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: That sounds like it would fix it. MY XDs has an angle "hood" and I think that concept might have worked with the SR22, but I am a pretty good arm-chair gunsmith. :)
Thanks for sharing this advice/tip!
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.
Will Stephens: no odd sounds, no fail to feed or eject? I bought it new and have only put a couple 100 rounds through it. Might have to send it to Ruger if it gets worse. Thanks for your reply.
lyleinmb: Thanks. Use Otis flex rod not bore snake. No need to drag dirty snake thru bore each time. Use clean patch each pass.
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?
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 ideas?
Pheasant815: I have a shorter version of the breakdown of this pistol. You might have better luck with it. Thanks for watching.
William Fagan: Could hear you sometimes...other times not....thank you.
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.
David G: You forgot to clean the ammo clips!
David G: I can barely hear it also, at 100% volume.
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.
dibiasi777: Great video. I just got this gun. This will help!
Pheasant815: This pistol is great for new shooter and for people who like to shoot inexpensive .22 rounds.
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
richie bailey: Could you use turpentine for cleaning it?
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.
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.)
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.
g234z: i agree with Debbie i have my volume all the way up and still cant hear
Pheasant815: Cleaning your magazines should help. If you use the rounds that have a "waxy" coating it will really help.
StarDust024: sounds like something i need to do, having alot of FTF's 8-[
Pheasant815: I have been studying for concealed carry (when is fully arrives in IL). I have used the SR22 as a "stand in" for a SA XDs .45acp.
Pheasant815: That sounds like a good routine that should serve you well.
Pheasant815: Thanks for sharing this site and info!
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!
Debbie Wilson: I REALLY wanted to watch this video. Where is the audio? (Before uploading, you can check and boost the audio with some simple software.)
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) com/Takedown-Lever.html
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!
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: 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 less recoil).
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 :)
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).
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: Works like a dream. Thanks!
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: 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.
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 you?
Pheasant815: There is a new video of this pistol being fired.
Pheasant815: This is one fun little pistol.
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 carbon.
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?
lyleinmb: Thanks good video---but---wth do you drag that dirty snake full of crap over and over thru that nice new Ruger???? A SNAKE!!! Otis flex rod and a clean patch each pass. Please use a cleaner brush. You clean and oil just like me. Hoppies not Hopps. thanks lyle
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 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?
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: 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.
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