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Old April 11th, 2016, 01:29 PM   #16
 
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Good to hear. Sending my LC9s out tomorrow - broke end of the guide rod

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Old April 13th, 2016, 05:34 PM   #17
 
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Stovepipes.

I have had 3 in about 250 rounds. I suspect that will disappear. One thing that is common..the front sight is not pinned and has a tendency to move. I sent it back to Ruger on Sat and got it back the next Sat. They put a screw in the sight. First rate fix.

BTW I own a Glock 43 and a Shield 9. I like the LC9s best.
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I put another 450 rounds through the gun yesterday and it performed flawlessly!! I am happy with the gun and the service provided by Ruger. I even changed the mind of my buddy with the M&P Shield, he shot about 100 rounds with my LC9S and he said he was impressed, more so then when he shot it before.
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this is a test of the dealer where you bought the gun--
take the empty gun and case back to the dealer. tell the dealer you want the gun to go back to Ruger, so he has to call call Ruger and get a free mailing label, then he needs to box it up and get it on the brown truck. gun goes to Ruger, gets fixed, comes back to dealer for you to pick up.
this is why you bought the gun thru a respected, functioning dealer.
I hope everything works out for you and good shooting.
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this is a test of the dealer where you bought the gun--
take the empty gun and case back to the dealer. tell the dealer you want the gun to go back to Ruger, so he has to call call Ruger and get a free mailing label, then he needs to box it up and get it on the brown truck. gun goes to Ruger, gets fixed, comes back to dealer for you to pick up.
this is why you bought the gun thru a respected, functioning dealer.
I hope everything works out for you and good shooting.
In the post just before you posted, the OP says he already has the firearm back from Ruger and it's working fine.

Why do you want him to send it back in again?
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3 years ago, I bought a used LC9 at a dealer. Tried to set a side mounted laser.
OPPS! drove out the wrong pin. Left aat a gunsmith.....he couldn't make it.
[certified Glock gunsmith, I learned, later.]
Sent it to Ruger, returned one week later, with Ruger box, marked with proper
specifications, and letter explaining what was replaced and noting "scratches inside of frame."
Send it to Ruger after getting sending information.
First.
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Old March 16th, 2017, 02:23 PM   #22
 
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I had the same issue with an LC9S. Fired perfectly for about 100 rounds. Next time out started to experience FTF and light primer strikes, until finally I couldn't get the striker to cock. Called Ruger who issued an immediate FedEx RMA label, and sent it in. Today is one week later, gun arrived back from Ruger. Letter said they replaced the sear spring, and repaired the insert. They reported using 21 rounds of Black Hills 124 gr without malfunction. Trigger feels better than I ever remember, because it was not one of the main selling points at the time I purchased it. Fired 50 rounds through it today, after lubricating and Ruger indicates that they wipe the gun down and want you to lubricate before firing. No malfunctions and quite the pistol I hoped for. As a backup pistol, I'm okay with that, however, parts lists don't list the sear spring or an insert.

Will have to shoot a lot of rounds through it because it is a CCP and I need to build some confidence in it, but it does feel very good right now.

Call Ruger, customer service was excellent.
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Don't oil the striker channel and keep it clean. This seems to be a common problem in striker fired guns.

Oil in the striker channel seems to be problematic, it picks up dirt.

Cue Tips are your friend in the channel.
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I had the same issue with an LC9S. Fired perfectly for about 100 rounds. Next time out started to experience FTF and light primer strikes, until finally I couldn't get the striker to cock. Called Ruger who issued an immediate FedEx RMA label, and sent it in. Today is one week later, gun arrived back from Ruger. Letter said they replaced the sear spring, and repaired the insert. They reported using 21 rounds of Black Hills 124 gr without malfunction. Trigger feels better than I ever remember, because it was not one of the main selling points at the time I purchased it. Fired 50 rounds through it today, after lubricating and Ruger indicates that they wipe the gun down and want you to lubricate before firing. No malfunctions and quite the pistol I hoped for. As a backup pistol, I'm okay with that, however, parts lists don't list the sear spring or an insert.

Will have to shoot a lot of rounds through it because it is a CCP and I need to build some confidence in it, but it does feel very good right now.

Call Ruger, customer service was excellent.
They are parts #1 and #15 in the parts list & diagram in the LC9s manual.
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I had the same issue with an LC9S. Fired perfectly for about 100 rounds. Next time out started to experience FTF and light primer strikes, until finally I couldn't get the striker to cock. Called Ruger who issued an immediate FedEx RMA label, and sent it in. Today is one week later, gun arrived back from Ruger. Letter said they replaced the sear spring, and repaired the insert. They reported using 21 rounds of Black Hills 124 gr without malfunction. Trigger feels better than I ever remember, because it was not one of the main selling points at the time I purchased it. Fired 50 rounds through it today, after lubricating and Ruger indicates that they wipe the gun down and want you to lubricate before firing. No malfunctions and quite the pistol I hoped for. As a backup pistol, I'm okay with that, however, parts lists don't list the sear spring or an insert.

Will have to shoot a lot of rounds through it because it is a CCP and I need to build some confidence in it, but it does feel very good right now.

Call Ruger, customer service was excellent.
Where is that indicated?
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When I got my gun back from Ruger, there was a similar letter stating that they cleaned the gun and it needed to be lubricated before firing. It was sent in for barrel replacement and I took it back to Cabelas where I bought it on sale to have them return it for me. When it came back, this was the only notification that was in the box. No complimentary cleaning cloth or anything like what I read that other customers have said that they received. Maybe someone at Cabelas has my nice new cleaning cloth of magazine?
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When I got my gun back from Ruger, there was a similar letter stating that they cleaned the gun and it needed to be lubricated before firing. It was sent in for barrel replacement and I took it back to Cabelas where I bought it on sale to have them return it for me. When it came back, this was the only notification that was in the box. No complimentary cleaning cloth or anything like what I read that other customers have said that they received. Maybe someone at Cabelas has my nice new cleaning cloth of magazine?
Hmmm...might not be the first time. You might just ask in case they "misplaced" the item(s) when inspecting the incoming shipment.
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