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Old March 3rd, 2017, 08:46 AM   #1
 
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SR9c issues

Hello all, I am new to this forum and am hoping for feedback on my experience with my SR9c. So from the first range trip I had light strikes. Roughly 30% of the time. Took it home cleaned it again and went back out on another range trip. Had not only light strikes but also fail to feed, fail to eject, and fail for slide to lock back. Called ruger and sent it in. I was using federal, winchester white box, and fiocci.

Service 1- Replaced stop slide assembly, striker assembly, trigger assembly, trigger bar lift spring, slide stop spring, trigger bar, and ejector. Repaired barrel.

Took it to the range again. Light strikes 90% of the time! This is no exaggeration. Literally the first shot failed. This was with winchester white box. Sent it back in.

Service 2-replaced slide assembly and fired over 100 rounds.

And back to the range. This time I had, you guessed it, light strikes! Not only that, but the slide locked back twice while ammo was still in it. First time I figured it was my fault and thought nothing of it. The second time it was really stuck and had to drop the mag and give it several hard yanks before it broke free. This was both winchester and federal ammo.

It is currently with Ruger.
I have requested a new model all together as I feel this is a Lemon. I mean, I have had it just over 2 months and has been to ruger 3 times.

My question to you all, is if this is normal. Am I being unrealistic with my reliability expectations? Is Ruger missing something? Any input is greatly appreciated.

Thank you!



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Old March 3rd, 2017, 09:13 AM   #2
 
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Not normal.
Expectations are reasonable.
Ruger is missing a video of you having issues - video your next trip to the range.
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That's a great idea, I did not think of that. If they send it back, I will do just that. Being my first experience with ruger, I am becoming quite gun shy of them
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Not normal and not consistent with my experience with SR9c. I have well over 5k rounds through my SR9c and I've never had a light strike or any problem of any sort - not even a dud round (not that that's up to the gun). I can't say that about every pistol I own - probably not any other pistol I own for that matter.

I'll go further and add that I once shot it over 700 rounds without cleaning it. It is the most reliable pistol I own - more reliable than my Glock 17.

Good luck.

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Joenaper, yeah that was mainly what I have read before I made my purchase. It seemed like a very good option. I wish my experience was the as good as yours!
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Sorry you're having trouble. I've been an evangelist for the SR9c. I talked two friends into buying them and they're happy too. With >5k rounds mine has been literally flawless. It looks brand new too. The first 'problem' was last weekend, the red decal on one side of the turkey pop-up (round chambered indicator) came off at the range. That's the most trouble it's ever given me


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Definitely not a normal situation.
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That's a great idea, I did not think of that. If they send it back, I will do just that. Being my first experience with ruger, I am becoming quite gun shy of them
Have you let other experienced shooters fire this firearm?

I have over 7000 rounds thru my SR9c with only two light strikes due to a dirty striker channel and using cheap factory seconds ammo.
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Have you let other experienced shooters fire this firearm?

I have over 7000 rounds thru my SR9c with only two light strikes due to a dirty striker channel and using cheap factory seconds ammo.
Hello mndoggie, I have. My Range Officer has checked it out as well, his experience is with teaching marksmanship at sniper school, he also owns the range I shoot at. He was present for these issues, and is quite surprised to see this still happening after service. When he shot it his remark was "this shoots really well in does" the problem being that it just wont. He and I are both feeling that this may just be a lemon, as improper shooting techniques will not cause light strikes. The first slide issue I own as possibly being caused by me. But the second time it literally seized and did not want to break free. It was a hot mess.
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Would also like to include a quick review of Ruger support if anyone is curious.

Every time I have called them up the people I speak to have been helpful, knowledgeable, and courteous. Shipping is quick (they 2 day air everything) as well as turn around time. My firearm is usually sent back with several days. They even sent me an extra mag for the troubles. Although my issues still exist, so I cannot speak very highly about repair.

I am unfortunately very familiar with Ruger support at this time, haha.
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I got blasted on here because I had 2 different sr9c's that were terrible pistols and then a sr45 that was even worse.....got rid of all of them....the best customer service is customer service you never need to use.....only handguns I ever had to fail....my RAR and modified 22/45 have held up well....
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Lemon?

I've had my SR9C about 4 years and once I cleaned the grease out of the striker channel no problems for probably 2000 rounds. I hope Ruger gives you a new one that you can enjoy. Sounds like you got a lemon. Good luck.
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The very first time I shot my SR9c, it was a jamomatic. Failure to eject, failure to feed, and the last few rounds as the gun was recoiling, it felt like there was some sort of shake weight thing going on inside it. I stopped shooting because I thought it was going to fly apart on me.

Anyway, I sent it back to Ruger and they replaced the entire slide assembly. Since then, it has over 1200 rounds without a single failure, and it is now my favorite gun.
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Hey all, just thought I would follow up. Ruger allowed me to exchange my sr9c for a gp100 357. I.am very pleased with this and quite excited to try it out, just picked it up today. Everything in the New gun seems functional but every now and then the cylinder feels stuck when trying to place or eject the cylinder and I have to force it out. Not sure if that's normal for a new revolver. Going to post this issue and see what's up. Thank you all for your responses!
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