RAP 9mm compact recoil spring problems.
Very recently I bought a new 9mm RAP Compact pistol. It has eaten numerous recoil/guide rod assemblies. It has been back for service twice. For what turned out to be parts replacement. Plus, they sent two more new assemblies. The last time I decided there was no reason to believe the problem was solved. So, I bought a Galloway Precision unit. I have used it twice for 3x17 outings. Of Winchester White Box. Which has performed flawlessly in my M&P full size 9mm and my 1911. In 45acp, of course. My Galloway part is 16#. Various places I have read that standard is 16#, or 17#, or 18#. (Take your choice). RUGER did not answer the question when asked. My compact has always been hard to rack. Unlike my five other pistols. One of my failed spring assemblies had the outer spring override the inner spring. Which I found when I was going to clean. The other two failures jammed the slide and I was unable to rack it far enough to take it down. My Galloway set up has been fine for the first 6x17 uses. It is surely a better (well finished) looking part. Hope the problem is solved. It is puzzeling that not more shooters/posters are having this issue. Although there are some. (See above). And yes, I do clean the pistol every time it has been fired. Including fresh from RUGER. My pistol with the Galloway spring is still hard to rack. I was told by RUGER CS that it was due to the using the same assembly as in the "40". Twice, in fact. Which, so far as I know they do not make. (But may)? Thanks, Tom Marshall