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Lockback malfunction resolved

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by rpenmanparker, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. rpenmanparker

    rpenmanparker Member

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    My Ruger SR1911 9mm Commander stopped locking back on the empty magazine midway through a shooting session yesterday. It took me about 1/2 hour toremember to look to see if the take-down pin was fully seated. Sure enough it was half way out which causes the loss of the lockback feature. As a lefty I sometimes push the pin out from the right side with my support hand thumb inadvertently. Well I pushed it back in and presto, good to go. Whew. I didn’t want to have to send it to Ruger.
     
  2. roval

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    did that hppen on reassembly? can you push it out while not in the takedown position?
     
  3. rpenmanparker

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    It can be partially pushed out during shooting. That’s all it takes.
     
  4. roval

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    i have to line up mine exactly before i can push it out. that's interesting
     
  5. sparkyv

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    ...now I gotta go check mine.
     
  6. sparkyv

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    Sure enough, mine does too. I did it by depressing the slide stop pin while racking the slide, simulating the slide action after firing. The slide stop pushes out when it lines up with the take down notch. Bummer for you lefties like rpenmanparker.
     
  7. Drail

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    You got to keep yer cotton picking fingers off of the slide stop. When I was an Instructor I saw so many guys at the range popping their stops out when they racked their slide while pushing on the stop pin. And every one of them swore they weren't touching it. Believe it or not many years ago a lot of Instructors taught people to put their finger tip on the slide stop pin in an effort to keep them from slipping their cotton picking finger into the trigger guard. That is where this came from. I have always been amazed that so many people handle and fire guns but have no idea where ALL of their fingers are all of the time. Scary stuff.
     
  8. rpenmanparker

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    Correct, the forward pointing thumbs on the right side are the culprits.
     
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