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Ruger LCR troubles

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by WarMachine, Mar 2, 2010.

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  1. WarMachine

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    I've searched around briefly, and didn't notice anyone else with this problem.

    Today at the range, I noticed there was some resistance when I attempted to swing the cylinder close. Upon further inspection, I saw the tip of the firing pin protruding. To get it to return I have to lightly squeeze the trigger. From there, the pin will recess back into the firearm.

    Now, the gun will fire fine as long as the pin is back initially so I can swing the cylinder close. Be obviously, I run into the issue again when the next load of rounds go in.

    Sorry for the crappy iPhone pics. I wish these things had a macro.
     

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  2. Old Fuff

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    It sounds like a problem with the transfer bar safety not dropping down when the trigger returns forward. When you wiggle the trigger it drops like it should and the firing pin can retract. A local 'smith might be able to fix it, but I'd recommend you call Ruger and return the gun to them. They'll pay the bill, including shipping and it will be fixed right. If a new part is needed they'll have them.
     
  3. Lord Samwise

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    That is EXACTLY what my gun started doing right before the trigger locked up... search around and find my post about it. I would say you will need to send your gun in to Ruger...
     
  4. Quoheleth

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    Email the pic to Ruger and see what they say.

    Q
     
  5. Blue Brick

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    Ever since the old man died, every new gun from Ruger is been recalled.
     
  6. Girodin

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    That is factually incorrect (presuming that "the old man" = Bill Ruger).
     
  7. WarMachine

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    Yeah, I'm going to give Ruger a call. I understand any mechanical object can fail, but I suppose my confidence has been shaking here somewhat. Especially with Ruger's misfortune with some of their latest products. I barely have any rounds through the thing.

    I'm just happy I didn't have to use this thing in a defensive situation (especially in the event that I need to actually reload).

    But such is life, I suppose.
     
  8. Quoheleth

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    In the category of "for what it's worth," I have several hundred rounds through mine, of varying velocity & pressure, with no mechanical problems.

    I'm quite pleased with it in every aspect.

    Q
     
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    This gun is on my short list. Minus the mech. defects.
     
  10. Blue Brick

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    Let’s see....P345, SR9, LCP, 327 SP101, shall I continue……. not to mention many little cosmetic and mechanical quality control issues. By the way I AM A RUGER FAN.
     
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  12. Girodin

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    Yes you should. You said EVERY. That is not factually correct. What do you take the word "every" to mean? Let's be clear if there is one firearm that has been released since July 6, of 2002 and not been recalled then your assertion of every is patently false, which it of course is.

    BTW I am indifferent to Ruger I just think people ought not post false info as if it were fact.
     
  13. DPris

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    4500 through a sample here, still running fine.
    Denis
     
  14. Blue Brick

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    What facts do you have? Why don’t you name all the “new’ designed firearms that have been in full production after 2002 that have not needed a design change?
     
  15. Girodin

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    Well if you want to shift the burden of proof that is okay. Like I said I need name only one firearm model released since July 6, 2002 that has not been recalled.

    How about the LCR for one, the SR-556 for another or the charger is another.
     
  16. Cosmoline

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    I like the radical design, but some troubles are almost inevitable with something this unusual. I'm waiting for the refits before I get mine.
     
  17. Girodin

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    Further more if we really want to be forthright and honest then lets mention what the recalls were about for the LCP and SR9 recalls were about each was to add an additional safety feature to make the gun more drop safe. Neither had function or reliability problems. Basically it was a recall on par with the recall of older Black hawks, singles sixes, and bear cats.
     
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    How about the LCR for one, the SR-556 for another or the charger is another.


    Ok, The LCR already has reports of firing pin problems and is on its way to being recalled, the SR556 is still very new with a high price tag (less that a year in production) so give it sometime, the charger is not a new design-it is a 10\22 with short barrel and pistol grip. Next......
     
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  19. Girodin

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    [Removed personal comments directed at others -- Sam] Do you really think a couple or even a dozen reports on the internet are any kind of meaningful data or sample? Are you serious? What evidence can you offer that this is a problem in any kind of significant number? A single swallow doesn't make a summer and a few online reports of a problem don't make a widespread problem. I had a 10/22 that wouldn't work out of the box and I have read a few other similar reports I guess the 10/22 is on its way to being recalled too?

    The LCR is on its way to being recalled, really? What evidence do you have of that?

    Even if the LCR and SR556 and any others were eventually recalled (which there is of course no indication what so ever that they will be) it would not change the fact that what you said was factually incorrect, which is all I pointed out. The charger may be based on a 10/22 action but it is in fact a new gun. You said new gun not new action. Ignoring that fact what you said was still factually incorrect.

    The fact is you were wrong with your statement before. It might have been dismissed as a mere hyperbolic overstatement, but your followups have really been laughable.
     
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  20. Girodin

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    No info on that forthcoming recall?
     
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    Deleted. Keep it up to High Road standards and pertinent to the topic. -- Sam
     
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  22. V1ROT8

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    Goodness.
     
  23. Bush Pilot

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    Can we stay on topic without the insults?
     
  24. Girodin

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    The fact is far too many posters on websites such as this fail to understand the ideas of sample size, selection bias, or even the simple fact that anyone can post any information or disinformation that they like. Several online reports of a problem are far from an indication of a wide spread or common problem.

    I still see people bring up online the Five Seven pistols potential for firing out of battery resulting in a kaboom and that it is a dangerous gun. The genesis of this issue was one guy who posted here and on at least one other forum that his Five seven experienced this. People were very quick to believe on his report alone that the Five Seven had a problem. There were people saying they weren't going to buy one because of it. In the end the gentleman finally admitted to fact he blew his gun up with a overcharged (most likely double charged) hand-load.

    There is no real evidence that LCRs have any issue. *Surprisingly* none has been offered in this thread. We have two people that reported issues with their LCRs one whose was repaired. Mind you we have no info about how those guns were used or treated. We have someone trying to correlate function problems to the past ruger recalls that had nothing to do with function or durability but rather added additional safeties to guns.

    In sum, when you hear a report about a problem with a gun. Think about these issues of sample size and selection bias. Also think about the fact that people are free to report only part of the story or to make up a story (I'm not suggest the OP of this thread has done so). At least be aware of those things before you condemn a product or a company. Lastly, do not think that you can post wholly incorrect information and not be called on it. IF you do and someone takes you to task, you have no right to be upset and your best bet is to use what one lawyer told me is her favorite word in the English language, "misspoke." Example:

    A: Ruger has recalled every new gun since Bill died.
    B: No it hasn't

    A: *uses google to checks facts and discovers he is wrong.* I misspoke Ruger has recalled the following products....


    Does it have a chapter on not resulting to ad hominem attacks when you have nothing to say concerning the substance of what one has stated?:D
     
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  25. Sam1911

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    Less snark, more facts, guys.

    If you can't think of a way to say something that makes the other fellow WANT to agree with you, try harder.

    Thanks!
     
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