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Old March 13th, 2017, 12:09 PM   #1
 
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My Ruger American.45 jammed up good at the range yesterday. round in the chamber, can't move the slide, guide rod poking out about 1/8 of an inch. Got it fixed, no more problems the rest of the day. Spooky. I only had a Ruger "club" until the guide rod was fixed. I notified Ruger by phone. I think I'm the only guy on the planet to have this happen. Good luck everyone.



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Old March 13th, 2017, 12:28 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum!

Smart move contacting Ruger. It's best to have it checked over by someone. I hope it turns out to be an enjoyable firearm.
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The guide rod issue would have concerned me as well but jams always happen here and there in semi autos. I don't care what brand it is every once in a while a jam happens.
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Glad you was at the range.

A friend had a taurus 1911 that jammed up loaded. It took me probably a 1/2 hour to get it safely tore apart. I tore down, cleaned, and re assembled it, and its ran fine . Still scratching my head over that one. The slide locked up closed tight as could be. I certainly wouldnt be carrying it after that episode, but he does.

And I disagree. Every brand does NOT jam. You get what you pay for.

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My Ruger American.45 jammed up good at the range yesterday. round in the chamber, can't move the slide, guide rod poking out about 1/8 of an inch. Got it fixed, no more problems the rest of the day. Spooky. I only had a Ruger "club" until the guide rod was fixed. I notified Ruger by phone. I think I'm the only guy on the planet to have this happen. Good luck everyone.
Welcome to the forum, get it look at by a smith or back to Ruger it should go. It sounds like the guide rod jumped its position but it could have broken too. Forcing the issue might not give the best outcome. Let Ruger or a certified ruger smith tackle it.
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My Ruger American.45 jammed up good at the range yesterday. round in the chamber, can't move the slide, guide rod poking out about 1/8 of an inch. Got it fixed, no more problems the rest of the day. Spooky. I only had a Ruger "club" until the guide rod was fixed. I notified Ruger by phone. I think I'm the only guy on the planet to have this happen. Good luck everyone.
I'll have to call Ruger today because the guide rod assembly's spring comes off easily. Might want to check if yours can come off as easily as mine.
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2 weeks ago my perfect Glock 26 reared its ugly head with several imperfections. I had seven rounds not fully chamber during my LE requalifications. Brand new gun and used it after 400 rounds of testing. Meticulously cleaned and lubed the night before. Stuff happens. No problems since. Happened at the wrong times too. Happened during the prone, kneeling combat portions. Not happy to say the least. Must have got what I paid for. Failure drills came in handy. Hmm, must be why we do failure drills.

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I call it the unjamer. Six inch piece of 2x6 3/4 hole drilled in center laying flat. A 4 inch piece of PVC pipe glued in the hole. If a bullet is stuck in the chamber lay the 2x6 on the ground place the barrel on the pipe and push down. Some of RUGER pistols the guide rod is close to the barrel and you would need to cut a1/2 slot in the PVC pipe about 2 inches to clear the rod. I have witness some dangerous gun moves while trying to unjam a live round. I also use this to hold the gun to paint sights.
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Glad you was at the range.

A friend had a taurus 1911 that jammed up loaded. It took me probably a 1/2 hour to get it safely tore apart. I tore down, cleaned, and re assembled it, and its ran fine . Still scratching my head over that one. The slide locked up closed tight as could be. I certainly wouldnt be carrying it after that episode, but he does.

And I disagree. Every brand does NOT jam. You get what you pay for.

Good luck.


Which brands don't, Back in the day, I owned a Gen 1 Glock 17. One range session, it became a jam factory.

The trigger pin broke.

Failures happen.


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