Just got an email from Ruger. The gunmaker’s spinmeisters took a gander at our review and had this to say about that: “You are not doing viewers any favors by telling them to strip all the lube off the gun and then not lube it correctly. You have removed all the lube in the striker channel and trigger area [see: the video above] so it is no wonder you get a gritty trigger pull. Like any machine with moving parts you need to lube all the moving parts. Don’t overdo it so the lube holds debris, but do it to the point all surfaces of moving parts are adequately lubed.” We’ll talk to Wayne tomorrow. Meanwhile, we called in our Gun Doctor (like Top Gear’s Stig, only way slower and more careful). Here’s his report . . .
After I got off the phone with you I went and got one of my control guns (unmodified) and sprayed the guts out as you did in the video, I can attest to the trigger gritty crappy to start with but the spray did aggravate the feel more. I’ll have to give Ruger’s engineer credit. With the mag disconnect installed and a unpolished and unfleshed internal striker it does make the trigger worse. Pull the striker, a drop of rem oil on the striker spread out on the shaft and the disconnect wiped with an oil patch it goes back to factory normal.
Wanted to share that, I’ve only tried to improve the pistols so far never tried to maintain the crappy factory trigger pull. Something new to add to the list.
Anyway hope that helps in some way. I still think the best overall solution would be to eliminate the mag disconnect or at least make it optional. Improved QC wouldn’t hurt either, who ever is over the sr9c should be put over the sr40.
TTAG is dedicated to telling the truth about guns. If we get it wrong, we will put our hands up. While we investigate some more, I’d like to point out (as I did in the original review) that grittiness is only one of the trigger’s problems. The pull is extremely long, the trigger stacks and the breaking point is vague.