Ruger SR-9 Trigger

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by hillbilly68, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. hillbilly68

    hillbilly68 New Member

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    Just picked up an SR-9 for my Household 6. When I got it the trigger felt OK, not great, but when I was checking it out last night the trigger was horrible. I dont own a pull scale but I would guess a mushy 12 pounds at best. Anybody had this problem fixed before? I know from the reviews of the SRs this is an issue but they say it gets better as you shoot it more. That is the plan, but do any of you have experiece with these? They are new to me.
     
  2. MotorG20

    MotorG20 New Member

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    That's one reason I've held out on an SR9, the reported heavy triggers. Glock triggers are easy to lighten up. I've never seen the internals of the SR9, and I don't think there are any aftermarket trigger parts available for them. I do love the looks of the SR9 though, very nice looking pistol.
    I would guess the pull would get better with use.
    Good luck.

    MotorG20
     

  3. hunter Joe

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    After the first shot try letting the trigger out only enough to where you feel the sear click. If you don't already know this trick it might surprise you. You can practice with the mag out, holding the trigger in and racking the slide and dry firing and then repeating never letting the trigger out all the way.
    I use this trigger control when shooting all semi autos, but be wery careful, sometimes you will get double-taps.

    Breath
    Relax
    Aim
    Squeeze
    Surprise
     
  4. hillbilly68

    hillbilly68 New Member

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    OMG Joe. Look who the OP was for the thread.
     
  5. Rentacop

    Rentacop Well-Known Member

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    SR9s have creepy triggers. Ignore the creep and resistance and just pull through the shot. If you need more leverage on the trigger, alter your grip to come around on the gun so you get more finger around the trigger.

    The above advice is fine for defensive shooting. If you are going for the ten ring, you may want your arm bones in line with the barrel and you may need to squeeze off the shot slowly, in which case the trigger will be harder to ignore.

    Let us know if this advice is a help.

    I bet you can polish the internals the way you can Glocks, too.

    Trigger reset does help you shoot better but it requires you to train for a specific gun ; traditional trigger squeeze is the same on all guns.
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2010
  6. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I do not like the Post recall trigger. I prefer the old trigger. Worst thing I did was send it in to get fixed.
    Before the fix,if that is what you call it:confused:, my seven year old could shoot it like a Champ, after he had problems with it.

    It doesn't make too much difference to me, but I also don't mind the Trigger on my Sigma.
     
  7. IGETEVEN

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    Try the GHOST Hill, they might be able to help you with that trigger pull on that SR-9. :)

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  8. hillbilly68

    hillbilly68 New Member

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    Thanks brother, appreciate it. ^

    :D
     
  9. ssmith3351

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    Yea, I picked up an SR9 in December/January after reading some 'great' reviews. Its not a bad gun at all, but after using a Glock I dumped the SR and picked up a Glock 17. Don't get me wrong, the SR9 is a fine gun. I'm not a fan of their disassembly regiment, but the gun is accurate and eat anything I've put through it.

    Steve
     
  10. hunter Joe

    hunter Joe New Member

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    I shot a new SR-9 today and played with the trigger a little bit. I didn't think is was that bad.

    HB, I apologies if I gave you too much information but I never take anything or anyone for granted. That stems from the many years of teaching.
     
  11. avordman

    avordman New Member

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    SR9 Trigger

    I also have an SR9 that had a less than stellar trigger. I went to ghostinc.com and ordered one of their Ultimate connectors for my Ruger. It improved the trigger - not down to the 3.5 pound pull as advertised, but it did help considerably.

    While my tests were far less than scientific, I did trigger pull tests prior to and after installing the new connector. The measuring was done with a set of digital pull scales, but they weren't true dedicated trigger scales.
    Before installing it, my trigger pull averaged 7.6 pound over ten pulls. After the installation the average for ten pulls was 6.3 pounds. That is a 1.3 pound reduction or a roughly 17% improvement.

    I also installed one in my Glock 19. It improved the Glock much more than the Ruger. I didn't measure the pre installation pull weights, but the post installation weights did hover around the professed 3.5 pounds.
     
  12. Nicodemus

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    I too had similar results with the Ghost ultimate connector. However, imidiately after reasembling the pistol and dry firing numerous times, I took it back apart and bent the small end tang on the connector inwards slightly. That made a more noticeable difference in the pull. Next, I removed the magazine connector from the slide and that also helped in my case as it seemed to have been draging. (This is not the case on all though.)
    As I continued to put 400 more rounds through the gun, the pull has improved even more to an average 5-5.4 lb. pull W/3/8" of trigger travel on the first trigger pull and 1/4" travel on repeating pulls with slight pressure on the trigger.

    I have yet to do any internal polishing which could help even more.
    RugerForum.com :: View topic - SR9 How-To (Multiple Inside) Updated 4/5/09 W/ Videos!
     
  13. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    My wife's SR9c has a great trigger. It is lighter than my G19 or G36 trigger.
     
  14. Nicodemus

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    Yep, Ruger got the trigger right on SR9c.
     
  15. Westy

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    Nicodemus- great link!