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Old February 27th, 2016, 06:04 PM   #16
 
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I like Hickok45's videos, but I like Jeff Quinn (gunblast) better.



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Old February 27th, 2016, 06:06 PM   #17
 
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If you want an absolutely superb grip sleeve check out tuff1.com. I have several and have one on my RAP. They work GREAT!
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If you want an absolutely superb grip sleeve check out tuff1.com. I have several and have one on my RAP. They work GREAT!
Thanks for that info. I was kinda wanting a grip sleave for it.
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Congrats. Is your knuckle bleeding lol. I hope ruger comes out with a .40s&w variant soon.
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Nope no blood. I can't for the life of me see or figure out how it could hit my thumb knuckle.
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Well would love to shoot one of the RAP 45 or 9 mm. Hopefully someone will have one this spring and summer at the range, If it shoots anything like my SR45 then I would consider the new RAP sometime, I am really hoping they come out with a compact style with the feel of the full size model. I have held the 9 mm and it didn't feel to bad in had but would have to play around with the back straps to find the right one.
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I called Talon, they are in process to producing grips for the RAP.

Yeah, and I've seen one of the knockoffs already offering their version on Amazon. That's fine, but what I'd prefer is some sort of replacement unit so I can just set the factory unit aside. I'm not a big fan of putting sticky stuff over the original.
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I like Hickok45's videos, but I like Jeff Quinn (gunblast) better.
Jeff puts out some great reviews +1
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Nope no blood. I can't for the life of me see or figure out how it could hit my thumb knuckle.
Same here.
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Nope no blood. I can't for the life of me see or figure out how it could hit my thumb knuckle.

I think I know how it happens. First, we are talking about your second thumb knuckle, not the most noticeable one. It's down at the base of your thumb where the webbing is at. At least for me that protrudes with the large grip installed on my RAP.

What happened in my case was that my hand tended to rotate on that large grip. So even though I'd start with that knuckle well out of the way, it would end up shifting back and to the right (I'm right handed) as I fired and end up against the back of the gun instead of off to the side. The knuckle is still lower than the slide for me, but I could see how with certain gripping styles or larger hands where that might lead to direct contact. The recoil causes the nose to raise and that puts pressure on whatever is directly behind the gun as it tilts back. In my case there was some soreness on that knuckle after shooting 60 rounds with the large grip. This issue is also probably affected by the relatively smooth grips the gun comes with. I suspect that the movement I experienced would be lessened if grip tape orTalon panels were in place.

I don't have any issues with the medium grip.

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I think I know how it happens. First, we are talking about your second thumb knuckle, not the most noticeable one. It's down at the base of your thumb where the webbing is at. At least for me that protrudes with the large grip installed on my RAP.

What happened in my case was that my hand tended to rotate on that large grip. So even though I'd start with that knuckle well out of the way, it would end up shifting back and to the right (I'm right handed) as I fired and end up against the back of the gun instead of off to the side. The knuckle is still lower than the slide for me, but I could see how with certain gripping styles or larger hands where that might lead to direct contact. The recoil causes the nose to raise and that puts pressure on whatever is directly behind the gun as it tilts back. In my case there was some soreness on that knuckle after shooting 60 rounds with the large grip. This issue is also probably affected by the relatively smooth grips the gun comes with. I suspect that the movement I experienced would be lessened if grip tape orTalon panels were in place.

I don't have any issues with the medium grip.
My glocks did the same thing,traded em for s/w
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THE RUGER AMERICAN PISTOL .45 AUTO
There is some good, bad, and ugly.
I will start with THE UGLY: The trigger with its mini trigger safety is ugly. Also, with my initial firing the trigger safety pin was walking out.
THE BAD: I called Ruger and they said send it in. I did, and received it back in less than a week. Man, I thought that was cool! When I opened the box I found the pin was in the same position (as when I sent it). I test fired anyway, and the pin started walking out more. I went back home and staked the pin myself, put 90 rounds through it. Looks like my stake job worked.
THE GOOD: With 143 rounds through the Ruger American Pistol .45 Auto, I find it to be more accurate than the Ruger American Pistol 9mm. There is an internal striker blocker. My hands are medium sized and all shooting was a pleasure! Some have said they experienced some thumb knuckle beating of a sort. I did not. My friend who shot it did not. He loves the gun and has a large hand.
CONCLUSION: Thus far I really like the pistol, both the 9mm and the .45 Auto. Try one, you might like it.
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Galloway Precision has Traction grips available, not sure how good they are compared to Talon. I have the talon grips on my SR40 and SR40c, they are very good, quality grips and do not peal off.

Traction Grip Overlays for Ruger American Pistols :: American Performance Parts :: Ruger? Performance :: Galloway Precision
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With almost 500rnds through my RAP .45 I have not had any issue to complain about. The gun has been flawless. Been using my handloalds, 230gr Bayou Bullet over 4.3gr of WST. Compared to my Glock 41 shooting the same load, the RAP has less felt recoil. I'm sure the diff in weight between the two is the reason. I am very pleased with this gun and will give it a run in IDPA, CDP division soon.
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Blackhawk does not make a holster for the RAP. However; Blackhawk Serpia Concealment Holster #31 for the Springfield XD Sub-Compact works with both the Ruger American Pistol calibers 9mm and .45 Auto, if you remove the plastic spring insert. Try your RAP in it before buying to see if it is to your liking. Personally, I am pleased with it. Although they call their holsters "concealment" I find them hard to conceal.
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