David G: I can barely hear it also, at 100% volume.
Pheasant815: I need to get some, but I did not see it at my usual places. I think I have
a Cabela's run coming up . . . .maybe they will have some. I know @Hickok45
swears by it.
Pheasant815: Sorry you could not hear it. I am not sure why. If both your computer
master volume and the YT volume are both up. I can hear it when I play it.
I'll try and shoot another breakdown - clean - assemble video.
Pheasant815: Of all the pistols I have cleaned the SR22 is one of the most simple. Take
your time on it, and you will be less likely to get into trouble. The first
time I broke my 1911 down I had to stop and triple check what I was doing a
number of time. :) Enjoy the pistol, and thanks for watching!
Pheasant815: That sounds like a good routine that should serve you well.
alex: are you sure you should be getting all of that oil back in the firing pin
area? i am thinking of buying one of these. how has it been working out for
Pheasant815: I did not say "I can hear it when I blast the volume", but I suggested that
for you. I did not do this when recording or playing this video. I am sorry
this video is giving you trouble. Debbie, you could make your first video
showing how to do this correctly. I thank you for taking the time to write
out how to do it. My hundred plus other videos are doing fine, and this 11+
month old issue is no longer really a concern of mine. Thanks for your help.
Pheasant815: I have never though of using turpentine. I like to stick with gun care
supplies. Some use WD40 and other chemicals, but it just seems odd to not
use chemicals specifically made for a job. IMO
StarDust024: hey thanks for your time sir happy and safe shooting to you sir!
Pheasant815: I have not had this problem, and I have used numerous types of ammo. I am
not a professional gunsmith; however, polishing the ramp may help. What
ammo are you using?
Ivan Alexander: Why is it not good to leave little pieces of cotton in the gun? Can that be
harmful to the gun? Will that make it explode?
dibiasi777: Great video. I just got this gun. This will help!
Pheasant815: That is odd! The slide is softer metal (aluminium) and really does not have
rough contact. Does it make any odd sounds when racking the slide?
Wabbit1961: I clean my mags every time I use the gun also. Lots of residue on the upper
feed ramp. I remove the floor plates and clean the springs and replace
them. Once you remove the floor plate you can get a brush or nylon barrel
cleaner or mop inside the mags. I use Q-Tips to lightly oil the inside of
the mags also. Bore snakes are ok but I prefer patches. I use a .17 caliber
brass bore brush and put a patch on the top and push it through with
solvent, then with oil. Spray bore foam is also very good.
Pheasant815: I tried the Springfield Armory XD(s) at my range's open house and loved it.
Might be a good CCW option. It currently only comes it the .45 acp caliber,
but in the months ahead you may see smaller calibers (if you'd rather a bit
Debbie Wilson: I think that's the problem. Before you upload, do *NOT* blast your speaker
audio and say "gee, I can hear it just fine." Instead, (if available) set
your audio correctly when taping... and set your computer volume correctly
when playing it back. After uploading (after it's too late) you can still
try to play the audio from YouTube. But again, NOT with your speaker volume
set to 100%-200%. Try it at 50% and it should be at a normal hearing level.
(This video definitely isn't.)
g234z: i agree with Debbie i have my volume all the way up and still cant hear
Pheasant815: It can "gum it up". Especially in the slide grooves or in the trigger
assembly it can problematic. I don't know about "explode", but it is
counterproductive to the whole cleaning process removing foreign matter and
cormitch: I've fired about 1200 rounds through mine without a deep cleaning. Only
problems I've had are with some FTFs from the magazine. Not sure if it's
the ammunition or the magazine or what. Anyways, thanks for the video. I'll
be cleaning it this afternoon (first time cleaning my first gun, what a
monumental occasion, ha).
Pheasant815: There is a new video of this pistol being fired.
Pheasant815: I really like it. I know a few others who have had problems, but mine runs
very well. I do clean my handguns more often and more thoroughly than
typical - that may help. It is a stress relief, so I'll clean them when I
get home and before I go out.
erxmsm: Nice job. Gotta get me a bore snake now.
StarDust024: thanks for the reply........it only happens when i do a slow assisted
release of the slide..if i do a quick release...its fine...it almost seems
like its really dirty not mechanical..im guessing it might be from the
solvent from the factory.....again it has only been "Factory" tested ie 1
shot.....i guess i should do a light cleaning and oil it and go from
there..? thanks for your time...
Pheasant815: Cleaning your magazines should help. If you use the rounds that have a
"waxy" coating it will really help.
dibiasi777: Mine has taken a turn. Now since I joined a range I am shooting it all the
time. MANY failure to feeds. I have 3 clips. At least one failure per clip.
I plan on sending it back to Ruger for repair. 3 different types of ammo.
Pheasant815: To borrow a line from another fellow, "Your mileage may vary". I am curious
on what the round count has to do with the breakdown lever. I do realize
the part does not have infinite use; however, number of rounds is not a
good meter for the part. If a reviewer had said rather after breaking it
down to clean after 50 outings then I would follow that, because the
opening and closing it would wear on it. I would consider the source AND
logic of what you have read/watched.
