Loose Trigger guard problems?


Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion > Mini-14 Forum > Loose Trigger guard problems?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-03-2012, 08:56 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 3
Default Loose Trigger guard problems?

I am experiencing a problem with my ranch rifle, that I'd like some help figuring out. When I'm shooting my rifle, usually after the first couple of 20-round mags hve been fired, the trigger guard will pop up just enough that the trigger will not operate. I don't think I'm actually popping it up on my own, but it seems that the firing action gets it to pop out of the slot. Seems like the trigger guard is just "opened" up enough that its not a really tight fit for the spot it hooks in to. I'm tempted to try to bend the guard a little more so that it's tighter, but thought I'd check the forum to see if anyone else has had this issue, or if I am somehow doing something wrong.

I've had this rifle more than a year and run > 1000 rounds through it. Otherwise its operation is awesome.



__________________
twinpine25 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 11-04-2012, 08:05 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
tri70's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Siloam Springs,Arkansas
Posts: 1,324
Liked 540 Times on 324 Posts
Likes Given: 2178

Default

The trigger guard should be tight and not easy to pull. Sometimes I have had to use a screwdriver to pull back. Take some pliers and bend it a little forward.



__________________

Remember the battle of Athens, TN!

"Work as if you were to live 100 Years, Pray as if you were to die To-morrow." --Benjamin Franklin

tri70 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 10:54 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 3
Default

Yeh, I think I'll try that. My M1 Garands all take a screwdriver to pry it up, but was surprised to see this Ranch Rifle not require that. Thanks, for confirming the fix I thought needed.

__________________
twinpine25 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2012, 05:41 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 3
Default

I got some info from Ruger's customer service via email and they recommended putting the trigger guard in a vice and tightening it up that way. I carefully put it in my bench vise with lots of padding and was able to get the trigger guard bent just enough to work. Finally got some time on range today and proved it worked. Ran several 30-round and 20-round magazine loads through and never had it come loose. Yeah!

__________________
twinpine25 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Loose trigger on my SW1911 josefsu2000 1911 Forum 21 05-17-2012 04:01 PM
mosin nagant loose trigger Goodie DIY Projects 13 05-03-2012 02:04 PM
CZ Trigger Guard Jesse17 Semi-Auto Handguns 3 05-14-2011 12:41 AM
P250 trigger a little loose? paq7512 Semi-Auto Handguns 2 02-25-2010 05:04 PM
WTS: AK-47 Adj. Trigger Guard Rivet Jig $65.00 Randall Sponsor Display 0 10-30-2009 02:28 PM