Sr22

Discussion in 'Ruger Handgun Forum' started by thefourthD, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. thefourthD

    thefourthD New Member

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    Has anyone had a problem with failure to feed?
    I have over 1,000 rounds through this cool plinker but still have failure to feed issues. Often 5 out of 10 rounds. I'm not limp wristing it, tried many different brands, and its both mags.
    I called Ruger and they said to send it in. Just wondering if anyone has had (or heard of anyone having) this issue.
     
  2. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

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    My sister's got one, and though we don't see such a high ratio, however with American Eagle bulk ammo I'd say its about 10-15% failure to fire.
     

  3. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    has it been cleaned well? have you ran CCI mini mags? have you checked the magazines themselves? these three things are the main reasons for FTF. if youve already done these steps, or looked at these steps. go ahead and send it in. ruger has great CS. ours tends to FTF when dirty, and with blazer ammo..every other ammo was fine... except when dirty. it has problems.
     
  4. BClayton357

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    Maybe one failure to fire in 500 or so rounds. No feed problems. Not using old ammo? It's a pretty small pistol. Easy to let your thumb drag on the slide. I caught myself doing that a time or two. At least you still have yours. My daughter talked me out of mine. Now I have to borrow it if I want to go plinking. Before sending it in try polishing the feed ramp. The fail to feed is a pretty common issue for the Walther 22 but the SR seems to be a lot more reliable.
     
  5. thefourthD

    thefourthD New Member

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    Thanks everyone. I have done all that has been mentioned and my hands are too small to be near the slide. I just keep thinking I'm missing something. Keep the suggestions coming. If I can't figure it out by Monday it's going in to be looked at and I'll miss my plinker for a while.
     
  6. danolator

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    My son's Walther was doing that the other day and I just thought it was a combination of bad ammo and that notoriously crappy spring in that gun. Then I shot it with no issues. So I watched him more closely and his support hand thumb was ever so slightly making contact with the rail. When he moved his digits out of the way, no issues. I experienced this early on with my SR22, but after some grip adjustments, no more issues.
     
  7. headhunter

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    Frequently light weight semi auto handguns have problems because they don't have the inertia that a heavy handgun does. I shoot a Walther TPS which is tiny and if not held tightly is is "not reliable". If held tightly it is reliable. Your body must supply the mass (inertia) that your gun does not have. There must be resistance so that the springs are able to compress and your autoloader can function. Try a box with the gun held quite firmly.
     
  8. thefourthD

    thefourthD New Member

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    I held my SR22 just to see if there was any way this could be the case. No way possible my support hand is touching the rail. On my support hand my thumb is below my grip thumb.
     
  9. BClayton357

    BClayton357 New Member

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    There just isn't much left but gun problems. I bought my SR22 because it was known for it's dependability. Danolator has the key here. Have someone else shoot it. With 1000 rds through the gun I would be surprised if this hasn't already been done. I would give odds on this being anything but a gun problem. Send it back and get it fixed. This is/should be a great little fun gun. Good luck!
     
  10. BClayton357

    BClayton357 New Member

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    And let us know how it turns out.
     
  11. clearsights

    clearsights New Member

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    Yeah. I was looking at one of these as well. Keep us updated!
     
  12. Zombiegirl

    Zombiegirl New Member

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    I don't want to jinx myself (knock on wood), but I have never had an issue with mine.
     
  13. clearsights

    clearsights New Member

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    Keep shooting it!
     
  14. Zombiegirl

    Zombiegirl New Member

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    We have 4 Rugers and they all shoot like champs.
     
  15. kjdeut

    kjdeut New Member

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    our sr22'is our forth Ruger and the wife is really happy with it. We have only been using the cheapest ammo we can find and have had very few problems with fail to load or eject. I think is more then ammo then the gun itself. we have been very happy with all 4 Rugers we have purchased. MrkIII target, LC9, SR9 and the SR22.

    Ken
     
  16. thefourthD

    thefourthD New Member

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    I too have never had a Robles with my Rugers. That's why I keep thinking I'm missing something.
    It couldn't be the guns fault, right? It's a RUGER for crying out loud.
    But- numerous people have shot it, lots of different ammo, both mags, and over 1.000 rounds, I'm stumped. Guess it will go back on Monday. I'll let you know what they say.
     
  17. kjdeut

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    I thought I had jinxed myself when I made my earlier post about our SR22. As I used it more to break it in I began having more and more problems with it not ejecting, not feeding right and the slide not staying open after the last shot in the mag.
    As I followed this thread I made sure I was holding it firmly, not touching the slide, tried different ammo and had others use it. Last thing I tried was giving a really good cleaning which is when I think I discovered my problem. As I followed the instructions to break it down I noticed the barrel came off with the slide. According to the manual to removed the barrel you need to loosen a screw that is just in front of the trigger. When I looked there was NO screw, so nothing was holding the barrel in place. I am fairly new to handguns and thinking that myself and my family who shot this gun are lucky nothing bad happened. With the barrel free to move around no wonder it wasnt feeding and ejecting correctly.

    I still like Ruger and I am considering this a lesson learned not to take anything for granted. With my other Rugers the first thing I did was break them down to look them over, I didnt do that with this one.
    I will be on the phone to Ruger first thing tomorrow. I am thinking I should ask for a replacement because who knows what damage may have been done. Would others agree?

    "theforthD" - You most likely sent yours to Ruger already but I would be interested in knowing if you remember that barrel screw being in place on yours.

    This will be my first time calling Ruger, I have only heard positive things about their customer service so I hoping I get the same.

    Ken
     
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  18. redscho

    redscho New Member

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    WOW! I'm surprised it would work at all with the barrel screw missing. My SR22 has never jammed or misfired and I have fed it a lot of cheap ammunition along with some really old stuff (Peters), a whole brick I inherited.
     
  19. davva360

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    Here is my SR9C with the two mags it came with and one extra that came from Buds Gun Shop.


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  20. kjdeut

    kjdeut New Member

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    Nice. I wish I got the stainless instead of the black, they look so cool. Check to see if it has the barrel screw in it. I get ours back from Ruger on Monday and cant wait to shoot it again.

    Are all those mags the same size? Maybe it is just the picture angle but they look different. We got ours from Bud's too and it came with 2 mags that look like the one in the middle in you picture.

    Ken
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2012