Ruger PC9 ejecting brass into the next county

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  1. kidneyboy

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    I picked up a PC9 in a trade and it ejects brass further than any firearm I have ever owned. This was with factory 115gr ammo. Looking for some suggestions to calm that down a bit.
     
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    Perhaps it’s characteristic of the 9mm round. My Masterpiece Arms does the same. I place a barrier in the path of the ejected rounds so they more or less drop down. In my case it’s a spare wooden target frame with its large cardboard face.
    Not an answer of course but a solution as I reload.
     
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    Thats so the bad guys can't follow your brass like bread crumbs.;)
     
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    I have a Caldwell brass catcher for my AR 15 that works well enough on my PC9. The PC9 spits cases up and forward, so the velcro strap has to go in front of the ghost ring and pulled up high to catch the cases.
     

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  5. twarr1

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    My Ruger 57 is a 90 degree weapon. You can hit one target with the projectile and another target @90 degrees to the right with the ejected case.
    The PC9 had something of a reputation for weak ejectors. Is there a possibility the previous owner changed the ejector or spring or modified the ejector?
     
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  6. kidneyboy

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    I see Ruger makes a brass catcher for it too. Will put that in the possible options.
     
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    Can you explain how this meliorates excessively strong ejection?
     
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  9. Alex Clayton

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    Mine does not do that and the ones I have seen others shoot do not so first thing I would suspect is the recoil spring. If its worn it was defective from the start. Since it was used I would have to wonder if someone did not trim it when they had the rifle for some reason? One of the known after market places offer a cheap replacement spring for these:
    https://www.tandemkross.com/red-spring-recoil-spring-for-ruger-pc-carbine.html
    May be worth a try see if it changes the range of the brass
     
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    Sorry fired this one off before I had my first cup of coffee. I have an extractor, new recoil spring, and buffer to tame down the overall function of the gun. The extractor and spring have given me more consistent ejection pattern and the buffer helps with the slam at the end. Overall they have added up to a smooth shooter.
     
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    Gosh I sure hope someone didn't sell a PC Carbine with the weight missing from the bolt. Beyond that, and abnormally weak recoil spring would also increase the bolt velocity (spring has almost no input into the initial bolt velocity at the time bullet leaves the barrel; but spring is the only thing that reduces the velocity over the distance the bolt travels before the case hits the ejector).
     
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