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Ruger PC9's Heavy Trigger

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by cgsimons1187, Dec 22, 2007.

  1. cgsimons1187

    cgsimons1187 New Member

    Feb 4, 2007
    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?
  2. hoji

    hoji Active Member

    Jun 24, 2004
    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.
  3. silverlance

    silverlance Senior Member

    Jul 11, 2005
    In my Foxhole
    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.
  4. Nhsport

    Nhsport Active Member

    Apr 23, 2006
    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
  5. RecoilRob

    RecoilRob Participating Member

    Sep 30, 2003
    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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