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Old February 8th, 2017, 10:47 AM   #1
 
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Problem with SR22

After I fire, the hammer doesn't return. Out of ten shots, it might work on 3. I use CCI ammo. Any ideas?



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Old February 8th, 2017, 12:16 PM   #2
 
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If it's new contact Ruger as they have the best service around. Other than that, you mean the hammer wont stay cocked back to fire the next round after the slide cycles.
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I am a newbie. This is my first gun. I am of the opinion, the hammer doesn't return to the barrel. Lol
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I should add it returns when I hit the trigger again.
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Old February 8th, 2017, 04:34 PM   #5
 
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What style CCI are you using? Mine will not cycle CCI quiet, and probably any type of subsonic ammo.
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Old February 9th, 2017, 05:55 AM   #6
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Questions for your question:

Did you clean the pistol prior to taking it to the range? Ruger (and other manufacturers) often pack firearms with a lot of rust prohibiting gunk for shipping.

Are you possibly limp wristing the firearm? You need a firm grip on the pistol when firing to allow the energy from the fired round to cycle the slide. Too loose of a grip can allow some of that energy to be absorbed by your wrist / arm instead of by the pistol.

Do the rounds that do not cycle the slide / hammer, fire or do they not fire? If they don't fire, is there an indent on the rim from the firing pin? If so, you could have a bad batch of ammo (not terribly likely with CCI in my experience) or there could be an issue with the firing mechanism of the firearm.

And, as tbalan above said, you might be using ammo that doesn't have enough energy to cycle the slide. Try some CCI Stingers or Mini Mags -a bunch of others too - to see if that fixes the issue.

Also - I just saw a previous post from you saying that you had replaced the guide rod and spring. Why? Have you considered putting the factory original spring and guide rod back in and seeing if the pistol functions properly then?

If nothing helps, call Ruger and send it back for them to take a look. Their customer service is one of the best in the industry.

Good luck and please let us know what you find out.

Last edited by hlg; February 9th, 2017 at 06:02 AM. Reason: Saw op's previous post re replacing spring and guide rod
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I sent the gun to Ruger. I received an email today saying it will be sent back to me. I called them to get an idea of the problem. Something about a hammer bar and another part. I guess they are having this problem. It wasn't me. Lol. I will see what is in the box when I get it!
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Satisfied

I took it to the range and fired 50 rounds with no problems. Thanks everyone
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Just purchased one myself. Took to the range today and was having the same problem. I am a novice shooter. I thought maybe it was me and maybe it is. But it's nice to see others posting their issues.

Thanks for the post
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Questions for your question:

Did you clean the pistol prior to taking it to the range? Ruger (and other manufacturers) often pack firearms with a lot of rust prohibiting gunk for shipping.

+1 on cleaning a new gun. Whenever I get a new one, I clean it as if I've just put a few hundred rounds through it. I once bought a Pietta revolver (Peacemaker replica...), and the thing was so covered in factory grease that the plastic bag it was wrapped in inside the box was literally sticking to it. When the salesman and I took it out to inspect it, we both ended up looking like we'd been working on a truck!

I guess they didn't want it to rust on the way!
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I did not clean it before I went to the range. Could of been the problem. I cleaned it well after I got back last night. I think it's more me than the gun.

Thanks for the opinions.
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I did not clean it before I went to the range. Could of been the problem. I cleaned it well after I got back last night. I think it's more me than the gun.

Thanks for the opinions.
All I can say is use a peppy brand cartridge to break-in/loosen up the new SR22, like CCI MiniMag, it should not take more that 50 rounds or so. I have two new SR22s that did the same as yours, but after about 50-60 rounds, it cleared up. Be sure to clean it too, they are super easy to clean.
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The SR22 is like a 7 year old child; quirky and stubborn. They usually break-in well tho.
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I have the mini mags on order. Can't wait to try them.
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