Taurus 65 DA trigger pull


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Agust
November 27, 2012, 05:25 AM
I have 20+ year old Taurus 65 (bought it new) It has very nice SA trigger but the DA is painful 12 lbs at least. I like this gun, and have put thousands of rounds through it over the years. Does anybody own and have experience with this gun? I tried spring replacements did not work(soft strikes) I would like to lighten the gun DA to 7-8 pounds if possible, without breaking the bank. Most gunsmiths in my area have no experience doing trigger job on this gun, and I'm not willing to pay big $$ for experimenting with the gun.Any thoughts on that?:)

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Texan Scott
November 27, 2012, 07:05 AM
I have never lightened the trigger on any of my revolvers. Functionality is critical, as is safety. That heavy DA trigger is the only "safety" it has. Leave it heavy. Round off any sharp edges if needed, but learn close range defensive shooting with the heavy pull.

MCgunner
November 27, 2012, 09:44 AM
12 lbs? That isn't that bad if it's smooth. It feels no worse than my old S&W M10. Learn to shoot it. My newer 66 has a DA smooth as silk. It's easy to shoot DA. You could lighten it with a Wolf spring kit, then be sure and test it for misfires/light primer strikes.

roaddog28
November 27, 2012, 06:36 PM
I would stay with the original springs and do a action job on the internal parts of the trigger. This is light polishing of the bearing surfaces especially sharp edges. Be careful not to take metal off. This might cause issues. I can't believe there is not a gunsmith that can't do this.
Good luck,
Howard

Agust
November 28, 2012, 05:02 AM
Good points.Thank you all. I may try looking at the action, and see if it can benefit from some deburring or light polishing. Thanks again

snooperman
November 28, 2012, 07:28 AM
A good gunsmith should be able to lighten it up some without any issues. Such as polishing internal parts, lighten the return spring a little and putting in a 10 lb Wolff spring.

Godsgunman
November 30, 2012, 10:02 AM
I literally just got my 65 this week so I'm not as experienced with it as you are but the DA pull on mine feels pretty good. I am however accustomed to DA pulls and prefer them over SA at least for the first shot. If you want a downright mean DA pull, try one on a FEG PA-63 that sucker is a tough one without a spring change.

Tennessee Jed
November 30, 2012, 10:40 AM
I messed around a bit with trigger weights on a couple of revolvers (not Taurus), until at the shooting range I got my first "click" instead of a "bang". I hated that sound, and don't want to hear it ever again. I went back to stock trigger weights only.

Agust
December 1, 2012, 08:42 AM
I spent quite some time, way back with Wolf spring kit, could not find any good combination. Put factory springs back in. The 65 is great revolver, strong and accurate. I use it for plinking and carry it on me in the woods. I heard that some of this revolvers had nice DA pull. Thanks I appreciate your input.

MCgunner
December 1, 2012, 09:06 AM
If you want a downright mean DA pull, try one on a FEG PA-63 that sucker is a tough one without a spring change.

Ditto the Radom P64.

Worst revolver trigger of all tiime.... Nagant. Even SA is a beeoch.

Old Fuff
December 1, 2012, 11:09 AM
The Old Fuff has seen too many good revolvers that were totally messed up by someone who, with no experience, thought they could polish the internal parts to make the action smoother. So they went at it and did too much in the wrong places.

You can safely get the same affect by burnishing the parts by just double-actioning the revolver while the chambers are filled with snap caps.

Also, a heavy double-action pull can be caused by friction and/or some binding of other parts - including the rotating cylinder. Before even considering switching springs one should determine exactly what is causing the problem. Doing this usually requires an experienced and qualified gunsmith who knows what to look for and doesn't go about fixing the wrong things.

Jim K
December 3, 2012, 06:47 PM
The Taurus 85 is a small revolver with a small, lightweight hammer. Since I don't think anyone repealed the laws of physics when I wasn't looking, that means it needs a fairly strong spring to be certain of firing. Some games can be played without problems, but seriously lightening the trigger pull can easily result in misfires, and it is not a good idea to respond to a shot with a click.

Jim

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