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Old December 13th, 2012, 06:12 AM   #1
 
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LC9 issues?

What do I need to know about looking at a used one.

The Ruger Tech said it left there 12/21/2011 and that is was one of a good batch and hadn't been returned.

I'm looking for wear on the slide from the release, Italian vs Ruger mags, hammer offset, and chamfer on the firing pin hole, and off course abby normal wear on the slide and frame, trigger to see if it's dry-firing OK.

I'm trading my LCP for it straight up.



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Bump the sights a bit to be sure they're tight and click the safety a couple of times to see that its smooth. Of course take a look down the barrel to see that its clean and unmarked. There's really little else to go wrong, and if it does, Ruger will make it right.
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Old December 13th, 2012, 08:16 AM   #3
 
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Both the original mag that came new with my LC9 and the spare I bought later are stamped made in Italy.
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Yep, check the sights. Front one should be pinned. Rear one should be tight.

Both USA and Italy mags work fine. I have one of each and can't tell the difference when shooting.
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Are they pinning the front sight at the factory on new LC9s? Mine, test fire date 09/09/11, is not pinned, but has given me no problem. Still sticking tight after ~250 rounds.
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Don't worry about the front sight if it's loose or becomes loose Ruger will send you a new slide with a pinned sight at no charge. They send a prepaid mail envelope to return the old one. There is no down time all you do is swap slides.
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Don't worry about the front sight if it's loose or becomes loose Ruger will send you a new slide with a pinned sight at no charge. They send a prepaid mail envelope to return the old one. There is no down time all you do is swap slides.
Very cool.
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I can't think of anything specific to the LC9 that Ruger wouldn't take care of. Of course field strip it and look for excess wear and check the barrel for bluges etc... Not because it is and LC9 but it is used, just make sure it doesn't look like he was running +P+ through it 1000 times or something. Ruger would likely not take care of that.
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Thanks 21 for 21 tonite, the trigger isn't bad, the brass leaves the county. The laser is on and the holster works good.
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The Ruger Tech said it left there 12/21/2011 and that is was one of a good batch and hadn't been returned.
Excuse me but !! what kind of a statement is that for a Tech. to make ??
Is that to mean they have good runs and bad runs with So, So, in-between ?
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Excuse me but !! what kind of a statement is that for a Tech. to make ??
Is that to mean they have good runs and bad runs with So, So, in-between ?
+1 to that. I thought the same thing.
Got my LC9 last Dec.(12/11)test fired 10/18/11.
My front site is not pinned & never been a problem. Over 1000 rounds & that many (or more) dry-firings.
About 15(or more) different ammo's through it. NO PROBLEMS.
My trigger is stock & smooth as silk. Learn to shoot the gun & it will make you a better overall shot, it did me.
As stated many times, it's not a range gun, it's a carry gun. The "LC" in the name stands for light carry.
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Are they pinning the front sight at the factory on new LC9s? Mine, test fire date 09/09/11, is not pinned, but has given me no problem. Still sticking tight after ~250 rounds.
I bought a LCR this fall that was test fired at the factory 9/12 and it was not pinned. After hundreds of rounds the front sight is still as tight as new. Never had one malfunction of any kind with all kinds of ammo tried.
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My front sight was pinned on my LC9. They just pinned it off center so it shot way off center.

Bluing came off mine from a light rub down with Hoppe oil.

Out of the box it had light strike issues using the most popular practice ammo.

The trigger is way to long, even for a double action only carry weapon. The stacking near the break point is also very noticable.

My fixes to make it better were

Did the trigger bar and hammer mods to shorten the trigger so it is compareable to other DAO pistols

Cut two winds off the blocker button spring and two winds off the blocker lever spring.

Removed blocker button and polished up the front (barrel) side of it to get rid of the friction causing the gritty feel.

Removed front sight and repinned it and shaved it down to get the windage and elevation correct.

Polished the feedramp which cured the failure to feed issues.

Other modifications were

Removed the LCI (loaded chamber indicator) used my dremel to remove most of the tab on the bottom of it so that it does not stick up so high.

Removed the magazine disconnect so that it will still fire a chambered round even if you accidentally bump the mag release button while unholstering.
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Excuse me but !! what kind of a statement is that for a Tech. to make ??
Is that to mean they have good runs and bad runs with So, So, in-between ?
It sounds like an honest tech at that.

I didn't pay attention to see if the front sight was pinned when I field stripped and lubed it.

It didn't look like the firing pin hole was countersunk either, but it goes bang and my finger slaps against the laser.

Test fire 12-11-2011
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Don't worry about the front sight if it's loose or becomes loose Ruger will send you a new slide with a pinned sight at no charge. They send a prepaid mail envelope to return the old one. There is no down time all you do is swap slides.
I will be calling them in the AM, bought the LC9 yesterday, shot 100 rounds through it today, got home, and the front sight is loose and far left. Test fire date of 10/31/2012, no pin in the front sight
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