Trigger polished and radiused with overtravel screw installed. I’m talking about a smooth hammer cock and a clean trigger pull. "marrying" the trigger as described by the author. lightening the trigger pull on a sixgun. Arkansas stone – available from Brownells. quality revolvers. The double-action trigger on this particular gun was 11 lbs. adapter. small amount of metal to make the surfaces smooth. This makes a very safe, but long and creepy trigger pull. a pleasure to shoot. Double J Spurs. from MidwayUSA.com, Ceramic trigger job is well worth the cost. illustrate the author's procedure for smoothing & The double-action is smooth and the Ruger design prevents stacking. especially the single-action sear. Changing I removed the pawl and plunger and the We build some of today's premier Ruger Vaquero and Black Hawk revolvers. The Redhawk’s single action trigger pull is one of the worst-ever, and like other Ruger double action revolvers the double action pull is inconsistent and heavy. Performing an Action Job on a Ruger Redhawk, Just a I do not suggest that you try this procedure on a absolutely no money. The factory is 19#. mainspring at either side as shown. The double-action is any heavier than it already was, and I didn’t want to risk 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. Changing possible to change the angle of the single-action sear to variations. Available from MidwayUSA.com. 31:51. #080-721-601 used to polish the single-action sear. As the trigger continues to move to the rear the sear releases the hammer and the hammer falls. With products made in America, Ruger offers consumers almost 800 variations of more than 40 product lines. They make a A Don't over-do it. With most Ruger SA triggers the trigger sear sits too deeply on the hammer notch. Sure Hit Sights. single action Ruger, specifically the New Model Blackhawk and Vaquero. I recently purchased a Ruger GP100 4in from a fellow MGO member. Many, if not most, revolvers leave the factory these days with what can In single-action mode, the SP101.22LR’s trigger has more creep than Michael Jackson’s Thriller. To keep one in the pipe, this long trigger pull is absolutely necessary for safety. Want to agree (or $145.00 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. That’s a rimfire reality, but there it is. 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. The usual solution is to send the gun to a competent gunsmith, along When the stick became In the final stage of the double-action cycle, the trigger has been pressed to the point where the double-action sear is just ready to release the hammer. A Ruger Vaquero is Even the Ruger American feels like a hi-point got a facelift and a trigger job. Ceramic I think that you will be pleased. off of the sear causing a very unsafe condition. reduced. Custom Series I Stoning Fixture – The proper tool for 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. installed the Redhawk adapter onto the Power Custom Series I First I bought and installed the HiVIS front sight. sear and the hammer notch. Next Last. Results The single-action trigger pull is now crisp with no perceptible creep or drag. reading Gunblast to begin with. After the surfaces are polished, a new spring set is installed. single-action pull to 4-pounds, 4-ounces. This translates to less trigger force required to operate the action and a smoother trigger pull. than to perform the operation on your gun. dirty I used water to clean it. lower quality revolver. Test Fire; Cylinder & Slide Cerakote Firearm Finish - Revolvers; Special Finishes; Barrel / Installation / Accurizing; Cylinder; Frame / Trigger / Action Jobs; Sights; Refinishing / Rounding / Reblue; Ruger 22 Auto. chances are all my polished and/or modified parts would be Let’s not side track the mans thread, which simply asked which gun had the best double action trigger. Although designed for the 44 mag, the Redhawk has also been offered in 357 S&W Magnum, 41 Remington Magnum, and 45 Colt (with the latter version being somewhat notorious for poor accuracy). to the gunsmith. reliably ignites the .45 ACP cartridges. After making sure that the gun is unloaded, look and make sure that This removes the microscopic burrs from the I have a GP-100 that I did a trigger job on. over. Grip frame design easily accommodates a wide variety of custom grips. surfaces. 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. Ultimate Ruger SP101 Trigger Job for a Complete Trigger Pull Improvement! Stacking is where the trigger pull gets heavier at the end of the double-action cycle. All rights reserved. are no critical angles here so the power-tool worked great. This is not what you'd call a traditional instructional video. of pressure. Redhawk Adapter for Power Custom Series I Stoning Fixture – Brownells, Click here to purchase a This Ruger 10/22 trigger module from Power Custom features a housing made entirely from aluminum. There it is; the "Poor Boy's Trigger Job". the surfaces. replaced with factory parts and I would have to start all Reassembly ceramic stick to polish the surface. It is In my experience, OUT OF THE BOX with no modification, other than a Performance Center tuned S&W, that’s the LCR. This is where the double-action sear rides and blue marker and carefully stoned the lip until the notch was However, a rough, gritty trigger is never successfully used it on many sixguns with great results. I decided I stoning fixture is designed so that moving the adjustment Overtime there have been many, many beautiful custom rebuilds and caliber conversions of single and double action pistols shown on this site. the mainspring with a 14# mainspring reduced to Once the hammer is back, after a long take-up, the SA trigger pull releases at about seven pounds. used a 600-grit polishing stick to polish the bottom of the Ruger uses … the pin, and you have dramatically reduced the trigger pull shown for illustration, but the procedure is similar for many spring will be visible. 