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Old May 10th, 2017, 12:37 PM   #1
 
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SR9C problem

Have had repeated problems with it not firing or feeding right .
I have saved many rounds that have failed to fire or feed and the same rounds with no exception were loaded in my cousins Hi Power this past weekend and no issues . I am thinking more and more the firing pin is not hitting hard enough.
I know how to clean the gun, thats not it , have runs hundreds of rounds thru it.
So is it time to send it back ?.
I really like it, has a lot going for it but its the reason I only carry revolvers for now.



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Old May 10th, 2017, 01:27 PM   #2
 
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Have you cleaned the striker channel? That's not part of Ruger's normal cleaning procedure, but it should be done occasionally.
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Have you cleaned the striker channel? That's not part of Ruger's normal cleaning procedure, but it should be done occasionally.
What Talldog said. That is more than likely your problem.
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it is a good idea to clean the striker channel every 500-700 rounds (whether it needs it or not)
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Thanks for the tips and yes I clean the striker channel.
Guess I will send it back.
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Thanks for the tips and yes I clean the striker channel.
Guess I will send it back.
After I clean the striker channel I barely use any lube to where it is virtually dry. (That's pretty much what I do on my entire SR9c. I clean and lube the rails lightly with Rem Oil. I put a light layer on the barrel, feed ramp and just barely touch a q tip with oil to the tab on the triggerbar, etc.

Lightly oiling has worked well on my 7 year old SR9c with more than 7700 rounds thru it (yes, I have a notebook and keep track). There are no sighns of heavy wear.

Are your light strikes happening more right after you clean or after a few hundred rounds or are they evenly spaced throughout?

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Apparently you had this issue in the past and it appeared to be ammo related.

How many total rounds have you run thru this firearm?

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Have noticed a few rnds not firing cheap ammo yesterday ,it was winchester forged 115, this has happened a few times once 6 out 27 rnds of Tulamo which my cousin put in his Hi-Power and it fired every rnd looking at his casings the firing pin hits much harder and deeper.
Have cleaned the SR as well as I can but hasn't helped .
Any ideas b-4 I dump this gun. Had two bad experiences with bears and a Glock 17 not firing bought new clips diff, ammo for that gun before dumping it.
Like the SR but as a carry this wont do.
It never has done this with good brass , but seems like a good weapon should cycle about anything .
Is this a simple fix ?
BTW I was just trying to scare the bears off not shoot them, one of them was a hoss! the other was a momma that wasn't much bigger than her two cubs.
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I have fired well over 1000 rnds and have always had some issues . Wish now I kept those rounds, the Hi Power leaves deeper strike marks than the Ruger this time but only a little seemed deeper before.
I am going to re-vist the cleaning one more time. I know it seems to like the aluminum or steel the least but this time is was brass.
I will pay attention to these tips and make double sure its cleaned properly and give it another go. The gun is a joy to shoot other wise and accurate with high capacity which was a big reason for buying it.
Thanks for the tips. Surely it can be made reliable one way or the other I have faith in Ruger products and service if needed.

BTW my grandpa always told to clean and only lightly oil as mentioned so as not to attract as much gunk.

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Mine was having light primer strikes with Winchester White Box. I switched ammo and didn't have anymore problems.
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After I clean the striker channel I barely use any lube to where it is virtually dry. (That's pretty much what I do on my entire SR9c. I clean and lube the rails lightly with Rem Oil. I put a light layer on the barrel, feed ramp and just barely touch a q tip with oil to the tab on the triggerbar, etc.

Lightly oiling has worked well on my 7 year old SR9c with more than 7700 rounds thru it (yes, I have a notebook and keep track). There are no sighns of heavy wear.

Are your light strikes happening more right after you clean or after a few hundred rounds or are they evenly spaced throughout?

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I don't believe you know how to clean them. I will send mine to you to clean & lube & we will see how good you are!
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I don't believe you know how to clean them. I will send mine to you to clean & lube & we will see how good you are!
It will be a shame for me to dunk it into a bucket of roofing tar but sometime ya gotta do what ya gotta do.....
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It will be a shame for me to dunk it into a bucket of roofing tar but sometime ya gotta do what ya gotta do.....
That's just mean! I like mine a lot, but it is #2 on my list with my CZ 75 Omega taking the top spot. I am in love with that pistol.
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That's just mean! I like mine a lot, but it is #2 on my list with my CZ 75 Omega taking the top spot. I am in love with that pistol.

Sorry, my alter ego briefly took control of my fingers while I was typing.....
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Well took a hard look when cleaning and I might have to eat some crow here, when cleaning the striker channel last time some gunk came out, but really not much this time when shinning a light down it there seemed to be some sandy like grit encased in gunk. Don't carry it anymore so not sure where grit came from unless it was there all along, didn't think that would have been missed before but have no other explanation, so took some penetrating oil and blew it out repeatedly , finished cleaning .
The results :
1) The strikes are deeper and it has a little notch cut at edge of primer strike that was not there before.
2) Had 80 rnds of Win. Forged Steel left that never made it thru a magazine before without a problem, ran all eighty flawless, then moved on to my first reloads from mixed brass, ran 6/8 mags and then 5 times in the next few mags FTF, but I think this is good news because these were loaded from mixed brass and low and behold it was all exactly the same brass Aguila with a line around the circumference of the brass (factory it appears) which was the same rounds the other day that gave me problems. Ran 4 more magazines picking out any of the offending ammo , ran perfect. Also a box of Perfecta no issues.
3) The magazines seem to seat much smoother and a more positive catch.

So I will be humbly paying more attention to advice offered.
Thanks again
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BTW It sure is a nice pistol to shoot am feeling much better about this gun , will run some more and if no issues (or rare) it will go back into duty rotation with premium ammo.
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Well took a hard look when cleaning and I might have to eat some crow here, when cleaning the striker channel last time some gunk came out, but really not much this time when shinning a light down it there seemed to be some sandy like grit encased in gunk. Don't carry it anymore so not sure where grit came from unless it was there all along, didn't think that would have been missed before but have no other explanation, so took some penetrating oil and blew it out repeatedly , finished cleaning .
The results :
1) The strikes are deeper and it has a little notch cut at edge of primer strike that was not there before.
2) Had 80 rnds of Win. Forged Steel left that never made it thru a magazine before without a problem, ran all eighty flawless, then moved on to my first reloads from mixed brass, ran 6/8 mags and then 5 times in the next few mags FTF, but I think this is good news because these were loaded from mixed brass and low and behold it was all exactly the same brass Aguila with a line around the circumference of the brass (factory it appears) which was the same rounds the other day that gave me problems. Ran 4 more magazines picking out any of the offending ammo , ran perfect. Also a box of Perfecta no issues.
3) The magazines seem to seat much smoother and a more positive catch.

So I will be humbly paying more attention to advice offered.
Thanks again
Mike

BTW It sure is a nice pistol to shoot am feeling much better about this gun , will run some more and if no issues (or rare) it will go back into duty rotation with premium ammo.
Glad it is working out.

It takes a good person to admit what you did. Not everyone is willing to do that.

I saw one person here make a really big stink about his pistol. He never admitted his issue here. Later, on another forum, he was "magically" giving the same information to another person with the same problem. He explained how he "solved" his issue....
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