Ruger PC9's Heavy Trigger


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cgsimons1187
December 22, 2007, 08:06 PM
I have a Ruger PC9 that is a very good carbine with one problem. The trigger is just too heavy. Has anyone here sent their PC9 to a gunsmith for a trigger job? What were the results? Who performed the work?

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hoji
December 22, 2007, 08:41 PM
I have one as well. The trigger is just ...well, Ruger. I simply adjusted to it and have no complaints. I would be leery of having anykind of custom work done as the PC9 has been discontinued and it may be a pain in the future to find parts.

silverlance
December 22, 2007, 09:17 PM
on mine, the trigger is not so much heavy as it is just plain wierd.
a whole lotta slack and then pop waaaaaay at the end.

Nhsport
December 22, 2007, 09:30 PM
I had one and took it to a smith that I consider to be quite clever. He claimed that he tried to slick things up but wasn't able to do much. It wasn't much better than the horrible it started out .
I traded it to a guy for his G17 and bought an Oly 9mm upper and never looked back.
Another example of a great Idea that should be something great but Ruger for one reason or another can't complete the package

RecoilRob
December 22, 2007, 11:25 PM
The trigger does more on the PC series than drop the hammer. It also must disengage a toggle-lever that holds the bolt closed so that inadvertant impact to the butt doesn't cycle the bolt and feed or eject a round when you didn't expect it.

Mine (PC9)had a REALLY stout trigger return spring that seemed to be into coil-bind when pushed far enough to release the hammer. I replaced the spring with a lighter one and cleaned/deburred/greased the working parts and got the trigger down to 'useable' from 'horrible'.

I also worked on a friends PC40 but it wasn't nearly as bad as my 9 had been and wasn't able to improve it much at all.

They are neat carbines but will never have match triggers no matter who works on them. Best I have done is about 5lbs with the long toggle-releasing takeup and a semi-crisp release with minimal overtravel. Not really a hinderance to good shooting at all....just takes a bit of learning now.

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