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having issues with disassembly

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by blondebombshell, Oct 31, 2007.

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  1. blondebombshell

    blondebombshell Member

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    i got my ruger p89 special edition last night and i was trying to take it apart so we(me and my bf) could clean it. well we both read the directions for disassembly(copy of the manual for disassembly is below) several times and we did what it said to do but we always seem to get stuck right where we we to take off the slide (#5 of the manual)
    both me and my bf tried it for quite some time and we havent gotten close to getting it to come off.

    any help would be greatly appreciated, so we can clean it asap so we can take it to the range.



     
  2. flashman70

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    Are you pulling the slide stop all the way to its full unlock (withdrawn) position? I've never had this gun so I can't be a lot of help. Some guns have safety systems that require them to be completely right-side-up in order to take the slide off. Make sure you're not holding it upside down at this point.

    You might check the ruger forum if you don't get an educated reply here.
     
  3. blondebombshell

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    we are holding it right side up. i believe we also tried it on it side.
     
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    Magazine's out of the gun, right?

    Front of the slide stop is aligned with the notch in the slide?

    Safety is in the position shown in the manual?

    Otherwise, I'm stumped. Worst case take the gun to the dealer and have him show you. Preservation of male ego would necessitate allowing BF to pass on this.
     
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    Make sure your doing step 3. I gave mine to my stepson; but, this will hang things up if not done correctly.
     
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    Read #4 carefully. That notch in the bottom of the slide is hard to see until you get used to field stipping the P89.

    The retainer doesn't come all the way out. It comes out far enough to let the slide move forward.

    this may help

    tk
     
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    The two biggest things about field stripping the P89:

    - Complete step 3 and make sure the ejector is down
    - Pull the slide release hard. Even if you think it's all the way out, pull it again and it will "pop" . Then the slide will come right off.

    When you reassemble, make sure you insert a mag to push the ejector back up. Otherwise the hammer won't stay cocked and you'll worry that you broke your gun!

    Jim
     
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    Make sure the ejector is pushed all the way down.

    While doing step #5 pull the trigger.
     
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    +1
     
  10. blondebombshell

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    we will be trying it again tonight before i have to go into work. hopefully we can get it tonight. i will let you guys know if we get it or not.
     
  11. blondebombshell

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    we did get it apart and it was just full of packing grease. we cleaned it was i tried taking it apart again and it was much easier. it shot good at the range. only issue i had was that the slide didnt go back when the mag was empty a couple times. but that was maybe 2 or 3 mags it did that with out of the 100 rounds i put though it.
     
  12. gandog56

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    Always, and I mean ALWAYS, disassemble a new gun and clean out the packing grease, and relube it before your first range trip. I would not be surprised if old impacted packing grease caused your slide problems.
     
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