Ruger P345 - Question; First gun owner, needs help!
My Ruger P345 is acting funny. The gun keeps locking in place, approximately 1/3 back. I don't have the faintest idea why it's doing this, or whats causing it to lock?
Any suggestions would be appreciated. I have attached pictures, hopefully one of you seen this before. Thank you, sorry to bug, being my first gun, I wanted to make sure I'm doing this correctly, and most importantly safely.
Welcome to FTF, swing by the new members page and introduce yourself.
As for you issue is this happening while shooting or while you are working the slide? The pictures would be more helpful if they were from the ejector side (the oposite side of the pistol than in your pictures). It might seem like an odd question but you do know that most semi auto's are designed to lock in the open position when the mag is empty?
After you swing by the new members into page, provide a bit more information. What are you doing with the pistol when the slide lock open (shooting, working the action or?). How many rounds have you fired through the pistol. How often do you clean the pistol. There is a wealth of information here and lots of good people to help you enjoy your firearm.
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Thats pretty strange. Mine hasn't shown any signs of doing that. Obviously you can take the gun apart. Can you see anything binding? Is the gun brand new? If it is (even if it isn't), don't be afraid to call Ruger, they have amazing customer service.
When you let the slide forward, does it seems like its getting caught on that part of the barrel? If it is getting caught up on the barrel, a little sand paper to smooth it out and no more problem