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Old July 16, 2018, 07:28 AM   #51
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Best Single Action Pull:
S&W model 629 Classic 6½" 44 magnum. It literally seems like when I want it to go off, it's off. No movement, just thought. Most accurate handgun I've ever shot.

Best Double Action Pull:
Walther Creed 9 mm. It has a noticeable but not too long take-up, followed by a crisp, light let-off. Near perfect for a fighting/defensive pistol.
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Old July 16, 2018, 07:35 AM   #52
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Absolute favorites are the single action mode on my S&W 357s.
In my semis, 1911, followed by P7, and - believe it or not - a Kahr CM9. That pull is long, but it is smooooooooooth.
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Old July 16, 2018, 08:25 AM   #53
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Old July 16, 2018, 08:31 AM   #54
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Old July 16, 2018, 12:01 PM   #55
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Colt 1991A1. After several thousand rounds.

S&W Mod 67 with target trigger ( It came that way). Single action is smooth and crisp.
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Old July 24, 2018, 01:05 AM   #56
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Old July 24, 2018, 04:27 AM   #57
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SA Ruger Single Six .22 convertible and Blackhawk .45 convertible.

In Semi Auto it's hard to beat the two 1911s I have
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Old July 26, 2018, 12:26 PM   #58
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Your favorite trigger? (among the handguns you currently own)

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SA Ruger Single Six .22 convertible and Blackhawk .45 convertible.

In Semi Auto it's hard to beat the two 1911s I have


Have you done the poor man’s Ruger revolver trigger job? It’s a 2-hooked U-shaped spring. Free one of the legs - much lighter trigger pull but longer lock time.

I have .22LR and 44mag ruger sa’s and did this on both. Reliable ignition, light trigger - but the hammer falls down slower.
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Old July 26, 2018, 07:02 PM   #59
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Ehh, almost all of my triggers have had a little work. Nothing major, a little polishing and some springs. My favorite favorite has to go to my 1911. 21# marinating and a tuned leaf spring, plus lots of polishing (except the sear/hammer engagement).

But then there is the CZ p07. It's a favorite too, but not as much out of the box. Some polishing and 45 bucks at CGW turned into a da/sa trigger that sig fans would drool over.

Probably my "best" out of the box trigger was on my khar cw9. Not super light, and it's really long, but it is smooth. Like a tuned S&W revolver. This is the only stock semi-auto pistol trigger i own.

And there you go. 3 very different trigger feels, but all world class in their respective category. Sigs have good triggers, but I don't rate them as great. I'm a good trigger guy btw. Most of my firearms have trigger work.
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Old July 28, 2018, 02:05 AM   #60
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S&W 629 Mtn

Perhaps 20 yrs ago, I stumbled up on a deal for a very early production .44 Mtn Gun. I'd traded away a 6" M29 a few yrs before, the 6 incher was just not portable enough to suit me. The 4" Mtn was tidy and easier to carry. And the single action trigger is just out of this world. I describe it as willing the gun to fire, and it does. Spectacular.

Double action is not bad either....but the SA is the best I've ever felt.
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Old July 28, 2018, 10:25 AM   #61
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Have you done the poor man’s Ruger revolver trigger job? It’s a 2-hooked U-shaped spring. Free one of the legs - much lighter trigger pull but longer lock time.
The trigger return spring has NOTHING to do with the lock time. It cannot and does not have anything to do with the speed the hammer falls.

If you want to comment on the speed the Ruger Blackhawk's hammer falls, saying its slower, please tell us slower than what?? Slower than it used to be before the poor man's trigger job? If so, I'd be looking for something other than the trigger return spring as the cause.

Slower than a Colt SAA? Slower than a S&W?? Maybe, but my senses aren't calibrated to measure milliseconds well, so its not something I really notice.

