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Old March 14th, 2020, 10:35 AM   #1
 
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For the Ruger American 9mm pistol, do they make a trigger kit for this gun??
Does anyone know where you can get a trigger job done on this gun???



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Old March 16th, 2020, 01:42 AM   #2
 
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I don't know of any aftermarket trigger kits for the American. What is wrong with it that you want to change? I really like the trigger on my 9mm RAP.
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The RAP is a single action striker fired firearm. Most people think the trigger is pretty good as is. The overall pull is less than 3/8" with a break that averages between 5 1/2 - 6 lbs. The one complaint you will see is some think the reset is a bit long. I do not ride the reset, so I only care about the overall pull, which, as stated above, is one of the best on a striker fired pistol I have encountered. The day I bought mine, I shot an RAP, A PPQ, a VP9 and a P320 back to back. I thought they were all comparable.
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The one complaint you will see is some think the reset is a bit long. I do not ride the reset, so I only care about the overall pull...
Interesting. Perhaps that's the issue he wants to address. Like you, I let my triggers return all the way forward after each shot, regardless of what gun I'm shooting. I was taught to do it this way back in the day to prevent short stroking, and I've used the technique ever since, but I know reset is important to many.

OP, you might want to contact Galloway Precision. They don't make a trigger for the RAP, but their gunsmiths are really good and know the RAP inside and out, and they may be able to give you some pointers on whatever issue you want to change with your trigger. It would at least be worth a shot.
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I'm an admitted, bona fide, trigger snob.
If that trigger isn't one that you don't want to spend time on getting use to it, which is a realistic option, start looking at some spring replacements and some polishing of the internals that affect the pull. Life is too short to shoot something you don't like.
I recently did a lot of research on-line, on the American 45acp. One of the things that stood out to me was the popularity of the trigger pull when compared to other 45's (except for the Walther). I would assume that the 9mm is about the same.
Everyone has an opinion. Your's is what matters when it comes to your pistol.
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Not heard of any after marker triggers but have not looked. I have seen a few videos on how to customize the trigger for lighter and better action.
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For the Ruger American 9mm pistol, do they make a trigger kit for this gun??
Does anyone know where you can get a trigger job done on this gun???
The RAP has a trigger pull of 6 pounds +/-. Not the lightest, but it does have a crisp let off. The reset is a bit long, but I do not ride to reset, so it is not a bother for me.

Try shooting the pistol for awhile before you start swapping out parts.

Now that the RAP Competition model is out (finally) we will have to see if Ruger did anything with the trigger.
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Interesting. Perhaps that's the issue he wants to address. Like you, I let my triggers return all the way forward after each shot, regardless of what gun I'm shooting. I was taught to do it this way back in the day to prevent short stroking, and I've used the technique ever since, but I know reset is important to many.

OP, you might want to contact Galloway Precision. They don't make a trigger for the RAP, but their gunsmiths are really good and know the RAP inside and out, and they may be able to give you some pointers on whatever issue you want to change with your trigger. It would at least be worth a shot.
Thanks, looked up Galloway's web site, it's quite interesting and maybe found a part
that would make the gun more reliable and reduce the trigger pull by a pound.
I'm just a 1911 guy and use to a 3&1/2 lb trigger. Leevers
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