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    Default Ruger LC9 modification options

    i've been doing some research on what type of modifications can be done to my ruger LC9, and was suprised what i found considering it is one of the newer model guns on the market. i just wanted to share what options i discovered and where to get them from:

    1) Hammer & roll pin (Galloway Precision)
    2) Early break trigger bar (Galloway Precision)
    3) Stainless steel guide rod (Galloway Precision)
    4) 18lb guide (recoil) spring (Galloway Precision)
    5) LCI delete (Galloway Precision)
    6) Magazine disconnect removal (gunsmith or DIY)
    7) Adjustable reshaped aluminum trigger (Ross@rtk-holsters.com , gunsmith or DIY)
    8) XS Night sights (local/internet dealers) or modify original sights with glowing paint pen:-)
    9) Polished barrel, feed ramp, receiver, and contact points (gunsmith or DIY)
    10) Hogue Hand-All Jr grip (internet/local dealers)
    11) Pearce grip extensions (local/internet dealers)

    now, here are the respective links/videos numbered to match the above mods:


    1, 2, 3, 4, 5) http://gallowayprecision.com/lc9performanceparts.html

    6) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qin3g_T9HvY

    7) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgKIwr02nOU

    8) http://xssights.com/index.php?nID=si...ts&sID=handgun

    9) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4Gid8iR_1k

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiZcX0nixbY

    10) http://www.getgrip.com/main/overview/handall.html

    11) http://www.hoguestore.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=114&product s_id=147


    hopefully this helps someone, i tried to lay everything out clearly. these mods will improve the performance of your LC9, minimize feed jams, shorten trigger pull, reduce take-up & overtravel, improve cosmetics, improve grip feel, and provide night time sighting capabilities. cost doesn't seem too bad either. this would be one badass LC9!!! time to get to work....

    P.S. let's not get into whether or not we should modify a firearm, it's not the point of this thread. IT IS INTEDENDED TO SUPPLY INFORMATION TO THOSE WHO ARE INTERESTED IN MODIFYING THEIR RUGER LC9. if you do not agree with, or are not interested in, modifying firearms...don't bother reading or commenting, thanks.
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    This is actually pretty cool. Would be nice if they had a mod to get rid of the safety lever, too.

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    the safety doesn't really bother me, i just leave it off....but yes it would change the aesthetics and functionality for sure, maybe i will suggest it to galloway when i order my parts from them.

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    cool post! thank you for compiling all that stuff in one place. maybe i'll develop a better relationship with my LC9 now.

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    thanks guys!!! if anyone has any other ideas or mods i missed, please feel free to add...this is pretty much all i could find though, and i spent about 2-3 hours searching all this stuff. or should i say, i spent 4 hours trying to find ways to spend my tax return....haha!!

    EDIT: of course, u can also get the crimson trace laser, which I figure everyone knows about. also, just got word from Ross @ RTK Holsters that his aluminum trigger WILL NOT WORK in conjuction with Galloways hammer & trigger bar, it's one or the other. both mods are made to improve trigger feel, break point, take-up & overtravel. he made his trigger because he was not happy with the Galloway install results.
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    Just finished polishing the barrel, receiver, & feed ramp. I think it looks much better already, but i am on the hunt for flitz cuz no stores seem to have any in my area. I'm gonna try Ace tomorrow, and hopefully i can get even more shine with a dremel buffing. The feed ramp feels smooth as can be now, which I love. So next will be the aluminum trigger and stainless guide rod.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan9896 View Post
    Just finished polishing the barrel, receiver, & feed ramp. I think it looks much better already, but i am on the hunt for flitz cuz no stores seem to have any in my area. I'm gonna try Ace tomorrow, and hopefully i can get even more shine with a dremel buffing. The feed ramp feels smooth as can be now, which I love. So next will be the aluminum trigger and stainless guide rod.





    The stainless looks pimp! Any noticeable difference in how it feeds?

    Great thread by the way, I'm going to try polishing the barrel and ramp, and maybe a trigger job down the road.

    Thanks for the info
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    You'll enjoy Galloway's work. His products are top notch with quick shipping. I purchased his stainless guide rod for my SR9c. Awesome company.

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    Just checked out Galloway's sight, stainless guide rod on the way. And I'll be on the look out for their plus one base plates. Ryan if I could rep you again, I would.

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    I installed the stainless guide rod, very happy with it. Thanks for compiling all this information.
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