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Old 06-30-2009, 01:51 AM   #1
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Default slide on P95 not working

I haven't fired this gun yet, but when I pull back the slide, it fails to load one in the chamber. The slide gets stuck all the way back and I have to push/force the slide to close. I've tried about six times with two different loads (one JHP, one FMJ).

Is this something that will work its way out after firing normally? It should just work, shouldn't it? Would disassembly and a lube fix it? Thanks.



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Old 06-30-2009, 01:53 AM   #2
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Can you post a pic of the problem?

Try also to post a pic of the recoil guide and spring assembly, please.

I'm thinking you may have a "lemon" and you will need to get it replaced from Ruger.



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Pictures would be a big help. It could be as simple as needing a cleaning or a mag feed issue. Is the pistol new or used?

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The gun is brand new. Bought from Bud's Guns.







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Do these pics help? Thanks.
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I'm just a novice and can't name all of the parts. I'm not at home to look at my P85 manual, but I have something to look for. During disassembly, you reach into the top of the open slide and flip a part down kind of over the magazine well. If you forget to flip that back up, it might not feed bullets from the magazine. Just a thought. I'll try to get names for components tomorrow, when I have access to my owner's manual.

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I'm thinking from your pictures that it might have a problem in the area underneath the rear of your slide assembly (near the back of the weapon where the sear is - or someplace where you can't see). Probably a defect is causing the slide to bind up somewhere. You may have a lemon on your hands, and I would advise taking it back to Ruger (or a gunsmith) for repair/replacement.

(P.S. This is just my personal opinion. Take it to a gunsmith or send it back to Ruger for a professional look)

Normally, the Ruger's slide is very easy to operate, and it will chamber rounds rather effortlessly.

DO NOT FIRE IT!!!!!!!

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I'm just a novice and can't name all of the parts. I'm not at home to look at my P85 manual, but I have something to look for. During disassembly, you reach into the top of the open slide and flip a part down kind of over the magazine well. If you forget to flip that back up, it might not feed bullets from the magazine. Just a thought. I'll try to get names for components tomorrow, when I have access to my owner's manual.
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When I reassembled my Uncle's p95 it did this. It looks that stupid little mag catch lever-thingee was in the wrong position when it got assembled (read: I screwed it up). Needed a gunsmith's attention to fix it.

This looks like a similar issue. hard to tell though.
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I'm thinking from your pictures that it might have a problem in the area underneath the rear of your slide assembly (near the back of the weapon where the sear is - or someplace where you can't see). Probably a defect is causing the slide to bind up somewhere. You may have a lemon on your hands, and I would advise taking it back to Ruger (or a gunsmith) for repair/replacement.

(P.S. This is just my personal opinion. Take it to a gunsmith or send it back to Ruger for a professional look)

Normally, the Ruger's slide is very easy to operate, and it will chamber rounds rather effortlessly.

DO NOT FIRE IT!!!!!!!
+1 on this advice.

I see nothing in the pictures that jumps out causing the problem. If it's new let Ruger make it right. It's a truly good pistol made by a quality manufacturer. I don't know what there turn around time is like as I've never had to send a pistol in for work and I own a P93, P94 and a P95. You might want to take it to a local Gunsmith and for a few bucks I expect they can tell you exactly what the issue is. Please keep us in the loop and let us know what the issue is.

As expressed DO NOT FIRE THE PISTOL!!!! until you know what the issue is and have it corrected.
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I'm just a novice and can't name all of the parts. I'm not at home to look at my P85 manual, but I have something to look for. During disassembly, you reach into the top of the open slide and flip a part down kind of over the magazine well. If you forget to flip that back up, it might not feed bullets from the magazine. Just a thought. I'll try to get names for components tomorrow, when I have access to my owner's manual.
I checked this on my P95, if you forget to flip the lever back up when you put a mag in the mag well the lever returns to the proper position. Also you can see in 4th & 5th picture the lever is in the proper position.


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