The time it takes the hammer to fall in any design is determined by the size & weight (mass) of the hammer, the distance it has to travel through its rotational arc, and the power of the spring pushing it.
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Old July 29, 2018, 06:35 AM   #62
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. . . . Among the handguns you currently own, which has your favorite trigger (be specific). . . . . .
In my meager collection, there's a very clear winner. Springfield Armory GI model that got some attention from a gunsmith. It's the proverbial glass rod breaking.
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Old July 29, 2018, 07:16 AM   #63
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Absolutely my High Standard Victor.
Second to that is a George Madore trigger in my 1911.
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Old July 29, 2018, 08:59 AM   #64
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Old August 1, 2018, 11:27 AM   #65
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Love my SIG P226 SAO....Hate my wife's S&W 640 Pro...needs the Apex spring replacement for sure.
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Old August 1, 2018, 01:32 PM   #66
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I believe no trigger can be as crisp and light as a single action such the SA pull of my S&W 66 and Colt Phython. The only auto I have that comes close is the S&W 745 45auto because the trigger is totally free of any safety, the safety will lock/bock the firing pin only, meaning the trigger can/will release the hammer with the safety on. Weird/unusual yes but it has its +/-.

IMO no autoloader can have a trigger as fine as a SA/single shot because of the jarring action of the mechanism. Autoloaders need a good amount of margin/excess spring action/pressure to insure engagement under not so ideal conditions.

Overall I believe a pivoted trigger will have a better/smoother feel than the sliding trigger of a 1911 because of less surface area of the pivot vs the sliding surface area of the trigger within the frame. I imagine the sliding trigger can be modified to reduce its sliding surface area and/or finished to reduce friction but to me that's getting too exotic for my likes.
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Old August 1, 2018, 05:27 PM   #67
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For me it's almost any well broken In Smith K-Frame revolver. The best I have regarding trigger pull is a mid 70's Model 10 that I bought at a pawn shop. It has the nicest double and single action pull. Smooth and light double action and light and crisp single action.

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Old August 4, 2018, 04:04 AM   #68
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S&W 19-3 Combat Magnum.
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Old August 4, 2018, 06:36 AM   #69
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Revolver: S&W model 14-8 with a 13lb. reset spring.
Semi Auto: Volquartsen 1911 style target frame. I have three frames and they all are pretty hard to tell apart with your eyes closed.
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Old August 5, 2018, 08:51 AM   #70
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Blackhawk with 17lb Wolff spring kit.


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Old August 5, 2018, 05:02 PM   #71
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Best stock trigger I own: S&W 1911SC-E.

Best stock DA trigger: S&W Model 19 (30 years old)

Best stock striker trigger: S&W M&P9 2.0

Best DA/SA trigger: SIG P229 w/ SRT kit
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Old August 7, 2018, 10:42 PM   #72
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As of last weekend, I'll add a re-sprung Canik TP9sfx to my top three pistol triggers. Crisp and light (<3lbs) once you hit the wall, and the equally crisp reset is less than 1/8" from the release. It makes bouncing a ball at sixty yards very fun until the measly 20rd mag runs out.
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Old August 25, 2018, 01:24 AM   #73
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Has to be my new-to-me High Standard Supermatic Citation Trophy. Early 80's model and the wear pattern indicates it was worn-in before I got it. Almost unbelievable that it's a stock trigger.

I'm working on a S&W Model 681 right now for a friend of mine. It's had several thousand rounds through it. The double action pull is like butter and the single action trigger is about perfect. Almost no take-up, barely any perceptible travel, and a nearly perfect weight for a general use revolver. I don't own it though.
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Old August 25, 2018, 04:07 AM   #74
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My S&W 929 with an Apex Hammer and a light double action trigger pull of 4.5 pounds. This is a competition gun used for ICORE matches and while shooting for the small 4 inch X ring at speed this trigger can't be beat.
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Old August 25, 2018, 01:17 PM   #75
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Autoloader : Dan Wesson C-bob

Revolver : SA on my 03 Smith V-comp 627

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