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Old February 23rd, 2012, 06:18 PM   #1
 
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SR22 takedown latch opens by itself

They was the first time I shot it. Went through 40 rounds of CC! MINI MAG ammo with no problems. Then the problem started, when firing the gun as the slide cycled the take down latch located in front of the trigger would open by itself causing the gun to lock open and not fire. I guess its loose or something. For clarification this is the latch you open to disassemble the gun for field stripping. I'm not worried because I know Ruger will take care of it. Did anyone else have the identical problem?



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Old February 23rd, 2012, 06:22 PM   #2
 
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Check to see if it is overlubed from the factory. Did you clean it before shooting it for the first time? If not, it might have a lot of lube oil on it, making it easier to fall out of position.
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Yeah I always clean and lube my new guns -I checked for to much lube now and thats not the issue. However I think I figured it out, When the gun is disassembled and you look at it down the barrel side inside you can see the top part of the latch on the side top appears eaten away. Like part of the plastic is missing from it, maybe thats why it drops open.
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Old February 24th, 2012, 07:36 AM   #4
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>>Like part of the plastic is missing from it, maybe thats why it drops open<<

Well, the very same thing happened to me the other night at the range, and the slide came right off the gun while firing! I checked it out when I got home, and the plastic lever was indeed broken. I called Ruger yesterday morning and they promptly emailed me a pre-paid label for UPS/overnight, and the gun went out the same day. (will arrive in Prescott today) I was wondering if anyone else had had the same problem, and this answers my question. I'm surprised they make something as important as this out of chintsy plastic, and this could very well be Ruger's next recall.
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Thanks for posting thought it was only mine. Yeah mine is going back to them today as well. Glad I brought an extra gun to the range with me. I am still very happy with Ruger, they know how to take care of their customers.
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I did send them a follow-up email expressing my dismay over their poor choice of material, and also said I'd rather not get my gun back with another like piece of plastic holding it all together. Who knows how many others have had the same problem, or how many will. I can't help but think they're going to be re-engineering that part in the near future. (I hope!)
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Got my SR22 today and promptly went out and put a couple hundred rounds through it. I lived in the land down under for over 20 years so owning a gun was out of the question. I have bought 2 since I have been back. Today I got my SR22 and a couple weeks ago my 10/22. Love Rugers! When I was a kid I had a Bearcat pistol and sold it for $25. Wish I had it now. Also had a 10/22 back then. Go Ruger!
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I posted this on the other Ruger Forum for my brothers SR22. I have one as well but not as many shots. His sounds just like yours and chipped away.

RugerForum.com :: View topic - SR22 Take Down Lever Failure - After 1000 shots
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I'll have to keep an eye on this. No problems like this on mine.
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Check out papaglock83 on youtube. His SR22 completely broke apart around his TDL (takedown lever). This looks like a potential design flaw that Ruger is going to need to address in a big way! His video says he's put around 4000 rounds through it and then had slide failure due to this same issue. I only have 500 or so through mine, but if this happens to my SR22 as well in the future I will be asking for a new gun when they're re-engineered. Ruger should really take notice...this is their first new .22 in a long time and we shouldn't be "Beta testers" for them. I guess only time will tell.
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SR22 Take Down Lever Failure - After 1000 shots

I better document this as its own post.

The plastic take down lever deformed and failed after approx (part 36). 1000 shots on my brothers new SR22. We bought two SR22s at the same time but I dont have as many shots on mine. It appears the plastic is being hit as the slide goes back each shot on his and it eventually fatigued and failed. Ruger asked to have the unit sent in rather than send a new lever and recoil spring. Anyone else see this yet? Seems to occur as the spring weakens.



Here someone else documented it on youtube

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Let's all chill. My guess is that this issue affects only a very few copies. If I am wrong, Ruger will make it right.
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>>No problems like this on mine.<<

There weren't any problems with mine last week either.
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We have now identified 5 guns with the same issue and all had over 1000 rounds through them. Apparantly the spring gets weak and the slide starts beating the lever pretty hard. The fix could be as simple as replacing the spring every 1000 or so rounds but Ruger is investigating.
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We have now identified 5 guns with the same issue and all had over 1000 rounds through them. Apparantly the spring gets weak and the slide starts beating the lever pretty hard. The fix could be as simple as replacing the spring every 1000 or so rounds but Ruger is investigating.
That would not be reasonable. Mil Spec is what, no parts replaced before 20,000 rounds? Something like that.
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