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Old April 6th, 2011, 12:50 PM   #1
 
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"Detail stripping" the SR40?

I have to admit that I am terrified that I will put the thing back together wrong and blow my face off or something stupid like that. Is there a take down manual aailable for this gun. As I understand it ,field stipping isn't enough. You have to "detail strip the gun when you first get it. Is that correct? I would also like to add that I am an idiot for not just picking the gun up the other night. Went to get it today and Gander's system was down . I have to wait a while longer.



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I have to admit that I am terrified that I will put the thing back together wrong and blow my face off or something stupid like that. Is there a take down manual aailable for this gun. As I understand it ,field stipping isn't enough. You have to "detail strip the gun when you first get it. Is that correct? I would also like to add that I am an idiot for not just picking the gun up the other night. Went to get it today and Gander's system was down . I have to wait a while longer.
Hey standsleeper,

A lot of folks, like myself, have had the best results with our SR40s by performing a detail strip (including the striker assembly)/clean/lube of the pistol prior to the initial use. The Ruger tech videos, available at the Ruger website, are great way to learn how to detail strip/clean/lube your SR40. I included the video for SR9, the steps are the same for the SR40, as that they share the same receiver.

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The forum's search function is also an invaluable tool for finding more information.

Good luck,

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No. All you have to do is clean the striker and striker channel. You don't have to detail strip the frame.

The videos to do this are on the Ruger.com website. There are also plenty of videos on Youtube - the ones for the SR9 *should* suffice.
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No. All you have to do is clean the striker and striker channel. You don't have to detail strip the frame.

The videos to do this are on the Ruger.com website. There are also plenty of videos on Youtube - the ones for the SR9 *should* suffice.
Tam, good point....no need to detail strip the frame. I was listening to Mark Gurney, the Ruger rep, on the tech video when he spoke about "....more detailed cleaning...." and then launching into the striker area disassembly process.

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That would be a personal choice. I just gave mine a standard cleaning. I didn't do a complete disassembly.
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just watched all three videos. Thanks guys for the info. I will probably still blow my face off though.lol
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I field stripped mine and sprayed all the major components down with CLP and let it set overnight. I blew everything out with compressed air the next morning and then wiped it down good. Ran patches through it and took it to the range. It performed flawlessly. Brought it home and then gave it a standard cleaning with typical cleaning products. (Brushes, bore solvent, patches, etc.) It's still running great. After you get yours back to together, rack the slide a couple of times. If it stays together you've done it right! Enjoy your SR40, it's a great gun.
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