Improving the Redhawk trigger


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larryw
January 15, 2003, 11:10 PM
I have a new Redhawk in 44 mag. Love the gun, seems almost psychic with regards to accuracy (hits where I think it should). What a gun!

But, the trigger <inhaled> big time. So I decided to do the same thing I did with one of my 1911s: lighten the hammer spring.

Results were nothing short of spectacular. Trigger pull in both SA and DA are noticably lighter and feel crisper. Not S&W sweet, but getting there.

I got the spring kit from (where else?), Brownell's. Part number 080-665-102, about $7. Came with 12, 13 and 14# springs.

I'm using the 12# and had no problems igniting the hard Winchester primers (120 rounds, 0 failures today). I'll try it with with the really hard CCI primers and post if I have to increase the spring tension, but this is a must-do project.

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Tom C.
January 16, 2003, 12:28 PM
I have two. The latest is .45 colt. I stoned the engagement surfaces a little and put in the 12 lb. spring. Nice, but a little too light on double action. I put the 14 lb. spring in. Very nice. Shoots well. Cylinder throats are.451, chambers are nicely polished. Better finish than my Blackhawks or Vaquaros.

charleym3
January 16, 2003, 08:23 PM
NO MORE OF THIS. You're making me want one again. Let's see, gun show this weekend. Cash? :cuss: Credit card? :evil: See ya later honey.

larryw
January 17, 2003, 06:59 PM
Quick update.

Another 100 rounds today. One FTF due to a light strike (I looked at the round, pin indent was light), second trigger pull fired the round. As this is a hunting sidearm and I want it to go bang every time, I'm going to give the 13# spring a try.

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