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Old June 8th, 2010, 05:12 AM   #61
 
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This whole conversation has left me with my mouth open. Why in the world a person would manually rack a slide on a gun with a full magazine until the rounds were all gone is beyond me. Isn't the intention of the gun design to be fired without failures??? I am more interested in how a gun performs relative to it's design intention and practical use than some simulated scenarios that don't mean diddle.

The SR9 is a fine pistol. The SR9c is a fine, improved compact version. It does what it is designed to do. It chambers a new round, bangs when trigger is pulled and cycles a new round every time I do it.
Well, the OP's point is that if you were to have a dud round (a real possibility) and you needed to eject it, the gun is designed so poorly that when you grab the slide to rack it and eject that round, the extractor will let go of the round and it will fall down into the magazine and jam the gun up, possibly getting you killed.

I manually cycled through a whole loaded magazine trying to get mine to do it to see if his claims were real. I couldn't make it happen. I didn't do it for any other reason that to see if mine has this "design flaw". I'm happy to report it does not.



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Old June 8th, 2010, 02:50 PM   #62
 
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This whole conversation has left me with my mouth open. Why in the world a person would manually rack a slide on a gun with a full magazine until the rounds were all gone is beyond me.
Ive done it with my P95, which is how I discovered that plastic tipped hollowpoints also have a potential flaw... If you dont slap the back of the mag on your palm after you load it (to push all tips of the rounds away from the front of the mag) then the plastic tips can drag on the front of the mag as the gun cycles, and cause the next round to not chamber.... Not every time, but often enough that I dont buy plastic tipped hollowpoints anymore.
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Should I be worried?

Ok...., new to the forum here. I have to wait a month until I can start the paper work (good ole' Calif.) on an SR9c - then I start reading this post! Should I hold off on this purchase? Sounds like there are some issues with is gun.
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Old June 22nd, 2010, 01:44 PM   #64
 
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I finally have mine where I'm happy with it for now. Its' been a long go though. It really needs to be sent back to Ruger for barrel peening now , but I'm gonna wait awhile . I'm afraid it won't function like I have it working now when I get it back. I even have my slide stop working as a slide release. If I knew then what I know now I would have gotten a SpringField xd sub compact. Thats just my opinion though.
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Old June 22nd, 2010, 04:13 PM   #65
 
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I love both my SR9 and SR9c. have had no problems with either after the SR9's break-in. they neither one are bullís-eye championship guns but tell me what 350 dollar gun is. I have many other guns but the SR9c is one of my two main go to CCW guns.

By the way, there is no way I would buy an import sweat shop gun like the XD!!!!!

Stick to the Ruger or a S&W.
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M Phil, You shouldn't have to break in a new gun. It should function flawless out of the box, like an xd subcompact. You will also have a hard time finding any negative threads on a Springfield xd sub compact. Can't say that for a sr9/sr9c. Again that's just my opinion.
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I don't know what fairytale world you live in but, all machines wear in as they are used. Only a fool would put his life on the line with a gun that has not been broken in to prove itself. That goes for a 3000 dollar custom gun as well as a budget gun. It just so happened that the SR9 needed a little shooting to smooth out. The SR9c has not had any issues after seven hundred rounds. None the less I assure you it was still breaking in during the process. I am not saying that import guns do not perform. I have much respect for glock, sig's and as well as many others. I am just saying I do not chose to suport import guns when there are good American made guns. I would never consider a sweat shop gun such as a Taurus or XD.
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M Phil, I'm not saying that you should trust your life with a gun that you haven't fired and gotten used to and proved itself to you. I'm just probably over stating that a gun shouldn't have to be sent back to the manuf. 2, 3 or 4 times before it functions properly. Theres no excuse for that . From what Ive read and seen , Ive come to the conclusion that the earliest produced ones (SR9C) seem to have the most trouble. I must have been one of the "lucky" ones to have gotten one of the earliest ones. I also respect your opinion on the " sweat shop" guns, But I do know that my brothers xd has functioned flawless since he got it.
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bought my sr9 on monday 300 rounds down tube and 1 ftf all others went bang
im very satisfied.

