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Old 11-23-2011, 10:08 AM
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Default I want to change trigger pull for my wife on my J frame.

I have a model 60 snubby that I would like to change the trigger pull so my wife can pull the trigger easier. I also would like to buy another hammer so I can bob it. Where can I get another hammer and a spring kit?
What pound spring would be the best to avoid light primer strikes?

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Old 11-23-2011, 10:18 AM
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You don't get many choices of mainspring weight for the J frame. See if this answers your questions.
The Great American J-Frame Spring Test

For a spare hammer try gunbroker.com. It looks as if your model 60 has the flash chromed stainless hammer & trigger.
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Old 11-23-2011, 11:21 AM
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I lube all my guns with moly on the trigger sears too. It can lessen the trigger pull by up to 50% and even more as it works into the small pores of the metal.

50% means if you pull back the hammer to ock it then pull the trigger to fire it. It also will smooth out the double action too.

I lube the recoil springs and spring guides, the cylinder stud on revolvers, the lever that turns the cylinder and the star on the cylinder where the lever engages to turn it. I also lube with moly all the trigger and moving parts inside the revolver too.

On auto pistols, auto rifles, bolt rifles, shotguns, i lube them all with moly too.

My guns never leave home without moly in them.

Company Profile - T.S Moly I use the anti-seeze or the moly paste either one will do. When first applied the gun will feel tight. I then cycle it by hand 50 to 100 times and it should free up. If it doesn't you have too much moly in it. Its a learning process on how much moly to use too.
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Old 11-23-2011, 11:34 AM
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You might try getting some snap caps.
Using them will smooth out the action
and make your wife's trigger finger stronger.
After a while, it will feel like it had an action job.
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https://apextactical.com/store/produ...php?pid49.html

I put this in my 640. The trigger pull feels much better with no light strikes, but the return does have a mushy feeling. But it works great. It just feels funny at first. Now that I have used it for a while, I wouldn't hesitate to carry it. I have not had the first problem yet from using it.
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Old 11-23-2011, 11:47 AM
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I lube all my guns with moly on the trigger sears too. It can lessen the trigger pull by up to 50% and even more as it works into the small pores of the metal.

50% means if you pull back the hammer to ock it then pull the trigger to fire it. It also will smooth out the double action too.

I lube the recoil springs and spring guides, the cylinder stud on revolvers, the lever that turns the cylinder and the star on the cylinder where the lever engages to turn it. I also lube with moly all the trigger and moving parts inside the revolver too.

On auto pistols, auto rifles, bolt rifles, shotguns, i lube them all with moly too.

My guns never leave home without moly in them.

Company Profile - T.S Moly I use the anti-seeze or the moly paste either one will do. When first applied the gun will feel tight. I then cycle it by hand 50 to 100 times and it should free up. If it doesn't you have too much moly in it. Its a learning process on how much moly to use too.
I guess I should second this as I also use some moly grease on the friction areas in a couple of my revolvers. I don't put it everywhere though, but it does smooth out the trigger pull. I stopped though when I started hearing about how moly based lubes will attract mousture. I haven't had a problem crop up, but I wanted to wait and see.
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Old 11-23-2011, 10:16 PM
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Obviously, you'd have to be careful here, but have you considered applying a trigger shoe to reduce the trigger pull? I know this has been done in the past, and you would have to be careful with the width of the trigger shoe extending past the sides of the trigger guard.

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I've ordered the Apex kit for my M60 and will report back after I install it. I will say that taking it apart and lubing everything made a world of difference. I just used Gun Butter on the sliding parts and ATF on everything else.
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Old 11-23-2011, 11:35 PM
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I put in one of the Apex spring kits in my 642 a few months ago. I've shot mine quite a bit recently and it is much easier and more enjoyable to shoot now. Last Sunday I went shooting with my BIL and I was actually more accurate with the 642 than I was with my Glock 26 and that's saying something for me. The J frame revolver already points well for me, and now the trigger is much easier to pull, making the shot break much more controllable.
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Old 11-24-2011, 03:50 AM
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Another satisfied Apex kit owner here. It is much smoother than stock right away, and gets better with use.
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Do a search on my user name, I just did a Wolff spring replacement on my 642 a couple of weeks ago.
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Another vote for the Apex Kit. Made a remarkable difference in my M-60.
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I've been testing a new 442 with the Apex kit (w/stock firing pin and firing pin spring) and it's been great. I'm not a big fan of the soft rebound spring but it works well and no failures to fire.
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I've looked at several hammers but I don't know which one to buy so I can bob the hammer. Anyone know what part # to a hammer to fit my model 60?
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