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Old January 27th, 2020, 03:17 PM   #1
 
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New Single Six Heavy Trigger Pull

I'm sorry I can't measure the weight of the pull, but it is noticeably heavy. Even my new Wrangler has a lighter pull. My New Vaquero's pull is fantastic. The Single Six is otherwise flawless, I'm very thrilled to have it. Is it normal to receive a Single Six with a very heavy trigger? Finally, are there any relatively easy modifications that I could make that would lighten it?

I've got less than 150 rounds through it. Also, I've probably dry fired it over 200 times at home. So, I have gotten more accustomed to it. The pull is fairly crisp. I appreciate any comments.



Left to right are Taylor's Cattleman 45, New Vaquero 357, Single Six, Wranger, and Heritage Rough Rider.



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Old January 27th, 2020, 03:39 PM   #2
 
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I replaced the trigger spring on my new model single-six with a Wolff 30 oz trigger spring. It lightened the trigger pull significantly and also smoothed what creep there was out.
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I have owned several (like 18 or so including rifles) the only Ruger with a decent trigger is a Ruger AR15 lower that has a 2 stage trigger, 4-1/2 # and it's shootable, the other 17 or so needed a trigger job to make them shootable. You will at least need a lighter spring/springs but springs don't correct creep and may make creep more noticeable. The parts(hammer, trigger and pins) are sloppy so it's hard to get the creep out without creating a dangerous condition. I suppose one could ream the pin holes and install oversize pins and make the pull very good, I've never put that much effort into one, I can live with a little smooth creep if not to heavy.
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Thank you folks. Sounds like my Single Six's trigger isn't an aberration. And I appreciate the tip on the trigger spring. Almost makes me want to try the "Poor Boy's Trigger Job" just to test the method.

Appreciate it,
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Just drop one leg of the trigger spring. Won't hurt a thing. As said above though, creep will 'always' be present unless you get a true action job. Springs do not affect creep.
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My Single Six has a very light and nice trigger, though I don't have a scale to weigh it.
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I understand that lighter springs will not eliminate trigger creep but it is much easier to control when creep is quite smooth as opposed to being jerky.
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Thank you folks. Sounds like my Single Six's trigger isn't an aberration. And I appreciate the tip on the trigger spring. Almost makes me want to try the "Poor Boy's Trigger Job" just to test the method.

Appreciate it,
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There isn't much to lose with that "trigger job". But, instead of unhooking one leg of the trigger return spring (after you do the "smoothing" action), go ahead and replace it with a 30 ounce Wolff spring, as I did. Both "things" did wonders for my Single-Ten, which is quite similar to your Single-Six. I now have the perfect squirrel-hunting handgun.
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I did the "poor man trigger job' on all of my Ruger single action revolvers. I have not found the need to go any farther.
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I'm sorry I can't measure the weight of the pull, but it is noticeably heavy. Even my new Wrangler has a lighter pull. My New Vaquero's pull is fantastic. The Single Six is otherwise flawless, I'm very thrilled to have it. Is it normal to receive a Single Six with a very heavy trigger? Finally, are there any relatively easy modifications that I could make that would lighten it?

I've got less than 150 rounds through it. Also, I've probably dry fired it over 200 times at home. So, I have gotten more accustomed to it. The pull is fairly crisp. I appreciate any comments.
Wolfe trigger spring. It helped my Single Six's trigger pull greatly, and I figured out how to install it without disassembling the gun. DON'T try the "Poor man's trigger job" featured several places. Shoot it lots more, and it will smooth/lighten up more, although not a great deal.
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DON'T try the "Poor man's trigger job" featured several places.
Disagree. But then we can agree to disagree . Dropping a leg never has, never will harm the revolver. You can always 'buy' a trigger spring (or bend the one you have) later if you wish. Or better yet, let a gunsmith tune it up for an 'awesome' trigger pull.
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I sincerely thank you all for your comments on this subject. Very helpful and I'm encouraged that I could make a noticeable improvement relatively simply. For now, I'm actually going to keep practicing with it as is. Ruger's official response to my inquiry was "The expected trigger pull for this firearm is 3.5 to 7.5 pounds."
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https://rugerforum.net/ruger-single-...ingle-six.html

The link is to my thread about lightening the pull on my Single Six.
I'm very pleased with the results.

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My son and I both have Wranglers, they came with 4-5 lb trigger pulls and I found the poor mans trigger job does reduce the pull to 3lb or so and is a huge improvement. Both of our pistols now have Wolff 30 oz springs and are under 2.5 lbs. I honed my trigger sear on a surgical black Arkansas stone and it feels like I went too far, super light, I have had reading just barely 2lbs and not just no creep, but it feels like no movement at all. The Wolff spring set for all 3 springs for the NM Single Six is $13 on Midway I still have yet to install the base pin latch spring, but the new SS stainless latch is beadblasted and ready. Doing the Wolff hammer and trigger spring do not require removing the grip frame and take no time at all, they really improve the pistol a lot in my opinion.
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I replaced the trigger spring on my new model single-six with a Wolff 30 oz trigger spring. It lightened the trigger pull significantly and also smoothed what creep there was out.

Bingo!
Gave My single Ten And my BH the same treatment....tweaked the springs too match the pull weight on both guns = Sweetness.

Good luck & Happy Shootin!
Petey

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