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LC9 Slide locks on failure to fire

Postby bzink » Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:37 pm

I was at the range today training with my LC9. I had some dummy rounds and I was working on clearing misfires. The first few times through the drill (dummy round placed randomly) I found myself missing the rack the first time but getting it the second time. I assumed it was because I hadn't practiced it on this gun yet, (still weird though).

Finally after the third time of missing I decided to check it out. I put the dummy round in the magazine, chambered it, pulled the trigger. I grabbed the slide to pull bag and it was completely locked. You have to pull, release, pull again to get it to cycle.

Is it just me or is this a deal breaker for this gun? I've never had a misfire with my carry ammo, and to my recollection none at all with this gun, but it can still happen. The clearing procedure worries me.
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Re: LC9 Slide locks on failure to fire

Postby bzink » Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:03 pm

Hmmm, I just tried it again with some azoom snap caps and I could not reproduce the lock-up. At the range I was using ST Action pro dummy rounds. They weren't mine, so I can't try them right now.

Anyone familiar with the internals of this gun know of any reason the slide would lock up like I described?
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Re: LC9 Slide locks on failure to fire

Postby pleasantguywhopacks » Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:00 pm

My old XD 45 and XD 9c both did this with Alum snap caps. Never could figure what was causing it.
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Re: LC9 Slide locks on failure to fire

Postby Ekelly » Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:11 pm

hello bzink and forum members,
First time poster here. i know this thread is kind of old but since im having the same problem i'm wondering if you ever figured out what was causing the issue? I Called Ruger and tech said there might be some sharp corners hanging up the mechanism and suggested I run a couple of boxes of ammo through it to break it in. I've now run over 200 rounds and I'm still having the issue. I'm going to be calling them back but am curious if you resolved the problem.
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