View Full Version : Trigger pull on a Blackhawk .41 Magnum---

March 15, 2008, 03:46 PM
What's the best way to lessen the trigger pull on a New Model .41 Magnum
Blackhawk ? I read somewhere that you could clip a coil or two off the coil
spring. Wouldn't that maybe cause some mis-fires from not hitting the
primer hard enough ?


Big Caliber
March 15, 2008, 11:17 PM
I did a trigger job,;) on my SB 44mag a few years ago. Wasn't hard, just took it apart one section at a time & re-assembled it, each section, several times, till I got to the trigger. Anyway, I sent to Brownell's and got a trigger kit specifically for the Blackhawk. Then I polished up the parts that touched and moved to a mirror shine. Yeah, I know what yer thinkin...a quack-gunsmith-wannabe...But the trigger is light and smooth and safe. No problems with hammer gettin a good enof dimple on the round silver dooha on the bottom of the cartridge to make fire for the bulwit to go out the muzzle:D. (Sorry, it's been a silly day). I would think you could get a similar if not the same spring set for your 41M. I'm not a big fan of clipping factory springs because I don't wanna do it if I don't have a spare. Besides, I "know my limitations". Let us know what happens and happy plinkin'.

March 15, 2008, 11:28 PM
Pop your stocks off, see up at the top there are matching springs (dog legged) at the top?
Flip off ONE>>>>>see, easy!

March 15, 2008, 11:44 PM
Thanks a bunch for the tips. I'll probably order a kit soon.
I flipped one of those springs and WoW ---a 2 minute trigger job.
It made quite a difference,Quick.

Thanks Again

March 15, 2008, 11:48 PM
I looked at Brownells but couldnt find a aftermarket sprink kit all I found was replacment springs, aneyone gotta link?

March 16, 2008, 07:35 AM
Midway has the easiest to find: just do a "Wolff" search'
Best:D go to Wolffs site.

Wolff GunSprings Home Page gunsprings.com same price as Midway or Brownells.
Follow up when you can

March 16, 2008, 12:05 PM
ok i foundem but theirs alot of them to pick from http://www.gunsprings.com/Revolver/Ruger_RvNF.html#RSA
I dont wanna have to do it more than once, how do you figure out which one you need?

March 16, 2008, 03:11 PM
tomh1426: not knowing which model you have I can only guess.
Shooters Pack=new model - 30/17 ::: you can mix and match your springs to find maybe some change.
Potentially to light of a hammer strike on the primer and not setting off the fire.
Some Primers just don't act the same. Rare but does happen. Factory ammo you ?should? be okay. Other are for the competition type shooter; i.e. speed.

Old models have another spring pack

How to tell if your firearm is ?Old? Style;

pull hammer back; look where the firing pin should be; do you see a large piece of metal that appears that the hammer will hit before making contact with the firing pin? If the metal piece is there NEW style.

March 16, 2008, 06:24 PM
I have a new model blackhawk in .45Colt and I only shoot my reloads out of it.
Pretty much the same gun as the OP with the same goal in mind.

March 17, 2008, 05:07 PM
tomh1426: re-look at the "shooters" pack. If you are doing 'Purely' target type competition; maybe the 'competition' pack.

I use, and have used 5-6 shooters packs and interchanged; [just messing about] springs. The major difference is ?let off? I haven't nor do I wish to return to the stock spring. It is that much difference for me.
.44-.357-.22's and will be adding 30 cal. and .17hmr. Guess you know; Wolf will be added

.45 Vet
March 17, 2008, 06:32 PM
What was described above,(releasing one spring leg), is often refered to as the Poor-man's trigger job. Not wanting to chase any-one from this forum, but if you check-out the gun-smithing section of the Rugerforum.com you should find the prefered method of re-bending the same springs for a smoother trigger, and lots of other how-tos for single-action Rugers.

March 19, 2008, 06:18 PM
.45 Vet: outstanding reference. If you can't find out about Rugers @RugerForum.com.. It doesn't exist.

March 25, 2008, 06:41 PM
Changing the springs is NOT a trigger job. The poorboy's "trigger job" is an insult to people than actually do trigger work. If you want a nice crisp trigger on your Ruger pay someone to do it.

March 29, 2008, 08:15 PM
I plan on having my smith work the trigger but I just did the poor mans trigger job and it made a noticable difference.
Thanks Ultima-Ratio :)

Harry Bonar
March 30, 2008, 02:05 PM
I will tell you - "trigger jobs" are all fraught with danger. The safest thing to do is send it to Ruger.
Harry B.

March 30, 2008, 02:50 PM
Are you saying Id (we'd) be better off sending my gun to Ruger for trigger work rather than a local smith?

March 30, 2008, 03:02 PM
tomh1426: send to a "gunsmith",, Ruger doesn't do custom trigger work.
You have a good foundation firearm.

Talk to your 'gunsmith' tell him or her what you ?would? like. Talk about how you would like the ?feel? Listen to the suggestions. Springs can be adjusted after the polishing and buffing.

If he or she makes you feel inadequate; move on. Just because he or she has all these credentials and cannot spend time with you. nuff said.