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new to handgunning. Trigger confusion

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Soundtrackzz, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. Soundtrackzz

    Soundtrackzz New Member

    Jul 18, 2008
    Harrisonburg VA. Louisville KY
    Hey guys. I just turned 21 and am new to handgunning. I bought a ruger sp101 and a SIG 229 da/sa over the weekend. This was the first day i actually had time to go to the range and shoot. First off let me say i like shooting handguns much more than rifles. Im a pretty lousy shot but moving on to my real concern, i like my ruger trigger much more than the trigger on my SIG. Does that make sense to anyone else? Ive always heard and read in reviews that the SP101 was really a single action revolver that could be fired double action. And ive always heard that SIG makes great triggers. Seems to be the opposite for me.
  2. Oro

    Oro Senior Member

    Sep 22, 2007
    WA state
    The sig has a combat trigger for LE use - meaning it is tuned to be slightly harder to actuate than a commercial sig. Lots of folks buying these surplus guns are removing the 28lb spring and replacing it with a 18 or 19lb one. Try that.

    I can't comment fully on the Ruger trigger being "a sa trigger" - the gun is designed to be a defensive pistol and that usually entails a da trigger pull. It is, like most modern revolving pistols, truly DA/SA as each shot gives the shooter a choice.

    I think maybe what you are interpreting from the reviews you've read is that from the factory, Ruger triggers are generally considered not as smooth or efficient as those from S&W, for example, being on average heavier, a little grittier, and stacking more. It usually takes some tuning to get a higher level from them, but it's possible.

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