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SR22 Question

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by RTR_RTR, Jan 27, 2013.

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  1. RTR_RTR

    RTR_RTR Member

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    I'm looking to buy an SR22, but before I do, I wanted to confirm something.

    I read that the earlier SR22's (marked on the slide near the muzzle "SR22 PISTOL", rather than just "SR22") had an issue with the steel slide stop gouging the aluminum slide. Does the change in marking from "SR22 PISTOL" to "SR22" coincide with the addition of the steel pin to the slide to prevent that gouging?

    TYIA!
     
  2. Pukindog12

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    I also am looking for a SR22 and have been wondering the same thing. I read it within a week ago but I'll be damned I can find the post I read it. :eek:
     
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    Expanding then - do some SR22's with the "PISTOL" marking have the steel slide pin, or do some lacking the "PISTOL" marking also lack the steel slide pin?
     
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    The issue was a plastic slide stop/take down lever cracking and breaking apart during use, launching the slide downrange under recoil.

    Newer ones are fine, however. My wife has several hundred rounds on her slide stop with no issues, no cracking, no wear whatsoever.

    But if it does bother you, there is an aftermarket slide stop: http://www.twintechtactical.com/Takedown-Lever.html
     
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    I have a SR22 with a test fire date of 10/16/12. I stopped counting after 3000 rounds and can see no signs of wear at all. This is a great little gun and is a pleasure to shoot.
     
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    I have over 5000 rounds through my "SR22 PISTOL" with no problems or unusual wear.
     
  9. RTR_RTR

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    Interesting, I hadn't heard about that one!

    What I was referring to was this

    http://forum.pafoa.org/pistols-41/168731-ruger-sr22-slide-damage-factory-modification.html

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    Slide stop catch pin shown there.

    Excuse me if any of my terminology wasn't technically correct.




    Thank you both for inputting with your experiences! I suppose it's something I'll just choose not to worry about unless it becomes an issue, given Ruger's customer service reputation

    Thank you all again!
     
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    I know exectly what youre talking about.

    I have the early version and I havnt had any gouging issue.

    It seems to me...... from my limited investigation...... that there were more problems with the 2nd gen pistols but that may be because there are a lot more of the 2nd gen pistols shipped.

    Anyhow... the reports seemed to have died down so there shouldnt be an issue on anything new unless you get the odd ball that escapes Ruger.

    BTW - I like mine. Zero failures of any king even using some really cheap stuff.
     
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    I would love to have one of these but don't want to pay gunbroker prices. Hopefully some will start hitting the shops.
     
  12. RTR_RTR

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    Thanks for the info danez - I'm going to change from avoiding those with the PISTOL marking (although I'm not big on the aesthetics of it regardless!)

    Ditto once - I'm looking daily hoping to find one in my price range, but haven't had any luck thus far (once FFL/taxes/shipping is figured in) unfortunately!
     
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    Just picked up a threaded barrel SR22 for 405 (350 before shipping and FFL fee). Was looking to keep it under 400 for a threaded barrel and around 350 for a regular version, so close enough for me!
     
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