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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:04 pm 
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I just bought this handgun last weekend for my Fiance to use at the range with me. She loves the skinny grip, and it fits her small hands well.
We went and purchased some Remington 9mm luger ammo and headed out for a range day today.

I am having an issue with the larger extended mag feeding correctly. We ran about 4 mags full through it, and each one had at least one, and most multiple feed errors. On all of them, the small pin that is supposed to catch the edge of the brass to feed it, missed and wedged in the groove. I hope that makes sense.

I also had one "stove pipe", and it was a deep one, the brass wasnt even close to making it out of the slide.

We then switched to the shorter 12 round mag, and finished the 100rds without one single issue.

However, i could only get 10rds to go in the mag, even with the supplied loader.

I assume the issue has to do with the mag, and not the gun. Is this a typical "new gun break-in" issue? or do i need to send the mag back to ruger? The guy at the range said to try it with half the rounds in the large mag, but it jammed a few times on the last 5 or so rounds.


I am no gun pro, but ive owned a few, and do a lot of reading. I have a M&P 9mm that is also brand new, and i shot the same ammo through it with no issues.

Thanks in advance for your help.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:09 pm 
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beason wrote:

We then switched to the shorter 12 round mag, and finished the 100rds without one single issue.

However, i could only get 10rds to go in the mag, even with the supplied loader.


That's because it's a 10 round mag.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:34 pm 
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Volusianator wrote:
beason wrote:

We then switched to the shorter 12 round mag, and finished the 100rds without one single issue.

However, i could only get 10rds to go in the mag, even with the supplied loader.


That's because it's a 10 round mag.


Yea, I just checked it and it is a 10 rounder. I was thinking about my m&p that came with a 12rnd and a 17rnd mag. That was my fault.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:41 am 
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First outing with mine, I had feed problems with the first two mags(10 and 17) After that, no more issues with two diff brands of ammo. Most of the reviews I've read had the same issue, quickly straightened out.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:00 am 
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gfw1985 wrote:
First outing with mine, I had feed problems with the first two mags(10 and 17) After that, no more issues with two diff brands of ammo. Most of the reviews I've read had the same issue, quickly straightened out.


So in your opinion, it is a break in issue, and should clear up after some time?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:09 am 
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Sure not an expert, but everything I've read says yes. That and a good cleaning to get the factory shipping lube out. Cured mine.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:12 am 
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I saw all the grease, but I was informed to not clean the gun for like 500 rounds or so, to let the break in process work. I will do some research on here and see what I find. Thanks


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:20 am 
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The first time out with mine, I had one FTE on the third round in the first magazine through it. After that no problems. I ran WWB, Magtech 124 JHP, Black Hills 124 FMJ and Remington 124 +P Golden Sabers. Not a single problem except for that one round. That round was a WWB...

I used two ten round and one seventeen round mag's in my range shooting.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:29 am 
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First time out of the box with mine, no cleaning, no oil I got 100 rounds fired with no hang-up what so ever.....both mags
Hopefully you get it going without anymore issues.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:23 am 
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beason wrote:
I saw all the grease, but I was informed to not clean the gun for like 500 rounds or so, to let the break in process work. I will do some research on here and see what I find. Thanks


Not what I'd do. I treat factory "grease" as being there for shipping and to prevent corrosion during storage (while the gun waits for someone to buy it.). Recommend fields strip and clean. Also remover the striker and clean the striker tunnel.

Do that last every 100-200 rounds and check for brass shavings as the extracto breaks in. At some point around 500 rds, the brass sahving in the striker tunnel will stop. After that, I clean the striker tunnel every 1000 rds or so.

As to magazines, I store them fully loaded as soon as I bring a new gun home from the store. It can take a week or so for the mag springs to adjust, and they most likely will.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:45 am 
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beason wrote:
I saw all the grease, but I was informed to not clean the gun for like 500 rounds or so, to let the break in process work. I will do some research on here and see what I find. Thanks


Like Iron said, I'd really advise you not to do this with this particular firearm having been through the break in myself with the SR. I have heard the suggestion that your mentioning about just leaving it alone and running it until it breaks in.

Maybe that's how it works with other pistols but just friendly advice clean it very well first, and lube it. Starting with a clean and oiled gun will not adversely affect your SR break in process.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:44 am 
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I thoroughly cleaned mine prior to taking it to the range the first time. This seems to be the overwhelming consensus. I had only two stovepipes during the first couple mags. This was strictly due to my limp wristing it that day. No problems at all since.

I have heard reports that some of the weapons have had some metal shavings mixed in with the grease. I would never run mine with metal shavings mixed in the lubricant.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:49 am 
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when I got mine i cleaned it very well and lightly oiled it, I only had 1 fte within the break in period after that its been 100%


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:36 pm 
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So the general is to clean out the grease and lube it up. Then try again? do i need to load that mag and let it sit a few days to relax the spring?

Any other idea?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:31 pm 
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Sorry I don't know how I missed that long detailed post. Thanks for that info. I'll do what you suggest


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