The gremlins have united against me.... second gun on its way for repair

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    So i went shooting sat, and my beloved Ruger SR40C apparently was unhappy with me and felt it necessary to act up. When firing, the slide locks back after the last round is fired as it should... however, when a fresh mag is inserted, the slide releases as soon as it is in the gun, chambering a round, but not resetting the trigger. This happened with every mag change over the course of an hour. I called ruger and they said that was not good, so shipping labels have been emailed to me and it will go out thursday first thing.

    First my Shield cracks a slide, and now this? I am down to one gun and I dont like it.
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    The slide going forward wouldn't concern me (my Glock will do that with a hard insertion) but the trigger not resetting is a definite concern. Glad Ruger is making it good.
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    Looks like Ruger CS is a step or two above S&W.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taurahe View Post
    So i went shooting sat, and my beloved Ruger SR40C apparently was unhappy with me and felt it necessary to act up. When firing, the slide locks back after the last round is fired as it should... however, when a fresh mag is inserted, the slide releases as soon as it is in the gun, chambering a round, but not resetting the trigger. This happened with every mag change over the course of an hour. I called ruger and they said that was not good, so shipping labels have been emailed to me and it will go out thursday first thing.

    First my Shield cracks a slide, and now this? I am down to one gun and I dont like it.
    Hopefully your 'one gun' isn't an XDs.

    I've had 3 guns recalled, two that needed to have factory defects fixed, and one that would have been recalled if I still owned it. That's a total of six.

    The Ruger LCP was recalled. The S&W manufactured Walther PPK/S was recalled. The most recent is my XDs. I had two others that needed factory defects fixed: A Ruger Single Six Stainless Hunter that needed a new barrel and two new cylinders, and a Taurus PT1911 that needed a new barrel. Had I kept it, my Shield would have been in the latest recall.

    That's a remarkably large percentage of the handguns I've owned.

    When I was growing up, my dad had quite a few guns. The only one that broke was the war surplus 1911. He wore out his Colt .22 Police Positive and sent it to Colt to be reconditioned. I wore out my Colt New Frontier .22 single action and had to send it in for reconditioning. But that was it. Back then, guns just worked. Now, not so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tundra5.7 View Post
    Looks like Ruger CS is a step or two above S&W.
    I wouldn't say that. Had to send my LEO trade-in 3rd gen in on my nickel as I wasn't the original owner, but the repairs were No Charge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    I wouldn't say that. Had to send my LEO trade-in 3rd gen in on my nickel as I wasn't the original owner, but the repairs were No Charge.
    I wouold, I have had to call SW CS three times and STILL dont have shipping labels....... I got the labels from ruger 20 min after i called them.... 1 week vs. 20 min.... ill let you decide
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    Sorry to hear that. Hope your last gun isn't a Hi-point!
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    3 is 2
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    Never heard of 3 is 1.

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    Taurahe, send those gremlins to me. We deep fry them here.
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    They make these things called 'Revolvers'.
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    I've been waiting for someone to say this - and I guess I have to be the one:

    "Have you considered buying a Glock?"
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    You been drinking with Rollo or something?

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    Yup, I heard Glock finally has all of the Gen 4 issues ironed out, and got their shoddy MIM extractor and striker problems taken care of.


    Whoops, spoke too soon.



    Cheap shots aside, new Gen 3 and 4s have an awful lot of problems related to cohen-esque cost cutting measures. A quick trip over to Glock Talk will show you plenty of horror stories about current manufacture Glocks. They just aren't the guns they were churning out 10 years ago, despite what rabid Glockfans would have you believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by synx View Post
    Cheap shots aside, new Gen 3 and 4s have an awful lot of problems related to cohen-esque cost cutting measures. A quick trip over to Glock Talk will show you plenty of horror stories about current manufacture Glocks. They just aren't the guns they were churning out 10 years ago, despite what rabid Glockfans would have you believe.
    SORRY - I keep forgetting that just because all of our Glocks are older models, the new ones have been subject to the cost cutting crap that other brands have suffered from. Next time I'll let someone else promote the new ones - if they want to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by synx View Post
    Yup, I heard Glock finally has all of the Gen 4 issues ironed out, and got their shoddy MIM extractor and striker problems taken care of.


    Whoops, spoke too soon.



    Cheap shots aside, new Gen 3 and 4s have an awful lot of problems related to cohen-esque cost cutting measures. A quick trip over to Glock Talk will show you plenty of horror stories about current manufacture Glocks. They just aren't the guns they were churning out 10 years ago, despite what rabid Glockfans would have you believe.

    I know this is getting off topic but I have been happy with my Gen 4's. They have performed just like my earlier models thus far. I know there have been reports of Glock malfunctions but I have to wonder what the percentage is? What is the percentage compared to S&W, Sig, Beretta or others?

    Back to the OP. I hope it works out for you and S&W fixes the Shield. I had something similar happen to me with a duty pistol from Beretta several years back. The slide developed a crack during initial qualification at the range. Fortunately I noticed it before it cracked completely across. I had a new Beretta pistol in my hands before the end of the week.
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