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Sr 45??

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Pat C., Jun 9, 2013.

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  1. Pat C.

    Pat C. Member

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    Not sure what my trigger weight is but it's up there!! Cleaned it and relubed it with Froglub. Didn't help. Is there something a guy can do to lighten it up, or does it have to go threw break in??:confused:
     
  2. allaroundhunter

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    A break-in won't lighten the trigger pull much, if at all.
     
  3. peacemaker45

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    Some measured, some educated guesses based on comparisons to guns with known pulls. I never measured a stock Glock, but that's what the spec sheets always say. I didn't measure my old G21 either, but it felt exactly the same as Dad's G17, which measured 3.5 after the Bob Vogel drop in unit. My SA revolvers (the three pairs I currently have, plus three more pairs that I've sold) were all set up by the smiths who did the action work as 2 lbs, (except one pair of SBHs, which still have the transfer bars, and go 2.5) and four of them the smith put on the scale when I picked them up, because he's particular that way. My Remington 700 is a measured 2.2, as is my new Savage Mark II, as it's adjusted to match the Remington. The 1911s are a similar story to the SAs.

    All that said, the SR45 was measured as well. Since I'd already borrowed the shop's scale to set up the Savage, it was no big deal to measure the Ruger as well, while I was playing with it. Over five pulls, it averaged 8.44 lbs, with a low of 8.25 and a high of 8.57.

    Now, all that said, one of the reasons I like manual safeties is that they allow you to have a fairly nice trigger. But that's just the thing with the Ruger, it *does* have a safety.

    Now, it being a carry oriented gun, I wasn't expecting a lightweight competition trigger. But, since it has a safety, and the trigger doesn't have to do double duty by making the gun hard to set off, I was hoping for something decent, on the order of 4-5 lbs. Double that, however, and I stand by my adjective. Execrable.

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  4. TarDevil

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    Thanks, Mat. I'm thinking the gun you handled was a bit of an anomaly...at least I hope so.

    The SR45 is on my short list (as in, probably the next gun purchase... the flats boat does need a motor!).
     
  5. peacemaker45

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    Not a problem. I did just do a search, though, and it appears that http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...xYCYBQ&usg=AFQjCNEck2kV8SDujLZCXC7xxps3VbDKFA does offer some go fast goodies for the SR45. A good trigger is about all that gun needs, IMHO.

    Oh, one other impression that just came back to me. The SR45 is heavier than the G21, and it seems to carry its extra weight in the poly frame. It felt fairly well balanced even when empty, which a G21 does not. Not sure how noticeable that would be when loaded, as a mag full of .45s add quite a lot of weight to whatever it's loaded in.

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  6. Racinbob

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    Both SR's performed perfectly at the range yesterday but I wasn't surprised. Several other tried out the .45 and agreed that the trigger was incredible for that type of action. Mat measuring one at over 8# tells me that something was up with that pistol. They are well below that out of the box. Just as importantly, both the 9 and the 45 were incredibly smooth. The 45 a bit better than the 9. The only issue during this visit was with my wifes SR22. The left white dot said goodbye on the rear sight blade. Time to call Ruger.
     
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