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Old August 29, 2009, 06:57 PM   #1
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Help...Security-Six Action

I have one Ruger Security-Six that I haven't dry fired much. It's annoying because when I pull the trigger, it's stiff as all get out just before it breaks. This is double action...the gun has a fabulous single action trigger.

Where do I stone to take care of this problem? (I guess I could dry fire it a gazillion times, but I'd like to learn a little about improving the actions on these great revolvers.) Is there a website that shows this? If so, I haven't found it.

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Old August 29, 2009, 08:32 PM   #2
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Woff makes a spring kit that will improve the Security Six. I have a Police Service Six (fixed sight version of the Security Six). This revolver was a carry revolver for a officer. It had been fired a lot. The action on this revolver is as smooth as my Smith and Wessons. But again it has seen a lot of rounds. I believe on any double action Ruger dry firing or shooting alot will smooth out the action. A gunsmith can take the trigger group out of the revolver and polish the mating surfaces to help the action. I have never done it so I don't know the details. But my suggestion is use your revolver until it wears you out. I think you will find that the action will get better.

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Old August 29, 2009, 09:12 PM   #3
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Yeah, I've already got a new spring in. This is simply an action thing. I wish I knew how the parts interacted, but I don't. I guess I'll just polish everything with a Dremel and a polishing wheel and some Semichrome.
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Old August 29, 2009, 09:29 PM   #4
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My .02

If you don't have at least 250 magnum rounds through it, don't fool with anything. I've owned four Ruger SS pistols and they smooth up measurably.
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Old August 29, 2009, 11:09 PM   #5
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I wouldn't just polish "everything" as this may create a dangerous condition. Dry firing will break in the action and give the owner some trigger time practice.
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Old August 30, 2009, 08:22 PM   #6
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[I used a Trapper (?) spring in mine and that was all the action work it needed.
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Old September 8, 2009, 10:19 PM   #7
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All your questions are answered here, if you just look hard enough: RUGERFORUM.NET
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Old September 9, 2009, 09:02 AM   #8
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Just keep firing the gun. a good healthy diet of magnum rounds will break it and you in real quick. My Security Six trigger pull is smooth as butter now that it has been worked in a little. although it is going on 30 years old...
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