Ruger P95 Jamming/Stovepipe issues

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by jumusiq, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. jumusiq

    jumusiq New Member

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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.
     

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  2. BeyondTheBox

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    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.
     

  3. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    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.
     
  4. jumusiq

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    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.
     
  5. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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

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    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?
     
  7. jumusiq

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

    ninjatoth New Member

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    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.
     
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  9. jumusiq

    jumusiq New Member

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

    jumusiq New Member

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

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    I nudged the pin over a bit. It was still jamming. The guy at the range lubed it w oil and bam! Fire beautifully through 50 rounds! He said it was extremely dry. I'm going to clean it tonight for the first time and make sure I keep it lubed up! I'm so happy I dnt have to send it to Ruger for repairs.
     
  12. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    Just be careful, dirty ammo with gunk it up and cause issues. Use very light lube!
     
  13. jumusiq

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    Ok man thanks for the heads up. There's a lot more to shooting than I thought.
     
  14. BeyondTheBox

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    Some guns prefer it dry, some not, but a general rule with lube is a little goes a long way.
     
  15. kflo01

    kflo01 New Member

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    I used to own the same gun. Am I the only one who thinks the gun looks bad ass. Other people say it is blocking and ugly. I loves mine. I got rid of it because I was having problems reaching the decocker with only my thumb
     
  16. jumusiq

    jumusiq New Member

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    I love the way it looks dude
     
  17. BeyondTheBox

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    I think your tractor's sexy! (Substitute gun for operative noun.)

    Was that just a little bit creepy to anyone else? I'm leaving it! Lol

    Seriously though, she's a beaut man! Serious scraper I'd say!
     
  18. lucznik

    lucznik New Member

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    Another option is to use a dry lube. Remington makes a good one.