occurd during the 1st 300 rounds. Then it all started within 1 or 2 magazines.

I do not *slingshot* the rack. I hold onto it during both directions.

I'm going to take the gun back to store after work.
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Tganks for responding...

None of the issues occurd during the 1st 300 rounds. Then it all started within 1 or 2 magazines.

I do not *slingshot* the rack. I hold onto it during both directions.

I'm going to take the gun back to store after work.
That is your problem, I would guess.

Since you are holding on to it, it may not be going into battery.

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That is your problem, I would guess.

Since you are holding on to it, it may not be going into battery.
I agree.

Pull the slide all the way back and let it do its thing. Easing the slide forward will cause failures to feed (case rim doesn't feed correctly under the extractor hook) and failures to go fully into battery.
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If pointed up the stricker resets and the gun fires. If pointed down, the bullet loads but the stricker fails to reset.

I took it back to the store and a gun smith fixed it. Turns out a spring (in the handle) slipped off the stricker. I suspect it's due to heat.
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If pointed up the stricker resets and the gun fires. If pointed down, the bullet loads but the stricker fails to reset.

I took it back to the store and a gun smith fixed it. Turns out a spring (in the handle) slipped off the stricker. I suspect it's due to heat.
Interesting diagnosis since the striker (and its spring) is completely self-contained in the slide.

Perhaps it was the sear spring or the blocker lift spring.

The other problem you had with stovepipes has to do with riding the slide when it closes.
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Stovepipe could be from a loose grip. I've never seen any of my guns do that until I let my sister in law shoot my LC9s and first shot stovepiped for her. You have to grip these light weight guns and make them work. That LC9s is a demon during rapid fire, hate to be on the receiving end of one!
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I had the same problem

Bad striker spring. Same exact problem you described. And this a year later so evidently they have not improved the quality of the striker springs. The striker spring comes from under the lip that is supposed to hold it in tension. I fixed it myself, works fine now. But now I have a bad opinion of the Ruger quality checks. This was a simple fix. They should be able to manage this better.
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Bad striker spring. Same exact problem you described. And this a year later so evidently they have not improved the quality of the striker springs. The striker spring comes from under the lip that is supposed to hold it in tension. I fixed it myself, works fine now. But now I have a bad opinion of the Ruger quality checks. This was a simple fix. They should be able to manage this better.
Keep in mind that there are thousands of us who haven't had this problem. My LC9s is pushing 3 years old with more than 2100 trouble free rounds.
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Bad striker spring. Same exact problem you described. And this a year later so evidently they have not improved the quality of the striker springs. The striker spring comes from under the lip that is supposed to hold it in tension. I fixed it myself, works fine now. But now I have a bad opinion of the Ruger quality checks. This was a simple fix. They should be able to manage this better.
I really wish that some would learn how to operate a semi-auto before acquiring one. The described "problem" has nothing to do with the striker spring, but, rather, the shooter. My LC9sPro has never had a problem with factory ammo. But I have been shooting for 61 years.
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Bad striker spring. Same exact problem you described. And this a year later so evidently they have not improved the quality of the striker springs. The striker spring comes from under the lip that is supposed to hold it in tension. I fixed it myself, works fine now. But now I have a bad opinion of the Ruger quality checks. This was a simple fix. They should be able to manage this better.
From the exploded view in the manual, what is the number of the spring causing the problem?
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LC9S Pro stopped firing??

After about 300 + rounds through this pistol, I finally experienced a no fire situation. Meaning simply that without warning, the pistol stopped firing.

Nothing jammed, and had just put at least 100 + rounds through it at the range, but no warning..it would not fire with any ammo, or magazine change.
Nothing. So I stopped by the dealer that should it to me, and they took it apart , and found that the small spring in the rear of the body that returns the trigger action, had slightly slipped out of its locked position? It was pushed back in with a ballpoint, and now works perfectly.
Any other reports on this malfunction...I can't be the only one???
Thanks, Randy
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My Son's LC9s

My son and one of his owns the LC9s. This past Saturday my son and I were shooting, about 400 rounds. He put about 100 through his Ruger when his slide started locking back on rounds prior to the mag running dry. He pulled the slide back and let it go forward, but in another couple of rounds it would do the same thing. Does this mean there is a problem with the magazine or the pistol itself?
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