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Old September 4th, 2011, 05:04 PM   #1
 
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Ruger LC9 FTF Failure To Fire Easy Fix

Well, I've heard about those failure to fire stories about the LC9. I thought, well, it only happens to unlucky peeps. I got mine last week and got the dreaded failure to fire due to the brass shavings in the firing pin hole. The brass shavings create a cushion between the firing pin and the the primer, causing a light strike.

No need to send it back to Ruger. It took me 20 seconds to fix and it now shoots 100% reliably....ha! Can't believe Ruger does not do this extra step in the manufacturing process...oh well!



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When I got it last week, everything functioned well except for the firing pin light strikes - this ain't no CCW gun with that problem! I've now shot 4 different types of ammo (including the one that caused the light strikes) and not a single brass shaving visible. Feeding, firing and extraction function 100% now. I can now consider this a reliable CCW pistol.

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Well, I've heard about those failure to fire stories about the LC9. I thought, well, it only happens to unlucky peeps. I got mine last week and got the dreaded failure to fire due to the brass shavings in the firing pin hole. The brass shavings create a cushion between the firing pin and the the primer, causing a light strike.

No need to send it back to Ruger. It took me 20 seconds to fix and it now shoots 100% reliably....ha! Can't believe Ruger does not do this extra step in the manufacturing process...oh well!
Just in case it happens to me, tell me how you fixed it please....I was thinking of blowing Gun Scrubber thru the firing pin hole...
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What is the fix? Did you fab up something or add a spring.
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No fab and no spring. Actually, what Ruger tells you about using cheap ammo (eg. Remington UMC - that's what I used that started the mess) is true. However, by making the simple fix, you don't have to settle for not being able to use cheapie stuff.
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This is starting to sound like one of those "How to make money with your computer at home" bits. would you like us to send you $ 5 and a stamped self addressed envelope ?
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Good to know there is a simple 20 second fix, but do share your secret with us. So far no problems with my LC9 regarding this issue. I have a couple of boxes of UMC sitting on the shelf and will take that to the range next time and see how it fires in my LC9.
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No need for money....I'll give you free information.
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Good to know there is a simple 20 second fix, but do share your secret with us. So far no problems with my LC9 regarding this issue. I have a couple of boxes of UMC sitting on the shelf and will take that to the range next time and see how it fires in my LC9.
The Remington UMC and Blazers will have brass shavings (the Remingtons a little more). However, the Winchester white box should be ok, but still may have very little shavings.
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Huh? Is that your 'fix?' Using WWB?
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Must be magic underwear.....
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Huh? Is that your 'fix?' Using WWB?
Nah, WWB should work pretty good with the LC9 out of the box (for most of the new guns). I can now shoot cheapie Rems UMC without a hitch. Getting my CCW soon, so this will be my primary carry. My Glock and M&P are a little too big for my liking. Initially disappointed, but now likey, likey!
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My son ran 250 rounds of UMC through his SR9c a few weeks ago without a problem. He's tried a variety of ammo (over 1100 rounds), and so far it eats everything without a hitch. I had strike problems with my SR40c when I got it, sent it to Ruger, and it's been spitting lead just fine ever since.
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Flex-seal?
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My son ran 250 rounds of UMC through his SR9c a few weeks ago without a problem. He's tried a variety of ammo (over 1100 rounds), and so far it eats everything without a hitch. I had strike problems with my SR40c when I got it, sent it to Ruger, and it's been spitting lead just fine ever since.
This brass shaving in firing pin hole issue seems to happen more (maybe uniquely within the Ruger family) with the LC9. The same thing happens with some other .45 style pistols, I found out.
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