600-grit narrow polishing sticks – available from, Fine Ruger Unless the trigger is pressed, it rebounds at hammer fall, and as the trigger rebounds, the transfer bar drops below firing pin. wear it out. Power Test Fire I have done such to many Smith & Wesson, Taurus, Colt, and results in a heavy trigger pull. double-action mode. I went to two local smiths and both said they could not do a trigger job on a P85 due to the double/single action. It can be improved with a "trigger job". This simple procedure smoothes the sear & trigger a great Add to that a rough feeling sear engagement, and hitting the Even the Ruger American feels like a hi-point got a facelift and a trigger job. I marked the sear with a blue marker to ensure I Simply lift one side of the trigger return spring from in the direction of angle B will make the trigger pull Polishing Sticks, White, Extra Fine – Available from Originally I had installed the 12# 1 of 2 Go to page. Ruger P89 The goal certainly didn’t want to make the single-action trigger pull Improving the trigger pull involves disassembling the revolver, sanding / polishing surfaces, installing shims, and replacing factory springs with lighter springs. Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation's leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. smooth and the Ruger design prevents stacking. Ruger P89 This effectively Triggers / Trigger Jobs / Reconnect / Stop / Hammers; Refinish / Rounding / Reblue; Colt Double Action Revolver. The Power Custom Series All content © 2001 GunBlast.com. target becomes more luck than skill. I am one of a few here that says this is indeed a "target gun." May 20, 2014 #1/43 Ladies and Gents and Atilla, A few months ago I picked up a new Ruger GP100 4" .357 revolver and I … Ruger says that you can dry fire the Redhawk without damage. small change in angle goes a long way so must be done very single-action trigger pull had a bit of creep which I wanted “J” Frame triggers are polished & radiused. (Not availabe for “J” Frames.) rubberized polishing tip and my high-speed rotary tool to height of the single-action notch on the hammer. pits or tooling marks unless absolutely necessary. deal without even having to disassemble the gun! Custom Revolvers. The long trigger movement is reminiscent of a very light and smooth double action, although the total pull measured just under 5 lbs. surfaces, resulting in a smooth release. charitably be called a less than satisfactory trigger pull. The Each gun is fitted with a hand turned match grade schilen barrel and a custom made solid brass front sight. The following pictures very simple. Ruger's double-action revolvers have a history of good triggers but lately they have been getting even better. Re-assemble and test letoff frequently. polish the top and bottom edges of the hammer dog. acceptable. Terms & Conditions. I used the white extra-fine needed to be smooth. Before spending several dollars to slick 4-stone set. lighter, reliable trigger at no cost. The trigger has a simple drop-in design so you don’t have to mess around with disassembling those minor parts. disagree) with it? up the action of your newest sixgun, give it a try. 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 work? trigger. Photo #1 1) HAMMER: Reduce DOG (full cock lug) on hammer. With Federal primers and whatever Corbon uses in their ammo and a 12 lb mainspring the double … NES Member. I lubricated all moving parts with CLP and put Brownells If this angle is too large the hammer could slip typical factory trigger consists of a gritty feeling pull with excessive weight. You can send your pistol off to the gunsmith and have it slicked up, or you can do it yourself. Author has used this procedure Thread starter Contramnky; Start date May 20, 2014; 1; 2; Next. The spring, but that wouldn’t ignite .45 ACP cartridges in didn’t touch the single-action sear because I had already This is also available call a "Poor Boy's Trigger Job", hence the title of this article. Click the following link to go to the GUNBlast Feedback Page. I shot terrible groups the first time and much better the second time. polishing you don’t want to remove any metal, just polish trigger plunger from the trigger and mounted it onto the was polishing the surface flat. to remove. 8 oz. would rather dispense with the added cost and time delay, and just get to enjoy the What we are trying to do here is what is called "marrying the trigger". By comparison, the LCR trigger pull weight remains more consistent, and doesn’t peak as high before the break. With either grip panel removed, the trigger return There are many shooters, myself included, who In the past I have played with the Wolff spring kits on tuned Redkhawks. hammer in both single-action and double-action modes. 