Trigger Job on Taurus Tracker


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B.A. Baracus
July 13, 2005, 08:59 PM
Can someone recommend a gunsmith to do a trigger job on a Taurus Tracker revolver? I'd like to smoothen up DA and SA pull and lighten the DA pull. Thanks!

B.A.

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Old Fuff
July 13, 2005, 11:04 PM
Welcome to The High Road.

The fastest, easiest, and least expensive way to smooth your action is the fill the chambers with snap-caps or fired cartridge cases and then dry fire it about 1000 times. After that clean and lubricate it and you may be in for a pleasant surprise.

You can buy lighter weight spring kits from Brownells (www.brownels.com) but be careful using lighter springs. They'll make the trigger pull(s) feel better, but the revolver may not always go "BANG!" Reliability is much more important then a lighter trigger pull.

Standing Wolf
July 13, 2005, 11:32 PM
If the above advice doesn't work, contact the good folks at http;//www.cylinder-slide.com

Fast? No. Cheap? No. Excellent? Yes.

recondoc
July 14, 2005, 09:25 AM
If you are not worried about opening it up yourself, here is another inexpensive route you can take.
Simply remove the side plate: This is accomplished by removing the screws (With a correctly fitted screwdriver that has scalloped sides), hold the revolver by the barrel and tap the bottom of the gripframe soundly with a piece of wood or a rubber mallet. This will allow the frame to flex enough for the sideplate to pop up. DO NOT TRY TO PRY THE SIDEPLATE OFF.
Once removed, fill the action with Flitz or Semi-Chrome fine metal polish. Now toss in the, above mentioned, snapcaps and dry fire it about 200-500 times. Take the sideplate off again and clean all of the remaining polish out. Lubricate with Action Magic lube or Instant Trigger Job lube.
Reassemble and enjoy.
If you are uncomfortable with any part of this, ignore this post and seek out a gunsmith.
Hope this helps,
Doc

rick_reno
July 14, 2005, 09:42 AM
Why the snap caps? I've read here that dry firing a revolver can't hurt it.

Old Fuff
July 14, 2005, 09:53 AM
It depends on the revolver. If you extensively dry-fire a model that has the firing pin mounted in the frame without snap-caps or an equivlant, the little firing pin return spring can get mashed. Manufacturers sometimes try to prevent this by putting a shoulder on the firing pin to stop excessive forward movement, but in any case snap-caps are good insurance.

Also, never dry fire any firearm chambered for one of the .22 rimfires unless you have something to protect the chamber. You may end up with a burred chamber. This is a common cause of some .22 rifles having feeding problems.

MrTuffPaws
July 14, 2005, 10:43 AM
I did a search on brownell's for Taurus springs, and only came up with the 629 and some autos. Does anyone have a link to the Tracker springs?

MrTuffPaws
July 14, 2005, 10:44 AM
Why the snap caps? I've read here that dry firing a revolver can't hurt it.

The tracker manual states not to dry fire, but I think it is a CYA statement. I dry fire mine everyday and have had no trouble.

MrTuffPaws
July 15, 2005, 11:40 AM
After checking with Wolff on what springs fit in the Tracker model

........While we have not had a model 627 in house to evaluate, reports from other customers indicate that our springs and kits for the large frame Taurus pistols work in this model..........

gwalchmai
January 25, 2006, 12:37 PM
Once removed, fill the action with Flitz or Semi-Chrome fine metal polish. Now toss in the, above mentioned, snapcaps and dry fire it about 200-500 times. Take the sideplate off again and clean all of the remaining polish out. Lubricate with Action Magic lube or Instant Trigger Job lube.
Reassemble and enjoy.What do you use to clean out the Flitz?

Old Fuff
January 25, 2006, 05:20 PM
The Taurus line of revolvers have frame mounted firing pins. While dry firing may not hurt the pin itself, the firing pin spring may end up mashed and disabled if you dry fire without something (snap caps, empty cases, etc.) in the chambers.

45+
January 25, 2006, 06:44 PM
This is a great thread, guys. I really appreciate all the good info.

Good shootin'....

gwalchmai
January 25, 2006, 09:12 PM
I have a new Taurus 94 that had a trigger that was horrible. I put in some Wolff reduced power springs and it lightened it up some, but ignition was unreliable so I put the original springs back in. Figuring I had nothing to lose, I tried recondoc's "Flitz trigger job". It smoothed the action out so well it's like a new pistol. My son wants to trade his Ruger MkII for it now. ;)

azredhawk44
January 25, 2006, 09:17 PM
I have a new Taurus 94 that had a trigger that was horrible. I put in some Wolff reduced power springs and it lightened it up some, but ignition was unreliable so I put the original springs back in. Figuring I had nothing to lose, I tried recondoc's "Flitz trigger job". It smoothed the action out so well it's like a new pistol. My son wants to trade his Ruger MkII for it now.

What is a Flitz trigger job?

I have a 94 with a really bad trigger too. Please help!!!!:D

gwalchmai
January 25, 2006, 09:24 PM
What is a Flitz trigger job?

I have a 94 with a really bad trigger too. Please help!!!!:DRemove the side plate and clean out all the lube (this may not be necessary, but I did). I then applied Flitz to all the mating surfaces, just covered everything (under the hammer, too). Button it all back up and dry fire 200 - 500 times. Open it back up and clean out the Flitz (I used GunScrubber, brake cleaner would work, too). Dry it out (I used a hair dryer), and lube it up as usual. I used Shooters Choice grease on the action.

It's slick as a button, now. Granted, it's no S&W, but I can stage the trigger which I couldn't do before. I'm going to dry fire it a few hundred more times and take it to the range.

Zundfolge
January 26, 2006, 12:20 AM
So does the same thing work with other brands of revolvers?

I got to shoot a nicely tuned Colt Python once and it was wonderful ... I wonder if a S&W can be made to shoot as nicely.


One reason I've avoided buying a Taurus is because of the triggers (they make a lot of pistols with features I like, but I always assumed the triggers where "untuneable").

If it could be tuned to be as nice as an S&W it would be worth it (hell, if it could be tuned to be as nice as a Colt I'd run right out and pick up one).

gwalchmai
January 26, 2006, 07:56 AM
Zundfolge, all it is doing is polishing the mating surfaces. I can't see why it wouldn't do the same on any gun. I guess if you overdid it you could conceivably polish through the heat treatment on some parts. I think you'd have to work pretty had to do that, though.

It won't turn a Taurus into an S&W, but my M94 turned out nice. I also have a Taurus M85 that I'm going to try it on.

pluvo
February 2, 2006, 08:12 PM
Some folks use Mother's mag polish when they do the $.25 trigger job on their Glocks. I'd assume that it would do the trick here too.

Appliance Man
February 3, 2006, 09:13 PM
Help! I'm having trouble finding a replacement rear sight assembly for my Taurus Mod. 607
Any help gratefully accepted.

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