Ruger sa mods

BAMAAKBAMAAK Senior MemberPosts: 4,339 Senior Member
Any one ever tried bending the trigger springs on a Single Six or Blackhawk to improve (lighten) the trigger as described at this link?

http://www.cylindersmith.com/triggerspring.html
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,003 Senior Member
    No, but, I have not felt the need to change trigger pulls in those guns.
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  • jbohiojbohio Senior Member Posts: 5,513 Senior Member
    No. $10 buys you a Wilson Combat spring kit that will take it down to a crisp 2#. $8 or so for a Wolff kit that takes it to 3-4#
  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 4,611 Senior Member
    All my Ruger SA are old original 3 screw models, all I did was polish to a mirror finish the hammer strut, trigger, & hammer without removing any metal or changing any angles. I cant tell you if it lightened the pull, but it was much smoother. I tried lighter springs, but didn't see any difference so I just re-installed the originals.

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  • BAMAAKBAMAAK Senior Member Posts: 4,339 Senior Member
    Do you recall what spring weights you tried?
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  • FreezerFreezer Senior Member Posts: 1,517 Senior Member
    I installed Wolfe springs in all my Rugers. No need to take chances messing with the origionals
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  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 4,611 Senior Member
    BAMAAK wrote: »
    Do you recall what spring weights you tried?

    Its been many years, I think the originals were 22 - 24 lbs. I think I tried them down to about 16 - 18 lbs., these were new springs of the correct length and tested with an aircraft spring compression tester, I don't advise you to cut off a coil or 2, if your going to re-spring your guns I suggest you get the right size springs from Brownells

    JAY
    THE DEFINITION OF GUN CONTROL IS HITTING THE TARGET WITH YOUR FIRST SHOT
  • JayJay Senior Member Posts: 3,333 Senior Member
    Technically, you can just leave the spring as it is and unhook one of the legs, leaving the other one hooked. I've tried it and it does reduce the trigger pull weight some. Never measured it, so I can't tell you how much. But to me, it slowed lock time down way too much which bothered me more than the factory trigger pull. A friend of mine does great work on Rugers, so I've just had him work his magic on mine. not sure what he does or uses. I do know he installs an aftermarket (lighter) hammer and replaces springs along with doing some polishing. That's about all I know. If he didn't live so far away, I'd look over his shoulder and learn more about it.
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