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Old January 16th, 2017, 01:36 AM   #46
 
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I purchased a new RAP 45 and never fired a single round through it. I cycled some rounds and the cartridge stuck in the slide. The slide would go back 1/4 inch and no further. It made it impossible to clear the weapon. Sent back to Ruger with note that it was a possible ejector problem.

Ruger returned the weapon with 1 week and stated they repaired the magazine. Fired 40 though with no problem.

I chambered a round to test an ejection cycle and the bullet jammed again. Immediately.

I am going to exchange the weapon for a new one. Hopefully, this was a one time lemon gun.

This could be a real problem for a grunt, or anyone in an actual gunfight.



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Old January 16th, 2017, 04:52 AM   #47
 
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I purchased a new RAP 45 and never fired a single round through it. I cycled some rounds and the cartridge stuck in the slide. The slide would go back 1/4 inch and no further. It made it impossible to clear the weapon. Sent back to Ruger with note that it was a possible ejector problem.

Ruger returned the weapon with 1 week and stated they repaired the magazine. Fired 40 though with no problem.

I chambered a round to test an ejection cycle and the bullet jammed again. Immediately.

I am going to exchange the weapon for a new one. Hopefully, this was a one time lemon gun.

This could be a real problem for a grunt, or anyone in an actual gunfight.
It sounds like you never actually fired a round thru the pistol yourself, is that the case?
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If you purchase a new handgun and clean and lube it properly and it doesn't run 100% of the time it does not need broken in it needs fixing .Yes parts do wear and polish in time but if today is the day Mr. Thug breaks in you will have enough on your plate with out wondering if your gun is broken in plus if everyone would send the back and complain on forums like this manufactures would fix the problem before they shipped .

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I purchased a new RAP 45 and never fired a single round through it. I cycled some rounds and the cartridge stuck in the slide. The slide would go back 1/4 inch and no further. It made it impossible to clear the weapon. Sent back to Ruger with note that it was a possible ejector problem.

Ruger returned the weapon with 1 week and stated they repaired the magazine. Fired 40 though with no problem.

I chambered a round to test an ejection cycle and the bullet jammed again. Immediately.

I am going to exchange the weapon for a new one. Hopefully, this was a one time lemon gun.

This could be a real problem for a grunt, or anyone in an actual gunfight.
What brand of ammo?
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Old January 16th, 2017, 06:34 PM   #50
 
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To the new poster TX48....
Seems something is wrong with your information here.

What ammo are you using?
What is your experience with auto 45s?
What do you mean "This could be a real problem for a grunt"?
You are trying to sell members here that a new RAP 45 malfunctioned, blamed it on the pistol, and then when it was returned repaired (so you say) from Ruger is still malfunctioning in a manner which has never been recorded or reported?

With information you have provided unsure if the problem is a lemon operator or lemon ammunition. I place my full confidence in the Ruger...
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Old January 16th, 2017, 07:40 PM   #51
 
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I purchased a Ruger American 9mm full size in late July of this year. I am having the same problem with FTE. I am using Winchester White Box FMJ. The FTE occurs on the second or third round and is consistent through multiple magazines. The pistol has 250+ rounds through it. I am wondering if it is an extractor issue.
The pistol ls an excellent design, comfortable to shoot and easy to disassemble.
I just want the darn thing to work properly. I can't carry it for protection until I know for sure it is reliable.
Most folks know that WWB is at the lower end of acceptable pressures. a slight redirection to winchester NATO rounds may just fix you until the pistol is broken in. Give it a try and don't lose heart.
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I'm having the same problem with my Ruger American compact 9mm. I'm shooting winchester fmj 115 grain and the cases aren't ejecting properly and jamming. I plan on calling them after the weekend is over.
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I'm having the same problem with my Ruger American compact 9mm. I'm shooting winchester fmj 115 grain and the cases aren't ejecting properly and jamming. I plan on calling them after the weekend is over.
I shot a bunch of 124gr Blazer Brass through mine first, then after a few hundred of those, tried Wolf Polyformance 115gr without problems.

I have some WWB, and now I'm interested in trying it to see if it works.

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I have the RAP compact in 9 mm. I have put 4 different FMJ and 3 different HP through it with exactly one FTE that was an underpowered round. Over 500 and counting. 2 hand, one hand, weak hand; it doesn't seem to matter.
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RUGER American compact 9mm

My brand new RUGER American compact is off to a bad start. I use the extended mags and after about 5 mags the pistol broke. Sent it back to RUGER and the guide rod/recoil assembly was replaced. About a 3 week turn around. No charge, of course. Then back to the range and it broke again. Assembly was sent and I replaced it. Then it promptly broke again. When it breaks I am unable to rack it fully so I can't do a take down. It was returned the second time (about 30 days) and I doubted that there was any reason to believe it was not going to break again. So, I bought a Galloway Precision recoil spring assembly. About $45. I is a very nice appearing part. Nicely finished ends. Unlike OEM. I bought a 16#. From various sources I was told OEM was 16#, 17# or 18#. Take your choice. The first time at the range with the new part I fired 3x17 with no issues. I know I am not the only owner with this issue. Does anyone else have an answer? I will repost when (if) I have more usage to report. I do enjoy shooting it-when it is working. Also, it is very hard to rack. The hardest of my six pistols, by far. I doubt that it makes any difference but I am shooting Winchester "White Box". Which I also use in myb M&P full size and my R1 19111. Never an ammo issue. Tom
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Lots of low post count people having issues with their new Ruger pistols. Hmmm.
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RUGER American compact issues.

Went to the range today and no issues, So, I now have 6x17 mags shot and no more problems. Yet. My new Galloway recoil spring and rod may have solved my problem. Which was 4 OEM parts failing. The pistol is a pleasure to shoot. When there are no issues, Hopefully Galloway has solved my problem. Still very hard to rack, however.
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Ruger American Pistol 9mm jamming

Just bought a Ruger 9mm American Pistol 4.2 inch barrel. Took my gun to the firing range with Blazer 9mm ammo brass casings. Applied a drop of oil to both slide rails and inside top of the slide forward of the ejection port where the barrel rubs. Shot 34 rounds from the two magazines that came with the gun. 8 of the first 34 shots resulted in a jam. All fired rounds ejected the casings properly. The jam was caused by the next round to fire not sliding from the magazine into the barrel chamber properly. After pulling the jammed round out, the next round chambered properly and the gun fired properly for the next few rounds and then jammed again. After roughly 9 clips (17 rounds each), the gun is jamming much less....maybe 1 round out of 100 now. Going back to the range in 2 weeks. If I encounter anymore jams, Ruger will be my next stop.
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Lots of low post count people having issues with their new Ruger pistols. Hmmm.
So if someone who just bought there first ruger pistol and has trouble with it, you suspect it may be something else ? fake posts ? or what ? the ruger striker fired pistols have a lot of issues, Fact. Just because someone new to them is looking for info and has issues does not mean it a BS story as you seem to think....it's amazing on this forum how many people who tout ruger as being so good and CS being the best that still like to post that those who do have issues are making them up or it's their fault pistol failed....I had one that was a total POS...I own other ruger firearms that I really like, but I will never own a another ruger striker fired pistol....several other brands are better...
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Sorry to hear about all the RAP problems. Getting a "lemon" from any manufacturer is understandably a huge turn off. It can and does happen.
From my own experience I've had very good luck shooting RAPs, so much so I own two APC 45s. Combined they've now gobbled up and shot over 500 rounds of several different types of ammo including top shelf hollow points.
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