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Old March 3rd, 2011, 08:07 PM   #1
 
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LC9 Issues.

I've already sent my LC9 back to Ruger and it is currently in the queue to be worked on.

The problem I was having is the gun absolutely would not group. I tried several brands of ammo and various weights. The gun was consistently low with all the 115 ammo I fed it. Groups were slightly better with 124 grain ammo. 147 grain conical hollow points sort of performed well part of the time.

The gun shot to the right out of the box. I corrected this with a rear sight adjustment. From there on nothing is consistent. The groupings are all over the paper with some really wild ones on occasion. 4"-8" variances at random.

No it isn't me. I had horrible results at 15 feet while braced and had slightly less horrible results at 10 feet while braced. I inspected the casings to see if that could lend a clue to no avail. What I did discover is with the action closed there is some slight play in the barrel. This doesn't seem to be severe enough to cause this however.

I have no problems shooting mouse guns or snubbies. I had a Bersa .380 once that would behave like this but only on the last round when the bolt held open. The rest of the mag was consistent. 15' groups the size of a fist but the last round might not even hit the target with no discernible pattern.

Has anyone else had any issues like this with the LC9? If they are that ammo specific then what ammo do you use to correct this? I got tired of spending money on ammo and decided to let them try it out.



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Old March 3rd, 2011, 08:57 PM   #2
 
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By way of introduction.....Welcome to the forum from the Seattle area.

You are forging in relatively uncharted waters, as that the LC9 has only been out on the market for about a month. There parts of the country that have yet to receive any LC9s.

I am sure that many will want to know more information, such as ammo brands used, number of rounds downrange, etc.....???

Keep us posted.

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Welcome, This is a great site. I have a LC9 that has front sight issues and it's a Ruger right now. My front site was left of center. Several LC9 owners have a front site issues. I have never shot mine.Hope I don't have other issues wit this LC9 Thanks for the Info.
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I am usually leery about purchasing first runs of brand new models but I figured what the heck? After all it is a Ruger.

Ammo used:
Federal Champion 115gr FMJ RN
American Eagle 124gr FMJ RN
Winchester Personal Protection 147gr JHP

I shot at least a box each of the above. I also had an ammo tin with an assortment. PMC, Blazer brass, Blazer aluminum, Winchester White Box Target, Remington UMC and a few others. No foreign or Russian crap used at all. I don't even own it.

All of it inconsistent. I have owned a few guns here and there that were ammo specific but nothing this bad. Remember 15 feet to target. I could barely keep them in a 10 inch group. The 147 grain maybe held 6 inch groups at best with a random flyer here and there. I had so many low shots with various ammo that using the sights would be impossible. There is no adjustment for elevation.
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Wow Dan,

Bad news that you had to send your new LC9 back to Ruger. You are a pioneer with regards to the new LC9. I know that probably doesn't help you feel any better.

Other people may have similar issues with this new model, so any more info may be of use to others in the future. Thanks for the additional ammo information. Did you prep your pistol prior to first use?

There are many at this forum that are interested in the outcome of your pistol's visit back to Ruger. One thing, Ruger will make it right.

Good luck,

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Let us know how it works when you get it back.
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Buckeye Dan,

Today I put 150 rounds of Wally World White Box thru my new LC9. Completely flawless mechanically. It shoots low and right which increases over distance, but the groupings are pretty consistent even though I am not a great shot by any means. I seem to have a small factory offset on the sights in the dovetails. I am not bothered enough by it to want to send her off to visit Mother Ruger.

Keep us informed as to your experience with customer service - everything I can find out tells me that they are straight up folks.

Every day is a good day. Some are just better than others.
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How far off are the sights? Are you left handed?


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Buckeye Dan,

Today I put 150 rounds of Wally World White Box thru my new LC9. Completely flawless mechanically. It shoots low and right which increases over distance, but the groupings are pretty consistent even though I am not a great shot by any means. I seem to have a small factory offset on the sights in the dovetails. I am not bothered enough by it to want to send her off to visit Mother Ruger.

Keep us informed as to your experience with customer service - everything I can find out tells me that they are straight up folks.

Every day is a good day. Some are just better than others.
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bgreid,

Answered under "LC9 at the range" thread.

I am right handed and right eyed. Shoot both eyes open. The offset can be seen during inspection looking down at the top surface and should have been caught in QC by Mother Ruger. I am not bothered by this as it appears to be easily correctible (by a gunsmith - not by me with my usual ball peen hammer and chisle approach).
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Have you guys shot from a sand bag/rest to test the sights on your guns?? I'm not sure what "braced" means (sand bag or leaning against a post). My SR9c front sight looks very slightly left of center and my rear sight looks very slightly right of center. And, the gun shoots dead on center at 15 yds.

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Have you guys shot from a sand bag/rest to test the sights on your guns?? .
I did not use any support. I shot in my normal two handed stance strong left hand support. After consistently shooting 150 rounds down a bit and to the right significantly, I switched to my wife's Beretta model 100 and put 15 in a 5or 6 inch group in the center of the same target at the same distance - with the exact same stance and hold. That, along with the visible slight offset is why I think it might be a factory sight setting issue.
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front sight

Just got an LC9, a bit inaccurate-- today found out the front sight is loose, moves to both sides, just by shaking the gun--
Had 2 misfires, the striker did not hit the primer BUT the rim of the case--weird! Anyone seen this?
So far regret buying this one
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Just got an LC9, a bit inaccurate-- today found out the front sight is loose, moves to both sides, just by shaking the gun--
Had 2 misfires, the striker did not hit the primer BUT the rim of the case--weird! Anyone seen this?
So far regret buying this one
Welcome to the forum from the Seattle area.

Consider contacting Ruger CS for warranty work. They will make it right!

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Hurray! My LC9 repair is complete. Nice turn around time I have to admit.

My dealer tells me the repair ticket says that the barrel and slide were replaced. I'll stop in and get it tomorrow and maybe just maybe find a minute or two to pop off a few rounds before the weekend is over.

I thought it was a probably a little more serious than ammo selection and I sure as heck knew it wasn't me. We'll see if it's up to snuff.

So for those of you with horribly low shots at 15' and very inconsistent groupings save your ammo and return the gun. By low shots I mean aiming high covering the target with the barrel at 15' rendering the front sight useless.

This symptom is now officially indicative of at least one major repair. While a simple swap...I consider the replacement of a either a barrel or a slide to be a major repair and they did both on mine.
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Ruger has great service! My two LPC's were sent in on the recall had the first back in 4 days, sent the second and came back in 5 because of a weekend.
Sent back my SR9C because the pins were walking out the side, Came back after a week and not a problem since!
I have the new LC9 on order, I think it will be a home run for Ruger! I fondled one at the Las Vegas gun show this past weekend, I would have prrchased it there but like to suport my local gun monger............
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