Ruger safety question

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Jakepinker, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. Jakepinker

    Jakepinker New Member

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    So I am a new gun owner and I got a ruger p345 and when the safety is on and I cock it the hammer releases if there was a round in it would it go off??
     
  2. eatmydust

    eatmydust New Member

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  3. Jakepinker

    Jakepinker New Member

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    I got it used at a gumshoe and it did not come with one
     
  4. bildee

    bildee New Member

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    you can probably get an online version of the manual, or contact SturmRuger firearms and they will most likely send you one. It's sort of a liability issue, and also a customer-relations issue. Most makers will do this. I never liked DASA guns but if your Ruger lockwork mechanism is made like the Walther P38, Smiths, etc, yes, that is normal.
     
  5. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Hehe...gumshoe...we know what you mean!

    Try googling a manual. Because of the nature of guns, and how dangerous they are when misused, most companies have done an EXCELLENT job of making the manuals available online for free. I believe Ruger may be at the forefront of this.
     
  6. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Must've been looking over my shoulder while I was typing!
     
  7. Jakepinker

    Jakepinker New Member

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    Thanks I will try that I was just wondering if anyone knows on here
     
  8. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    No it shouldn't go off.
    ..This might be a good read for you :)
    http://stevespages.com/pdf/ruger_p345_dc.pdf
     
  9. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I do know that some guns have a combo decocker/safety, that safes the gun and decocks the hammer at the same time, but I personally would never tell anyone that must be the case without being familiar with that particular model. We have many Ruger shooters here. I'm sure they'll be along shortly, just be patient. Sometimes these things take time for the right person to see the right question.
     
  10. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    When the safety is applied there is a piece of metal that is supposed to cover the firing pin. I really don't like the way it works and I have seen them not work properly. But the design was made so that the hammer would fall and not discharge a round.

    I will add though that there are several makers that have used that safety design in the past and the one I did see fail was not a Ruger.
     
  11. Jakepinker

    Jakepinker New Member

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    Thanks guy u have helped a lot
     
  12. boatme98

    boatme98 New Member

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    Yes, call Ruger. They'll gladly send you a manual. No charge.
    Great folks.
     
  13. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    there are two models a manual safety and a dao version. ruger has two distinct listings but i think they point to the same manual listed em both anyway

    manual safety manual:

    https://ruger-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/_manuals/pSeries-45.pdf

    dao manual:

    https://ruger-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/_manuals/pSeries-45.pdf

    almost all gun companies put their manuals out in pdf format now free for download.
     
  14. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    Ruger has Online manuals for all of their current Guns...as well as spec sheets....Ruger.com