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I'm about to be stationed in California, so when I bought my handgun I wanted to make sure it was loaded with all the superfluous safety features that California requires.

I chose the Ruger LC9. It comes with a 1911-style safety that theoretically keeps the slide from racking; however, with the safety engaged I can still rack the slide with no more effort than it takes normally.

The safety looks functional, it just disengages when the slide is pulled back as if it isn't getting positively engaged.

Personally, I never plan on relying on these safety features, but if I paid for a handgun, I demand that all systems function as engineered.

Is this something anybody else has experienced? Is this something Ruger will fix for me?

Thank you for responding with intelligent replies. This community is very informative and helpful.

 

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If it's not working as intended, then Ruger will warranty the repair.
I was wondering if it was intended to only stop the hammer, rather than keep the slide from coming back.

I don't know if I'm just misunderstanding the purpose of the safety.
 

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My understanding is that it is supposed to lock the slide.

The gun does need to be 'cocked' in order to engage the safety fully. If the safety is not fully engaged then the gun can fire when the trigger is pulled.
 

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Mine does not do that on my lc9 or sr9. It completely locks the slide up. There is only a mm of play with the slide wen the safety is engaged. Ruger will fix that for you.
 

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Different slide?

Looking at my LC9 (340-7xxxx, 2011), the angle on the notch goes 'down and forward'. It obviously was never intended to lock the slide.
Yours is different as its angle is 'down and toward the rear' - apparently to snag the safety and lock the slide.
I'll second getting Ruger to look at it. They will make it right and that's just one reason why I buy Ruger.
 

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Call or E-mail Ruger and ask the folks who made it.
 
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