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Old June 19th, 2012, 05:33 PM   #1
 
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SR9c Trigger Reset Problem

Hi Everyone,

I bought a SR9c today and took it to the range. I fired 100 rounds and the trigger failed to reset after about every 5 shots. It didn't make a difference if I used the 10 or 17 round magazine. At first I thought that my finger was keeping the trigger from resetting, so I tried "pulling" the trigger by tapping it and it still would get stuck in the back position about every 5 rounds. I had to shake the gun (just once, not a lot) to get it to reset.

It looks like this is somewhat of a common problem for this gun, and I hate that for a lot of reasons. I have other older Ruger pistols and they have always worked without any problems. I wanted this for concealed carry, but what good is that if the trigger won't reset?

Some threads on here say to fire another 100 rounds and it will work itself out, but I don't want to spend another $20 on ammo when the gun should work properly anyways.

My only consolation is that it looks like Ruger is taking care of this problem when people send their gun in. So, I'm going to do that too and will let everyone know how it goes.



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Old June 19th, 2012, 05:40 PM   #2
 
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Welcome to the forum, did you clean the gun before you took it to the range?
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Old June 19th, 2012, 05:42 PM   #3
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army00 ... Welcome from SW Ohio & congrats on your new SR9c ... Glad to have you aboard!
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Welcome from SW Florida! Agree with Buddy G. on cleaning your new SR9C.

I bought a new SR9C a few months ago. The best advice I got was to clean it good (to include the striker channel) prior to going to the range. To date, I have fired approx. 700 rds. with zero trigger issues, FTEs, etc. I like the trigger, sights are spot on, and is easy to CC with the 10 rd. magazine. I do clean it after my range trips and ensure I put a little gun oil on the slide contact points.

It's summer time...so, shorts, tee, and SR9C...
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Thanks for the welcome everyone. Yes, I cleaned and oiled it (lightly, and wiped afterward) before shooting. I didn't do anything with the trigger assembly because the manual didn't indicate that this was necessary.

After I got back from shooting, I broke the gun down as far as the manual said to and cleaned and oiled again. I thought about playing with the trigger assembly, but after seeing several threads about this problem, I thought I'd better play it safe and just send it in. Every thread has said that Ruger corrected the problem, and I think they'll do the right thing on this one too.

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Now for some good news: I've had a P90 (.45 ACP) for 17 years now and it has NEVER had any problems...not one. I love that gun, but it's too big for me to conceal. I still use it whenever I go camping or hiking, and for home protection. For a .45, it's very accurate at 25 meters. It just works, and that's great!
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Don't get discouraged. Before you do anything further, be sure to field strip it and thoroughly clean it with Hoppe's or equivalent solvent. Ruger packs their pistols with a liberal amount of protective grease that is not intended to be left on the innards and will cause all manner of upsetting problems that has nothing to do with the gun's function.

I've got about 4,000 rounds through mine now and it's the best carry gun I've ever owned, and will shoot inside the black of a 25 yard bull all day, with almost any factory load, and just outside the black with NATO loads. My handloads with 124 grain Berry's copper plated HPs and Accurate #7 will hammer into the 10 ring. We're talking an NRA target, mind you. That's not your typical polymer framed striker fired pistol, Sir! And, it's not an oddity. My buddy's does the very same, and both have nice triggers.
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Don't get discouraged. Before you do anything further, be sure to field strip it and thoroughly clean it with Hoppe's or equivalent solvent. Ruger packs their pistols with a liberal amount of protective grease that is not intended to be left on the innards and will cause all manner of upsetting problems that has nothing to do with the gun's function.

I've got about 4,000 rounds through mine now and it's the best carry gun I've ever owned, and will shoot inside the black of a 25 yard bull all day, with almost any factory load, and just outside the black with NATO loads. My handloads with 124 grain Berry's copper plated HPs and Accurate #7 will hammer into the 10 ring. We're talking an NRA target, mind you. That's not your typical polymer framed striker fired pistol, Sir! And, it's not an oddity. My buddy's does the very same, and both have nice triggers.
+1 to that!
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Welcome from PA. I bought my SR9c a few months ago and I haven't had a single FTF to date. I did a thorough cleaning with Hoppes, and a very, VERY light Rem Oil. I take the Rem Oil can with 'straw' attatched, a very very quick spray in one location along the channel, then use a swab to very lightly lube the slide channel only. I've only used Federal 115 grain ammo, so I can't speak of other brands.

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i had the same issue with my new sr9c. i fired 400 rounds through the gun hoping it would work itself out, it did not. last monday i called ruger and told them about the issue, they emailed me a ups shipping label so that i did not have to pay for it, sent the gun out then next day ( last tuesday). ups says my gun will be deliever to me today. 1 week and 1 day turn around time. not too bad and didnt cost me anything. ive been told that they replace some of the internal parts with stronger ones and once this is done the gun will work flawlessly.

i reccommend calling them up and doing the same thing. good luck
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I had this problem on my first one, sent it in to Ruger. It took a month for them to "fix" is and get it back to me, but it still had the same problem. They agreed to replace the pistol, and another 3 weeks later I finally had a gun that worked like it should have. I am happy with the replacement and it works great.

Send it in to Ruger, they will make it right eventually.
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I called them today and they were nice and professional. They did the same for me as what several of you have described: they sent me an email with a prepaid UPS overnight label, so I just need to ship it in. They said it would take 1-2 weeks for turnaround, which I think is very reasonable.

Ruger's a good brand so I'm pretty confident this will work out in the end. I'll keep you posted. Thanks for all of your input!
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I called them today and they were nice and professional. They did the same for me as what several of you have described: they sent me an email with a prepaid UPS overnight label, so I just need to ship it in. They said it would take 1-2 weeks for turnaround, which I think is very reasonable.

Ruger's a good brand so I'm pretty confident this will work out in the end. I'll keep you posted. Thanks for all of your input!
i just got mine back today after sending it out last week for the same issue. total turn around time of 1 week 1 day. i havent been able to go and test fire it yet but hopefully the next few days i can test it out. they stated they fired 40 rounds through the gun with no issues so hopefully it has been solved.
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Sticky trigger also

Hi guys,

Big Ruger fan here, finally bought the SR9C and out of the box the trigger was giving me problems (yes, take down, clean grease, striker channel checked, no extra oil, everything was checked). First 240 rounds, 8 trigger failures (would not reset). Called Ruger and to their credit, the gun was shipped on a Monday and returned to me a week later on Tuesday at zero cost to me. As is the case with the (known) problem, they replace a series of parts in the trigger group, mag disconnect spring. Excellent turn around time and customer service.

But this weekend I put another 220 rounds through it with 2 more failures... so I will be a little patient and try to shoot another 200 next week. If I have a single failure it goes back in and this time I would ask for a replacement. I already have nearly 500 rounds through it, with 10 failures. This weekend I noticed it did it on the last round on one of my two short mags. I need to see if it is mag related, but I doubt it.

This really annoys me, since this was going to be my summer carry gun. A few lemons out there and I got one. I am confident Ruger will do right but in the process I may have a few months or trial and error and a truck load of ammo down the drain.
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