FAQ – Updated March 7, 2014


The Continuing Saga of the Ruger LC9 Trigger and Galloway Precision Trigger Bars: 

First, thank you all for your patience as we have worked our way through several generations of triggers in our ongoing quest to provide the best possible trigger for your LC9 – triggers that will work in the stock gun and triggers that will also be compatible with the new trigger bars from Galloway Precision.  We now have two RTK Short Stroke triggers – the Short Stroke and the Short Stroke II.  Both triggers will work in the stock LC9 and both will work with Galloway’s 35% bar.  So what’s the difference? Holes.  The Short Stroke has holes in it for set screws that make the trigger adjustable for take-up and over-travel.  The Short Stroke II has no holes and does not come with set screws because it is for use with Galloway’s 35% bar which, by itself, makes those adjustments.  If you bought the 35% bar and have a Short Stroke that came with holes and set screws, just remove the set screws.

As of March 6, 2014 Galloway Precision is selling a ‘trigger kit’ that includes their 35% bar, several springs and a new trigger called the RTK Solution that we have made specifically for them.  This trigger is not available to be purchased separately.

And a special note to our customers who bought the original (pre-September 2013) Short Strokes – these first triggers were designed before the 35% bar was ever on the horizon and they will not work with the bar.

Do you install the triggers?  Yes, we have a Federal Firearms License (FFL) and you can ship us your handgun – either through an FFL on your end (which will cost you a transfer fee, but save you on postage) or directly to us if you use FedEx Priority Overnight, Adult Signature Required.  The reason you can ship directly to us and we can return ship directly to you is because RTK Strategic LLC has an ‘FFL 7’ – which means we are a manufacturer.  Please read ‘Shipping your Handgun’ on our ‘Installation Services’ page.  You must have an approved Work Order before you can ship us your gun.

Do you install Galloway Precision’s 35% Bar and Spring Sets for the Ruger LC9/LC380?  Yes, you ship us the whole gun, we disassemble, install the bar and springs, trigger and any other parts sold by either Galloway or RTK Strategic, test fire and return it to you. 

Do you sell the other parts that Galloway Precision has on their site such as Reduced Power Springs and Recoil Springs?  Yes – but – at this time we are stocking their parts for when we are doing in-house installations only.  In the future we will probably get them up on our website, but if we aren’t doing your install please order from Galloway directly – they are a super company and will take great care of you!

How long does the installation process take?   We generally return ship to you within two to five days after we receive the gun. 

What do you charge for installation?  For the Ruger LC9/LC380, Ruger LCP, Taurus TCP738, Kel-Tec PF-9, SCCY CPX2, and S&W Bodyguard 380 there is a flat fee of $60.00 regardless of what you have installed.  For the Sig Sauer P938/P238 and the P290/P290RS there is a sliding scale of $75 - $100 which is dependent on which parts are being installed.  If we make a trigger we can install it – if I forget to update this install pricing section after we add a new trigger just email and I’ll send you a quote.  There is no extra charge for installing TractionGrips.

What difference will I feel when firing the RTK Short Stroke, RTK Sweet Pea, or any of the other adjustable triggers?

First, comfort – no more ‘trigger bite’! In general, our triggers have a ‘flatter’ profile, feel a bit wider, no hook at the end, no ridges, etc.

Second, difference in pull:

Divide your trigger pull into three parts:
1. Take-up:          Easy pull, no resistance
2. Trigger pull:    Pulling against hammer spring
3. Over-travel:     Free-play after pistol fires
The RTK Short Stroke and the other adjustable triggers eliminate most of #1 & #3. 

Do I need to buy the Stainless Steel Pin for the Ruger LC9?  Short answer – no.  If you are buying the RTK Short Stroke for the Keltec PF-9 the pin is necessary and already comes with it.  You do not ‘need’ the pin for the Short Stroke for the Ruger LC9 – it is bling.

 Do you sell triggers for any other models?  Yes, we have triggers for the Ruger LCP (RTK Sweet Pea I or III depending on your serial number), the Taurus TCP738 (RTK Sweet Spot), the Sig Sauer P938 and P238 (RTK Classic), the Sig Sauer P290 and P290RS (RTK Profile), the Kel-Tec PMR-30 (RTK Magnum), Kimber Solo (RTK Contour) and the RTK Storm for the SCCY CPX2.  The RTK Edge for the Smith and Wesson Bodyguard is sold as part of a kit which includes a trigger bar from Galloway Precision; it is also sold separately on our website, but that is ONLY if you have already bought the trigger bar from Galloway – the RTK Edge will not work without the Galloway trigger bar.  S&W has released a new Bodyguard recently – we do not know yet if they made changes that will effect either our trigger or Galloway’s bar – we’ll announce it when we know.

Are other triggers in the works for any other models?  Yes, we have several in various stages of design and several on the ‘want’ list.  We’ve been saving email requests for triggers for models such as the Kel-Tec P-11, P-3AT, P32, the Ruger SR40, SR40C, SR9 and SR9C.  We’ve had a lot of requests for the SR-22, but due to the fact that it has about 99,000 pieces inside it, a new trigger is not on the horizon at this time.  Feel free to email us with suggestions.

What is your return policy?  Very simple: return the trigger (no damage, no modifications please) within 30 days of purchase and we return your money.  However, we do ask that you email us with any questions / problems before you get to the point of wanting to return it.



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