Twisted86: Yeah SR22 just died for me, what killed the deal is the plastic breakdown
lever breaking within 5000 rounds. Great little gun but till they replace
that take down with a steel version its just not trusting. Some reviews it
breaks within 50 rounds...another its 2000, the best was 5000 rounds but it
still breaks. Appreciate your reply btw :)
Debbie Wilson: I doubt you will ever find a steel version of the takedown level. It's
MEANT to be plastic/rubber to absorb some of the slide blowback force. If
you want a totally unbreakable one, you won't get it from Ruger,
unfortunately. But TwinTech has them for $20 at twinTechTactical (dot)
Will Stephens: good vid man, I have developed small scratches on the top of the exposed
area on the barrel when the slide it closed. I have made sure everything is
clean and no debris could cause the scratching on the stainless finish. Any
jcejac: Pretty sweet vid. Thnx for posting... I can clean mine with confidence
Pheasant815: I have an Otis kit. It works well. I like pulling hard crud out with it.
That said . . . if there is harder material (harder than the barrel's
steel) on the bore snake than when resistance occurs by pulling it through
would it not go into the snake (soft materiel) over the hard steel of the
barrel? I would agree with hard shavings getting stuck on a guide rod and
pushing into the barrel. I always wipe my rods clean to prevent this issue.
Pheasant815: I buy mostly the bulk federal ammo from Cabela's when it goes on sale. I
have not have a problem with it. I stay away from the cheap Remington .22
ammo with any .22, and thus have not tried it with the SR22.
Pheasant815: No problem. I have found YT videos of people disassembling and cleaning
their pistols so helpful to me when I am considering a purchase. If a
pistol is a chore to work with it better have a huge payout somewhere else.
The SR22 is a breeze to breakdown and clean, AND a ton of fun to shoot.
Thanks again @jcejac !
oskinoify: I just purchased a sr22 today and I am noticing that when I load one in the
chamber, the barrel is shaving the bullet where its hits the entry point of
the barrel. Has your SR22 ever done this? I tempted to polish the feed ramp
to help with this problem.
Pheasant815: OH! Yes clean it. I would urge you to always clean any pistol or rifle
prior to firing! All the factory and transit garbage that gets in a gun is
awful. I would give it a good cleaning and that might well "solvent" the
problem. :) Wow that was a bad joke - I better go to bed now. I hope after
a cleaning and lube it is set to sail for you sir!
Pheasant815: This video has been watched 11,958 times, and you are the first to note no
audio. I just watched it and it does have audio with it. It is a bit lower
than my other videos, but there. Maybe try again being sure to turn up the
volume a bit. It could be that there was just a glitch during the time you
played it. Thanks for trying to watch it!
StarDust024: quick question for u Pheasant815 or anyone else...I got my sr22 last week
new.....took it apart..which i have seen a few videos on ppl doing
it....when i put it back together it seems to stick a bit when i release
(the slide) it from a locked postion... again brand new..does it need just
a bit of oil before i goto the range....? thanks for your time....
Twisted86: How does it handle cheap ammo, any jam issues? If you had a option between
a Ruger Mark 2/3 or SR22 what would be your choice? I like the Mark series
as its proven reliable BUT I like the look of the SR22 as I MIGHT get my
CCW once I feel confident in my ability.
Pheasant815: This pistol is great for new shooter and for people who like to shoot
inexpensive .22 rounds.
Pheasant815: As for the CCW plans . . . I just saw a holster for the SR22 on page 36 of
September 2012 issue of Guns Magazine. It is made by Zack Davis and looks
like it has a nice high back to keep it off your skin. The weight of this
pistol would be a breeze to carry, and ANY pistol carried is better than
none (what we get to carry in Illinois).
DON C.: Good cleaning video.I got 5000 RNDS on mine i think it's shooting better as
time goes.Have a safe-weekend.
Clayton Barrett: I had the same thing happen on my SR22, I just got a piece of 800 grit
automotive sandpaper , made a flat block out of it, put a dab of Hoppes 9
on the paper and rubbed on the flat 3 sided area at back of barrel to get
rough scratches out. Eventually it smooth down into a better tolerance and
doesn't scratch anymore.
Pheasant815: They are the best for .22s and shotguns, especially.
Pheasant815: I have a shorter version of the breakdown of this pistol. You might have
better luck with it. Thanks for watching.
Pheasant815: This little pistol is still shooting great and running smooth. I do clean
it after each outing and I believe that to be vital for good care.
monsterchow: Finally found a cleaning video!!! Thank you sir; you have confirmed that a
bore snake is the way to go on this cleaning job. I've blasted at least 2k
of various bulk ammo down range and still rock n and a rolling. Thanks for
your time on this cleaning video. Another perspective is always nice!
Pheasant815: Thanks brother!
Pheasant815: I am not 100% sure what is happening. It COULD be it is over oiled, under
oiled, not pieced together quite right, or a myriad of things. I would
consult the manual. That being said, my SR22 (like all others) has a point
in its forward movement of the slide where (if your holding the slide) you
"feel it catch" a bit, and that is normal. Remember to let the slide "sling
shot" forward. IF it "stick" when you just let it go then you may have a
issue. Do you have a video of this "sticking"?
Pheasant815: It has been working great. I have had not problems at all with the firearm,
and this is likely due to doing "field strip" cleanings like this even
between back-to-back range days along with deep cleaning. This is my only
firearm I do not break it all the way down into just internal parts, but
that would void the warranty and looks overly complex to do. Thanks for
watching! I think you'll like the pistol.
Pheasant815: This is one fun little pistol.