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Old July 14th, 2012, 12:31 PM   #1
 
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Trigger reset sr40c blah

Went to my first 3 gun shoot last night (very interesting doing 3 gun in the dark)

dang sr40c gave me 2 trigger reset failures.

I was shooting with a light in one hand and my wrist crossed over that hand to shoot.

The guy running the timer suggested i may be limp wristing it.

I tightened up my grip some and didn't get any more.

I have read this issue in a couple of other threads.

Doesn't seem as though a soft wrist would really cause this as the slide still travels far enough to eject the spent case which is further than needed to reset the trigger.

I am sure ruger would take care of it but I enjoy fixing and working on guns my self and i was already intending to install the smooth it kit from galloway with ghost trigger bar.

Can anyone pinpoint the cause of the trigger reset failure?

also I hate the mag safety need to remove it ran out of mags at the end of the pistol course and was trying to single load some to hit the stop plate and couldn't figure out why the pistol wouldn't fire until after i just gave up on the last target.



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Old July 16th, 2012, 09:34 AM   #2
 
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noone has any thoughts or advice for me on this?
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Is your trigger assembly and striker thoroughly cleaned and DRY (or DRY lubed)?

I helped a shooter with an SR40C (I have one too) who had reset problems, and a good cleaning of the striker and trigger assembly cleared the problem. He used some of my DuPont DRY Teflon (leaves a dry, very thin light powdery white teflon film), and now his SR40C works fine.
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No i did not break it down that far yet.

I shot it new without any cleaning and was having some failures to feed.

after that i did the basic disassemble as indicated in the instruction manual got as much grease out as i could find and soaked it down with break free clp (has teflon).

This helped a lot with the feeding but still saw trigger reset issues after that.

suppose I'll tear in to her a little more this evening very well could be the problem.

Thanks for responding.
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The Striker is not at all difficult to remove and replace back. Check out the Ruger video. It really is just as easy as that guy makes it look although I had to fiddle with it a little to get the cover back on the first few times.
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No i did not break it down that far yet.

I shot it new without any cleaning and was having some failures to feed.

after that i did the basic disassemble as indicated in the instruction manual got as much grease out as i could find and soaked it down with break free clp (has teflon).

This helped a lot with the feeding but still saw trigger reset issues after that.

suppose I'll tear in to her a little more this evening very well could be the problem.

Thanks for responding.
If you are thinking of doing the Ghost trigger work, you will be taking things down further than a field strip. Look at the Ghost video for help.

Do a good cleaning on the trigger bar. it can be cleaned fairly well without going further than a field strip.
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Thanks for the responses guys.

i went ahead and did the full dcoa on my slide at least and set the magazine disconnect aside for now (may put it back in later for sd hd legal purposes but will leave it out for now)

the striker and striker channel did still have a good amount of cosmoline and a bit of powder fouling.

Didn't seem like quite enough gunk to cause a malfunction but feels smoother now.

I watched the video on galloway before it helps but seems as though it cuts off early and there should be a part 2.

that video does go as far as they would disassemble it but seems to cut off like they did the reassembly but it didn't fully post?

I also referenced the videos on rugers site.

I didn't want to tear in to the frame yet, want to make sure i get every bit down pat before moving on.

I'll update again once i can get to the range.

hopefully just the dcoa on the slide will do the trick but i still intend to get the smooth it kit.
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Went to my first 3 gun shoot last night (very interesting doing 3 gun in the dark)

dang sr40c gave me 2 trigger reset failures.

I was shooting with a light in one hand and my wrist crossed over that hand to shoot.

The guy running the timer suggested i may be limp wristing it.

I tightened up my grip some and didn't get any more.

I have read this issue in a couple of other threads.

Doesn't seem as though a soft wrist would really cause this as the slide still travels far enough to eject the spent case which is further than needed to reset the trigger.

I am sure ruger would take care of it but I enjoy fixing and working on guns my self and i was already intending to install the smooth it kit from galloway with ghost trigger bar.

Can anyone pinpoint the cause of the trigger reset failure?

also I hate the mag safety need to remove it ran out of mags at the end of the pistol course and was trying to single load some to hit the stop plate and couldn't figure out why the pistol wouldn't fire until after i just gave up on the last target.
I believe it was not the trigger reset issue but it was only the misfires due to limp wristing.
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I believe it was not the trigger reset issue but it was only the misfires due to limp wristing.
it is entirely possible I have seen it a couple of other times and i can't be certain of my grip but happened using both hands as well.

the above account was simply the most recent.

This is my first pistol and I'm only at around 350 rounds or so...

I've seen some girls shoot and they get brass flying back in their face, my brass generally lands around 3 o'clock which would lead me to believe my grip is fairly firm...

IDK will update with any further results
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Same problem. 9 round mag works fine. 15 round fully loaded jams trigger. Tried 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13 rounds in the 15 round mag,. Worked great. Ran out of ammo before trying 14 rods. Will test again next week.
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