A friend of mine bought a Ruger 9mm. He brought it over to my place to shoot as he knows little about guns. He had a 100 count box of ammo from Korea that he got with the pistol. I want to say it was named PTE ? something like that. We put all 100 rounds through it, and the gun jammed consistently. At least 12 times. Sometimes after the first shot, sometimes after 4 or so. I was stunned. I told him Ruger was a reputable name, and I would think almost certainly junk ammo.
Any of yinz have similar experiences with either a Ruger 9, or running junk ammo ?
I had the same problem with several new Rugers out of the box I noticed the spring in the clips were so tight they caused all sorts of problems starting out. Keep the clips full for a week or 2 in between shooting and I think you ll see the problem go away.
I am not a semi-pistol guy. He is not a gun guy period. So I'm sure there was no pre-cleaning out of the box prior to shooting. Neither he nor I know how to break down a semi in order to clean internally. So, if that's the case, how do you break it down to clean, and what do you use, solvent ?
Oh, and I'm not sure of the Model. All I know is a Ruger 9 straight from the box.
I would say first find out what model it is, check youtube for videos on how to break it down. Second give it a good cleaning. I tend to use Hoppes line of cleaning products. Third, get some decent ammo. If he is still having issues, I wouldn't hesitate to call Ruger. From what I have heard their Customer Service is top notch.