Ruger SR40 Field Stripped and Cleaned. Ready for Review

“My brand new gun is jamming!” And not in a Bob Marley kinda way. Ask anyone who works at a gun range: they’ve heard that one before. As Wayne from American Firearms School attests, the lube used to protect a gun before it’s shipped from the factory is not the same gunk you need to keep it running smoothly. So Wayne field stripped and cleaned our recently received Ruger SR40 prior to its test and review (writing it now). Thank you Wayne.


  1. avatar Patrick Carrube says:

    I had the same problem with my LWRC M6A2. It jammed every 5th or 6th round. I knew it would, but I couldn't resist throwing some lead; after all, the gun store has its own range! Once cleaned of packing grease and very heavy gear oil, she has yet to have any type of jam, FTE, FTF, or FTL. On C&R rifles, I NEVER shoot them until they're cleaned, inspected (and measured occasionally), reassembled and relubed.

  2. avatar Rick Tyler says:

    Does it bother anyone else that when the fellow in the video pulls the trigger to release the slide for takedown his hand is directly in front of the muzzle?

  3. avatar clemmac says:

    Some folks just don’t understand or maybe refuse to understand, “ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction”, until it’s too late.

    Too bad that ignorance, as demonstrated in the video is a permanent record.

  4. avatar Daemonwulfe says:

    I just bought an SR40 today and am still new to handling firearms, but am wondering why he needed to discharge the weapon after unlocking the slide. The user manual shows that after the slide is locked back, you press the ejector down. While holding the slide the lock is disengaged and you can remove it from the body without pressing the trigger. Is pulling the trigger before removing the slide something that is done on other types of handguns or is there a specific reason why the trigger must be pulled before removing the slide?

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