Ruger LC9

Installing the "RTK Short Stroke" trigger in your LC9




How to install













Unload your LC9 Field Strip
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Pry out spring cap. a
Use a loop of string to grab hook of hammer spring. a
Pull up and release spring into magazine well. a
Support pistol well.

Use punch and hammer to drive pins out. 
The LC9 has two pins to remove. a
Lift frame out.

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Left side of frame.  Right side of frame. 
Release trigger spring.

Remove link-bar.
This shows the magazine interlock from the bottom. a
The magazine interlock and spring removed

The magazine interlock and spring will not be replaced in the frame, set them aside.
There is a  hole in the back of the trigger.

Use a punch to push trigger pin up, to remove.
Remove pin, spring, trigger pivot and trigger. a
New "RTK" Short Stroke. a
Assemble the four parts to verify fit before installing into frame.

Assemble the trigger parts in the frame.

Make sure that the spring tail is at 5:00 and that you press in on the spring as you insert the pin.

View from the top. Make sure that the pin is fully seated. Sometimes it takes a little push.

No hammers needed.  
Install the Link-bar and tension the trigger spring.  a
Reinstall safety lever because I am sure it fell out earlier. a
This is the hammer block.

On the right side of the stock  you will see a small hole. 
Push the hammer block forward and insert a thin nail or heavy paperclip in to retain the hammer block as shown.  a
Feed trigger in first.

Hammer spring should be in Magazine well. 

Replace take-down pin door now.
Pull out the nail, and seat the frame.  a
Partially insert retaining pins.

 Make sure that the trigger cycles smoothly.

Tap pins home. 
Install the spring retaining pin.

Find your  string and tension the hammer spring. 
Install the cap and you are ready for the slide.  a
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Adjusting your "RTK" trigger


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