Ruger LC9 Trigger Not Engaging Hammer

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  1. gobsauce

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    My mother in law bought an LC9 a few years back, and shot it maybe three times. she put it away, gave it to me because I guess I don't have enough guns.

    I pull the trigger, but it doesn't engage anything. I don't know what to take pictures of to help.
     
  2. 243winxb

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    The internal lock needs to be off.

    Your RUGER® LC9 pistol is equipped with a magazine
    disconnect. This device prevents firing if the magazine is removed from the
    pistol. Try it with tbe magazine in the gun.

    Read over the instructions.
    Let us know if above is no nelp.
     
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  3. gobsauce

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    I did, even tried it with a dummy round. Nada.
     
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    Does tbis part move up & down freely? 20210424_182905.jpg

    Maybe try a penetrating oil?

    Recall- https://ruger.com/LCPRecall/
     
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  5. gobsauce

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    Yes it does.

    And.. Well, if I really can't figure it out, I guess I'll send it.
     
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    My advices: send it back to Ruger. It sounds like you are not dependent upon the gun so get the best fix possible. Call CS service first. They might talk you through a fix. If not, they will set you up to return for repair. They give fast service, and mostly free unless the gun was damaged by the owner.
     
  7. gobsauce

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    I'll call tomorrow.. I mean monday. So this gun has that weird safety lock , which needs that key. Looking at the manual online, it seems I need said key. I don't know how it was engaged, as I know for a fact it didn't come with it.
     
  8. Coyote3855

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    So what happened? Was it locked? Did Ruger send you a key or have you send it in?
     
  9. gobsauce

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    Bro chill, Monday is today. I'm currently on hold.
     
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    And here it is Friday. Long time to be on hold.
     
  11. gobsauce

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    My bad, completely forgot to update. I sent it in for the recall, and ordered a new safety key from them. Who knows when it'll get back, but yep.
     
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    No worries. Ruger should have a reasonable turnaround especially on a recall.
     
  13. gobsauce

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    Well, I have an update. So when I called Ruger, they basically said that the recall is over, and I'd have to pay ,yadda yadda yadda. I decided not to send it, and put it on the back burner.

    Today, I pulled it apart, manhandled the safety like i do my mistress with a pair of needle nose pliers, and now it works. It still baffles me , she never even had the safety key, how in the hell did it lock itself?

    Anyways, consider this case solved.
     
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