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Old 10-27-2013, 08:24 PM   #1
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I've had my LC9 for about a month and put 50-75 rounds thru it. Last weekend after shooting it, I cleaned it and my SR9c. Today I took it out to shoot and put some FMJ Tul Ammo and Federal thru it and I had nothing but FTE's! It maybe had one in the past three weeks of shooting and then today was terrible. I thought it might be the cheaper ammo so I put 7 rounds of Hornady critical defense HP's thru it and it did the same thing.
Did I maybe not get it as clean as I thought? The SR9c did just fine as always. I clean them both the same way. Did I maybe mess something up while cleaning it?
I'm looking for any suggestions. Please and thank you!

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50 to 75 rounds rounds down the pipe should not be enough to get it so dirty starts to FTE. Could you possibly be limp writing? Are you experiencing stovepipes?

Please be more descriptive of the symptoms for a better diagnosis.

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Check your extractor, do you see any wear, cracks or broken metal?

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I'm still learning. Could you explain "limp writing"? I know stovepiping and that's not what it's doing.
Looking at the gun, the slide is stuck 2/3 way open, the spent casing is still in the pipe and the new round is only partially up into the ready to fire position.

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I'm still learning. Could you explain "limp writing"? I know stovepiping and that's not what it's doing.
Looking at the gun, the slide is stuck 2/3 way open, the spent casing is still in the pipe and the new round is only partially up into the escribinready to fire position.
Sorry, limp wristing is what I meant, autocorrect is not always correct.

Limp wristing counteracts some of the recoil of the gun which results in the slide not traveling the full length, thus not completely ejecting the spent shell casing.

FTE can mean either fail to extract or fail to eject. You are describing a failure to extract. If you have a new gun, discuss this problem with the dealer that sold it to you.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limp_wristing
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Thank you!

I see what you're saying. Not limp wristing it. She (I) fired true the first 3 weeks. I did notice when I did a takedown that the slide would NOT come off easily at all. I just tried doing a takedown on it now to check the extractor and I got quite a surprise. The slide didn't want to come off again but when it finally did it looked really bad inside. Flecks of metal like something rubbing. I'm going to try and add pictures.

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Horrible pics, but you can kinda see what I mean in the 2nd pic. I'm pretty sure this isn't right. Please advise.
I'm guessing a trip back to the dealer tomorrow evening???

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Did you have both the LC9 and SR9c apart at the same time? If so, is it possible you accidentally swapped a part? Otherwise no idea what might be causing this and it will probably have to go back to Ruger.

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Horrible pics, but you can kinda see what I mean in the 2nd pic. I'm pretty sure this isn't right. Please advise.
I'm guessing a trip back to the dealer tomorrow evening???
I would talk to the dealer and let him see the gun as it is in the pictures.
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No I made sure not to have them apart at the same time just for such a problem.

Thanks for all your help. I'll take it back to the dealer tomorrow night.

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