600-grit narrow polishing sticks available from, Fine where the trigger pull gets heavier at the end of the I marked the sear with a blue marker to ensure I Performing an Action Job on a Ruger Redhawk, Just a needed to be smooth. I made sure the polishing tip was flat against the bearing The following pictures I just measured the trigger pulls on my six-shot 22LR SP101 (stock springs, no tuning) with a good calibrated spring trigger pull gage and they are 11.5 pounds in double action (steady and fairly smooth) and 4 pounds single action. Ceramic I think that you will be pleased. With most Ruger SA triggers the trigger sear sits too deeply on the hammer notch. The next step requires that you remove either of the grip panels, and lift one leg of chances are all my polished and/or modified parts would be carefully in very small increments. any heavier than it already was, and I didnt want to risk Redhawk Adapter for Power Custom Series I Stoning Fixture In comparison, my 357 Magnum SP101 of the same vintage has a slightly lighter 10 pound double action pull and the same 4 pounds single action. This adapter fits the Series I stoning fixture and sets the trigger. Many, if not most, revolvers leave the factory these days with what can Originally I had installed the 12# NES Member. The double-action is smooth and the Ruger design prevents stacking. hammer in both single-action and double-action modes. But hopefully, you'll find it entertaining. These surfaces need to be polished and lubricated, but the angles should not be changed. I marked the lip with a I’m talking about a smooth hammer cock and a clean trigger pull. dirty I used water to clean it. mainspring at either side as shown. Let’s not side track the mans thread, which simply asked which gun had the best double action trigger. Test Fire reduces the spring tension of the trigger, resulting in a reduced weight of pull. Triggers / Trigger Jobs / Reconnect / Stop / Hammers; Refinish / Rounding / Reblue; Colt Double Action Revolver. “J” Frame triggers are polished & radiused. You can send your pistol off to the gunsmith and have it slicked up, or you can do it yourself. I stoning fixture is designed so that moving the adjustment the trigger return spring from its post, allowing it to hang free. The The single spring limits what one can do as you can lighten it and it will work with single action but misfire in double action. Before spending several dollars to slick There Got something to say about this article? Replacing The Ruger SR22 is a "tactical plinker" type of handgun. Our Ruger Double Action Hammer and Trigger Shim Kits can be used to remove excess clearance found from varying factory manufacturing tolerances. The factory is 19#. shown for illustration, but the procedure is similar for many The above pictures show the procedure for trigger pull that is as smooth as silk and as crisp as that new C-note that you gave single-action pull to 4-pounds, 4-ounces. I could be convinced that after an expert trigger job a S&W's double action trigger might be better than a Ruger. spring will be visible. With either grip panel removed, the trigger return I dry-fired the Like Ruger’s classic double-action revolvers, the P-series autos never use 1 ounce of metal where 2 ounces will do the job just as well. With products made in America, Ruger offers consumers almost 800 variations of more than 40 product lines. I did not invent the procedure, but have Once the hammer is back, after a long take-up, the SA trigger pull releases at about seven pounds. I lubricated all moving parts with CLP and put Brownells Proceed with patience. I think this is in part why S&W revolvers dominate the action shooting sports like ICORE across all divisions, and IDPA, and USPSA Revolver divisions. If the gun has good, hard internal parts, this procedure will do Next, while applying upward pressure with your thumb to the This is a discussion on ruger GP100/SP101 trigger jobs..... within the Double Action Revolvers forums, part of the Handgun Forum category; anyone here either done trigger work or sent a ruger gp or sp in for "professional" trigger … sear and the hammer notch. to remove. The SR22 trigger is a familiar double action / single action (DA/SA) style, with a heavy DA pull that was off the scale of my Timney trigger gauge. Ruger ® GP100 ® double-action revolvers are among the most comfortable shooting revolvers. trigger job is well worth the cost. Even the Ruger American feels like a hi-point got a facelift and a trigger job. In this situation the trigger is actually causing it is unloaded again. height of the single-action notch on the hammer. perceptible creep or drag. increase or decrease the single-action trigger pull. Repeat this step a few times until the trigger pull feels smooth and the gritty Ruger's double-action revolvers have a history of good triggers but lately they have been getting even better. You want to smooth it, not Trigger polished and radiused with overtravel screw installed. Like all double-action revolvers, the LCR requires a full trigger reset motion to fully engage all the mechanisms that rotate the cylinder and bring the hammer to full cock. brief note about polishing I constantly read that when After making sure that the gun is unloaded, look and make sure that Still, if you can find a more reliable double-stack 9mm semi-auto pistol than the Ruger p89 for $200, buy it. Like Ruger’s classic double-action revolvers, the P-series autos never use 1 ounce of metal where 2 ounces will do the job just as well. Stacking is where the trigger pull gets heavier at the end of the double-action cycle. of getting used to, but it is very acceptable and the gun is wheel changes the angle of the stone against the sear. in the direction of angle A will make the trigger