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Ruger 22/45 slide trouble

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by A. Partisan, Mar 30, 2003.

  1. A. Partisan

    A. Partisan Well-Known Member

    Hello everybody, I just registered with this site and this is my first post. This is my problem, I bought a new Ruger 22/45 and I have shot 300 rounds through it. The slide is not locking open when the last round is fired. I have taken it apart a couple of times and lubed and even put graphite on the bolt stop button.No help. Anybody got an idea what the problem is. I figured I'd check here first before I call Ruger. Thanks
  2. Tag

    Tag Well-Known Member

    Weak Mag springs or a weak recoil spring would be my guess.
  3. forquidder

    forquidder Well-Known Member

    slide lock

    Try taking the magazine apart and cleaning and lightly lubing all the internals. Some 22lr ammo has a waxy coating for lubrication which may have built up in your magazine causing the mag follower to stick, preventing it from fully engaging the slide stop.
  4. notos&w

    notos&w Active Member

    ruger replaced the mags on my 22/45 when they had less rounds than yours. seems they were just plain duds. if i were you, id just ask for replacements and not fool w/ trying to test the springs (make sure the mags are clean though).
  5. A. Partisan

    A. Partisan Well-Known Member

    In 300 rounds shot through this pistol it has yet to lock the slide open on the last shot. After a cleaning and lube session I did take one of the mags apart. It didn't seem to be dirty. I can put an empty mag into the pistol and you can see the stop lever move up a small amount. When you rack the slide back it will lock the slide open. thanks to all for the help.
  6. Al Thompson

    Al Thompson Moderator Staff Member

    A.P., welcome to The High Road.. Does sound like magazine problems to me.
  7. Destructo6

    Destructo6 Well-Known Member

    You're not holding the slide stop down with your grip are you?

    I've felt the slide stop button move up against my thumb a few time while firing my 22/45.
  8. A. Partisan

    A. Partisan Well-Known Member


    Interesting. I have checked my grip. That could be possible. I'll go out tomorrow after work and fire a few off and see. Thanks
  9. A. Partisan

    A. Partisan Well-Known Member

    I went to the shooting range. Checked my grip and that is not the problem. When I got home I called Ruger, explained the problem and they allowed the Bolt Stop Assembly could have a burr on it causing it hang up on the frame. They're sending me a new one.
  10. BlkHawk73

    BlkHawk73 Well-Known Member

    22/45s have a slide? Mine has a bolt reciprocating within a fixed reciever tube.

    Sorry to be technical, just had to.:neener:

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