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Old 11-27-2006, 05:39 AM
vallopez2000 vallopez2000 is offline
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Is a 7 lb. trigger pull good?




I have a S&W double action .44Mag Model 629-1. I just measured the trigger pull, and it is about 7 lbs. I don't have much experience with revolvers, so I was wondering if this is considered heavy, normal, or light. What is the average trigger pull for revolvers?

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Old 11-27-2006, 07:52 AM
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That is an extraordinarily light, but possible, double action pull.
It is an unpleasantly heavy single action, ought to be about 3 lbs.

Which are we talking about?
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Old 11-27-2006, 03:45 PM
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I just edited the original post to add that it is the double action.
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Old 11-27-2006, 03:53 PM
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That's very light for a DA revolver's trigger pull. Is this new, from the box, or a used gun with unknown gunsmith history?
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Old 11-27-2006, 04:01 PM
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what are you measuring with? Can you measure the trigger on another gun as a reference using the same setup?
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Old 11-27-2006, 04:09 PM
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It was given to me by my dad. It is an old gun. It has not been used much, but it has been worked on by a gunsmith. I just used a string to hang some weights off of the trigger while the muzzle was pointed up. It took about 7 lbs. to get the hammer to pull back and dry fire.
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Old 12-03-2006, 08:11 PM
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A 7 lb. DA trigger pull is light but attainable in a S&W revolver. Most of the ones I've checked new from the factory are in the 11-13 lb range. Some things to check are:

Do you get misfires in DA mode?
Does the trigger return sharply and smoothly
When cocked in SA mode, check for push-off
Is the mainspring tension screw backed out. If so, tighten it

If everything checks OK, then I would say you've got a good trigger job. If not, have it checked by a gunsmith. Push-off is the most important because it is a very unsafe condition.

Don
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Old 12-03-2006, 11:59 PM
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What is Push-off?
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Old 12-04-2006, 09:22 PM
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Pushoff is checked by the following:
Make certain the gun is unloaded
Cock the gun in single action
Lightly push forward on the hammer
If the hammer falls, this is referred to as pushoff
If it stays put, then everything is fine
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Old 12-14-2006, 12:29 PM
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I had one that had too light of a trigger and had some misfires. I change springs pretty fast. Steve 48
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Old 12-15-2006, 12:14 PM
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It used ta' be, in the "Old Days", that a seven-pound DA pull was something to write home about...the PPC shooters and now the IPSC Revo shooters would look down their noses at a DA THAT HEAVY today...between five and six pounds is fairly common, and one "Guru" in Kali has been regularly getting DA pulls in the four-and-a-half pound range!!!...Keep in mind that these are COMPETITION-ONLY guns, DA-only, and are used ONLY with seated-below-flush Federal primers in carefully-crafted reloads...FWIW....mikey357
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