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Old February 26th, 2016, 04:32 PM   #1
 
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Ruger American .45acp

Had to share with everyone. purchased mine on Feb. 13. So far have 100rnds. down range at IDPA practice, I will shoot another 100 this weekend, shooting my handloads, 230gr Bayou Bullet over 3.7gr of CLAYS. I believe Ruger has produced another great product, I see no reason that Ruger will not come out with compact models at some time.For a striker pistol this has a very smooth trigger and crisp reset, maybe longer than some-others, but nothing that detracts from what this pistol was designed as. I am leaning towards the Safariland GLS for a holster, I am using a Glock, Lrg. SportCombat for now. In summary I am very pleased with the Ruger American Pistol.



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Old February 26th, 2016, 04:46 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum!

I'm glad to hear you're content with your new RAP!
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Welcome from new jersey. I still prefer the sr 435. but to each his own.
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We can agree, we both like .45
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I'm waiting for some Bayou 230's to arrive. My Ruger American 45 had cycling problems with Hornady XTP in 185, 200 and 230gr when oal was by the Hornady manual. It cycled AE 230 RN fine. I loaded some Hornady 230 RN to 1.265" oal and they cycled fine. What oal did you load those Bayou bullets to?
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Really fond of my RAP in 45 also. Great choice IMHO!
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Very happy with mine and no issues with a variety of 230g brands and reman. Am thinking about putting some grip tape on it while I wait for some alternate grips to hit the market.
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I'm waiting for some Bayou 230's to arrive. My Ruger American 45 had cycling problems with Hornady XTP in 185, 200 and 230gr when oal was by the Hornady manual. It cycled AE 230 RN fine. I loaded some Hornady 230 RN to 1.265" oal and they cycled fine. What oal did you load those Bayou bullets to?
1.255-1.260
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Very happy with mine and no issues with a variety of 230g brands and reman. Am thinking about putting some grip tape on it while I wait for some alternate grips to hit the market.
I called Talon, they are in process to producing grips for the RAP.
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Today I went back to the LGS where I purchased my RAP to pick up the 1 of 10,000, first production Cert.
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I called Talon, they are in process to producing grips for the RAP.
Are talon grips basically just grip tape?
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Are talon grips basically just grip tape?
They are, but they are designed to fit a specific gun. They have both a "skate board tape" type grip and a rubber type grip. I have the rubber type on my Glock's. Check out their web site.
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They are, but they are designed to fit a specific gun. They have both a "skate board tape" type grip and a rubber type grip. I have the rubber type on my Glock's. Check out their web site.
I did look at it and by the picts couldn't tell for sure if it was grips or stuff to stick on your grips. How well will that stick to the RAP grips with the aggressive grip?
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They stick very well. The Glock gen4 has an aggressive grip and there is no prob with adhesion, clean well before applying.
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Hickoc45 puts them on all his pistols, FWIW
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