Sp101 22lr Trigger grind

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by billrugerb, Mar 9, 2018.

  1. billrugerb

    billrugerb New Member

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    I have a SP101 22 that I purchased new awhile back. Started out with reasonable trigger; not too stiff but smooth. I guess I have run it through about 500 rounds. I put some hammer shims in it to remove any wiggle. That's supposed to smooth out the trigger. I didn't like the feel so I removed them. Now I am experiencing a bit of roughness on the first part of the trigger pull. The only way I can describe it: the first part of the trigger pull rotates the cylinder and then it moves to a second level. Pulling the trigger through the second level results in trigger release. Which is all ok, it's just sometimes the first level feels gritty. Any one else experience this?
     
  2. nickndfl

    nickndfl Active Member

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    I changed both springs in mine and polished up everything with metal paste. The pistol shoots like a velvet pillow.
     
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  3. billrugerb

    billrugerb New Member

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    I think that's what I am going to do. I got new springs, not sure which, ones I used; I have that written down. I have metal paste and kept recorded what I previously did. So I just have to suck it up and take the time to do it right. I used the instructions from Lance, the trigger guy, web site. They are good instructions. I just need to apply some elbow grease, with patience.
     
  4. nickndfl

    nickndfl Active Member

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    I used the lightest Wolff springs, but don't remember their weight. Just order the appropriate kit.
     
  5. billrugerb

    billrugerb New Member

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    Thanks for the info. I'll be ordering a set of the proper springs and have another go at it.
     
  6. Pancho_Villa

    Pancho_Villa Well-Known Member

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    Good little pistolas. Always wanted one. Guess I will have to live with my old & heavy Speed Six. Well, it is alot easer to control than my LCR. One of these days, I will get an SP101.
     
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  7. billrugerb

    billrugerb New Member

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    I really like the SP101s. I got a 357 Snubby to carry, a 357 longer barrel one for the range and a long barrel 22lr for shooting at the range. The nice thing is that all 3 have basically the same physical characteristics so trigger control practice carries over from one to the other. I can practice with the 22 much cheaper and the practice helps with the 357s. I guess I'm a walking add for Ruger. :). I have a LCP 380 when I need something to carry light.
     
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  8. Fireman22

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    Me, too.
     
  9. Sky1

    Sky1 New Member

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    Did you have to modify the spring on your 22? I got that for my wife, she loves it but the hammer spring was impossible. We sent it in to Ruger and they did a trigger job on it, it is a lot easier to shoot now.
    Now the only thing I don't like about it is having to clean a 9 round cylinder, LOL!
    Short barrel 101 in 357, it's like a flame thrower! I put a CT laser grip on it, the rubbery one, it helps but still keeps my wrist hurting for the remainder of the day.
    Congrats on the Rugers, I think they are all great and very well priced.
     
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  10. billrugerb

    billrugerb New Member

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    Hi, I put in a new trigger spring in and tried to put in hammer and trigger shims, but due to my lack of gun smithing skills, I decided to start over. I used the hammer spring replacement, but took out the shims. I planned to go ahead and polish up the proper surfaces, but find taking it to the range often is smoothing up the trigger action. I still have an occasional hard trigger pull. For me I think I would pay Ruger to do the work so I know it's done right. Lance Shively, trigger shim guy, has good parts and great instructions at his site.