Ruger Security Six spring..cut?


December 6, 2003, 03:58 PM
If I cut the spring inside the handle of the Security Six, it appears that that will reduce the trigger pull which is what I want. It also appears that it will reduce the force with which the hammer falls.

Has anybody had any experience here?

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December 6, 2003, 04:03 PM
Have you checked with Wolff to see if they have reduced-power springs for this gun? I wouldn't reduce spring length...

December 6, 2003, 04:22 PM
It will lower trigger pull a tiny bit single action, and substantially in double action mode. It will also lower hammer force reducing how hard the primers are hit. Chances of misfires go WAY WAY WAY up with reduced power springs and go up even more with cut length standard springs.

Cut springs and reduced power mainsprings on stock guns are NOT a good idea, and never a good idea on a gun that might be used for defensive purposes.

If you want to lower the trigger pull correctly have a competent gunsmith do a trigger job on it. Smooth=light feel without compromising reliability.

December 6, 2003, 10:33 PM
FWIW, a year or so ago I bought the reduced power Wolff spring kit for my 1985-vintage Service Six. They were substantially longer and stiffer than what came in my gun. And I am the original owner and it's never been worked on. If I knew where I put them I'd give 'em away.

As always, YMMV. Maybe the nice trigger on my gun was just an accident at the factory. "We're out of springs for these." "Here, use these."


December 7, 2003, 03:42 AM
I ordered a set of Bullseye Springs for my Security-Six. The kit included hammer spring and trigger return spring. Got light strikes with the lighter hammer spring, so I went back to stock. The lighter trigger return spring does make a difference, however. Bullseye apparently is no more, but Brownell's has a similar kit.

Go to

Order stock number 080-655-101. The price is a little more than $10.

You just can't add coils back to a spring if you cut too much!

December 7, 2003, 06:17 AM
Thanks for your input. I am always amazed at the experience here on this site.

About 3 months ago I pulled out the Security Six that I haven't touched in years and started to bone up on double action wadcutter shooting at the range. I just thought I could reduce the size of my strings with a smoother trigger.

Thanks again.


December 7, 2003, 02:20 PM
The Wolff spring for my Sec. Six is 3 coils longer than the spring I had in the gun but it is not as stiff. I'm not sure if the original had been cut or not as I had a action tune done to the gun after I bought it years ago.

The Wolff spring actually makes the double action pull harder not softer. I have no problem with mis-fires with either spring.

December 7, 2003, 03:01 PM
Tried spring ''snipping'' many years back .... just the once!! .... Prob tho is .... ya can't put them coils back on!

I think experimentation with after market springs are way to go .... but in the end ........ reliability always won out for me. I had a three spring set for my original redhawk .. found that the middle strength one ''seemmed'' to be useful ....... until I fired some ammo with CCI primers ....... in my book the hardest primers around.

Thus .. back to original .. apart from which over time the whole trigger feel smoothed anyways thru useage. Personally - just one FTF due to inadequate hammer fall power is enough to make me avoid lightening off too much.

Reliability wins the day :)

December 8, 2003, 11:13 AM
I bought a Wolff reduced power mainspring for my Security Six, but it turned out to be much heavier and much harder to assemble than the original spring. I dremel'd off 2 or 3 coils (after ruining two pairs of wire cutters) and it works fine, and gives a nice improvement to the DA pull. If you want to improve the SA pull, get a Wolff reduced power trigger return spring.

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