Ruger SR9 - possible frame crack?

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    Question Ruger SR9 - possible frame crack?

    I posted this over on the Ruger forum and the general consensus is that it's just a casting flaw in the material. Any further input is greatly appreciated. I hadn't noticed it until yesterday, I have about 5 range trips with it and approx 600 rds through it. Thanks.


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    I tried to expand the pic and zoom in on it. Oddly straight for a crack across and down but the top corner does look like a crack. A little dye penetrant from the welding store would tell for sure. However, I don't know what dye would do to the finish- never tried it.
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    I would send it in to Ruger. Crack or flaw they should take care of it.
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    I saw a brand new GP100 launch its barrel downrange once. Whole frame came apart forward of the cylinder. visual examination showed a casting flaw that left very little material holding the whole thing together.

    Ruger's casting is usually very good. Usually.

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    It's true, even an excellent company like Ruger doesn't get absolutely every gun right. I'd send it back to them to be sure, better safe than sorry. Whatever it is, it clearly is not supposed to be there.

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    that looks like a crack.

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    if you go to a engine rebuilder thay can check it
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    Forward end under the slide? That doesn't appear to be any sort of a high-stress point, so it's most likely a casting flaw. Cracks usually appear in corners or seams. Either way, I'd have it checked out by Ruger.
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    I emailed the photo to Ruger, they replied within the hour. Here's the response:

    The area you speak of is not a crack in the frame. This is a parting line from the injection mold. It is where the sections of the mold come together. This in turn, transfers to the molded piece (frame). If you should have any other questions, feel free to give us a call.

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