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Old April 2nd, 2017, 10:55 AM   #1
 
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P95 issues.

I have a P95 that I love but get frustrated with at times. It was handed down to me by my Dad. I never had any issues with it but now recently I get FTF more than I would like.

I clean it after each trip to the range. The last cleaning I really oiled it up well probably a little too much. I was cleaning oil off the gun that had seepes out from nooks and crannies for a few days afterwords. The next time I went to the range I had only two FTF's through four boxes of ammo, which is much better than what had been happening. Even one is too much for my liking. Especially when thinking if I ever had to use it at home to protect myself or my son.

I was using Federal aluminum ammo bought from walmart when most of the FTF,s occurred. Switched up to Federal brass and onlu had the two.

So my question is,

1. Does the P95 need to be super oiled to function properly?

2. Was it the ammo?

3. I am new so I do think limp wristing could have been the culprit a few times however, I have seen videos of people shooting lots of guns limp wristed to show how well the gun would still work. I feel like I need to hold it with a death grip in order for it to have a chance to properly fire. Am I doing something wrong?

4. I have also read that Ruger has had to fix many o' P95's for random issues maybe I should contact them and send it in?

Any advice is greatly appreciated.



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P95 was the only handgun I've ever sold due to chronic cycling issues, was very finicky with many brands of ammo. It was also way too big for CCW. I've heard that it can be a break in issue or to do some polishing of the throat. Good luck with it.
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use good brass cased fmj and see if it continues.
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Thank you guys for the input.
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Question, did any of the ammo you used ever remained in the chamber, or magazine as it if you had it loaded for personal defense for any length of time? My reason for asking is I ran into an issue a few years back where the oil was migrating into the casing which in turn was fouling or contaminating the primer and powder. Which in turn was causing a delay fire or pffft. So this could be a cause if your heavily oiling the pistol, then storing it loaded. My 2 P95's have never given me any issues. I just figured that Information may be useful. I never heavily oiled my carry guns, only the ones that are stored with no ammo or are in storage.
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I had all sorts of problems with my p95 when I first got it; mag fall out after one, two shots....shell won't eject or eject back into mt face.so on.
A trip back to Ruger took care of the problem 9on their dime)...........work great after that!
Call ruger and see what they say!
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Question, did any of the ammo you used ever remained in the chamber, or magazine as it if you had it loaded for personal defense for any length of time? My reason for asking is I ran into an issue a few years back where the oil was migrating into the casing which in turn was fouling or contaminating the primer and powder. Which in turn was causing a delay fire or pffft. So this could be a cause if your heavily oiling the pistol, then storing it loaded. My 2 P95's have never given me any issues. I just figured that Information may be useful. I never heavily oiled my carry guns, only the ones that are stored with no ammo or are in storage.
I may have done that but not sure. I will not oil it like I did the last time any longer. Thanks for your help!
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I had all sorts of problems with my p95 when I first got it; mag fall out after one, two shots....shell won't eject or eject back into mt face.so on.
A trip back to Ruger took care of the problem 9on their dime)...........work great after that!
Call ruger and see what they say!
Im going to put a few more boxdmes of ammo through it to be sure but I think most likely will happen is I will send it back to them for repairs. Great gun for home defense, if you can count on it.
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I have a couple P-95's that run great for me. That said, I have other later P-series ( P-345, P-97) that I bought used quite cheap because the sellers we're having feed and mis-fire issues. My adventures in amateur gunsmithing found the the P-series like a light grease on the rails ( not much) and only a drop or two of good gun oil elsewhere. The firing pin channel especially likes to be dry or just a touch of dry lube.
On that note, they are not happy when excessively dry fired. My P345 was pristine, like new externally, but jammed and misfired badly at the range. I detail stripped it to find the firing pin was chipped and peened from dry firing. I pictured the previous owner with a few thousand cyber holes in his TV screen...

A new pin was not found, but I was able to rework the damage with some jelwer's files. It now runs great.

If Ruger will take it in, great. Otherwise , you might want to check it for similar damage.
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I've not had any issues with store bought ammo ... no FTF or FTL


A few FTE when i was experimenting with a new reload formula


I would say stick with quality ammo ... see what happens
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