The plunger that holds the trigger guard assembly is suppose to be tight... pulling the trigger assembly toward the frame at all times. I bet if you pull on the guard you can create the gap manually. It is defeniately a defect that Ruger should be notified of.
My guess is they will replace the trigger guard assembly. The easiest way for them to fix the problem.
Gun permit?? A bread crumb tossed to a sleeping society awoken by the sound of complacency. "They are for your own good", and "you will understand when you see all the lives they save". Yes master, what else will you toss me from your bag of infringements?? Do you want me to roll over and play dead? I do that very well. --skidder