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Unread February 22nd, 2020, 11:44 PM   #1
 
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Anyone have one?
I picked up one Saturday 02/22/2020.
The slide color is what I describe as crap brown!
Going out Sunday to see what it will do and to see how it likes my ammo plus some SD ammo.
Trigger is pretty nice and the medium grip module makes it feel good.
Sights are easy for me to see in ambient light (old eyes).
I hope it is as good as my Ruger SR9.



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I have owned mine for a couple of years now. I have always liked Ruger's belief of overbuild and this one does not disappoint. I have sent it in per the safety bulletin so no worries about that anymore.
It shoots great, grip modules make fit a snap.
Trigger is nice and crisp. I shoot mostly reloads and the gun has never given me any problems digesting them. I have been thinking of going with optics but have not decided yet.
I had to get the compact once it was available. Both of them are a pleasure to shoot. I have not experienced any of the knucklebite I have heard about. That's the compact in the avatar.

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I have the Duty and compact versions in the pro model, love them both, they are definitely intended to take lots of use and I dare to say will outlast many other offerings out there, this tank like build does make them a little on the heavy side but I don't carry these anyways. I have seen that brownish discoloring to some of Rugers blued slides in lcp's and lc9's and am not sure what causes that.

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Is this your new gun? I think it looks great, and the slide color... maybe it will grow on you. Can't wait to hear what it's like at the range.
(also, I looked into it, and the brown slide is Cerkoted and comes that way from some distributors)

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02/23/2020
Shot the RAP today for function testing.
Shoots well, trigger safety is a little stiff.
POI is a little lower than POA, about 1" at 3 yards. I aim at center of target.
Ejection was good but only about out to 3-4 feet, my SR9 does 6-7 feet with same ammo.
Having to get use to trigger and grip, not quite like the SR9 which is very accurate for me.
Put 300 rounds of reloads thru it today, no problems with feeding, firing or ejection.
Felt recoil is easy to handle.
Magazines are easy to load and insert/eject nicely.
Overall a good experience and fun shooting it.
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Is this your new gun? I think it looks great, and the slide color... maybe it will grow on you. Can't wait to hear what it's like at the range.
(also, I looked into it, and the brown slide is Cerkoted and comes that way from some distributors)
Oh that brown LOL.... I like that
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The color does not really bother me unless it affects accuracy or function.
But it does look like "crap brown" to me!
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I rented one out of curiosity and it seemed a good handgun.
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Very nice pistol.
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I have a compact American in .45 acp. It shoots well but is snappy. Now I sort of wish I had bought the full size instead.
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Shot the RAP today for function testing.
Shoots well, trigger safety is a little stiff.
POI is a little lower than POA, about 1" at 3 yards. I aim at center of target.
Ejection was good but only about out to 3-4 feet, my SR9 does 6-7 feet with same ammo.
Having to get use to trigger and grip, not quite like the SR9 which is very accurate for me.
Put 300 rounds of reloads thru it today, no problems with feeding, firing or ejection.
Felt recoil is easy to handle.
Magazines are easy to load and insert/eject nicely.
Overall a good experience and fun shooting it.
Your POI would be lower than POA at 3 yards. Where is it at 15 yards? 25 yards? I have the 9mm compact, and yes, the ejected cases are not going to hurt anyone, but I have not had any FTE in about 1500 rounds.
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I have the Pro Duty in 9mm and I love it. Mine was within the safety bulletin serial number range, and even though it didn't have nearly the round count they mention and showed no signs of wear, I sent in in, just for peace of mind. Ruger replaced the barrel (and also the striker rebound spring and extractor pivot) and had it back to me in a week. I do miss the matte stainless barrel, as the new one is black nitrided, but other than that, it's all good. I haven't had any issues with the gun in any case. It functions perfectly and is quite nice to shoot. Though I have medium to large-ish and chubby hands (I wear medium or large gloves, depending on brand), I find the small backstrap is most comfy for me.
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Mine was in the range for the inspection, also, but mine came with the black nitride barrel.
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My RAP with its new black barrel.
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