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Old October 9th, 2016, 08:23 PM   #1
 
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thinking about a Ruger American Pistol in 9mm

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,



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I just returned from the range today after putting another 100 rounds through mine, for a total of 300. This is the first striker fired, polymer pistol I've owned, and I'm 58. The pistol had a nice trigger in the store, and only feels better at the range. Minimal take up, a crisp break(mine measures 6 1/2 lbs.), and a short, tactile reset. It's getting better with each trip to the range. It's not a tuned 1911, but my son convinced me to join the 21st century. I really like the 17 rounds in each magazine. Breakdown is simple, with no trigger pull required. This was a big factor in buying the pistol, too, as it removes a potential accident when cleaning. The sights shoot low for me, but that's easily remedied. All considered, I'm happy with my RAP. Paul.
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I just noticed you're right up the road from me. We can meet, and I'll let you shoot mine. Paul.
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I just noticed you're right up the road from me. We can meet, and I'll let you shoot mine. Paul.
How kind of you. Thanks so much, I kind of already "pulled the trigger" yesterday on it. it is on layaway at my LGS. so I have a month to either shoot with you or lose my deposit (better that than a mistake). Anyway, I am retired so I can pretty much meet up at your convenience. I will of course supply my own ammo. just let me know what you would prefer me to use. I will send you a PM with my phone number in a moment.
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I just returned from the range today after putting another 100 rounds through mine, for a total of 300. This is the first striker fired, polymer pistol I've owned, and I'm 58. The pistol had a nice trigger in the store, and only feels better at the range. Minimal take up, a crisp break(mine measures 6 1/2 lbs.), and a short, tactile reset. It's getting better with each trip to the range. It's not a tuned 1911, but my son convinced me to join the 21st century. I really like the 17 rounds in each magazine. Breakdown is simple, with no trigger pull required. This was a big factor in buying the pistol, too, as it removes a potential accident when cleaning. The sights shoot low for me, but that's easily remedied. All considered, I'm happy with my RAP. Paul.
thanks so much, every datapoint for my OCD is wonderful, Have a great week
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I've been a Ruger fan for a few years now, so when the RAP came out I had to give it a try. It's taken me a while to get used to the look of the gun but it took me no time at all to love how it feels and functions. It feels great in my hand, shoots true, has relatively low recoil and it eats every type of ammo I've fed it without complaint.

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My LGS had a Ruger day that feature reps and a semi trailer converted to a mobile shooting range recently. I shot the 45 and loved the feel in my hand and the trigger was great. I feel that with every generation of Ruger automatics the triggers get better and now the RAPs look like my SR22 so I might have to collect the whole set!
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I met paulkalman at the range, and let him shoot a variety of ammo through my RAP 9mm. He's hooked. I got a warm fuzzy helping out a fellow forum member.
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How vary kind of you. We got some great people in this forum.
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70Dart,

Awesome to help out a fellow Forum Member and as many of us knew paulkalman is hooked. Are we taking bets on how soon he will be the new owner of a Ruger American Pistol.

Thank you for helping out the Forum Member.
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I have the compact and full size 9mm. After I pulled the trigger on the full size, I sold my Glock 17 and 19 and ordered the compact American to go with the full size. I am a glock armorer, and I can tell you no matter what you do to a glock trigger, it will never be as smooth as a Ruger American. You can make it lighter, but you wont get rid of the stages. The glock reset on the other hand, is better than the American. That being said, the American is pretty darn good.
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Thanks again!

I want to thank each and every one of you. I did pull the trigger and will be picking up my own RAP at the end of the month. This will become our home defense pistol, but I think I want to go ahead and get a holster for action matches at our LGS and range. Thinking I might also like to get some fiber optics on it too but, have not been able to find any yet. I will give you a range report after my first outing Long about the first week of November (unless it is a monday because our range is closed on that day) . Life is good.!
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I met paulkalman at the range, and let him shoot a variety of ammo through my RAP 9mm. He's hooked. I got a warm fuzzy helping out a fellow forum member.
hooked I am, I wanted to let everyone know that it seems this pistol loves 147gr ammo as much as my ccw shield does. 124 ok, and I am finding even with different brands of pistols. that Fiocchi give good tight patterns as well. but 147 at 10 yards gives me about 1n inch to inch and a half groups. and a new "clean" champ in my view Federal american eagle syntech is just awesome, accurate and clean as a whistle.
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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 am going to shoot my full size and compact 9mm tomorrow. Will report back.
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