What to do with a lemon ruger

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  1. LyleLovett666

    LyleLovett666 Former Guest

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    So I got to the range with my ruger p95 that has been sent back twice,this weekend.I only got to run three mags through it and the first two were fine but every other shot jammed on the third mag.Mostly fte,but also a few double feed.What should I do?

    Thanks
  2. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

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    if your first two mags work ok try using just them and seeing it may just be the one mag doing something .. if it happens with them too then you know
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    +1 Jack. Sounds like a mag problem until proven otherwise.
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    next is progressive fail and i always start on cleaning first , if it works after a clean , bingo check your chamber , too much soot getting out the back, but yeah mags first see how they go ..
  5. LyleLovett666

    LyleLovett666 Former Guest

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    It was the same mag for all 48 rounds and the gun was clean before I hit the range.
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    how clean was the bolt face and extractor area when you finished ?
  7. LyleLovett666

    LyleLovett666 Former Guest

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    Haven't stripped the ruger yet after the range.Will get to that tomorrow.Doesn't seem likely though considering that the pistol was cleaned before I hit the range and the 95 is supposed to be a war horse that eats anything any needs very little upkeep.
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    dont take much gunk to create FTE's one grain of sand will do it

    imagine a grain of sand , imagine that on a .22 rim . see??? under the extractor ? easy ..
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  9. jack404

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    when you pull it down , get a few peices of cloth , clean, seperate from the rest use one to clean inside the receiver and one for the bolt ( the rest clean as normal ) and get a small strip to make a pass UNDER the extractor blade

    use as close to white as possible if you can

    that'll show you whats what and if theres a need to look for a build up and where its happening

    the idea to isolate build up areas so you notice if one is way dirtier than the rest and you know where thats happening and then what from
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    if its not gunk issues then we look at ammo then thats the last of the easy fixes ..

    then ya gotta look at the components and their operation
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    i agree... about trying different brand of ammo...
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    Agree with Jack on makeing sure that it's clean under the extractor blade.
    This may sem a bit "crude", but I've taken them apart and with a bit of caution, rince the ejector area with a bit of gasoline and throughly rince and dry. Get some oil of choice back in there and make sure the extractor is working as should with your fingers.
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    LyleLovett666 Former Guest

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    There's very little gunk in the gun after only 48 rounds.Overall the gun is very clean.
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    FWIW, it doesn't sound to me like a dirty gun, it sounds like the ammo. What kind are you using and have you tried other brands/types? I think it may be underpowered; the failure to feed and double feeding sounds like the result of a slide not coming back far enough and catching the extraction groove of the top round rather than the rim. If it is just marginal, it will work while the gun is perfectly clean and lubed, but fail as soon as the gun heats up and the lube wears off a bit.

    Jim
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    LyleLovett666 Former Guest

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    I put Blazer,Mag tec and Sellier through it but the rounds were run through at different times,so the gun had ample time to cool off.
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    and you said ruger put some different rounds through too ? or was that someone elses?
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    LyleLovett666 Former Guest

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    The first return Ruger said that the ejector was repaired.The second return they said there was no problem and they had run various brands of ammo and various grains.
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    Double feed in my experience has been that the mag ears are too wide, a round should not be able to come up between them. My P95 came with two mags, but it was brand new when I got it, and I've had zero problems with it even with the steel cased Tulammo, which seemed a bit underpowered to me.

    What's the history on the gun? New, used, neglected, first owner?
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    LyleLovett666 Former Guest

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    New and first owner.
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    i'd be pulling the extractor off

    be carefull, springs fly
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