next week i get more range ammo and it go bang again
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I concur nothing should have to be returned more then once to get it worked out.
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I am rather new to hand guns and have been using a Taurus PT709 for CCW. (only been into guns for about a year and 1/2 now) Anyhow, I just bought a Ruger SR9C and then checking the internet I find many complaints about it. I had bought a used P95 a few weeks ago, but never shot it and decided I wanted a SR9c for carry so I sold the P95 at a loss for a quick sale. Anyhow, I was able to purchase the SR9c SS for 350 at Academy with a 50 dollar discount they were having plus 50 dollars for signing up for a Visa card that I will keep in the drawer and cancel it later. I don't shoot too much, but I do clean my guns--this one looked fairly clean and it had been test shot as they sent the fired cartridge case with it. Test firing was 6/03/10 so I apparently have one of the newer guns and hopefully all the "bugs" are out of it. (I never had one ftf or fte with the Taurus 709 so hopefully I don't start now).

The only problem I had cleaning it was getting the "takedown pin " out. I had to use the bottom of a plastic ballpoint pen to push it out enough to pull it out on the other side. I am 67 years old and maybe too old to be learning about guns perhaps--but I sure couldn't push that assembly out with my thumb. I do about a 100 pushups every morning--but couldn't push that darn assembly out with my finger or thumb--I watched videos and read the manual--did I miss something? I hope I have a winner of a gun here but not sure I am going to like the magazine disconnect feature.
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ptram, I think your 9c will be fine, don't worry. If you've looked at the videos on this site and at this location RugerForum.com :: View topic - SR9 How-To (Multiple Inside) Updated 4/5/09 W/ Videos! you ahouls have a good idea of what needs to be done to the striker assembly to make sure it is clean. That seems to be one of the biggest reasons folks are having problems. I continued to get a red colored grease out of my striker for a month, and finally decided to just soak it in Hoopes for a few hours to get it cleaned out.

As far as your take down pin is concerned, I hope you are not trying to remove it without first locking the slide all the way back. That has to be done first. If it still is that hard to remove, make sure you put a little oil on it when you reinstall it, that should help.
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You mesed up, you bought a new Ruger. I only buy older minty looking ones, at least 5 years old. They work great.

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I don't have an SR9. I do have an SR9c, bought three weeks ago. There ain't nothing wrong with it!!! Well the take down pin is a sumbeech to get out. But, I expect that to loosen up in time.

If you have a problem with a Ruger, they have the best customer service in the business. If you don't let them know, then you might have a problem with yourself?

My opinion, based on my experience, is that Ruger has hit another home run.

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I bought my SR9c on the day before yesterday. Took it home stripped and cleaned it. Dry fired and Slide Play quite a few times. Went to the range the next day with some cheap Monarch Luger ammo(250 rounds). Misfires. At first i thought (hoped) it was the cheap ammo. Put some Remmington and WC's in and....Misfires as well. 2 out of every 10shots misfired. I couldnt go through a whole clip without running into 2 or 3 misfires. LIGHTSTRIKING like crazy. I put all the misfires in a Glock 19 and they fired fine. Besides the obvious. I LOVE this gun. It feels sooo much better than my G19. Looks so much better, and is extremely accurate. I also have the same problem with my 17 round clip. It seems as if the slide is rubbing against the tip of the clip. I had two stovepipes, but my G19 and XD do that sometimes too. I really want this to be my ccw. And I really want this gun to operate correctly so i can trust this gun as the range/defense weapon its meant to be. I dont like the Glock 19 very much. I think its ugly, to big for ccw, and doesn't feel nowhere near as good as the SR9c in my hand. The only thing I loved about the G19 was the trigger. I fell in love with the SR9c. It kinda filled in the holes that the G19 didn't. I am going to put some more rounds through it today and if there is no improvement, then contacting Ruger and getting the problems fixed is what I will have to do. Atleast I know they will help. My friend had a Taurus 9mm with really bad lightstriking and slide spring problems. It took him 2 months to get that gun fixed by them. He said they were very rude and told him that he must be doing something wrong. He called Taurus 5 times for resolution. He had to get the dealer invloved who sold the gun to him in order to get Taurus to repair it.
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