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Old 09-19-2009, 09:59 PM
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I am curious. What is the average pull weight on a Smith revolver in double action? My comparison is an HK Mark 23 with an 11.47lb. DA pull (according to the HK website). I am trying to compare the two.
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Old 09-19-2009, 11:28 PM
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11-12 pounds on the good ones - 16 pounds on the heavy ones. You need about 8-9 pounds to reliably ignite most commercial primers.

And there are probably examples all over the place.


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Smooth and heavy beats light and gritty any day of the week so it's hard to compare just the pull weight. A quality v. quantity issue.
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I was presuming "smooth" to start with. I have a 625-10 that went back to S&W for a master action job. The actual pull weight is about 12 pounds - most people estimate it at 6-8 pounds. "Smooth" definitely trumps "light".

I was also wondering about how H&K measures their trigger pulls to 1/100 pound and what kind of variation they get, if any?


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I was presuming "smooth" to start with. I have a 625-10 that went back to S&W for a master action job. The actual pull weight is about 12 pounds - most people estimate it at 6-8 pounds. "Smooth" definitely trumps "light".

Thanks Buck. Exactly what I meant but much better said.
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I guess then the problem is the roughness of the HK trigger rather than the weight of the pull....
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Light DA trigger pulls produce rough trigger pulls! Installing lighter springs is only half of the job when doing triggers. New stock guns generally come with DA pulls in the +12to14 lbs area. My scale only goes to 12 lbs and they are always above that mark. Every new stock trigger has "rough" spots, however they are so heavy people do not feel them. If you install lighter springs they show up! You must also polish the components of the action to insure a smooth pull! My "gaming" guns all have a DA pull of 7.5lbs and a SA of 2.5lbs. I also reload and MUST use Federal primers or suffer FTF!
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