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Old March 1st, 2012, 04:39 PM   #1
 
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SR40C not ejecting

I have a brand new SR40C that fails to eject the spent casing from the magazine. (I am an experienced instructor; not a "limp-wrister". It failed to eject about once every mag load, so I sent it back to Arizona. They replaced the ejector and sent it back. I took it to the range today, and it did the SAME thing again. I tried with 3 different ammos, focusing on a firm grip, and tried it with both mags, and it still did the same thing. Any advice?



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Old March 1st, 2012, 05:03 PM   #2
 
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Just sent mine in for the same reason hope mine works when I get it back. What do you mean fails to eject spent casings from the magazine? If its already fired it should be out of the magazine already?
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Oh dear, I said that wrong! I meant that it doesn't eject from the CHAMBER, about every third or fourth round.
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Old March 1st, 2012, 07:24 PM   #4
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Is it not Extracting the shell? Is it Stove piping? When it cycles does it try to load another round while the empty case is still being extracted? A little more info might help...
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I have a brand new SR40C that fails to eject the spent casing from the magazine. (I am an experienced instructor; not a "limp-wrister". It failed to eject about once every mag load, so I sent it back to Arizona. They replaced the ejector and sent it back. I took it to the range today, and it did the SAME thing again. I tried with 3 different ammos, focusing on a firm grip, and tried it with both mags, and it still did the same thing. Any advice?
What ammo?
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OK, at answer a couple of the posts:

I tried three different ammos, Winchester white box, Federal, and Remington, all good ammo. I also tried both mags.

It seems to have gotten even worse, not ejecting the casing from the chamber about every third round. So, I took it back to the dealer and he tried it and found it to be true....no limp wristing here, guys. So the dealer has sent it back for a second time to the repair facility in AZ. Hope they fix it for good because it really is a lovely shooting little gun!
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I'd be curious as to how it was functioning as well. I mean you say it's not ejecting, but rather vague otherwise.

I'm sure you'll have good turn around since you are going through your dealer and perhaps Ruger will take a little more serious interest in it this time since the dealer can verify the issue.

I can't imagine the ammo being the issue, I generally shoot ALL my guns on WWB or FC just because its cheap and I usually am shooting FMJ just so the JHP won't cause any feeding issue should there be some burrs or something to wear down. Occasionally I'll have a failure to load a next round. But you can generally tell that's caused by a light load, sending slide back enough to eject, but not enough to grab another round.
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Unless the ejector is completely broken, the issue you are having is with the extractor.

Check the hook, see if it is able to grasp and hold on to the rim of a case as you cycle the gun. Check the tip and the spring tension.

Otherwise, as far as ammo goes, it isn't too uncommon for a batch to leave the factory with an out of spec rim. In my experience Speer has been notorious for this in 40 caliber, especially double dot.

The chances of you having ammo from multiple manufacturers with out of spec rims at one time are beyond astronomical.

Check your extractor, dress the tip with a needle file if needed and see what that does for you. You don't need to remove anything per se, just shape it so it hooks the rim and holds it. It's maybe a 10 minute job at most.

If that looks good, check to see if your chamber is smooth on the inside. Sometimes a rough chamber will cause an expanded case to "hang" just enough to allow/cause the extractor to pull off the rim while the slide is in motion.

Nothing else it could be.
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so what exactly is the difference between the ejector and the extractor?
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so what exactly is the difference between the ejector and the extractor?
I'm not a gunsmith, but the extractor "extracts" the spent casing from the chamber and keeps it in contact with the breech face until the slide goes fully rearward and the ejector "ejects" the casing out of the ejection port.

I'm having a similar problem with my SR40c, although not as often as the OP (7 FTE's in 500 rounds, in the same manner the OP described). I read on a different forum that people were having a similar problem, which stemmed from the wrong extractor part in the sr40c. The part number for the 40c's extractor is 1422, but the sr9c's extractor was 1420, which is what ppl were finding in their 40c's. After they spoke with ruger, there was still confusion, as ruger CS said that both parts were stamped 1420 even though they were different (I'm calling BS on ruger for that). They had ruger send them a new extractor, and it arrived in a bag marked 1422, but the part was again stamped 1420. This new extractor caused new problems for that poster (this time FTE's, last time was FTF's), so they called CS again to complain. Apparently, ruger then sent them another extractor, this time stamped 1430 which fixed the problem in their sr40c's. So apparently 1430 is the right extractor for the sr40c's...?

I'm not sure what to make of it. I plan on removing the extractor to check the part number at some point today. Has anyone else noticed it? I'm going to my LGS on Tuesday to talk to the gunsmith and see what he thinks and go from there.
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I have a brand new SR40C that fails to eject the spent casing from the magazine. (I am an experienced instructor; not a "limp-wrister". It failed to eject about once every mag load, so I sent it back to Arizona. They replaced the ejector and sent it back. I took it to the range today, and it did the SAME thing again. I tried with 3 different ammos, focusing on a firm grip, and tried it with both mags, and it still did the same thing. Any advice?
sriska12, take a look at this thread and see if it does not shed some light

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Man if the SR40c keeps having issues Ill just end mine back to spare the headache
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I'm having a similar problem with my SR40c, although not as often as the OP (7 FTE's in 500 rounds, in the same manner the OP described). I read on a different forum that people were having a similar problem, which stemmed from the wrong extractor part in the sr40c. The part number for the 40c's extractor is 1422, but the sr9c's extractor was 1420, which is what ppl were finding in their 40c's. After they spoke with ruger, there was still confusion, as ruger CS said that both parts were stamped 1420 even though they were different (I'm calling BS on ruger for that). They had ruger send them a new extractor, and it arrived in a bag marked 1422, but the part was again stamped 1420. This new extractor caused new problems for that poster (this time FTE's, last time was FTF's), so they called CS again to complain. Apparently, ruger then sent them another extractor, this time stamped 1430 which fixed the problem in their sr40c's. So apparently 1430 is the right extractor for the sr40c's...?

I'm not sure what to make of it. I plan on removing the extractor to check the part number at some point today. Has anyone else noticed it? I'm going to my LGS on Tuesday to talk to the gunsmith and see what he thinks and go from there.
I pulled my extractor out to check, and it is, in fact, stamped 1430. So my theory on why my sr40c has extraction problems is off. It is still weird that the part number for the sr40c extractor is now 1430 when it is sold on shopruger as 1422. Maybe they knew they had problems so they made a change in new guns? In any case, I'm going to try to make it in to the LGS tomorrow to have the gunsmith look at it. I will update after I go.
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