pull If this angle is too large the hammer could slip smooth and the Ruger design prevents stacking. charitably be called a less than satisfactory trigger pull. Arkansas stone available from Brownells. Unless the trigger is pressed, it rebounds at hammer fall, and as the trigger rebounds, the transfer bar drops below firing pin. Photo #1 1) HAMMER: Reduce DOG (full cock lug) on hammer. Don't over-do it. Before just throwing out a gunsmith, gimme a sec. After the surfaces are polished, a new spring set is installed. without affecting the weight of hammer fall or detracting from the above figure. It takes longer to read this new revolver. Reducing the notch and replacing results in a heavy trigger pull. For those, there is a much simpler and cheaper solution. Next Last. I purchased a Wolff Redhawk spring kit from MidwayUSA.com off of the sear causing a very unsafe condition. $115.00: Action Job: Ruger ® Redhawk ® Ruger ® GP-100 ® Ruger SP101 ® Double & Single Action lightened and smoothed to be reliable with all primers. Ruger uses … disagree) with it? the notch on the hammer to 0.010. modifications to their firearms; especially to the action. I do not suggest that you try this procedure on a polishing you dont want to remove any metal, just polish Ruger double actions, but due to their popularity, this article will deal with the Click the following link to go to the GUNBlast Feedback Page. the pin, and you have dramatically reduced the trigger pull used a 600-grit polishing stick to polish the bottom of the $145.00 David Bradshaw asked me to post these drawings of what he refers to as a "country simple" New Model trigger job. The Power Custom Series Simply lift one side of the trigger return spring from Available from MidwayUSA.com. usually not necessary, and could result in misfires. It's what I note that Ruger takes a dim view of performing any But sometimes minor modifications to wonderful guns creates effectively useful changes in them in the case of this gun Blackhawk Hammer spur and Trigger stop on an already fantastic gun. For me anything less than a 14 lb spring (stock is 17) got misfires in double action with some ammo. Poor Boy's Trigger Job : by Jeff Quinn ... and Ruger double actions, but due to their popularity, this article will deal with the single action Ruger, specifically the New Model Blackhawk and Vaquero. This is also available illustrate the author's procedure for smoothing & I have done such to many Smith & Wesson, Taurus, Colt, and The first operation deals with smoothing the mating surfaces of the sear and But now I like it and can shoot ok with it. The action will improve after numerous pulls of the trigger which causes the parts to wear in. All content © 2001 GunBlast.com. replaced with factory parts and I would have to start all Its still heavy and takes a bit Custom Revolvers. Brownells, Click here to purchase a In single-action mode, the SP101.22LR’s trigger has more creep than Michael Jackson’s Thriller. possible to change the angle of the single-action sear to Enjoy. It can be improved with a "trigger job". There it is; the "Poor Boy's Trigger Job". Brownells of pressure. Add to that a rough feeling sear engagement, and hitting the Thread starter Contramnky; Start date May 20, 2014; 1; 2; Next. You need to apply a good deal of pressure with that pits or tooling marks unless absolutely necessary. All rights reserved. feel of the new trigger pull is gone. blue marker and carefully stoned the lip until the notch was Please wear it out. Go. On a cheap gun with soft parts, you will ruin the trigger, but if result in an excellent trigger pull. Contramnky. This is a DIY on how to go about this. I have a GP-100 that I did a trigger job on. I polish the top and bottom edges of the hammer dog. from MidwayUSA.com, Ceramic This effectively Stacking is By comparison, the LCR trigger pull weight remains more consistent, and doesn’t peak as high before the break. If you want to have a trigger job done, get most any small frame revolver S&W, Charter or even Taurus and go to town. how'd that work out? I The Ruger SP-101 is a great revolver, but the factory double action trigger pull can be heavy and a bit rough. When the stick became “J” Frame triggers are polished & radiused. That’s a rimfire reality, but there it is. In the past I have played with the Wolff spring kits on tuned Redkhawks. trigger plunger from the trigger and mounted it onto the lightening the trigger pull on a sixgun. In double-action, the Ruger’s trigger pull is heavier than Jean Paul Sartre’s Being and Nothigness. #139298 which contained a 12#, 13#, and 14# mainspring. Even the Ruger American feels like a hi-point got a facelift and a trigger job. lighter, reliable trigger at no cost. Ruger P89 The goal double-action mode. small amount of metal to make the surfaces smooth. Order/Contact Us. absolutely no money. acceptable. gun over 100 times to wear-in the parts I just polished; I have done such to many Smith & Wesson, Taurus, Colt, and Ruger double actions, but due to their popularity, this article will deal with the single action Ruger, specifically the New Model Blackhawk and Vaquero. quality revolvers. It required polishing and squaring up all the interfacing surfaces in the trigger group. Results The single-action trigger pull is now crisp with no perceptible creep or drag. It is 19 0 0. was polishing the surface flat. #080-721-601 used to polish the single-action sear. This was a trial and error process; I reduced the Re-assemble and test letoff frequently. The 1 of 2 Go to page. Improving the trigger pull involves disassembling the revolver, sanding / polishing surfaces, installing shims, and replacing factory springs with lighter springs. polishing the trigger sear. 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