SR9c Reset Problem

Discussion in 'Ruger Center Fire Pistols' started by dave, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. dave

    dave New Member

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    I love my Rugers but my SR9c has a problem where once or twice in every 50 rounds, it cycles and feeds fine but fails to reset the trigger and striker. I found that others have had the same problem. Ruger suggested a good cleaning (mine get cleaned every time I use them) including removing the striker and cleaning it and the striker channel. Anyone had any experience with this problem?
     
  2. WorldTraveler

    WorldTraveler New Member

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    i've had about 400 rnds thru mine, and so far not a problem with any malfunctions or not....except the magazines keep going empty after 17 bangs.
     

  3. RugerRon60

    RugerRon60 New Member

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    Have you tried different ammo? Are you using WWB?
     
  4. dave

    dave New Member

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    I do use some WWB but I like Federal. I have had this problem with Winchester, Fiocchi and Federal. I can't say that I have ever had any other problem with it. The gun is accurate and a pleasure to shoot. I have put about 700 rounds through it and it has been cleaned after every session (I'm fussy about that). There are no noticeable signs of wear and it does it with any magazine but usually only once or twice in 50 rounds. It did not start until after 250-300 rounds. I can shoot the same ammunition in my Glocks and never have a problem but I know that doesn't really mean anything.
     
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  5. 00b5

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    When does it happen? Right after a mag change? At the end of a mag? It might be your grip. When you change mags, you don't get right back into your best grip position. Sometimes it takes a shot to get it right. How many of us have "thrown" the first shot of a mag? If it's at the end of a mag, then it might be fatigue. Rest the gun halfway through the mag. I find that when I change out mags that I have to really think about that first shot and my grip. I will put a little extra tightness on the fingers.
     
  6. dave

    dave New Member

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    Well, that's a good thought but it doesn't seem to have any regular pattern. The other day it happened after the third shot in the first mag and then again about 3 mags later. I will mark the mags and see if it always happens on the same mag. You're right about "throwing" the first shot. I have done that. Especially if I have been shooting something like my wife's P22. Thanks for the advice. I will pay closer attention to my grip and which mag I have in it. I knew you guys would be helpful!
     
  7. pokerace

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    Give it a good cleaning and clean out the striker channel. Then try it again if it still doesn't work send it to Ruger.
     
  8. LANShark42

    LANShark42 New Member

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    I've ran almost 400 rounds through my SR9c without a single hiccup. From the cheap steel jacketed TulAmmo stuff to expensive Hornady PD rounds. Hope yours settles down or you get it fixed.
     
  9. sr9Doc

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    The only feeding problem I've had with my SR9C was when I was using Tule Ammo crap from Russia. I discovered the cartridges arr 3mm shorter and would have trouble feeding first round and one or two from each mag. But it eats Federal and Winchester like candy. I'll save the Tule crap for my wife's FMK, it eats anything.
     
  10. WorldTraveler

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    Not using Tulaammo, but for other reasons

    I've not had any problems with the Tula ammo, but for some reason, i've read some less than excellent comments about it. It fires, feeds and extracts just fine. of course, I'm not shooting much at all at the present time. oh, well,

    Clint:)
     
  11. Flamb1911

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    I recently had the very same problem with a new Glock 21, flat dark earth model. The problem started after shooting some Federal HST +p. It was fixed by removing the trigger and all other parts from the frame and thoroughly cleaning them. The gun seemed pretty dirty, I don't know if it was the ammo. No problems since then, including another 50 rounds with the same HST.

    I have an SR9C also. I got it about 3 months ago and had a light strike with the first box of ammo, WWB. I removed the mag disconnect and no more light strikes. Don't know if it was the ammo or not. The trigger feels better and crisper after removing the mag disconnect. I'm very pleased with the gun so far, after about 400 rounds. I shoot very accurately with it.
     
  12. bear007

    bear007 New Member

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    Mag Disconnect

    So now you can still shoot a single shot if the mag is out, for whatever the reason.

    I'm fairly new to pistols, always had the rifles & shotguns, and I recently purchased the SR40 Stainless. I was curious why Ruger decided to block the striker on the SR40 when the mag was out. Any reason? My other pistols don't block their hammers.
     
  13. colin1230

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    I have not had one problem with my SR9c after 3k rounds. Not one. I did have a similar problem with a Glock 26 though. I got so comfortable shooting it I was relaxing my grip. Oh, relaxed grip is not to be confused with limp wristing. I would never do anything like that. Ha.
     
  14. 00b5

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    Dave...Have you found a solution yet? I think you got lost in your own thread.