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Old May 12th, 2017, 12:38 PM   #16
 
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I agree 100%! Currently looking to replace the "second" guide rod assembly with an aftermarket assembly. The second one came apart as well.


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I spoke with Ruger regarding this and they admitted its a known issue and is on the "list" but no info as to when...I would think it's a pretty easy fix...

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I was also surprised at how easily the large spring separated from the guide rod assembly until I realized it wasn't a captured spring at all. After trying several different techniques I'm now able to remove and remount the spring, and reinstall the assembly back into the slide in seconds without tools. Yes it's tricky. Yes you need to be careful. Yes it's a bit of a pain. Yes Ruger should've designed it fully captured. That one issue aside I really do like the pistol. If anyone finds an aftermarket improvement on the guide rod assembly let me know. Thanks.
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Was about to say check with Galloway Precision but I just checked & they only have assemblies for the 9mm's. Maybe they'll come out with ones for the .45's soon.


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That's a bummer!


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Email correspondence from Galloway Precision has confirmed they are currently working on a design for a complete drop-in guide rod assembly with fully captive springs for the Ruger APC 45ACP. Stay Tuned.
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I have read the the foregoing re recoil spring issues with the RAPc. i bought a new RAP compact a few months ago in 9mm. It had numerous issues with the stock recoild spring. The pistol has been back to RUGER twice. And, they also sent me two other OEM recoil spring assemblies. The last time it was returned I had no reason to believe it was fixed. So, I bought a Galloway 16# assembly. It is a much nicer finished part. No holes in the ends. And, the rod is nicely polished. I was unable to learn the OEM spring rate. Poking around online I read that it was (choose one) 16#, 17#, or 18#. It is the hardest pistol I own (of 7) to rack. RUGER CS told me it was hard to rack as it is the same as the 40 cal. Yes, she said 40. Which they do not make. Perhaps misspoke actually meaning 45. I find it hard to believe that previous poster was told the larger spring was not captured. When my pistol broke it was when the larger spring would over ride the smaller one at the muzzle end. I told RUGER more than once that I thought engineering needed to work on this issue. I use Winchester white box in my 9mms and 45 ACP exclusively. Never any ammo issues. And Galloway has performed now for more than 400 rounds. And this RUGER wins the hard to rack issue by a large margin. I would be interested in any solutions that others have found for this issue. And, others have had this problem, for sure, I would guess. Tom
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