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Security/Service/Speed Six spring kit?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by kludge, Oct 15, 2010.

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  1. kludge

    kludge Member

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    I've been thinking about getting a spring kit for my 'Six. I want a lighter trigger pull.

    I am seeing mixed reviews on whether the kit helps or not. What say ye?
     
  2. Jamie B

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    I have reduced hammer springs in both my Security Six and my SP101.

    They are worth the trouble.

    Be careful in not going too light with these.

    I do not recommend changing to a lighter trigger spring.

    All of mine are Wolff springs.

    Jamie
     
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  3. RugRev

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    Follow Jamie's advice. Don't go too light or you may get fail to fires.
    Using a lighter trigger return spring usually requires doing some work
    on the parts in the trigger guard to get a satisfactory reset i.e. honing.
    Both Wolff and Bullseye make spring kits for the Six Series.

    If one wants a "top notch action job" this will also require honing various
    internal parts to achieve smoothness which will also reduce the trigger
    pull a pound or so. Elsewhere on the 'net there are guides available
    on how to do this from Iowegan who is a retired gunsmith.
     
  4. Confederate

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    I bought one for my Ruger Security-Six and was disappointed to find it was longer than the one I had. I ended up using the trigger spring and not the hammer spring.

    This was a Wolff spring kit and I was disappointed. Although the action was a bit lighter, the trigger spring was not as beefy and so there was a price.

    For my other guns, I'll pass.
     
  5. Jamie B

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    Then you had the wrong spring, and should not have installed it.
     
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    An action job entails more than changing a few springs to lighter weights. There is a dude on the Ruger forums that will let you download his book of wisdom if you become a member there. I had already figured it out the hard way before but it is well worth it!
     
  7. RugRev

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    PZGren refers to Iowegan over at Rugerforum.net. He now sells manuals on various Ruger
    firearms:

    http://rugerforum.net/miscellaneous/26246-new-iowegan-gun-guides.html

    Formerly, they were free but I gather he ran into some copyright problems
    with pictures and such so he now has printed them up with new and
    better pictures and more information than was formerly included.

    As PzGren notes the action job is more than a spring kit. Before having
    one done (by a gunsmith) get an understanding up front what he intends
    to do as some are more thorough than others and some just change springs.
    If nothing else the gun guide gives you the knowledge before talking to
    the gunsmith if you don't do it yourself.
     
  8. 357 Terms

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    Got the Wolff kit also. Hammer spring was longer but works fine. I did notice that the trigger spring wasn't nearly as robust. Minimal difference in trigger pull.
     
  9. Jamie B

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    Nope. It depends upon the weight of the hammer spring used.
     
  10. RugRev

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    I have a SP-101 that has had both the action tuned and with which I have played with springs. Tuning or smoothing the action will reduce the double action trigger pull at most about 1.5 to 2 lbs. The gun started stock with a 14 lb double action. I had it converted to DAO so can't comment on single. By playing with springs (Wolff) I got the double action down to 8.4 lbs as measured using a Chatillon recording trigger pull gauge. This used the 8 lb trigger return and 9 lb mainspring. Since then, to add a little bit to reliability I have increased the mainspring to 10 lbs. This gives about a 9 lb pull. Thus, springs can have a result. Without smoothing the internals heavier springs are required to get reliability. Going to a 12 lb mainspring will reduce double action somewhat but due to leverage in the gun the effect will be probably less than 1.5 lbs.
     
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    I had a gunsmith polish up a well used security 6 and drop in wolff springs. I didn't notice much difference. I dropped in a wolff spring kit on an old smith 686 and was amazed at the difference.
     
  12. BLACKHAWKNJ

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    The trigger pull in my stainless Security Six was WAAY too heavy. I put in a Traper or Bullseye Spring kit (forget which). BIG improvement.
     
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