Need Help! Field Strip Ruger P91dc


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Colin67
September 17, 2010, 04:20 PM
My buddy just bought this P91 used and I have a feeling this pistol has never been disassembled before. It's bone dry and needs some cleaning and lube before taking it to the range.
For the life of me I can't get the slide stop removed from the frame. I can get it mostly out, it just wont come free from the left side of the frame. Therefore I can not remove the dang slide to clean or lube the weapon.
Should I just get a dang punch and try to bang it out of the slide? From my recollection of my P85 back in the early 90's this slide stop is not a captive part. It sure looks like it has to be completly removed to get the slide stop off. However the official Ruger manual does not show the slide stop being removed completly.

Any one have any ideas? They would be much appreciated! This old Grunt is gonna look like an idiot to his civvie friends if I can't get this damm pistol apart,lol.

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lions
September 17, 2010, 04:34 PM
You may have to pivot the ejector forward and down to get the slide off. I'm not intimately familiar with the p91 but the rest of the ruger p series guns I have seen are that way. Not sure if the slide stop is captive or not though.

buck1032
September 17, 2010, 05:16 PM
Did you get it figured out?

http://stevespages.com/page7b.htm

Scroll down to Ruger and click P89 to P944DC

Colin67
September 17, 2010, 06:26 PM
Thank you for the replies. Pretty much gave up, untill I can find out if the darn slide stop is captive on the left side of the frame. I'll check that link that Buck sent, see if it get my dang brain unstuck. Or the pin, not sure what's at fault, LOL

lions
September 17, 2010, 06:34 PM
Buck's link says the slide stop is captive and should not/ cannot be removed from the slide.

Specific page from Buck's link:
http://stevespages.com/pdf/ruger_p89-p944_manual_safety.pdf
Go to page 21-22

Colin67
September 17, 2010, 06:35 PM
Ty Lions just read the same thing in the manual. So if I can pull the slide stop all the way out to it's left most position in the frame, why can't the slide move far enough forward to dis-engage from the frame?

lions
September 17, 2010, 06:37 PM
Check post #2, did you push the ejector out of the way?

Mike J
September 17, 2010, 06:38 PM
The slide stop does not come completely out of the slide on my P944. It hangs in the left side of the gun. The ejector has to be pushed down before you can remove the slide.

The steps to field stripping a Ruger are first remove magazine. Verify chamber is empty.
Next lock the slide back & push the ejector down. It is right there in the ejection port.
Then align the marks on the left side of the gun & push from right to left on the end of the slide stop. pulling it out as far as it will come. Once the slide stop is out as far as it will come the slide should slide off. I am sure the manual explains it better than I can.

Colin67
September 17, 2010, 06:40 PM
I am pushing the ejector down and forward as step #3 after dropping mag and locking slide to the rear. Then I can get the slide stop pulled out and to it's left most position but slide will not move forward enough to come off the frame rails.:cuss:

Colin67
September 17, 2010, 06:42 PM
Thanks a lot for the replies please keep em coming!

Colin67
September 17, 2010, 06:48 PM
I have never in my life had a problem field stripping any weapon, when I had the freaking manual rught in front of me, this is driving me nuts!

lions
September 17, 2010, 06:51 PM
The only thing I can think of is that the slide stop isn't coming all the way out to the left...
Do you hear a click when you pull it all the way out?

Colin67
September 17, 2010, 06:52 PM
Lol Lol Lol yup the old brain pan must be fryed! I dun got it figured out stupid dummy that I am. Thanks again for the help, I owe you Gents a beer. If your ever in Santa Paula California.....

JTQ
September 17, 2010, 06:53 PM
The slide stop does not come all the way out.

http://www.ruger.com/products/p944/extras.html

lions
September 17, 2010, 06:54 PM
Well, at least you figured it out before you threw it out the window! What was the hang up?

lions
September 17, 2010, 06:56 PM
The slide stop does not come all the way out.

Yeah, I worded post #12 poorly. I meant when it is as far out as it goes there should be a click.

Colin67
September 17, 2010, 06:58 PM
LOL too embarrased to say, lets just say there is a difference between the ejector and what I was depressing...and my finger hurts..... ohh the humanity any of my former NCO's in the 101st would hang their heads in shame at my stupidty.

lions
September 17, 2010, 07:06 PM
Ejector, extractor... technicalities! At least the gun isn't broken.

Mike J
September 17, 2010, 07:07 PM
Glad to hear you got it. We all get hung up trying to figure things out sometime. Don't get down on yourself about it.

The Lone Haranguer
September 17, 2010, 08:46 PM
Ruger will send you an instruction manual for every gun they ever made if you ask them.

Snowdog
September 17, 2010, 08:59 PM
LOL too embarrased to say, lets just say there is a difference between the ejector and what I was depressing...and my finger hurts.....

:D
That was quite possibly the funniest thing I've read all week. It literally brought tears to my eyes I laughed so hard. I've done such things myself, I assure you.

Colin67
September 17, 2010, 09:39 PM
Not really down on myself Ya'all just laughing at myself. TY Snowdog.

Very happy to see this community pitches in to help a guy new in town thanks again guys.

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