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Question about the Ruger PC9?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by McDankens, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. McDankens

    McDankens Vancouver New Member

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    My grandparents picked up a PC9 for me on Saturday and I received it from them yesterday. It's a cool looking rifle but unfortunately the slide is stuck open, leaving the chamber exposed. From what I have read I'm pretty sure it has a last shot hold open safety feature, but I can't rack the slide closed even when there is no magazine in the rifle.

    Is this is an issue anyone else has encountered or something that can easily be fixed? I was hoping to take the rifle out today for some plinking since I have the day off but it's looking like that will have to wait.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    EDIT: Never mind, didn't realize I had to pull on the bolt while pressing the slide release. I'll try and delete this thread.
     
  2. I-Shoot

    I-Shoot Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I have a PC4, its a fun little rifle. I've never owned a 10/22, but I've heard these referred to as a "10/22 on steroids".

    I don't believe that you should need to pull back on the bolt to get the slide release button to function, although it might make it easier. I have found that to fully clean these Rugers, it takes a bit of work/time (its been a while since I've done it, but as I recall you have to remove the receiver from the stock in order to remove the bolt).

    My point is, if your rifle is used, the previous owner may not have done a full detail cleaning. You might want to fully strip it down, and clean and lightly oil it before you take it out to shoot it. I've had more than one used gun I've bought have feeding problems when I bought it, which were solved by a thorough cleaning.
     
  3. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Don't delete the thread. Post a photo of the PC9 instead.
     
  4. McDankens

    McDankens Vancouver New Member

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    Thanks for the replies! I took it out plinking yesterday and I have to say it is a lot of fun to shoot. I was mistaken on getting the slide release to work (you don't have to pull back on the bolt while pressing the slide release). I will definitely keep the tips on cleaning it in mind, I-Shoot, I'm probably stopping by my grandparents sometime this week to clean my rifle with my grandpa (and to let him know how it shoots, of course lol). They purchased it from an LEO who recently retired and mainly used it as a trunk gun, he said there wasn't too many rounds through it.

    PDXSparky: I'll post pics as soon as I get a better camera, the camera on my phone wouldn't give the rifle justice.
     
  5. DingDongMF

    DingDongMF Beaverton Member

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    One thing to remember when you put it back together is to pull the bolt back when you pivot the receiver back into the stock. If you don't, you will find that the bolt cannot be pulled to the rear and you'll have to take it back apart again to do it right.
    Ask me how I know.:)