Is the Ruger SP101 DAO the heaviest mass produced factory DAO revolver available today?
I realize that 25 oz. is not heavy. I was just wanting to know if I had missed another current revolver. I'm thinking that DAO Model 66 would be perfect for what I would want it for...but I'm sure the price tag wouldn't be perfect for my wallet. :blink:25 ounces? Available today? Maybe. Yet I once had a factory DAO S&W Model 66 3" that I'll bet was heavier. :image035:
Can't say myself, but I've seen a wide variety of guns out there on Gunbroker and Armslist that have had it done. A lot were police guns.I'm curious. Any idea what it costs to get it done by a gunsmith?
One thing to remember when 'bobbing' off the hammer spur, you are lightening its weight. this can cause a reliability issue in some models. I used to buy factory spurless hammers for my on-duty BUGS. They were properly weighted, but the bobbed hammer prevented it from snagging. They are much more difficult to find these days.Any DA revolver can be DAO if you get the hammer bobbed.
Another thing to remember about bobbing a conventional DA/SA hammer is that the SA notch is STILL THERE. And, when it's there, some hamster-brained chuckle-head IS GONNA' try to use it. And, without a spur, that's an invitation for a slip OFF the hammer. And, under an ideal series of circumstances, that results in a ND/AD. And, if the (now) litigant's lawyers can find out who originally bobbed it, you can considered yourself...sued. :yup:One thing to remember when 'bobbing' off the hammer spur...
There is no "conversion" to make...other than bob the hammer...Not sure about the factory DAO 101's but have shot a couple of Ruger's that have been converted by amateurs. Rough triggers and crummy feel when they dropped the hammer. Was very difficult to get good groups.
My S&W 36 is a factory conversion with a trigger pull smooth as glass and a crisp clean break. Makes it almost as easy to shoot as an SA trigger.
IMO it would pay to have someone who knows what they are doing make the conversion. Ruger makes a solid and dependable revolver. No reason it can't be converted to DAO with as smooth a trigger pull as any other quality revolver out there.
Or model 65 in 3'' barrel. :image035:I realize that 25 oz. is not heavy. I was just wanting to know if I had missed another current revolver. I'm thinking that DAO Model 66 would be perfect for what I would want it for...but I'm sure the price tag wouldn't be perfect for my wallet. :blink:
I'm spoiled by my S&W trigger.There is no "conversion" to make...other than bob the hammer...
Then sure there are no light primer strikes.
There is no reason to touch the trigger
I agree with your thoughts...and the only Ruger snub that I will have is the .357 LCR...GREAT little gun.I'm spoiled by my S&W trigger.
Both of the Security Six's I have have been smoothed out and are almost as good as the Smith trigger.
I don't have a 101 any more and the GP100 that I have is a 6" and is quite good right out of the box.
My thoughts on conversion rather than bobbing the hammer are along the same lines as GT.