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Old April 6th, 2013, 05:59 PM   #1
 
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SR22 Pistol trigger reset problem

First hundred or so rounds seemed ok with exception of a few fte. More recently every 5-10 rounds the trigger fails to reset. I can release the magazine and trigger resets. With one magazine the problems seems to occur more often than with the other. The mags don't seem to release very easily either at times. I know this thing probably has to go to Ruger, but was hoping someone might know of a fix so that I don't have to. Actually love the gun...very accurate... But beginning to absolutely hate the reset problem.



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Old April 6th, 2013, 06:17 PM   #2
 
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Have you cleaned the gun since you bought it?
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I have.. I did it when I got back from range today to make sure that wasn't a problem. Gun seemed pretty clean even before I cleaned it. Only question would be is there somewhere in the mag safety or trigger that might need a drop of oil. With one of the mags I could fire 10+ times before it fails to reset.. The other one seems more often.
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1) Run the gun as close to bone dry as you can stand for testing. .22s prefer to be pretty dry and don't have the energy to overcome a lot of gunk and lube. Lube holds gunk and .22 ammo is the dirtiest stuff you can shoot.

2) What ammo are you shooting? Some stuff is WAY dirtier that others.

3) Is the problem more consistent with one mag over the other?

4) Spray the trigger area with a cleaner, even WD-40, real heavy. Hose it out. Then if you have compressed air, blow as much out as you can. You want it as dry as possible.

Try this and see what you get. Consistent and methodical testing is the key.
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There was a post a month ago or so in one of the forums where someone was having issues with their magazines. If you bought locally maybe they have another magazine you could try out. Also check your magazine follower to see if it might be hanging up.
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I have the same issue but I pretty much narrowed it down to a magazine, it seems that if the magazine moves at all like when you grip the gun it will disconnect the magazine safety and the trigger will stop working as if there was no magazine in the gun.

I emailed Ruger this morning to see what they say. I thought something fell apart in the gun until I started reading on here about magazine issues. So I tried my other 3 mags and can only make it happem with this particular mag.
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If you can find a magazine from another SR22 that has no issues plug it into your pistol to see if the problem still exists.
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I think I read about some folks removing a small amount of material from the bottom of the grip to help ensure the magazine would be inserted all the way without interference.

I had my grip come off while loading a magazine the other day - but was shooting outdoors over a period of time and I think it got warm in the sun and I was holding the grip with front to back pressure rather than side to side. It surprised me since the stock grip was hard to get off and I do not routinely take the grip off - the larger grip doesn't seem to be quite as form fitting as the stock grip. I am thinking about getting some of that traction grip stuff that is meant for use on the out side and run a strip of in between the frame and the grip.
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I have the same problem with my new SR22, only mine sounds worse. Real nice gun for the money. Seems like the trigger problem is with the magazine disconnect. i talked to my supplier today and he told me to bring the gun back and they would send it back to Ruger, who has admitted to a trigger problem and will fix it no charge. Will see how it works when I get it back. If problem persist, out comes the magazine disconnect. Call your supplier.
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I had the same problem when my gun was new. There is nothing wrong with the gun itself. It is the magazines. The "lip" on the right side of the mag that is supposed to push up on the magazine disconnect nub is too rounded.

After a round or two, the disconnect nub will go between the magazine and the mag well. At that point the trigger disconnects.

It also "wedges" the mag in position, making it harder to remove.

I used a pair of small pliers to "square off" slightly the lip on the magazine. This allowed it to properly push the disconnect nub up and hold it in place.

I called Ruger about it and went over the issue with the tech guy. He said that some of the mags came thru with the issue. They sent me a pair of new mags that work fine, and I still use the mags I "modified" and they work fine.

If you call Ruger and go over it with them, they will send you new magazines.
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Fast - would it be possible for you to take a picture of the magazine and mark the area that you had to tweak ?

Thanks!

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I had the same problem when my gun was new. There is nothing wrong with the gun itself. It is the magazines. The "lip" on the right side of the mag that is supposed to push up on the magazine disconnect nub is too rounded.

After a round or two, the disconnect nub will go between the magazine and the mag well. At that point the trigger disconnects.

It also "wedges" the mag in position, making it harder to remove.

I used a pair of small pliers to "square off" slightly the lip on the magazine. This allowed it to properly push the disconnect nub up and hold it in place.

I called Ruger about it and went over the issue with the tech guy. He said that some of the mags came thru with the issue. They sent me a pair of new mags that work fine, and I still use the mags I "modified" and they work fine.

If you call Ruger and go over it with them, they will send you new magazines.
can you do some pics to show us, I need to get mine fixed. Brand new, have not even shot 100 rounds.
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I had the same problem with my new SR22 today. Before I had the first round fired the mag was getting stuck. I am going to call Ruger tomorrow and talk to them about it.
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I had the same problem with my new SR22 today. Before I had the first round fired the mag was getting stuck. I am going to call Ruger tomorrow and talk to them about it.
Contacted Ruger this morning and they confirmed that there are magazines that were cut wrong and do not operate correctly. They are sending 2 more out, I will keep you posted.
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Just saw where my new magazines are on the truck for delivery. Sure hope these make it work right, otherwise I will have to send the gun into Ruger. Will keep you posted
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