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Taurus 44M trigger job?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by charlie echo, Mar 12, 2012.

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  1. charlie echo

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    Who would do a good trigger job on my Taurus 44M revolver?
    Bought new in the early 1990s, have shot 1,000s of 44 RM ammo.
    Now I'd like a smoother trigger, perhaps a bit lighter for faster fire, to knock down bowling pins scattered, safely, around 25 yards, timed.

    Is dry firing (on empty cylinders) safe for the gun, to smooth out the trigger by wear and to condition my trigger fingers, hand?
     
  2. Old Fuff

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    Yes on both counts, but be sure you use snap-caps in the chambers or you may end up with a mashed firing pin spring.

    Snap-caps can be obtained from: www.brownells.com

    In fast shooting light springs can be counter-productive if you start pulling the trigger before it's gone fully forward from the previous shot. Called "short stroking" it will jam your revolver.
     
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    Question: Since no one (or at least not many) aren't satisfied with the heavy double-action trigger pull, why don't the engineers at Taurus wise up and use lighter springs? Is it because of some %$## lawyer, or that they don't know any better?

    The answer is because they put absolute reliability above all else. From their side of the picture the revolver MUST FIRE, regardless of what ammunition or primer is used, in any environment, and when the gun is fouled or clean, dry or lubricated.

    Of couurse some users must tinker with this or that, and polish whatever, regardless of experience or knowledge. They often point out that they have extensively tested their gun, and it has never failed. The company's answer to that is they are right, and will continue to be so until something happens and it doesn't go BANG!!

    My point in all this rant is that if you use or carry your revolver of any make in a self-defense context, you'd better know what you are doing and have a full understanding of the whole picture before you start making alterations.

    Rather then blotching the job wouldn't it be better to send the gun to a professional gunsmith with a Taurus action speciality?
     
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    I haven't replaced any springs in my over 30 Tauri and they have decent trigger pulls.

    I'm sure there are some who do want the replacement. Just not for mine.
     
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