SR 9 fireing pin is weak ?

Discussion in 'Ruger Handgun Forum' started by billybang, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. billybang

    billybang New Member

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    Is it possible that dry firing my sr9 caused the firing pin to weaken ? I have read that it's ok if the mag is in the gun . Had a couple duds out of 36 rounds today . picked up this ammo from local gun show . label on box reads Speer 9x19 . also I have installed Ghost Ultimate trigger bar and am looking at Galloway Precision for more up grades . planning to fire more rounds tomorrow and see what happens . just wondering what you guys think . Ruger sr9 9mm
     
  2. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    Can't see what an unloaded mag dopes for dry firing. If the pin is not damaged from the dry firing (And I really have on idea if it is OK with that particular model) then it just sounds like you need to change the striker spring.
     

  3. sparky80

    sparky80 New Member

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    For some reason Ruger states in the manual, a empty magazine needs to be inserted for dry firing. I'd clean out the striker channel if you haven't already.
     
  4. billybang

    billybang New Member

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    going to clean it tomorrow morning just hard to see how snapping the trigger a few times can ruin a spring . did seem to help with smoothness of trigger pull , gun is still fairly new .
     
  5. aandabooks

    aandabooks Active Member

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    That's because the Ruger SR pistols have a magazine disconnect. Can't fire the gun with no mag.
     
  6. gearhead396

    gearhead396 New Member

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    If you do have light strikes or it sounds weak my ruger sr40c did and it did light strike. If it does light strike on you or your sure its getting slowed down remove the mag disconnect it will fix your problem. Then you can also fire the gun with no mag i recommend it I have owned the 9c as well.
     
  7. chloeshooter

    chloeshooter Active Member

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    if you go to the Ruger website there is a video that shows how to take the striker pin out; i did mine and it was really super dirty, probably over-lubed at the factory. that may fix your problem
     
  8. TX45

    TX45 New Member

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  9. sparky80

    sparky80 New Member

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    Good point. I wasn't thinking about that.
     
  10. sparky80

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    The trigger can be pressed but the striker won't release. Should have thought about that, the SR is the only pistol I have that's got a mag disconnect. Sorry for the misinformation.:eek:
     
  11. gearhead396

    gearhead396 New Member

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    remove the mag disconnect As i said above it will fix any issue you have with light strikes and also you can fire with no mag. If you own a ruger sr series remove it why wouldn't you? I did on both of mine
     
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  12. aandabooks

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    How do you go about doing that? It doesn't bother me on my SR9 and I think it is on my LC9 as it as well. I would want to remove it if I was going to carry.
     
  13. gearhead396

    gearhead396 New Member

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    It is not very hard when you do make sure to clean out the striker and striker channel good alot of the SRs have alot of factory grease. I can explain it but I found a video you can watch follow him step for step and you will not have a problem the sr 9 and 40 and their compact versions all can be done off this vid they are all built the same lc9s I'm not sure about [ame]http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xvS-LhKLw2Q[/ame]
     
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