Yeah, something has to be broke. Just was wondering if anyone else ever had the problem. I never did before.You have owned it for years but had not shot it for a while. I wonder if the firing pin is fouled by congealed lube, carbon, etc. They are simple guns, so it is a little difficult to imagine this sort of issue except that something is gummed up or fouled having sat for a ‘while.’ Thinking a little further about your post, you say you cannot engage the safety? If this is true something might be fouled or broken in the trigger.
I agree!!! However, it has a myriad of issues, and it is on its way back to Ruger.I keep it the way it is. Load a full magazine and slam it home for a true full auto experience!
just kidding. Sounds like like the firing pin is stuck in the forward position. I’ll bet you stored it with the pin in the fire position, like you dry fired it and didn’t cock it again. Don’t dry fire a .22.
It also seems it was stored dry of oils, in a not so ideal location. Never the less, Let Ruger correct it.