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Ruger Blackhawk Question

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by guitarguy314, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. guitarguy314

    guitarguy314 Member

    Dec 13, 2011
    Hey guys!

    I was doing dome dry fire practice (safely and with snap caps of course) with my Ruger Blackhawk Convertible model, and I noticed something weird. When not cocked, the trigger is pullable. There is no click of course, but it can be pulled back about half of a centimeter. Is it supposed to do this?

    It's not causing problems, but it seems a bit odd.

    Thanks guys,


    Also, is this the creep that a trigger job would rectify, or is this something else entirely?
  2. Drail

    Drail Senior Member

    Jan 17, 2008
    Yes, it is supposed to do that. It has nothing to do with "creep". Creep is caused by using a deep hammer notch for liability/safety reasons. Removing the creep involves stoning of the hammer so that the notch the sear has to climb over is shallower. Ruger builds extremely safe guns because so many people have attempted to sue them out of existence for so many years. My favorite one is the guy who stuck a Blackhawk into the waistband of his PAJAMAS one night when he got up to raid the refrigerator. Guns falls out, lands on hammer and fires. His wife decides to sue Ruger. So Ruger has to hire a bunch of lawyers and redesign the gun so that really stupid people can buy it and not have to think about safety. There really ARE people who probably shouldn't have guns.
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2012
  3. Malamute

    Malamute Senior Member

    May 12, 2004
    Rocky Mts
    ...and something else entirely.

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