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Ruger double action revolver triggers

Postby Morne » Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:33 pm

Could some owners of Ruger double-action revolvers please give some insight. Specifically, I'm wondering about trigger pull weight/travel. Objective data (like that obtained with an actual pull weight scale) preferred but I'll hear the subjective as well.

I only own one Ruger revolver - an LCR. I like it for what it is. I'm wondering more about the Ruger Redhawk, Speed Six, Security Six, and the like.
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Re: Ruger double action revolver triggers

Postby schmieg » Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:17 pm

Morne wrote:Could some owners of Ruger double-action revolvers please give some insight. Specifically, I'm wondering about trigger pull weight/travel. Objective data (like that obtained with an actual pull weight scale) preferred but I'll hear the subjective as well.

I only own one Ruger revolver - an LCR. I like it for what it is. I'm wondering more about the Ruger Redhawk, Speed Six, Security Six, and the like.

If you're going to be in the Cincinnati area any time soon, I have a Redhawk (.44 Mag) and Super Redhawk (.454 Casul) you can try out. I can't compare the trigger pulls to the LCR, but they seem smooth and not too heavy. They are much better in single action mode of course, but they aren't 1911's even then.
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Re: Ruger double action revolver triggers

Postby Bruenor » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:18 pm

I threw the Wolf Springs in my Ruger SP-101 to drop the pull weight a little, have not had any issues with light strikes . It's been a while so I couldn't tell you which weight springs of the 3 provided in the set that I used.
While my Ruger Security 6 trigger is untouched.
I'll see if I can throw them on the trigger scale when I get home from work provided it goes up high enough.. I've only used it to check single action triggers < 5lbs thus far.
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Re: Ruger double action revolver triggers

Postby Bruenor » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:16 pm

Both my Security Six and SP101 broke at around 4 lbs single action.

My trigger pull scale only goes up to 10 lbs, and The trigger didn't move on either revolver in double action at that pull weight.
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Re: Ruger double action revolver triggers

Postby Mr. Glock » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:14 pm

You should know who to call for “Hands On”. And you’ve shot a Security Six btw.

Ruger’s are just a bit stiffer than S&W, in general. S&W pulls single action 3.5 lbs, Ruger
will be 4.5. SW DA 10 lbs, then Ruger 11. Trigger jobs on each are apples and oranges, I’m told.
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Re: Ruger double action revolver triggers

Postby tracker1 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:32 pm

I had a GP100 polished the trigger parts real good and lighter spring and the trigger was very smooth. I keep saying I will buy a 6” model one day.
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Re: Ruger double action revolver triggers

Postby JimE » Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:30 pm

I don't remember what the spec was for centerfire LCR's was, but for the rimfires, the factory spec was 14~18 lbs.
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Re: Ruger double action revolver triggers

Postby dingode » Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:44 pm

Don't the LCR's have completely different style trigger mechanism than the GP's, SP's, and Redhawks? I've been interested in a .22 LCR, but in addtion to the price being too high, IMHO, I've heard the triggers are very heavy, even for a rimfire, and not easy to work on.
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Re: Ruger double action revolver triggers

Postby jeep45238 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:57 pm

dingode wrote:Don't the LCR's have completely different style trigger mechanism than the GP's, SP's, and Redhawks? I've been interested in a .22 LCR, but in addtion to the price being too high, IMHO, I've heard the triggers are very heavy, even for a rimfire, and not easy to work on.


They are very different from the other double action revolvers. That said, every .22LR DA revolver of any make I've ever messed with has a higher trigger pull weight than centerfire counterparts, due to rimfire reliability issues.

I'm liking the trigger feel, subjectively, of the Ruger SP101 over the S&W J frame. I also like the modularity of the ruger SP/GP series as far as field stripping, and no sideplate screws to strip the heads on or crossthread.

I do like that there's fewer places that need attention on the J/K frame than the Ruger series - but I'll do the extra work on the Rugers for the benefits of the design in my eyes.
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Re: Ruger double action revolver triggers

Postby Brian D. » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:20 am

I passed up a very good deal on a low miles used LCR in .22 long rifle because of that heavy trigger pull. Way heavier than the centerfire variants, wouldn't have been a useful practice piece for me as issued, and I didn't want to fool with the internals.
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