Ruger SP101

Ruger SP101

This is a discussion on Ruger SP101 within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I'm seriously considering a trigger and/or spring job on my SP101. The DA pull is awfully heavy. Should I or no?...

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    Ruger SP101

    I'm seriously considering a trigger and/or spring job on my SP101. The DA pull is awfully heavy. Should I or no?


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    Get a Wolff spring kit. Easy install big improvement
    The situation will NEVER BE THE WAY YOU WANT, it WILL BE THE WAY IT IS. You must be FLEXIBLE ENOUGH TO ADAPT and just "DEAL WITH IT".

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    How light is too light to shoot whatever you put through it??

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    I put the 10# Wolff main hammer spring in mine and left the factory trigger return spring in it. Feels great and I haven't had any issues of any kind. Goes "BANG" very loudly every time I pull the now much improved trigger.
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    I did the same as BugDude; the trigger is very much improved and now causes far less fatigue to my shooting finger in rapid fire.

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    So you can still run cheap and quality ammo of all grain through it? and not being that competent should I just go to a gun smith or is it that simple?

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    Super simple...5 minutes. Youtube videos a plenty on the subject. Mine will run anything I put in it and beg for more. Darn accurate little bugger too.
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    I also used the Wolf spring kit. Simple to do, just a basic take down. I ended up leaving the trigger spring stock because the hammer spring gave me the pull I wanted. If you get the spring kit, just experiment with the different spring weights and see what you like best and then make sure you have no function issues (like lite strikes).
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    I have the wolf 10 pound spring in as well. I used a youtube walk through and it took about 5-10 mins.
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    Can you send the link to the video? thanks

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    Very easy. I just used the disassembly guide in the manual or Ruger has a video as well. Huge improvement.

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    I changed the hammer spring as well. I also slightly polished a few components and the trigger is smooth as silk. You can check out the ruger forum and see if the IBOK's are available for the SP101. It's a simple guide written by a retired Ruger gunsmith. If you can find one, grab it asap.
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    I did the polish job and the 9# trigger spring on mine. Works great and so far every round has fired fine. I use CCI primers. I tried the lighter trigger return spring but didn't like it and went back to the factory spring.
    Good luck, you'll like the results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rugerguy View Post
    Can you send the link to the video? thanks
    YouTube - Off the rack...Ruger SP101 Disassembly

    This is essentially the process of disassembly. Once the spring and shaft are out, replace the spring and re-assemble.
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    So that long spring that runs inside the grip is the one I want to replace? 9 or 10 pound?

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