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Old February 14, 2010, 05:34 AM   #1
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SR9 Problem

So i was shooting my Ruger SR9 at the range today. Everything has been great with the gun since I got it and I have put about 500 rounds through it. I only got through two bullets today when the gun would not fire. I pulled the trigger again and nothing. The loaded indicator was up but the trigger had no tension. I did the rack and tap and the next bullet fired just fine. Three shots later the same thing happened again. I racked and tapped one more time and it shot the rest of the day with no problems. If anyone can help it would be much appreciated.
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Old February 14, 2010, 06:39 AM   #2
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Have you cleaned and lubed the gun? Maybe your firing pin needs cleaning.
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Old February 14, 2010, 09:56 AM   #3
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I suggest you need to remove the striker/firing pin and clean the channel + striker. Their a walk threw over in the ruger forum on how too.
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Old February 14, 2010, 11:40 AM   #4
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It could also be that it hadn't returned completely into battery.

Before I got my grip squared away with the SR9 I had that happen a few times. It will appear to be in battery and the indicator will be up but it will be just a millimeter or so from fully in battery and the gun will not fire.

Tapping/pushing the slide lightly from the rear would cause it to fully engage for me when this happened.
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Old February 14, 2010, 02:43 PM   #5
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I do clean and lube my gun every time I shoot it. I have not cleaned my firing pin though. Next time it happens i will try to tap the slide lightly. If that does not work I will clean the striker/firing pin and clean the channel and the striker. Thank you for the input.
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