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Old July 27th, 2012, 02:18 PM   #1
 
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Ruger SR22 HIGH Trigger Pull (for me at least)

Hi Everyone,
I am in a wheelchair and have partially paralyzed, but large hands. I have owned many rifles and revolvers, but just purchased my first semi-auto (Ruger SR22). I absolutely the the gun so far, even though I have only dry fired so far, going to do some actual shooting today. I though I would have issues with the slide, but that's not an issue. It's the trigger pull that is giving me a problem. I can grip the gun with both hand and use both index fingers to pull the trigger, not the perfect scenario, but it will work for now.

I have called two Gunsmiths, one told me there isn't anything that can be done to reduce the trigger pull. The other told me he would take on the 'project' at $75 an hour. I don't want a project, I want to know 'if' this can be done. I need the trigger pull as light as possible in Single Action. Double action is moot, since it can be avoided with SA use.

Can this be done? Gunblast says trigger pull in SA is 4.1lbs. Is it possible to reduce by 50% or more?

Thanks in advance.



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Old July 27th, 2012, 02:41 PM   #2
 
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I haven't seen any trigger kits/mods for the sr22 yet. I know the trigger seemed to get better as it is broke in.
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I don't know of any trigger mods yet for this new pistol, but I do know that the trigger gets better with use. That may not be enough to help you, but I would certainly say use the pistol with two hands for a while and see for yourself before engaging a gunsmith.

Dry firing will help loosen things up . . . running the pistol "wet" (a little more oil than you ordinarily would use) will also help the trigger, slide, and chambering rounds. Finally, for your first ammo I'd suggest using only clad rounds, not exposed lead. Many of us had early issues with FTL, particularly on the second round of a mag, particularly with lead bullets.

If you've got a couple hundred CCI mini-mags, I'd suggest running those through first. And, I repeat, in my experience running the pistol a little wet will keep stubborn ammo feeding.

Have fun - it's a great little pistol!
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Thank you everyone for the replies and info.

I took my daughter to the range yesterday and we went through 200 CCI 40HP and 36HP roungs without one jam. I did clean it out of the box to hopefully avoid any jams and either that worked or the reviews about the gun eating any ammo is correct.

Now, the first mag was extremely difficult for me to shoot, due to the trigger. The following rounds became somewhat easier, but still rather difficult for me. My ten year old daughter had no issues and shot the gun like a champ. I was extremely proud of her.

I will follow 'Boxer's' advice and continue to shoot for another several boxes of shells and see what happens. I did however, talk with the one Gunsmith again and he clarified the total would be $75 total to decrease the pull to 3lbs. Now I'm anxious to shoot again and I looked at my daughter and asked if she wanted to go again and the smile on her face said it all. So after today, 400 rounds will be through the gun and we'll see if that helps any.

Thanks again everyone.
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Hi larry
First off welcome to the forum. A great place with great people here. I have two SR22's with about 2500 rounds thru each. I found that in my case the trigger got a little smoother.I usually run federal bulk thru mine,Walmart no prolems with it at all. You want to see something buy a box of CCI stingers and run them thru the gun. You get a flame about 8"long out of the barrel. Ruger says it's fine to use these in these guns. But I personly won't run them all the tie as I feel they're a little hard one the gun. I hope it works out for you so that you can shoot easily as they're great little guns. There are plenty of trigger mods for the MK's. But you'd have a hard time breaking those guns down. Good luck.
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If you have the trigger job done, you have to let us know how well it worked!!
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. . . I did however, talk with the one Gunsmith again and he clarified the total would be $75 total to decrease the pull to 3lbs. . . .
If you decide to go ahead with this, you can help us by finding out what exactly he did, and how much it helped
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. . . I looked at my daughter and asked if she wanted to go again and the smile on her face said it all. . . .
That's what its all about, Dad Can't wait to get permission to bring my grandkids into the sport.
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Hi larry
First off welcome to the forum. A great place with great people here. I have two SR22's with about 2500 rounds thru each. I found that in my case the trigger got a little smoother.I usually run federal bulk thru mine,Walmart no prolems with it at all. You want to see something buy a box of CCI stingers and run them thru the gun. You get a flame about 8"long out of the barrel. Ruger says it's fine to use these in these guns. But I personly won't run them all the tie as I feel they're a little hard one the gun. I hope it works out for you so that you can shoot easily as they're great little guns. There are plenty of trigger mods for the MK's. But you'd have a hard time breaking those guns down. Good luck.
+1 on the Stingers. Makes the SR22 a completely different animal
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I will absolutely let you guys know how it works out. We are on our way to the range now, we'll see how well I do today. Might just take it to him afterwards if I have issues today.

Here's my little shooter in action yesterday. I'll post pic's of her targets later, it downpoured right as we were leaving yesterday and I'm waiting for them to dry out.

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+1 let us know how the trigger job goes! Oh and welcome to the forum! Lots of great people on here!

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I found this on the .com site. Can anyone confirm this works?

"I also did the "poor man's trigger job"; i.e., push forward on the cocked hammer as you pull the trigger (unloaded!). Just a few pounds pressure -- don't go nuts. Do it a few times and it smooths out the sear. Works great with revolvers!


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Shot another 400 rounds (between my daughter, girlfriend and myself) of CCI 40 Grain mini mag yesterday. I felt more comfortable with the gun, was fairly accurate, but the trigger pull was still strong for me. Going to take it to the GS probably today and have him reduce it a bit.

50 shots at 7 yards. I have to get 70% in the black to pass the CC class, I think I count 11 out of 50 out of the black......78% with a heavy trigger. Wonder how well the tweak to the trigger will help?



Lot's of shots at 7 yards.
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Update on Gunsmith fixing SR22 Trigger pull. Got the call last night that my gun was ready and that they got the pull from 4.2lbs to 3.7. The guy guaranteed me via phone and email he could get it to 3 and maybe 2.5. Picked it up today and there is no change, just a $75 bill with a list of cleaning and lubing they did. I had just cleaned and lubed it before I dropped it off and refused to pay since he did not even remotely fix the issue. I told him I wasn't trying to be an ass, but I was not getting what I was paying for. He agreed and I was on my way...sorry not good news for anyone, including me.
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Update on Gunsmith fixing SR22 Trigger pull. Got the call last night that my gun was ready and that they got the pull from 4.2lbs to 3.7. The guy guaranteed ....
Well maybe with some firing, it'll drop a little more. He learned a valuable lesson about letting his ego do the talking. Hopefully, someone will be able to get the trigger pull down further and share it with us.
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So sorry to hear that.
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