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Old June 7th, 2011, 02:56 PM   #1
 
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SR40 "trigger break in period"?

I am shooting another 100 rounds through my SR40 this weekend. This will make over 300 rounds through the gun. My question is ,how long should I give it. I like the 40 but it is not as good as the 9c in terms of trigger quality. I am more accurate with the SR9c. Some of that has to be the trigger. It doesn't feel as good. I am thinking I should send it to see Eric at Galloway Precision. A buddy of mine is telling me to shoot it a while first. How many rounds would you give it? I am not sure. I plan to put 100 rounds this week and next week through the gun. That will make around 446 through the gun between me and Ruger.



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Old June 7th, 2011, 07:39 PM   #2
 
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Mine was a little gritty when I first got it. After about 500 rounds and several good cleanings it has smoothed out nicely.
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Old June 8th, 2011, 07:18 AM   #3
 
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I'd say 300 rounds should be sufficient. Maybe a "fluff & buff" would help.
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Old June 8th, 2011, 07:25 AM   #4
 
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My trigger was pretty smooth right out of the case. That being said, it has gotten smoother after further use. I now have around 1000 rounds downrange with my SR40.

If you are still feeling grittiness after 300 - 500 rounds, maybe a "fluff and buff" would be indicated. Of course, Eric Galloway could do his magic on your trigger. Review your options after another week or so of range use.


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not sure what a fluff and buff is ,but it sounds dirty. I'm in.
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On my SR9, I noticed the trigger feel continued to improve right through the 1,000 round mark......
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I have the sr9 and sr40 I think the trigger pull is the same. They both feel really good. Better than both my glocks ,by the way.
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500 rounds seemed to be the turning point on mine
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I'm a bit over 400 rounds and the trigger has smoothed nicely. I've also found that dry firing (with empty mag inserted) has also helped greatly. I've probably dry fired over 1000 times and the trigger feels very smooth. It could just be me but I felt it has helped.
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Thumbs up Galloway parts

I had to check out the Father's Day sale at Galloway Precision, and managed to pick up a couple of items for my two SR-series pistols. I installed the aluminum striker indicators and the polished plungers on my SR9c and SR40.

I will be honest with you, I had to look long and hard at the pistol schematic to find where the plunger is located, and how to get to it. The striker indicator install is pretty straight-forward. With both projects a little patience, some good punches, and a small hammer made the job fairly simple. I haven't had a chance to try them out at the range. However, dry firing them felt pretty smooth.

I am looking forward to the Galloway SR9c guide rod/dual spring product being released in the near future. I would like to get rid of the stock plastic rod, and replace it with some stainless steel.

All in all, I have been quite satisfied with the sales and service of Eric Galloway and his aftermarket firearm parts.

(Please excuse my inadvertent thread-hijacking.)

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no appologies needed. Thanks for the info. My firearms plans have stalled temporarily. I will be back on track soon. On a side note, the paint on the LCI for my precious SR9c is falling off of one side in big pieces. Very upsetting. I know it is a minor thing and ,by itself,I would thnk nothing of it. Combine this problem with the problem my SR40 had and consider that these are the only two Rugers I have purchased. I think you will agree that it is a little concerning. I still love Ruger though. Not sure if I should do anything abvout the LCI or not. Not sure if there is anything I can do about it anyway.
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