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Old 05-24-2010, 04:08 AM   #1
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A friend of mine just started shooting handguns. He bought a Ruger M95 in 9mm. He seems to have a lot of problems with stovepipe jams. He has had the gun looked at at least twice. I did notice last time we all were shooting that when larger more experienced shooters would try his pistol, it worked flawlessly.

I read somewhere if the shooter's grip was loose, some of the mechanical energy is absorbed and the ejection doesn't work as well. As I said before, he is new to shooting and doesn't handle recoil very well. Could this be poor shooting technique on his part?

How can I help him?

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Old 05-24-2010, 06:20 AM   #2
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I think you mean a Ruger P95?

Well, if it works fine for everyone but him, I would agree he is the issue and not the pistol. Sounds like he is limpwristing.

Have a more experienced shooter teach him proper grip, trigger press, and shooting technique. Either that or trade it for a revolver.

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A friend of mine just started shooting handguns. He bought a Ruger M95 in 9mm. He seems to have a lot of problems with stovepipe jams. He has had the gun looked at at least twice. I did notice last time we all were shooting that when larger more experienced shooters would try his pistol, it worked flawlessly.

I read somewhere if the shooter's grip was loose, some of the mechanical energy is absorbed and the ejection doesn't work as well. As I said before, he is new to shooting and doesn't handle recoil very well. Could this be poor shooting technique on his part?

How can I help him?
I'm not a P95 shooter, but he may have to look at putting in a reduced power recoil spring. There is a small margain of error on recoil spring power for self defense handguns--you don't want one too strong that it malfunctions with a limp wrist--in self defense you may be shooting weak handed, injured, etc.--yet you don't want something so light that it beats up the gun. I would suggest he goes to one or two pounds under his current spring rate and see if that fixed the problem.
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Be cautious about putting a reduced power recoil spring as it can be tough on the frame. Basically, your friend just needs to grip the gun firmly and "resist" the recoil with a bit of arm strength...

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