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  • #36544
    Whirlibird
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    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.

    #36553
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    74
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    Whirly,
    Was the claw pulled off or did it break somewhere else?

    #36554
    Whirlibird
    Whirlibird
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    Extractor claw sheared off, MIM part.
    $5.00 part but everyone’s out, including Ruger.

    #36561
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    freedom
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    Wow a $5 part. Only 300 rounds, the gun is new! Are they making them with cheaper parts?

    #36562
    Whirlibird
    Whirlibird
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    Can’t get much cheaper than MIM.

    #36572
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    74
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    rnews

    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.

    #36581
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    freedom
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    Yes it is built cheap. This is not something you want happening in a SHTF time, $5 part.

    #36587
    Whirlibird
    Whirlibird
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    <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.

    #36591
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    74
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    I wouldn’t think a spring or the hook of an extractor are a good application for sintered metal. Apparently it’s not.

    #36615
    Whirlibird
    Whirlibird
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    You can’t make a spring with it, it will just break.

    #36780
    chester
    chester
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    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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