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This is a discussion on American Compact Recoil Guide Spring within the Ruger Pistols forums, part of the Pistol & Revolver Forum category; I agree 100%! Currently looking to replace the "second" guide rod assembly with an aftermarket assembly. The second one came apart as well. Sent from ...


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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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