This is a discussion on Recommendation for a revolver w/a light DA trigger within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Want to get a revolver for myself and possibly to teach my wife with. Requesting any recommendations for one with the lightest DA trigger pull ...
Want to get a revolver for myself and possibly to teach my wife with. Requesting any recommendations for one with the lightest DA trigger pull if there is such a thing, or one that a smith could lighten without breaking the bank.
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I agree you cant beat the SP101. Its built like a tank. Slightly larger than a j-frame yet can be concealed easily. Just the right weight to tame .357 recoil. Your wife can shoot light .38 loads. And if she doesent like the trigger a wolf spring is cheap. And they are cheaper than a S&W. What else can you ask for?
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+1 on the SP101. The lightest DA trigger I've felt on a revolver was a SP101 .357mag that had been reworked. Very smooth, very light.
A Smith and Wesson "K" frame! Model 19 (blued) or 66 (stainless).
Best DA and SA pulls on the market and I've shot a few Rugers. Good triggers, but not great compared to the S&W's IMO.
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I also believe the way to go is Smith & Wesson. I've owned Colts, Rugers and Smiths and the Smith with a good trigger job, in my opinion, cannot be beat. I have a 586 Distinguished Combat Magnum in .357 with a 6" barrel that I've had tuned/honed and deer hunted with for many moons.
I think it's easier to get a good DA trigger pull on a Smith and Wesson than it is on an SP101. We charge the same for either, but I much prefer working on the Smith's. Can't go wrong with a K frame.
S & W 66 for me. Everyone that has fired it loves it.
I hear the new ruger lcr is butter.
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While you can certainly smooth the action on a revolver, you can't significantly lighten the pull by using a lighter main spring without the risk of light primer strikes. It's OK to do so on a range gun, but I wouldn't reduce it more than a pound or two for a defensive firearm.
As others have recommended, a heavy steel .357 like the SP101 or 686 family is very versatile and comfortable to shoot.
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