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Old July 18th, 2013, 08:36 PM   #1
 
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Questions about my new Speed Six

I recently bought a 1981 Speed Six 2.75" and on occasion when I pull the trigger in DA the trigger will freeze up. Typically, I take pressure off the trigger and then pull the trigger again. Any suggestions?

Also, I purchased new springs from Wolffe and I'm waiting for their arrival. All they had for the Speed Six were 14 lb springs for the hammer and I'm not sure what for the trigger. I just know there are two springs coming. Is a 14 lb spring going to make a difference? What is the stock spring weight?

Thanks for your help. Vic



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Old July 18th, 2013, 08:55 PM   #2
 
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Are you rapid firing? I've noticed that on the older Security/Speed Six and GP100 you have to complete the pull and let the trigger set back to it's original state, or you sometimes get that lock up. I think when Ruger designed them they were thinking about safety. If you're coming from using Smith & Wesson or Colt revolvers it just take some practice and time to get use to ...
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Old July 18th, 2013, 09:22 PM   #3
 
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I've got a 1982 Security Six and I don't remember mine ever doing that??
Is there a difference in the guts/works of a Security 6 and speed 6 models?
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Old July 18th, 2013, 09:43 PM   #4
 
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Standard hammer spring is 16 pounds so a 14 pound spring will give you an easier pull.
Also, make sure you let the trigger return fully to its reset point, i.e., don't "short stroke" it.
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Old July 18th, 2013, 10:15 PM   #5
 
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I am with Jcohen24!!! the freeze up you are referring to is you riding your finger on the trigger and looking for a that reset point like on a semi auto.

Pull the trigger and let it reset on its own. I know it sounds strange but once you get it you will find the feel and speed your looking for.

yep the wolf reduced hammer spring is 14lbs. I use gp100 12 lb springs. I had been told to lightened up the 14lb spring clip one or two coils. I was lucky enough to have several gp 100 springs laying around. I figured well it would be just like clipping a couple of coils. I have found the 12 lb gp100 hammer spring to be ideal for reliable strikes and a lighter hammer pull.

the reduce trigger spring can be tweaked via both front and back legs of spring. I usually do this in small increments and it only requires about one to two tweaks to get the trigger smooth and easy. I also found through experience that if you tweak the legs on the trigger too much you will get an even lighter trigger but it becomes sluggish and you can feel the trigger mechanisms working. I prefer my trigger light as I can have it with crisp brake and smooth rest.

one thing I had to be reminded of was that it is a DA/SA revolver and not a semi auto.

hope this helps.

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Thank you for ideas. I'll pay attention to my pull to see if that is the problem.

Silverback13, Concerning the springs: I received a multi pack of springs for my SP101. I used the 10 lb and have heavier ones left over. Do the SP and GP springs match each other? Maybe one of these would be an option to the 14 lb I received??

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If someone before you "tweeked" the trigger return spring, it could be part of you reset problem but probably it is just not letting it reset all the way. You want to make sure your reset is quick and sure (trigger spring) and that primer ignition (Hammer spring) is 100% if a carry gun. Smoothing of the internals is the most critical part of getting that perfect trigger pull and the correct springs balance between weight and reliability is what makes the exceptional revolver.
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unfortunately hammer strut (where the hammer spring is installed) of the security six and gp 100 are thicker than that of the sp101. The sp101 spring can be forced onto the strut,but I don't think it would provide reliable ignition. I am not sure if the hammer strut itself is the same length (you can compare them). if so then the sp101 hammer strut and spring could be used ONLY TO CHECK the feel of a different spring weight. I wouldn't recommend shooting with it. If it is to short you may end up with the hammer of the security six failing to perform.

I think the gp100 springs are like 8.00 bucks from wolff springs but the shipment is another 6.00 so I would get something else to justify the cost of shipment.

now if you already have the reduced spring kit coming to you in the mail then you can install the 14 lb reduced hammer spring see if you like it. If not clip one coil and reinstall. I wouldn't clip more than two though.

JMHO>

hope it helps.

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"Concerning the springs: I received a multi pack of springs for my SP101. I used the 10 lb and have heavier ones left over. Do the SP and GP springs match each other? Maybe one of these would be an option to the 14 lb I received??"

Per Wolff's website the mainsprings for the GP and SP are the same. The multipack should have had 9, 10 and 12 lb mainsprings in it so if you used the 10lb the 12lb will be there.
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hmmm!!! not how I remember it but if that is the case than give it a try.
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Today I received my springs. The new 14 lb speed 6 spring is shorter than the 12 pound SP spring that I have left over from the SP spring job. I'll mess around with both and report back.

I have another question that I'm going to post in a seperate thread concerning a new sight that I received. I would appreciate your comments.
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