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Ruger LC 9 Magzine drop issue

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by CoastRange57, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. CoastRange57

    CoastRange57 Western Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I bought a Ruger LC 9 about a year and a half ago. Nice shooting gun. Light weight. Kept it as a nightstand gun mostly. Needed to start carrying it daily as my wife wanted the Tarus TCP .380.

    I has bought a nice holster with a clip holder on it and started carrying it. I noticed that the magazine was coming loose. :paranoid: I thought that the holster might have been pressing on the release button. I took an exacto knife and did some modifications to the holster, so that the mag release was clearly in the clear. Thought that solved the problem.

    Then I noticed the mag was loose again. I took the pistol out, cleared the chamber load and put the mag back in. started twisting it around bit and doing this and that, and was able to clearly hear it release and pull it out. Did it about a dozen times. By grabbing one end of the mag and lightly twisting it, it releases. F***!!

    Now this clearly makes this gun unusable to me. I am a fairly active person, I work around my farm, I am on and off tractors and equipment, and this has happened enough that I need to do something. I cannot have a loose mag. I really like this gun, but this a huge deal killer to me.

    I am going to contact Ruger, but my experience has been that these manufacturers are fairly non responsive to this type of issue.

    Anybody else out there have one or heard of this problem ?
     
  2. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Tell them you want a stiffer mag release spring, that will take care of the prob.

    Yep I have seen it!
     
  3. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes the mag release gets a little rounded out, it's a pretty small mag release. I would make sure that the magazine release is moving in its full range of motion, it might have a little lint build up inside the where the u shaped spring is.
     
  4. CoastRange57

    CoastRange57 Western Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    My search gave me about a 1000 hits on the thing. The mag spring is mentioned several times. I tried going to Ruger website to send them an e mail, but all their published links to Customer Service and others have been hijacked to spam sites. A phone call to them tomorrow will be in order.

    Hopefully they can send me the spring and my son can install it, he is Marine Corp trained armorer. Unwanted mag releases suck.

    Thanks for the ideas.
     
  5. RK600

    RK600 SW WA Active Member

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    So if you go to this page: Ruger Contact You get spam warnings? Something is wrong with your antivirus, it's fine. I've opened up everything and there's no baddies to be found. Yes, they will give you a pop up window to fill out a contact form to file a complaint but there is no malware or redirection I can find.
     
  6. peetar

    peetar Kitsap County Active Member

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    I solved my problem by filing the catch hole on the magazine a little bit so that it made a more positive click when inserted. It's a bad design. Basically, I reamed out the hole the magazine catch fits into SLIGHTLY.
     
  7. FAST ED

    FAST ED Milwaukie OR. Member

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    The two times I had an issue with my rugers, gave them a call and They shipped me the part free. Once I had an issue with the ejector on a 10/22 Shipped it to AZ fixed it and they paid for everything.
     
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