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Old 05-09-2013, 8:59 PM
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Default Ruger SR45

Got my new Ruger SR45 out of jail today. Got home and cleaned and get ready for some range time. Now to find some decent priced ammo.

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Old 05-09-2013, 9:04 PM
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Congrats OP! Good luck finding ammo, too. Seems like they are starting to come back now.

I read about this gun in Guns & Ammo. Let us know how you like it.
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Congrats. Let me know how you find the trigger. Seemed gritty when I was dry firing at the store. The employee was *****ing about how bad the trigger is and handed it to me to try for myself.
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Yeah, I dry fired it a couple times and it did feel different. I'm used to my G22. We'll see once I get to the range.
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I dry fired one recently and the trigger was great. Nice clean break. I was anticipating a real gritty trigger based off what I had read, but was pleasently surprised.
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Congrats. Let me know how you find the trigger. Seemed gritty when I was dry firing at the store. The employee was *****ing about how bad the trigger is and handed it to me to try for myself.
The SR45 is one of just only a few "new model" semi-auto guns I have contemplated buying in more than 8 years, and I am not a big fan of previous Ruger semi-auto pistols (though I know they work great).

Another thread around here talks about how you are not supposed to dry-fire the Ruger SR9 and SR45.

I learned the following (summarized) from the link below, posted by SilverTauron: The SR series uses a magazine disconnect which acts as a secondary striker block. Dry firing it without the magazine damages the striker assembly, resulting in a gritty trigger pull. Many people will take the mag out for safety purposes before dry firing a pistol. If it's been dry fired many times over without the magazine in place, the trigger pull will suffer from a degraded striker moving in the channel.

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If the SR45 trigger is anything like the SR9c I used to own then I'm in! Just waiting for that all black model.
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OP congrats on your purchase.I'm jealous I have only 2 mags right now. If you don't mind me asking where and how much were the mags?

As for the trigger besides not dry firing it a through cleaning of the gun (remove striker and clean channel and striker also) and a little polishing in a couple of places makes for a nice trigger pull.
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All very nice feedback, but where are the pictures???
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All very nice feedback, but where are the pictures???
The pics are there.
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[QUOTE=redhemi;11310598]OP congrats on your purchase.I'm jealous I have only 2 mags right now. If you don't mind me asking where and how much were the mags?

Got the 2 extra mags from Ruger's own website. They are kinda pricey, $101 shipped, took about 2 weeks to get them.
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OP congrats on your purchase.I'm jealous I have only 2 mags right now. If you don't mind me asking where and how much were the mags?

Got the 2 extra mags from Ruger's own website. They are kinda pricey, $101 shipped, took about 2 weeks to get them.
Well being the cheap sucker that I am I guess I'll have to keep looking around for a good price. Thanks for the reply.
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Took mine to the range last week and came away very impressed. Those around me wanted to shoot it and liked it as well. Very accurate and soft shooting. Trigger is stiff, but a clean break. Hopefully will loosen up a bit with use.
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Grats the Ruger is a nice carry piece.
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If the SR45 trigger is anything like the SR9c I used to own then I'm in! Just waiting for that all black model.
QFT. My SR9c is one of my faves.

Man, I'm hurtin' for an SR45. Sooon
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How much is this gun going for?
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:43 PM
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Very nice congrats.
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How much is this gun going for?
I paid $469 plus tax and fees at Turner's.
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I got it for $430 shipped, then tax and dros at the FFL. Got it at ClarkeArms.com
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Thanks guys. Not sure if my local tuners has them? I didnt notice them earlier this week
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Don't forget that the SR45 has a magazine disconnect and should not be dry fired without having a magazine seated in the gun.
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I wonder if they'll come out with an SR45c version and how much the capacity might be if they did.
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I have had mine for just over a month. As to the "dry firing" topic here is what Ruger's manual says about it.

"DRY FIRING
Going through the actions of cocking, aiming and pulling the trigger on an
unloaded gun is known as “dry firing.” It can be useful to learn the “feel” of your
pistol. Be certain that the pistol is fully unloaded (both the chamber and
magazine are empty) and that the pistol is pointing in a safe direction even when
you are practicing dry firing. The RUGER SR-SERIES pistols can be dryfired without damage to the striker or other components as long as an empty
magazine is inserted.
CAUTION: Dry firing your RUGER SR-SERIES with the magazine
removed may result in damage or unnecessary wear to the magazine disconnect
mechanism and/or striker.
NOTE: When dry firing the SR-SERIES pistols, the trigger will not
automatically move forward to reset. The slide must be retracted at least 1/2” to
reset the trigger and firing mechanism."
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Default I have the P-345

It has the same issue with dry firing without the mag inserted. Haven't fondled the SR-45 yet but I think the P-345 is way underrated as a handgun. Accurate, feeds everything, soft recoil impulse, and smaller than it's newer sibling. Anybody that is looking for a first class used gun ought to check them out. Love mine.
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