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Thread: Slide Jam

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    Tcme64 is offline Junior Member
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    Slide Jam

    I just bought my first Ruger. An SR40c. Nice looking and feels good in my hand. Took it to the range yesterday to fire 100 rounds. After firing round 30 the slide jammed back. And I mean jammed. Will not move at all. Like it is welded tight. Called Ruger and they emailed me a label to ship it back.

    Has anyone else had this problem or have any clue what caused this? I have many guns of all types and this is a first.

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    EvilTwin is offline Banned
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    My guess is that that particular gun was not machined to exact tolerances, it missed a quality control check, or there was no QC check...the cost of quality can make a gun much more expensive.. machining procedures can also fail... too much feed and speed ( maching speeds reduce the cost to manufacture ) but can make tolerances go south.. the good news is that the company will fix it... good luck...
    Bill aka ET.

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    GCBHM is online now Senior Member
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    I have heard of it happening, but not very much on the SR models. You should post what the manufacturer tells you, presuming they tell you the truth, so that we can have a testimony of it. Good luck!
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    did you check the slide lock to make sure it wasn't engaged? The earlier SR9c's and 40C's had a problem with the spring that holds the slide lock down coming loose and letting the lock engage after every fired round. It's a warranty fix and Ruger will straighten it out. I would recommend sending it in to them anyhow because the way the spring is hooked behind the tab it mounts to is kinda strange. It is actually pressed behind the tab rather than hooked over the end of the tab. I think if you just hook the spring end over the tab the lock doesn't function correctly. It has to be pressed behind the tab to work properly. They'll take care of it. I have an SR9C and luckily I haven't had that problem but many have been reported over on the Ruger board. Same symptom, slide locks back after every round fired, as if the mag is empty. All due to that little spring. Hope that's all it is with yours and not something else. Regardless, they'll fix it. Great gun, I love mine, fun to shoot and compact enough to conceal fairly easily.
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    RK3369. The slide lock wasn't engaged. It would go up and down but was in down position. It is fixed and on the way back. I am calling them today to find out what was wrong. Will let everyone know

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    yes, I'm curious. Let us know what they say the problem was.
    Thanks.

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    OK got my Ruger back. Sent it on a Wednesday and got it back Tuesday. Very fast turn around. KUDOS. The packing slip said replaced the striker plate and trigger assembly. Also repaired the slide. I called to find out WHY because it was brand new and only 30 rounds. The tech couldn't tell from what he was able to look at. My guess is they had to break the plate and trigger assembly to get slide to move. And the problem may have been in the slide. They fired 40 rounds and I fired 120 today. 3 different brands and types. NO HICCUPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fired great. 75 rounds was a torture test and not one issue.
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    Interesting. I've not heard of the specific problem on one of these so far. Hopefully it was a fluke and that's the end of the issue for you. Good luck. Still have had no problems with my 9C and have probably run 400 rounds through it.

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