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Old March 2nd, 2012, 08:17 PM   #1
 
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GP100 Trigger

I am looking for some comments on the GP100 trigger. When I bought my SP the trigger was giving me small cuts on my trigger finger. I brought it to a smith and had it smoothed and polished and now no more cuts the thing is perfect. Just wondering if the Ruger GP100 triggers have these same issues?



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Old March 2nd, 2012, 10:10 PM   #2
 
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I've never had a problem with any that I have owned or shot.
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Found an interesting vid on getting a trigger job done on a GP. Check it out and enjoy:
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I had a sharp edge on my SP 101 that took a few passes with a fine file to round over. Did not have a similar issue with my GP 100.
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Nothing like that on our GP which we bought new back in December. Great trigger pull, too, in both SA and DA. Might go to a hi viz front sight, but that's it as far as any mods I'll be doing on this Ruger. Couldn't ask for a better gun right out of the box.
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I used to have a sp101, and it did have the relatively sharp edges on the sides of the trigger you speak of. The GP100's don't seem to have that issue to me. Also the GP100 being a larger revolver, you have better leverage on the trigger that helps in this regard too. My current GP100 was purchased new in 2011, and IMHO, the newer GP100's have an improved trigger pull over the older models.

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As other posters have indicated, the new GP100 are better on overall finish. But I would still check the one your going to buy for sharp edges and the trigger action. I bought a new one two years ago and did not do a complete inspection. I had problems with the action hanging up while shooting. I had to send it back to Ruger for service. Bottom line, Ruger seems to be doing a better job on quality control but nothing beats a complete inspection of the revolver before you buy.
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I round the edges on everyone I have before ever shooting em !
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I think the GP 100 trigger is smooth enough but I wanted it as close to my Colt. So that is why I had it done. Check my thread on Trigger job before and after.

I only shoot double action and that is why I had the work done. I think the groups tightened up well. I had 5 shots in a clover leaf and one errant shot just off center. I don't know what happened with that one flyer. It shot low. Who knows?
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My GP100's have all had decent triggers w/o having to do anything with them! The more you use them, the more they will smooth out with a little 'wear' on them! If not, a bit of very fine sandpaper will smooth them out a bit...just don't do much!

If you do anything else, I'd suggest replacing the factory springs with a Wolff Spring Kit (I've found that the 10#er's work the best for me) and that helped a lot! That lightened the trigger pull yet left enough power in the hammer strike to fire everytime! The 9# springs...had a few mis-fires (probably cheaper ammo / primers) due to light hammer strikes!

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No trigger issues with either my SPs or GPs. No finger cuts or sharp edges of any kind. The trigger will need to be worked to smooth out but that's about it. No mods on any of mine. I did dab some paint on the front sights of the ones that were all black. I need something with these older eyes.
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No problems with my GP-100 trigger. It's my most satisfying gun to shoot, but then .357 is my favorite caliber.
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My GP-141 has a nice smooth trigger. However the hammer was a little rough and required a light filing to soften the edges.
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My GP-141 has a nice smooth trigger. However the hammer was a little rough and required a light filing to soften the edges.
+1 on that. I put some tape over the hammer/frame gap so no filings could drop in and took a fine diamond file to it. It was making my thumb raw after a few dozens dry firings.

No problem with the trigger however.
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The sharp rear edges on the Ruger DA triggers are one of the first tweaks that get done on mine when I buy a new one.
Long-running situation, all the way back to my first GP in about '88.
Common to older Smiths, too.

Those sharp edges were eliminated with the new MIM triggers, can't cut yourself on those.
Same with the new MIM hammers, no more sharp spur edges.
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