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Old October 22nd, 2011, 02:31 PM   #1
 
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sr40c trigger problem

I took my new sr40c (right out the box) to the range and had issues with the trigger. It fails to reset itself after each shot. The odd thing is, it only happens when using the 15rd magazine. I didn't have this issue with the 9rd magazine. When I inserted the fully loaded 15rd mag it almost felt as if I was forcing it to click. As I fired, the shell would eject as normal, but the trigger would "stick" and not reset itself. I actually had to "tap" the butt of the magazive to unstick the trigger. I had to do this with each shot until I reached the 7 or 8rd mark of the mag and then it seemed to shoot as normal. I wonder if it's a magazine issue?? Has anyone had this issue? Thanks.



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Old October 27th, 2011, 02:02 PM   #2
 
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I have not had an issue with either my SR40c or SR9c but I have heard of this problem with the SR9c 17 round magazines in the "other" forum. It seems that in the guns exhibiting the trigger reset problem it is more pronounced with the larger capacity magazines. Others say a break in period is required for the magazine and letting it sit loaded to capacity for several weeks was another suggestion. For peace of mind I would call Ruger and see what they recommend. Hope it works out for you.
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Yes sir... I had the exact same problem with my Brand NEW SR40c. This is the second time shooting the 40, the first time it shot fine, but today the trigger failed to reset several times. I also noticed that my gun was VERY inaccurate. I literally couldn't hit a milk jug at less than 15 yards.. I havent tried adjusting the sights yet, i may try doing so at the next range visit and ill post an update on here on weather or not adjusting the sights helped at all.. Both problems REALLY concern me, for one i'm a HUGE ruger fan & two ive read nothing but good reviews about the SR line. Also the next time i go to the range ill check and see if theres any difference with the 9 or 15rd mags. Good luck with your Firearm, & if you find a solution to the trigger problem please let me know and ill do the same...

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Question

Did you field strip/clean/lube your pistol prior to the first range trip?

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Old November 5th, 2011, 05:02 AM   #5
 
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+1 on field strip/clean/lube. That's the first thing I did to my SR9c when I brought it home. That and took out the magazine disconnect. Although mine didn't have a problem dry firing even before cleaning but I wouldn't doubt that it could be an issue. It also could be a bad magazine. If the problem persists i would contact Ruger. They have excellent customer service and I'm sure they would send you a new mag with no problem.
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Had same issues with my Sr9c and sent it to Ruger and they replaced the magazine disconnect and no issues since. I fully stripped it down cleaned it out and removed the mag release safety before I sent it in and still had issues. Good luck. It took about 3 weeks to get mine back. Just an FYI.
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Yes i stripped and cleaned/oiled my 40 before i shot the first round.. Could someone give me some tips on how to remove the Magazine disconnect safety?? I'd appreciate it.

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Yes i stripped and cleaned/oiled my 40 before i shot the first round.. Could someone give me some tips on how to remove the Magazine disconnect safety?? I'd appreciate it.

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Thanks alot (Storm40).....
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You're Welcome. Those are the instructions I followed to remove the striker to clean them out in my SR9c and SR40c. They came in handy for me and hope they are of use to you.
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SR40C Trigger not returning

I am having the exact same problem with my SR40C, trigger not returning. In my case if I wait a few seconds it returns. I noticed it after second time I shot it and each time since. Did not take notice if it is with the 9 or 15 round mag. I am taking it to store I purchased at and having their gunsmith look at it and most likely send it back to Ruger. Looks like Ruger has an issue here since I am seeing other posts for same problem.
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I had what seemed to be this problem when I got my SR40c. For me though, I was hitting the slide safety when the gun recoiled, just enough that it locked the trigger back. I adjusted my grip and no longer have this issue.
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SR40C Trigger not resetting

Wish it was just me hitting the safety. Had gunsmith look at it, he advised sending back to Ruger which is what they did. I think it happens when the gun heats up, possibly something expanding causing the internal safety to not allow the reset. Just a theory. Also, I want to stress that I do nothing to get the trigger to reset, I just wait and the trigger finally resets ready to fire again. Precious seconds between shots though if I ever need to use this concealed weapon for what it was designed to do.

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