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 Post subject: That damn Ruger pin
PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:57 pm 
Hunter

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Today after returning home from the range I had three guns to clean. One is a S&W revolver, nothing to take apart, just swing open the cylinder. The next was my Glock 17. Easy to take apart, no small pieces, no tools needed. The third is my everyday carry, an LC9s. So many things I like about this gun, but taking it apart does require a tool or paper clip or something to push out the pin, and the damn pin itself is a problem (at least it was today for me). After I removed it from the gun it rolled off my work bench, bouncing on the concrete floor and rolling who knows where. For the next 20 minutes I was down on my knees, or my back, using a powerful flashlight, looking under the work bench (amazing how many screws, nails, washers, nuts and other debris I found under there), under two different cabinets, around the hot water heater and behind a pile of old lumber. I finally found it, all the while searching thinking that maybe its time to switch my EDC to a Glock 26 and never think about the damn pin again.

Ruger knows how to do things right with certain guns. My Mark IV is a dream to take apart for cleaning, so much easier than the Browning Buckmark I sold after buying the Mark IV. But pushing out little pins or similar items when other makers have found ways to avoid that step is a frustration with the LC9s.

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 Post subject: Re: That damn Ruger pin
PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:30 pm 
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Glad you found it, sometimes those little parts are never found, no one seems to know how they disappear.


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 Post subject: Re: That damn Ruger pin
PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:11 pm 
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Careful... this guy got flamed pretty hard for similar complaints:

viewtopic.php?f=43&t=271659

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 Post subject: Re: That damn Ruger pin
PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:34 am 
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You need a magnetic parts tray from Harbor Freight less than $5


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 Post subject: Re: That damn Ruger pin
PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:19 am 
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Thanks for the suggestion. A magnetic tray seems like a worthwhile purchase for more than just gun parts.

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 Post subject: Re: That damn Ruger pin
PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:12 am 
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The way some of the Rugers break down goes back to their origin. The LCP & the original LC9 while not direct clones were basically copies of Kel-Tec designs. The Kel-Tec P-11 I had broke down that way. I believe the Security 9 breaks down the same way.

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 Post subject: Re: That damn Ruger pin
PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:23 am 
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Take apart things, that have "oh crap" parts in them, in a clear laundry bag. Easy to find when there is a sudden 'ping' or oops.

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 Post subject: Re: That damn Ruger pin
PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:05 am 
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Fox Mike wrote:
Take apart things, that have "oh crap" parts in them, in a clear laundry bag. Easy to find when there is a sudden 'ping' or oops.

Good idea :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: That damn Ruger pin
PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:05 pm 
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recumbent wrote:
You need a magnetic parts tray from Harbor Freight less than $5
That little parts tray makes for a "Where were you all my life" moment. But even that wouldn't have helped the first time I cleaned my SR1911. Of course that slide spring cover launched, and I didn't find it until after I received the replacement order. At least now I have a spare.

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 Post subject: Re: That damn Ruger pin
PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:18 pm 
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Glock seemed to figure out how to make cleaning and re-assembly as simple as possible. Maybe the next generation Rugers will as well.

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 Post subject: Re: That damn Ruger pin
PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:22 pm 
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I have purchased a lot of small pins,springs, e clips, over the years for various guns that got lost
seems everbody has a story like that, made me laugh.
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 Post subject: Re: That damn Ruger pin
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:10 pm 
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recumbent wrote:
You need a magnetic parts tray from Harbor Freight less than $5



Around here, just take the coupon from the flier and get it free. Im headed that way this week.


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