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jumusiq 02-03-2013 04:18 AM

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I just bought a brand new Ruger P95 semi pistol. I love it! I took it the range put 50 rounds of Winchester White Box full metal through no problems. Then I bought some magtech rounds and it starts jamming up. I told the guy at the counter thinking it may have been the ammo. He shot 40 rounds w no problem. The issue is I wasn't cocking the slide all the way back n releasing. The slide has to be released so that the force places the bullet in place correctly. I was riding the slide back down with my hand. Now no jamming!!!! Hope that helps with anyone having similar issues.

BeyondTheBox 02-03-2013 05:17 AM

Yeah, I never ride slide down. I use slide release and let it flu one handed.

Also, your thumb ring looks like one of those bread slice spacers.

danf_fl 02-03-2013 10:23 AM

To me, it depends on whether the metal piece is called a "slide release" or "slide stop".

If called a "slide stop", then I do not use it as a "slide release", I "slingshot" the slide forward.

jumusiq 02-03-2013 01:28 PM

Thx my ring is awesome! Lol .. Yea I'm new to shooting. I'm sure others make the same mistake. Thx for the info guys.

Garadex 02-03-2013 08:04 PM

I wouldn't say that the ring is awesome but the gun definitely is. Personal thing though.

BeyondTheBox 02-03-2013 09:49 PM


Originally Posted by danf_fl (Post 1121720)
If called a "slide stop", then I do not use it as a "slide release", I "slingshot" the slide forward.

I assume you mean you pull back on slide, push down slide stop and let it go all in one quick motion, acting as a sort of slingshot move?

jumusiq 02-04-2013 02:59 AM

Lol! Yes the proper method is the the sling shot method. If not the bullets stovepipe and jam up.

ninjatoth 02-04-2013 11:38 PM

I used to have the P95 with the same issues-in mine it was the extractor claw,if it does it again you might need to pull it out and give it a tweak or bend so it bends inward just a millimeter or two more,I did this and it was fixed,and stayed fixed,I called Ruger and told them what I did and the gunsmith there told me that's exactly what he would have done too.

jumusiq 02-05-2013 04:24 AM

Do I have to rove it or can I bend it a nudge while still in the gun?

jumusiq 02-05-2013 05:09 AM

Ok I nudged it. I plan on testing it out tomorrow .. If I can find some ammo!!!

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