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Old October 24th, 2013, 04:39 AM   #1
 
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SR9c Guiderod Spring and Firing Pin

I have been seing on Amazon new guiderod springs that come in different lbs., and a stainless steel firing pin for the Ruger SR9c. Has anyone change the original parts for these new items and what size lb. guiderod spring would you recommend, or would it make any difference at all. I am new to shooting and was planning on the 2 year anniverssary of the purchase of the gun have it professionally cleaned by a gunsmith and perhaps replacing the guiderode sprin and the firing pin replaced with these new items. Does anyone have suggestions, or should I just keep what I have and only replace things when they are required. I do field strip and clean my gun everytime that I do shoot with it, is that enough maintenance.



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Old October 24th, 2013, 05:38 AM   #2
 
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Unless you are having a problem with the recoil spring assembly and firing pin there is no reason to change them. The various strengths of recoil springs are used for different power levels of ammo. These are most often used by the handloader to provide reliable operation with soft target loads or high power loadings. If you are using factory ammo there is no reason to second guess Ruger on the proper strength of spring needed. The firing pin should last a life time as is. The stainless firing pin might be a bit easier to clean but generally, that isn't necessary. I would think that you are able to complete strip and clean your pistol yourself. Youtube as several excellent videos that will take you through the process.
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Unless you are having a problem with the recoil spring assembly and firing pin there is no reason to change them. The various strengths of recoil springs are used for different power levels of ammo. These are most often used by the handloader to provide reliable operation with soft target loads or high power loadings. If you are using factory ammo there is no reason to second guess Ruger on the proper strength of spring needed. The firing pin should last a life time as is. The stainless firing pin might be a bit easier to clean but generally, that isn't necessary. I would think that you are able to complete strip and clean your pistol yourself. Youtube as several excellent videos that will take you through the process.
Good advice.
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Yes, I agree, keep your pistol clean. Do it after every time you go to the range.

I changed my guide rod to the stainless steel one Galloway Precision offers. I kept the factory spring rating of 16 #'s. Works like the factory but I prefer s/s over plastic. It works just fine and the s/s looks better than the black plastic. (see my avatar) Check out what they have to offer at Galloway Precision Also look at the reviews on You Tube.
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I changed out the original guide rod assembly in mine with the stainless one from Galloway Precision. Partly because I liked the look of it with the stainless slide. And also because my original one was binding up and difficult to replace after cleaning. Your firing pin "striker" is already stainless. There may be some part makers who are trying to sell something you don't need. You may have seen some polished striker indicators that are basically a cosmetic upgrade so you can see when the striker is cocked. As for cleaning there really is very little to learn that a layman can't do. Go to Ruger.com and click on the videos link then SR9c. There are a bunch of good videos there. The only thing you might not find there is disassembly and cleaning of the striker assembly. It is not difficult, there are good videos on Youtube. But if you are not comfortable doing it yourself it never hurts to get professional or experienced help.
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Yes, I agree, keep your pistol clean. Do it after every time you go to the range.

I changed my guide rod to the stainless steel one Galloway Precision offers. I kept the factory spring rating of 16 #'s. Works like the factory but I prefer s/s over plastic. It works just fine and the s/s looks better than the black plastic. (see my avatar) Check out what they have to offer at Galloway Precision Also look at the reviews on You Tube.
I removed my Galloway as the larger spring would NOT compress. Which made it extremely difficult to reassemble. It worked fine when I first got it.

Sent email to them and got a reply from Rick that said they all do that even the factory ones..I disagree with that so am going to send it back for replacement...
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I changed out the original guide rod assembly in mine with the stainless one from Galloway Precision. Partly because I liked the look of it with the stainless slide. And also because my original one was binding up and difficult to replace after cleaning. Your firing pin "striker" is already stainless. There may be some part makers who are trying to sell something you don't need. You may have seen some polished striker indicators that are basically a cosmetic upgrade so you can see when the striker is cocked. As for cleaning there really is very little to learn that a layman can't do. Go to Ruger.com and click on the videos link then SR9c. There are a bunch of good videos there. The only thing you might not find there is disassembly and cleaning of the striker assembly. It is not difficult, there are good videos on Youtube. But if you are not comfortable doing it yourself it never hurts to get professional or experienced help.

Same here.
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I agree with the previous posts.
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I removed my Galloway as the larger spring would NOT compress. Which made it extremely difficult to reassemble. It worked fine when I first got it.

Sent email to them and got a reply from Rick that said they all do that even the factory ones..I disagree with that so am going to send it back for replacement...
I have put about 150 rounds thru the SR9C since changing to the Galloway system and so far I have not noticed any changes.

How many rounds before you started having difficulty with the re-assembly?

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I have about 550 rounds through it. It started at about 400 and then I went to the Ruger set up.
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I have about 550 rounds through it. It started at about 400 and then I went to the Ruger set up.
I plan to get out in the next few weeks and run some more thru it to see if any issues pop up. Will update then.
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