Ruger M95 stovepipe - limp wristing?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Electron Don, May 24, 2010.

  1. Electron Don

    Electron Don New Member

    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?
  2. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

    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. :)

  3. Missileman

    Missileman New Member

    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.
  4. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

    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...