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I bought my 9C last week and fired it for the first time yesterday. I put 100 rounds of Blazer Brass 115gr through it and had about 4 trigger reset failures. Since this is my first handgun, im wondering where the next step is.

Do I continue to "break it in" or send it back?
Is 100 rounds not enough?
Was Blazer Brass a poor choice of range ammo?
Or am I overreacting?

I am just a nervous new owner is all...I apologize in advance if this is an easy fix.
 

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By the way, the gun was field stripped and properly cleaned for the first time under the supervision of a friend of mine who is on a SWAT Team, but when I asked him about this he was baffled.
 

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I had the exact same issue with my new SR9C. I took it to the range this past weekend and out of 200 rounds I had 4 times the trigger did not reset. I asked the attendant on the range and he told me not to worry. "It is part of the break in process". I am curious, as well, to what the rest of the forum guys have to say.
 

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I personally haven't had this issue with my SR9c after putting nearly 400 rounds through it. But there are a couple of things you can do that I've read others in the forum suggest. The first is to clean and properly lube the striker channel. Sometimes the grease that they pack in there goups everything up. Others have said that Ruger had a run where they needed to correct a problem in the trigger assembly, in which case you'd need to send it back to Ruger for a while.

I've never had to send anything back, but from what I read, Ruger takes really good care of you and gets your gun back quick.
 

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While I don't have a 9C, I did have trigger reset problems on my MKIII when I first got it. It had some sludge in places you don't normally clean on a teardown so had to tear it down much farther than normal to clean it, but once I did it ran like a champ.

I would give it a super good cleaning, then try it again. If the same problems happen, I would call Ruger.

I wouldn't think ammo would be a problem with a trigger reset problem unless it's just so dirty it's pushing junk into the internals but feel that would be quite a stretch.
 

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Thanks for the suggestions. While I did not start this post I had the same problem. I did take it apart, including the striker, and cleaned everything really well before taking it to the range the first time. I also cleaned it really well after shooting it at the range. I will take her out again this weekend and see what happens.
 

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Thanks for the suggestions. While I did not start this post I had the same problem. I did take it apart, including the striker, and cleaned everything really well before taking it to the range the first time. I also cleaned it really well after shooting it at the range. I will take her out again this weekend and see what happens.
Thanks for all of the tips and suggestions guys, I really appreciate it. I will have another go at the range and see what happens as well. Hopefully everything works out...I will update everyone with my results.
 

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By the way, the gun was field stripped and properly cleaned for the first time under the supervision of a friend of mine who is on a SWAT Team, but when I asked him about this he was baffled.
Make sure you followed the videos from Ruger on re-assembly. If you don't you can bend the trigger bar, causing reset problems. Good Luck!
 

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Make sure you followed the videos from Ruger on re-assembly. If you don't you can bend the trigger bar, causing reset problems. Good Luck!

I checked them out, I dont think I bent anything but I will most certainley be more careful.
 

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You are having better luck than I did! I was having an issue every other or 3 shots. Save yourself the trouble and if it happens again just call Ruger customer service and have it sent back. They will return in within a week. I have now put about 600 rounds thru it since the return last week and have had no issues.


-Lewi
 

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You are having better luck than I did! I was having an issue every other or 3 shots. Save yourself the trouble and if it happens again just call Ruger customer service and have it sent back. They will return in within a week. I have now put about 600 rounds thru it since the return last week and have had no issues.


-Lewi
Ive already prepared myself that sending it back is a strong possibility...so they get it back to you in a week?! Thats not too bad.
 

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Have you removed the striker and completly cleaned the striker tunnel? inspect with a flashlight to be sure, you may find slivers of brass from the shells.
 

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Have you removed the striker and completly cleaned the striker tunnel? inspect with a flashlight to be sure, you may find slivers of brass from the shells.
A dirty striker channel has nothing to do with a trigger bar reset issue.
 

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Ive already prepared myself that sending it back is a strong possibility...so they get it back to you in a week?! Thats not too bad.
I sent it in on a Monday (Next Day Air on their dime, thank you Ruger) and they were sending it back to me on a Friday (2nd day air).

If you have taken all of the steps that others are saying (although cleaning the striker channel will not solve this issue you are having) then I would just send it back to them and get it over with.


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Ill take a look at the striker and see what I find. I will be honest and admit that I didnt remove it and clean it on the initial cleaning. Thanks again for all of the tips guys.
 

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I had the exact same issue with my SR9C.

I sent it back to Ruger and they replaced the trigger mechanism.

The time between sending the gun to Ruger and getting it back was exactly one week.

Needless to say the issue was 100% fixed.

Stellar firearms maker with the best CS in the business.
 

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I only ran into this problem when I first installed the ghost trigger bar reset. I had about 600 round through the gun at that point. The gun got dirty at the range and the trigger failed to reset. I was it the process of trying to find the sweet spot of the trigger for a double tap. I took the gun home and completely dissembled it. I removed and cleaned the entire fire control unit, including the ghost trigger reset bar and carefully reassembled everything. I have not had any issues since. I have even tried to hold the trigger in after shooting, but it resets every time now. I'm currently at 1,400 rounds. No failures of any kind before I upgraded the gun and none since I repaired the problem. I chalked it up to me installing the trigger reset bar incorrectly, over oiling it and the gun getting very dirty after 200 rounds of cheap dirty ammo.

If I cleaned anything for this problem it would be the fire control assemblely, including the trigger reset bar. I lightly oil all of the moving parts, but very lightly.
 

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Had the same issue with an SR9 after 800 rounds. Called Ruger and explained the issue. They sent a pre-paid mailing label and returned the gun in 1 week with new trigger bar snd striker. Also have an SR9c that has never had an issue. Go figure, but I could not be more pleased with their response.
 

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Well, I went out and shot the SR9c again today. Here is the update i promised.

I put 150 rounds through her and had ZERO rest failures! Im glad I didnt run in to any issues but it still leaves me scratching my head as to what happened the last time when the problems occured.
 

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My SR9C had a really bad, gritty trigger to the tune of 9 lbs on my trigger gauge. I added the Ghost trigger bar first, then some Galloway parts and got smooth trigger about 6.5 pounds. But I started having trigger reset problems.
I would adjust the trigger bar and think it was fixed because it would fire and be OK for awhile. But it kept getting worse so I eventually removed the Ghost bar and reinstalled the factory trigger bar, but retained the Galloway parts.
Problem solved. No more fail to reset issues.
FWIW I could tell no benefit in trigger pull with the Ghost trigger bar.

If the gun is unaltered and fails to reset then definitely send it back to Ruger.

Personally, I think these guns are a little to touchy for my tastes and confidence. I've taken to CCW'n my LCR more and more.
 
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