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Old April 4th, 2014, 02:16 PM   #1
 
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Ruger 22/45 Trigger reset problem after Volquartsen trigger kit

Hi all. I recently installed a volquartsen Target trigger and target sear in my 22/45. Upon shooting it after the install, the trigger doesn't want to reset after each shot. Once the first round is fired, the second round is chambered but I have to manually push the trigger forward to reset it before firing. I backed the pre-travel screw all of the way out and that didn't correct the problem. Any ideas?



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Old April 4th, 2014, 04:48 PM   #2
 
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Disassemble and check the trigger plunger spring and sear spring. Make sure the sear spring odd not get bent.
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Old April 5th, 2014, 03:31 PM   #3
 
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Hi all. I recently installed a volquartsen Target trigger and target sear in my 22/45. Upon shooting it after the install, the trigger doesn't want to reset after each shot. Once the first round is fired, the second round is chambered but I have to manually push the trigger forward to reset it before firing. I backed the pre-travel screw all of the way out and that didn't correct the problem. Any ideas?
As you know, the trigger bar has an extension that fits into the top of the trigger where there is a recess. If it isn't in all the way, the bar binds on the fame. You can easily check this by just looking into the lower as you pull the trigger. I had this exact problem. my solution was to disassemble the trigger assembly and re-assemble while being sure the bar was positioned correctly and it's extension was fully into the trigger. Unfortunately you'll have to remove the hammer pivot crosspin enough to get the bar free, but if you're careful, not so far as to release the safety notch on the sear.
Alternatively the bar may need a bit of bending if it's binding or the trigger assembly or may be binding on the disconnector. Or less likely the trigger bar isn't correctly positioned over the trigger return spring detent plunger. Whatever the problem, dis-assembly and reassembly of the trigger pin is my 2c rec.

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If you replaced the stock trigger spring with the lighter Volquartsen spring that is probable your problem . Just reinstall the Ruger stock spring . Many people have had this problem with the Volquarsen lighter spring . With the stock spring you will have a trigger pull around 2.5 lbs. very nice trigger .
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If you replaced the stock trigger spring with the lighter Volquartsen spring that is probable your problem . Just reinstall the Ruger stock spring . Many people have had this problem with the Volquarsen lighter spring . With the stock spring you will have a trigger pull around 2.5 lbs. very nice trigger .
I think you mean the trigger return spring (he has trigger reset problems). The trigger spring is in the mainspring housing, and a new spring is not part of the VQ accurizing kit.
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Are you sure you just didn't adjust the VQ trigger to remove too much pre-travel? You need a little slop for the trigger to reset properly.
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I think you mean the trigger return spring (he has trigger reset problems). The trigger spring is in the mainspring housing, and a new spring is not part of the VQ accurizing kit.

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I think you mean the trigger return spring.
I think you mean trigger spring , there is no trigger "return" spring.

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The trigger spring is in the mainspring housing,.
The trigger spring is not in the mainspring housing, the trigger spring is in the trigger.
The hammer spring is in the mainspring housing.

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The trigger spring is in the mainspring housing, and a new spring is not part of the VQ accurizing kit.
A new trigger spring is part of the volq. accurizing kit.
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I had the same issue after installing the adjustable trigger in my 22/45. Twice it failed to reset during a match. I put it aside and pulled out my other MK to finish the match. I took it to the range this past weekend and put 150 rounds through it with no issues. Not sure what the problem was but it seems OK now.


So , basically, no helpful info. Lol
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I think you mean trigger spring , there is no trigger "return" spring.



The trigger spring is not in the mainspring housing, the trigger spring is in the trigger.
The hammer spring is in the mainspring housing.



A new trigger spring is part of the volq. accurizing kit.
Right, sorry, I misspoke. The HAMMER spring is in the mainspring housing. The trigger return spring is under a detent below the front of the trigger bar. That spring under the trigger bar returns the trigger to it's set position. When the trigger is pulled, it compresses. After the trigger is pulled, it pushes the trigger bar up resetting the trigger.

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I had this issue when I installed my kit. I found that I installed the sear spring incorrectly.
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If nothing else works put the stock trigger return spring in
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