Ruger P95 Help!!

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    Ruger P95 Help!!

    I bought a Ruger P95 pistol. I have a question on how this should function. It is a de-cocker model. When I have an empty magazine inserted and pull back on the slide it stops as in the rear most position as it should. I then activate the slide release button to allow the slide to move into its normal position. My question is this: Shouldn't the hammer be in a cocked position at this time and ready to fire? Or, if you do not want to fire it at this time, you activate the safety to de-cock it? As it is now, when I release the slide, it moves forward and the hammer is down. Is this normal? I've always had a GLOCK and didn't have to worry about hammersat all! Any help is appreciated! Thanks in advance!

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    Assuming slide has gone all the way to rear then yes, hammer should cock and remain so - until either decocking or pulling trigger. I just confirmed that on mine, altho not expecting any different.

    I am wondering what could be causing this .......... whether decocker is acting on its own straight away as slide travels fwd or, something is amiss with hammer/sear set-up.

    If slide forward - can you manually cock hammer and it'll stay. Try that and we'll go from there.
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    With the gun in fire mode, the hammer will indeed cock and stay. In safe mode, it will not cock.

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    Ahhh - I forgot to ask of your specific model - I had assumed it was P95DC which is what I have but you mention a safety??

    I am not familiar with other P95 versions but the DC has no safety at all - just the decocker. So ''safe mode'' is in fact decocked. I could be missing something here for now.
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    This Ruger has a manual safety with a Red and White indicator.

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    Oh dear - well then I am running out of ideas because that is another model. I always want to think something like this can be just over looking something simple but - I cannot help much more as i have no gun here to relate this to.

    Does seem as tho there is something linked to the safety - if safety is off then I would have expected to see hammer remain cocked as slide closes. Not sure either re decocking on this one - I am imagining something like Bersa where safety lever decocks as you apply it.

    So - no help yet but hope someone here may have ideas. Please for ref purposes quote your exact model - you haven't as yet.
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    The decock is in the fire position; correct? I just tried my p89 and it will decock if the decock is is in the "safe" mode. As the slide goes forward the hammer drops. Although this I would think you have thought of. There is also an thing the decock hits on my p89 to deactivate the pistols firing mode; it is a little metal that is just under the decocker and is pressed doward "into" the grip when the decock is in the "safe" mode. I hope this helps or that some one else can look at their pistol and expalin it better than I just did!!!

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    The Rugers with a safety do what is being described. When putting the safety on, you're putting your levers into the decock position. Your gun is working just as it should.

    You don't get to carry "cocked and locked" because if you lock, it decocks.
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