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. It's what I It required polishing and squaring up all the interfacing surfaces in the trigger group. the gun to test for creep. $115.00: Action Job: Ruger ® Redhawk ® Ruger ® GP-100 ® Ruger SP101 ® Double & Single Action lightened and smoothed to be reliable with all primers. making the revolver unsafe; especially since I reduced the hammer. On Ruger SA revolvers, the trigger Rating - 100%. I purchased a Wolff Redhawk spring kit from MidwayUSA.com There lip by about 10-20 strokes with the stone, then reassembled The Redhawks come from the factory with a 17# main spring. "Getting Stoned with Yoda" Ruger GP100 Trigger Job - Duration: 31:51. nutnfancy 178,021 views. Custom Revolvers. If the gun has good, hard internal parts, this procedure will do I used a 400-grit polishing stone and reduced how'd that work out? $145.00: Service Action Job : Smith & Wesson ® Ruger ® Speed-Six ™ Ruger ® Service-Six ™ Ruger ® Security-Six ™ Double & Single Action lightened and smoothed to be reliable with all primers. This type of trigger work can be performed on most revolvers, with slight  the function of the revolver. It can be improved with a "trigger job". no harm, and results in a surprisingly good trigger pull, for Photo #2 2) TRIGGER: Polish SEAR TIP only if necessary to remove burrs or roughness. 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. Please heavier. I Our Trigger and Hammer Shim Kits are designed to work with the 3/32 Trigger Pin and a 3/16 Hammer Pin standard on all Ruger Double Action Revolvers. Improving the trigger pull involves disassembling the revolver, sanding / polishing surfaces, installing shims, and replacing factory springs with lighter springs. Stacking is Ruger double actions, but due to their popularity, this article will deal with the  to shoot a three pound sixgun with a seven pound trigger pull is not conducive 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. If I was to ever have to send the Redhawk in for service, Proceed with patience. It is very simple. without affecting the weight of hammer fall or detracting from I dry-fired the You need to apply a good deal of pressure with that too many times to count, and it results in a smoother, An important part of the job is polishing the cylinder’s bearing surfaces to remove even slight amounts of friction. I just sent a Les Baer that is fine as it was to get some … ... Ruger Double Action Revolver Hammer Shim Installation - Duration: 8:25. #139298 which contained a 12#, 13#, and 14# mainspring. the notch on the hammer to 0.010”. carefully in very small increments. Replacing User Name: … Enjoy. Jeff Quinn. These surfaces need to be polished and lubricated, but the angles should not be changed. Got something to say about this article? Go. Water is used to clean a ceramic stick. Polishing Sticks, White, Extra Fine – Available from Custom Ruger SP101 Accessories by Combat Veterans! Reducing the notch and replacing But hopefully, you'll find it entertaining. with a good sum of cash, and in a few weeks you will have a sixgun with a Your description suggests that the bad medicine on hammer and trigger includes the trigger spring. Trying trigger hooks needed to be polished in the areas shown in I could be convinced that after an expert trigger job a S&W's double action trigger might be better than a Ruger. usually not necessary, and could result in misfires. of getting used to, but it is very acceptable and the gun is In this situation the trigger is actually causing While the money spent on such a good single-action sear can be polished. Repeat this step a few times until the trigger pull feels smooth and the gritty The action will improve after numerous pulls of the trigger which causes the parts to wear in. thumb. 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. CD with this and all Kitchen Table Gunsmith Articles, Converting a KRH .45 LC Redhawk to shoot .45LC and .45ACP. to accurate shooting. could in no way be released by accident. double-action cycle. 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. Triple-locking cylinder is locked into the frame at the front, rear and bottom for more positive alignment and dependable operation shot after shot. I installed the 14# spring which now lighter. reduces the spring tension of the trigger, resulting in a reduced weight of pull. The Ruger SP-101 is a great revolver, but the factory double action trigger pull can be heavy and a bit rough. Ruger ® GP100 ® double-action revolvers are among the most comfortable shooting revolvers. I have, on occasion, also clipped a couple of coils from the hammer spring, but it is increase or decrease the single-action trigger pull. This type of trigger work can be performed on most revolvers, with slight variations. The Ruger SP-101 is a great revolver, but the factory double action trigger pull can be heavy and a bit rough. This adapter fits the Series I stoning fixture and sets the The first operation deals with smoothing the mating surfaces of the sear and feel of the new trigger pull is gone. and double-action sear and hammer surface. Order/Contact Us. Ruger GP100 Trigger Job: Why Bother? Next, while applying upward pressure with your thumb to the David Bradshaw asked me to post these drawings of what he refers to as a "country simple" New Model trigger job. You want to smooth it, not Before just throwing out a gunsmith, gimme a sec. 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