February 14, 2015 at 5:09 pm #36544
Had a customer having issues the other day at the range, gun wasn’t extracting/ejecting.
Quick brush out and oiling didn’t clear up the issue.
Two different types of ammo and different shooter, still an issue.
Took it apart this AM, and lo and behold a broken extractor.
The gun was the daily carry gun of this customer, needless to say she’s not happy.
Less than 300 rounds through it, all fired within the last 2 months.
Good thing it broke in practice not in ‘real use’.
Get out and make sure yours work.February 14, 2015 at 6:42 pm #36553
Was the claw pulled off or did it break somewhere else?February 14, 2015 at 6:44 pm #36554
Extractor claw sheared off, MIM part.
$5.00 part but everyone’s out, including Ruger.February 14, 2015 at 9:36 pm #36561
Wow a $5 part. Only 300 rounds, the gun is new! Are they making them with cheaper parts?February 14, 2015 at 10:07 pm #36562
Can’t get much cheaper than MIM.February 15, 2015 at 1:40 am #36572
Well there is an obvious engineering or manufacturing flaw. Most of the time it takes several years for fatigue to show. This is a metallurgy issue.February 15, 2015 at 4:13 am #36581
Yes it is built cheap. This is not something you want happening in a SHTF time, $5 part.February 15, 2015 at 6:58 am #36587
<div class=”d4p-bbp-quote-title”>74 wrote:</div>Well there is an obvious engineering or manufacturing flaw. Most of the time it takes several years for fatigue to show. This is a metallurgy issue.
As far as some are concerned, the use of MIM is an engineering flaw.
It may last 5 rounds, it may last 50, 000 rounds, you just don’t know.
MIM is not the same as forged or barstock, or even a good casting.February 15, 2015 at 11:10 am #36591
I wouldn’t think a spring or the hook of an extractor are a good application for sintered metal. Apparently it’s not.February 15, 2015 at 7:36 pm #36615
You can’t make a spring with it, it will just break.February 18, 2015 at 8:30 pm #36780
Sound advice Whirlibird, “Get out and make sure yours work.” Extend this to all your gear particularly your EDC set up.
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