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Sp-101 already on its way back from Ruger and I’m suspicious

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Jason_W, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. Rule3

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    Yep, lets all speculate as to what may or may not have happened???:uhoh:
    Then it will end up like the original thread on this issue.
     
  2. crestoncowboy

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    My experience with Smith and Wesson has been to get no explanation of work performed, or a vague 2 word letter and no one at the company who can get an answer either. Im not complaining since the guns were fixed. But I wouldn't hold my breath expecting a technical letter stating the problem and what the fix was. Just my experience with 3 or 4 different companies is that they arent quick to divulge what went wrong with their product, I'm guessing they don't want a bunch of people saying "hey, mine had the same problem" and then being sued or forced to recall.
    Much like Sig and Remington with their "nope there was never an issue with our product going off when dropped or when the safety was removed" BUT we will offer a free UPGRADE just because we are nice guys.......

    No idea about Ruger but good luck
     
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  3. adcoch1

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    Ruger gave me a letter explaining all of the little thing they did to my 7.5" redhawk 44 I sent them. And the turn around time for an almost complete rebuild was very quick. I wouldn't worry until it is in your hands about weather or not it's OK. Just be glad it isn't 4 months without a word!
     
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  4. sgt127

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    I’ll bet a guy sitting at the bench can assemble a complete SP-101 in about 15-20 minutes.
     
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  5. Jonesy814

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    No way to know when the tech started on the gun vs when the email was sent
     
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  6. 460Shooter

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    That too.
     
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  7. LUCKYDAWG13

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    The cylinder on my SP101 would lock up after a Box of rounds to I took it up part installed Wolf Springs Gave it a cleaning My problem went away Best I could figure is Maybe there was a metal Burr Or shaving that bound everything up Ruger is 1st rate they will fix it I have sent a pistol back to them in the past Had a new barrel put on Reblued Edit back in my hands in 10 days
     
  8. P5 Guy

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    And that is one of the slower assemblers.
     
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  9. stchman

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    I recently bought a lightly used GP100 Match Champion and noticed the cylinders are tight with fired casings. They eject, but it takes a little bit of force on the ejection rod to get the cases out. I attribute it to it being a Match Champion and it having a little tighter tolerances. The revolver shoots great and it really accurate.
     
  10. NorthBorder

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    I bought a used GP100 that had the same issue. After the first cylinder full I had to tap the ejection rod rather firmly to eject the cases. After som trial and error polishing using a 40 cal brush, a piece of cloth with mother's mag and a drill I finally got it to where it will shoot 4 or 5 cylinders before being difficult to eject the spent cases. This GP is a blued version with fixed sights.
     
  11. stchman

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    I took a .45 caliber bore brush and thoroughly scrubbed the cylinders out. I figure the gun will wear in so that means I have to shoot it more!!!!
     
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  12. LUCKYDAWG13

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    If your cylinder is under sized i doubt that a brass brush is going to help you out nether with just shooting it just my 2 cents
     
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  13. stchman

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    True, but there could have been some crud in the cylinders that didn't get cleaned out before. The ejection of the brass after shooting isn't bad, they just don't fall out like a lot of other revolvers.
     
  14. LUCKYDAWG13

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    Yes could have a crud ring in the cylinder from 38 Special ammo being used
     
  15. stchman

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    Yes, which the person I bought the revolver from said that they shot a couple of boxes through it.
     
  16. Buckeye63

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    I like Ruger .. I have a Security Six 357
    LCR357 , P95 , 10/22 compact and a Ruger American Ranch carbine in 7.62x39

    I have owned several Blackhawks , Redhawks , Super Blackhawks , GP100's and several SP101's
    The last GP100 and the last 3 SP101's
    That I have owned have been unacceptable .. Canted barrels ,
    Cly crane / frame fit and bad machine marks ...
    Just zero Quality Control
    Ruger are not the only gun company that are lacking in that dept

    But I still like Ruger ... But I will not own another SP101 ( until I buy one)
    Never say never !!! ;-)

    OP I hope everything works out for you
     
  17. LaneP

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    I generally find I have to deal with minor fitting issues with new Rugers, but to date I've never had to return one for service. Rugers are a tremendous value for the buck and some of the most durable guns I've ever owned.

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    It's rare to find someone who owned a Security Six and doesn't like Rugers.
     
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    Is that a 9mm SR-1911 CMD there LaneP and a 454 SRH?
     
  20. stonebuster

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    Did you get it back and check it out yet?
     
  21. Jason_W

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    It’s a bit of a frustrating situation. Ups requires a signature for the package (which is good), but both my wife and I work, so we’ve missed the delivery two days in a row.

    I’d pick it up at the local hub, but they don’t have Saturday hours and there’s no way I’d make it before they close after I finish work.
     
  22. AK103K

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    UPS allows for you to change where its delivered. They can leave it with a neighbor or relative. Maybe even a UPS store if youre not comfortable with the others. If you run the tracking number, there is usually a link to do just that.
     
  23. tbob38

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    I had one, least dependable gun I ever had. It would lock up periodically for no reason.
     
  24. Pat Riot
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    Man, that’s frustrating. Interesting that Ruger is returning your gun UPS. I just sent 2 Vaqueros back to them for a good going through (nothing really wrong but hammer and trigger action has become really mushy) With thousands of rounds through them I wanted a factory tech to look them over.
    Anyway, they insisted I use FedEx to send them in. FedEx insists that “dangerous items” get dropped off at a “Service Center” (hub). What a PITA to find one close by that was easy to get to in rush hour traffic.

    I do hope that after all this your gun operates satisfactory for you.
     
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  25. stonebuster

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    Good luck. I was shocked when Fed Ex left mine outside my garage door when I wasn't home.:what:
     
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