Super Redhawk Trigger Work


December 25, 2002, 06:09 PM
I have a question in regards to the Super Redhawk trigger. My trigger seems to have alot of creep and is rough while shooting in the single action mode. What can I or a competent gunsmith do to smooth out the trigger? I considered the Wolff trigger springs, however I used CCI primers and understand that by adding springs I may have problems with CCI's going off.

I really want to clean up the trigger on this revolver. I really love the SRH however the trigger pull needs work. Sorry about the rookie question, but I'm no gunsmith.


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December 26, 2002, 01:45 AM
Doesn't look like anyone is jumping at this. My SRH has the same creep and roughness. I have heard it will smooth up somewhat after a few thousand cycles. I doubt if it will ever be as smooth as the older M29s. I may try a range of Wolf springs eventually, but I like dependability of the stock spring. Some have loaded the mechanism with a polishing paste like Flitz to speed up the process while dry firing.

December 30, 2002, 10:35 AM
I just got my SRH back from a gunsmith in my local area. He smoothed out the trigger considerably. No more creep and the pull is smooth as glass.


Bob C
December 30, 2002, 12:46 PM
My SRH trigger responded very well to some judicious polishing. If you're not very experienced at this, however, take it to a gunsmith who is.

The reduced trigger spring did fine in mine, but the reduced mainspring gave me an occasional misfire so I went back to the factory mainspring.

December 31, 2002, 03:35 AM
My gunsmith did a trigger job on my Redhawk and if you close your eyes, you cannot tell whether it's a Ruger or a Smith trigger.

It can be done.

December 31, 2002, 08:20 AM

You are correct. My Ruger trigger feels alot like a Smith now. I can't believe how smooth it is now after the gunsmith worked on it. No creep or gritty feel to the trigger anymore.


Pappy John
December 31, 2002, 05:06 PM
Have you tried it with your CCI primers yet? Did the smith change any springs or work with the parts at hand?

January 1, 2003, 08:09 AM
Pappy John,

The gunsmith just did some stoning and smoothing things out. I didn't go with any springs just yet. I had some creep and a very gritty trigger pull and that is gone now. I'm going to the range this weekend and we will see.


January 1, 2003, 11:45 PM
These guns respond very nicely to the "dryfire trigger job" as I call it.

After countless dryfiring sessions, my Super Red Hawk trigger is excellent with no polishing or gunsmith fees.

January 2, 2003, 07:45 AM
I recommend polishing before replacing springs. I have a GP-100 that had a trigger that was typical of Rugers. I polished the contact areas and replaced the springs. Misfires were rare, but accuracy seemed slightly diminished. Went back to the factory mainspring, accuracy improved and the trigger pull did not seem that much heavier. I have yet to mess with my SRH trigger, but I expect it is going to be the same as my GP, only this time I won't bother with the spring kit.

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