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
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
Do you sell the other
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:
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
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.