Ruger Security Six Trigger


January 20, 2013, 05:22 PM
I have a Ruger Security Six 6" barrel, stainless. It has a real heavy trigger and my wife has a hard time pulling the trigger in double action. I don't want her shooting it single action because it's too easy to have an AD. I had a trigger job done on it once already and although the trigger is lighter than it was, it's still not light enough to suite me and it's still to heavy for my wife to consistently be able to pull the trigger in double action. The gunsmith told me that if he lightened it any more it might not be able to shoot some ammo. What did he mean by this?

What is your take on this and are there any other alternatives.

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January 20, 2013, 05:32 PM
If the trigger pull is too light the firing pin may not have enough energy to be able to detonate primers that are harder than others. You may wind up getting misfires. In a self defense situation it could be fatal.

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January 20, 2013, 05:41 PM
I had a Speed Six that had a trigger job before I ever bought it. The DA trigger was so light that it would cycle if you twirled it. It was very light and very smooth.
It never misfired, regardless of ammo brand or type.

Twirl it like an SA revolver, and it would go click-click-click-click-click-click.
It was actually lighter than what I would prefer, in an SD gun, but it was flawlessly reliable.
Too bad I had to sell it, to pay for car repairs while in tech school.

I wish I knew who did the trigger work, but I bought it over 20 years ago. Whoever did the work is probably retired.

January 20, 2013, 05:44 PM
Rugers are designed to have pretty heavy triggers. A lot of us like them. If you're looking for a wheelgun with an inherently lighter pull try the Smiths. There are a lot of used police trade-ins on the market that are excellent and have very light smooth pulls.

January 20, 2013, 06:08 PM
Are you sure it is a heavy trigger as opposed to her not having the leverage to comfortably roll it through the trigger stroke?

I ask because your picture shows the gun wearing grips which would set her hand quite a distance back from the frame.

January 20, 2013, 06:21 PM
Something is wrong with the gun. These triggers get better over time, not worse.

Completely disassemble. Give it a good cleaning and lube.. Look for worn parts. Maybe replace all springs with new factory, correct.
Try smaller grips.

If that fails, send it to Ruger for inspection and repair.

January 20, 2013, 06:25 PM
Those grips may indeed be too big for your wife. I have size large hands with medium length fingers and find the factory grips a good fit.

January 20, 2013, 07:16 PM
I've updated the picture in the original post with a more recent one that shows the grips that are currently on the gun. These were on the gun when she was trying to shoot it.

They are Hogue grips, btw

January 20, 2013, 07:24 PM
Buy a wolf spring kit, cleaning and inspection.

January 20, 2013, 08:32 PM
Can we see a picture of how she is holding the gun

PBR Streetgang
January 20, 2013, 08:46 PM
just curious,,,,,,have you disassembled the Ruger and checked if was dirty inside or gummed up? How many times has it been fired? Lots of guns bought back then were barely ever shot.

If it's clean ,dryfire it 1000 or so times,,,,,,works in the action and strengthens your trigger finger.....

BTW a set of Hogue one peice rubber grips make the Security Six easy to hold and moves the rigger finger forward for a smaller sized hand.....

January 20, 2013, 09:27 PM

Longshot here but is the end play set correctly? Is the cylinder on either end making contact with the frame? What's the BC gap like? I also agree you should get the trigger group out the gun and clean and oil ....can't hurt the trigger pull only help it plus it's a cheap fix!

January 20, 2013, 09:38 PM
The standard small wood grips it probably came with (Like these (, not the larger wood "target" grips, might work better for her.

January 20, 2013, 09:39 PM
If done properly the action job will fire reliably in the mid 7 lb range double action. I also had a Sec. 6 that had a really light trigger comparable in pull weight to a well tuned K frame. Unfortunately, someone else now has it. I would clean it out as recommended and lube it and perhaps get some known springs, either Wolff or Bullseye. As noted, the grips must fit the shooters hand well to position the trigger finger for double action shooting. A lot of the larger ones force the person with a small hand to crawl around to the side of the grip to get the correct finger placement.

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