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Old October 19th, 2016, 01:57 PM   #16
 
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I also wanted a Fiber Optic front sight for mine and found one that I'd taken off an SR1911 and it worked fine. I'm no sure of the height though so might want to measure.



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Shot around 200 rounds split between the compact and full size. No jams with 9bple or 9bp. Compact failed to extract aluminum case three times in about 100 rounds. Not too worried about it. Didn't clean prior to shooting. Right out of the box and got after it. Like both of them better than Glocks. Shoots right to the middle dot. Just cover POA with middle dot and squeeze.
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I am going to shoot my full size and compact 9mm tomorrow. Will report back.
Thanks! looking forward to your report
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Every time I read about this pistol or see one.....I get a fever and start itching and foaming at the mouth. Guess I better tell my wife about the only known cure for this strange ailment. Don't know if medicare will cover the cost though.
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I've tried the full size and loved it! I'm debating between the full size and compact. Do you notice much difference in the way the compact performs compared to the full size?
Sorry, just read your previous post. What about recoil on the compact?

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Now that I have him hooked, I'm going to loosen the drag and play him. I'm inviting him to my garage for a chance to reload a box of ammo of his choice on my Lee Classic Turret Press. He allowed my to collect his brass, and it's already cleaned. I have some Nosler Sporting 124 grain JHP's, and some Titegroup, and CCI small pistol primers. My goal is for him to leave my garage with a box that he reloaded. Do you think I'm pushing him to hard? I was taught to respect my elders, and the Marine Corps enforced that. Not that he's that much older. Let's see how far this thread goes. I do enjoy passing on what I've learned. It might be a good skill to have after January........Paul.


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I love my full size RAP in 9mm. The trigger is great and it just feels good in my hands, a lot better than the Glocks. I am would like to get my hands on a compact model to see how it its.
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I've tried the full size and loved it! I'm debating between the full size and compact. Do you notice much difference in the way the compact performs compared to the full size?
Sorry, just read your previous post. What about recoil on the compact?
I love both. For a sidearm or home defense, the duty sized would be my choice. It's more comfortable to hold and shoot. For carrying concealed, the compact is a lot easier simply due to its reduced size. I love the takedown on these weapons, even removing the fire control assembly and the striker. They are so easy to clean. I should note that there are two recoil springs on the compact vs one on the duty and racking the slide on the duty is noticeably easier than on the compact. While it's obviously part of the reason the compact handles recoil well, it may be a consideration for some folks who might find the compact a bit more difficult.

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Please let me know your thoughts on the trigger on this pistol. I have a pretty bad case of I want its. If you think the trigger is not all that , are there aftermarket parts that help? thanks in advance,
I am not sure how they are now but when they came out my local gun shop had them and one for a free trial shoot. It looked great but had a very long trigger reset. I could live with that since my P-Series had the similar but what I didn't like and what kept me from getting it was the very many parts in the fire control mechanism. Too many parts and very small parts. Very complex !
I like my guns simple with very few parts and easy to detail strip and reassemble. This is why I did not get the American pistol.
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I have the full size since it came out. Me and my son have put over a thousand rounds through it. The first day I took to the range I put 600 through it. No problems at all. I used blazer brass and federal. More of the blazer than federal. When I seen that Ruger was making the compact version I was really excited about that. So I bought it. I think the compact is amazing. The trigger seems to be slightly easier to pull than my full size. I will let you guys know after I put about 500+ rounds through the compact.
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I am not sure how they are now but when they came out my local gun shop had them and one for a free trial shoot. It looked great but had a very long trigger reset. I could live with that since my P-Series had the similar but what I didn't like and what kept me from getting it was the very many parts in the fire control mechanism. Too many parts and very small parts. Very complex !
I like my guns simple with very few parts and easy to detail strip and reassemble. This is why I did not get the American pistol.
Well, what did you get?
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Sorry guys...first post here.
I will post up in the "New Members" page ASAP but I had to reply to this.....
Just put a few down range with my brand new American 9mm.
All I can say is, I LOVE it.
Only fault of being off target with this thing, is on the shooter.
Don't hesitate to get one ASAP!
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Now that I have him hooked, I'm going to loosen the drag and play him. I'm inviting him to my garage for a chance to reload a box of ammo of his choice on my Lee Classic Turret Press. He allowed my to collect his brass, and it's already cleaned. I have some Nosler Sporting 124 grain JHP's, and some Titegroup, and CCI small pistol primers. My goal is for him to leave my garage with a box that he reloaded. Do you think I'm pushing him to hard? I was taught to respect my elders, and the Marine Corps enforced that. Not that he's that much older. Let's see how far this thread goes. I do enjoy passing on what I've learned. It might be a good skill to have after January........Paul.
Please look at my PM's of today, hope when you are still recovering you might do some reloading and invite me over (I have about 15# of once fired brass). just let me know by PM
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Sorry guys...first post here.
I will post up in the "New Members" page ASAP but I had to reply to this.....
Just put a few down range with my brand new American 9mm.
All I can say is, I LOVE it.
Only fault of being off target with this thing, is on the shooter.
Don't hesitate to get one ASAP!
Welcome to the party pal, you will find nice folks and good info here.
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