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Old November 28, 2008, 04:27 AM   #1
AJZent
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Thoughts on S&W Trigger Pull

Just recieved '73 Model 28-2 single action trigger pull seems regular like another I had, however when thumb-cocked the trigger is extremely light with what seems like a millimeter of travel to fire gun. Great for targets but would appreciate your knowledgeable thoughts on the subject. Thank you & happy belated Thanksgiving.
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Old November 28, 2008, 11:29 AM   #2
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Not sure what you are asking.

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Just recieved '73 Model 28-2 single action trigger pull seems regular like another I had, however when thumb-cocked the trigger is extremely light with what seems like a millimeter of travel to fire gun. Great for targets but would appreciate your knowledgeable thoughts on the subject. Thank you & happy belated Thanksgiving.
"Great for targets but..." Not sure what you are asking. IF you are asking, "Is it too light for self defense?", then you are asking the wrong question. Single action should not be used for self defense. Practice double-action shooting with it until you become proficient and confident with it. Single action trigger pull in all Smiths is very light. This is the short answer, could go on and on as to why you should use only double-action with a double-action revolver.
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Old November 28, 2008, 12:52 PM   #3
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The single action pull on that revolver should run about 2 3/4 pounds. If it is much less, it may need new parts. Note that to some folks, 2 or 3 pounds may feel like a "hair trigger" but it is normal for those revolvers. The trigger movement should be a millimeter or less, depending on whether the gun has a trigger stop installed (most Model 28's don't).

For self defense, I tend to agree with dahermit, but also think the Model 28 is too big and heavy to be a practical gun for normal self-defense carry. It is a good service pistol and a good woods gun where it is carried in an outside holster as was intended.

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Old November 28, 2008, 01:50 PM   #4
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AJ,
I think you are confusing double action and single action. Double action is when you simply pull the trigger. In this mode, the gun cocks itself and releases the hammer (thus double action) with a single long trigger pull. Typical DA trigger pulls on S&W guns are 6-8 lbs maybe. Single action is when you hand cock the hammer and then pull the trigger which releases the hammer (thus single action). Typical S&W SA trigger pulls are 2-3 lbs, but may seem even lighter because they are VERY CRISP with almost no movement of the trigger. S&W revolvers are legendary for their light, crisp SA trigger pulls.
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Old November 28, 2008, 05:22 PM   #5
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Go on...

One of the wise sadi; "This is the short answer, could go on and on as to why you should use only double-action with a double-action revolver." Well, if someone would, let's explore that some...
Thanx again
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