Originally Posted by Donny1
This is my second Ruger purchase and I'm wondering if it was a mistake. My first Ruger is a 22/45 and it has been trouble free even with customizing and modifications over many thousands of rounds.
The SP101 I purchased from Buds arrived and functioned perfectly but when I cleaned it there was a defect in the barrel, galling in 2 of the rifling groves. Ruger said they could not repair it and sent a replacement. Everything looked great but right away it started malfunctioning.
Either single or double action, sometimes the hammer will not cock all the way back, it goes almost to the back of the frame and stops. At first I thought the ammo was somehow hanging up and jamming the cylinder but now I can reproduce this and I'm realizing that the cylinder IS rotating in to lock up but the hammer does not go back that last 1/4" or so. Once I was able to get it all the way back by jiggling the hammer around but most times you have to release the hammer and start over.
It was doing this every 2-3 loadings. Is this just bad luck? Something that I can fix?
I can work on it as I have build some AR's ground up and worked on many guns, I would hate to have to sent another one back with less than 100 rounds on it.
Originally Posted by Smokey Joe
Welcome to the forum from NC. By all means send it back. That gun should not have made it through quality control. You want a new gun to function correctly and I’m sure they will make things right. Sorry that it happened to you but let Ruger fix it.
Ditto all this...and send it back to Ruger CS! It should have never passed Quality Control...but it does happen.
I've had a few dealing with Ruger CS and they were fantastic about making everything right...no complaints about them here!
With an SP101..have you ever considered a do-it-yourself trigger job?
If you take the time to watch the video...it's a fantastic trigger when you get done...literally 'buttery-smooth' is the words I used to describe the results!