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Postby GregVa » Sat, 04 Feb 2017 14:38:53

So I took my Ruger SR9C to the range and went through about 150 rounds. I was using Herter's 9mm 115 gr ammo and had several FF issues. I normally dont have this problem and shoot what ever I can get on a deal, but I dont think I will buy Herters again. Has anyone else had this problem? It was the brass cased FMJs, I think I ordered it from cabelas. Normally my Ruger SR9c has no problems.


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Re: 9mms

Postby Reverenddel » Sat, 04 Feb 2017 15:43:08

Failure to feed sometimes comes not from the gun, but the ammo. If all other ammo is feeding fine, I would suspect light powder loads, or something of this nature.

I know that the aluminum cases are HORRIBLE at accuracy, and only good for plinking, and breaking in a gun. These rounds might end up in that boat as well.


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Re: 9mms

Postby GregVa » Sat, 04 Feb 2017 16:49:46

Thanks.. I have not had that many FF with this gun, so maybe its the ammo. I have not kept good notes on what works well, maybe I will start to do that.


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Re: 9mms

Postby SHMIV » Sat, 04 Feb 2017 21:29:54

Keep us updated on your notes, Greg, if you don't mind. My stepson carries a 9mm, and my son is looking into one, as well. So, I have a bit of an interest in your findings.

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Re: 9mms

Postby GregVa » Sun, 05 Feb 2017 09:32:45

Sure will do. I have had the ruger sr9c for about 2 years and over all its a pretty good carry gun. I like the 17 round magazine option it has also. I will post back next time I go to the range.

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Re: 9mms

Postby Newgunguy » Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:38:37

Did you guy that SR9c used or new, I bought mine new and had some issues with different types of ammo but I then polished up the feed ramp and right inside the chamber. I didn't use anything corse that would damage the head soace, but just to clean it up and making it nice and whiney. Now I have no problems with any of the new steel cases stuff and even some of that polymer jacketed stuff. Plus at only 150 rounds that gun isn't even close to being broken in, though I did have some issues with some Garters .223 in my Stag model three, I still like the cheap ammo.

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Re: 9mms

Postby GregVa » Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:42:09

I purchased it new and have not had many problems. Your polishing sounds like a good idea I might try it.

I did put 100 rounds of blazzer 9mm through it last weekend with no issues so that makes me feel better.

Hope to test out some hp rounds and some cheap tulammo to see how that goes. I will post back with a update on that.

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Re: 9mms

Postby Snakester » Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:53:22

9mm............My favorite FLAVOR !!! I shoot it all. The cheaper the better . I shoot Brass , Steel and Aluminum cased bullets. I've never had any issues with feeding or ejecting. My Rock Island will eat anything , never any problems. My Taurus 92 does great as long as it is well oiled and cleaned. As with all my Semi Auto Pistols , I have disassembled and cleaned and use 800 to 1200 grit sand paper to smooth all the moving parts . I like to really polish the trigger assembly and the slide tracks. It never hurts to smooth and oil the Mags. too. :pistol: :pistol: :pistol:


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Re: 9mms

Postby Jon » Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:44:11

My 9's almost exclusively get Tula as of lately, mainly because it's the most accurate for me out of everything I've tried.

Never any problems with function.


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Re: 9mms

Postby jdonovan » Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:07:56

I'm ASS-uming FF is failure to feed, not failure to fire.

There can be numerous reasons for failure to feed.

Ammo can be low on energy for the springs that are in the gun causing short cycling. Also how the gun is held is a factor here too. if the gun spends energy twisting in your grip, it can't put that energy into moving the slide.
the bullet nose shape might not ride up the feed ramp smoothly
a magazine could have bent/misaligned lips that don't present the cartridge at the right position/angle.

You will need to do a bit of note keeping to try and zero in on when/how the failures occur.

Also as guns get some shots through them the movement of parts causes some polishing, and you may discover in a 1000 rounds from now what once didn't work now does.


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Re: 9mms

Postby GregVa » Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:09:45

Your right, I meant Failure to Fire.

It might have been me with a bad grip, I wont rule it out. It did not happen the last time so who knows. Just got my tulamo so hope to try it out and see how it goes. :pistol:


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Re: 9mms

Postby GregVa » Sun, 03 Dec 2017 18:46:52

To add to the reviews .. I just put 100 rounds of cheap Tulammo with no problems. The cheap steel cased stuff. I have heard bad things about it, but had no problems this time out. :pistol:


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Re: 9mms

Postby Snakester » Sun, 03 Dec 2017 19:43:25

I shot about 250 rds. of Tula in my Scorpion today. Some of it was a little rusty ...I have had it for awhile. The only issues I have ever had is all the Tula is VERY dirty. It all seems to shoot fine and is quite accurate.


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Re: 9mms

Postby Swampman » Mon, 04 Dec 2017 11:45:10

Failure to fire would cause me to ditch that ammo pronto. I am using Blazer 115 gr FMJ brass in my 9mm M&P Shield with nary a problem.
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