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Old 08-10-2009, 12:57 PM   #41
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My little spring job turned out GREAT! The DA action was reduced about 50% and the trigger pull is a very light 5.0 pounds in SA mode.

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Spring replacement continued:

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Glad it worked out for you & always glad to help!

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Mark, great show & tell!

Very professional.

Thanks and as always, we expect this quality from now on.

So what is our next upgrade lesson?

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Thank you sir,

I will attempt to stay out of the gutter... but no promises!

I hope to get to the gun range SOON and try out my new 329PD. I'll have something to report there.

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Mark. thanks for this post. I just changed my springs out and with 9 and 6.5 Wolff's. I also polished some parts while in there. Haven't test fired yet. Has anyone had problems with light strikes after changing springs on a Taurus 85? Is it OK to dry fire the 85 without snap caps? Thanks T

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Mark,

Looks great! I especially like the grips. I just picked up a new Taurus 85 (same as yours) on GB for $225. I have been watching them and an outfit in Texas had one NIB with a buy it now of $ 225 and I jumped on it. Haven't had it to the range yet but I did the same thing with the front sight. I used fluorescent green jig paint. I saw an earlier post on the springs and am going to order those now.

My only complaint would be the grips are too short for my big paws. I see you ordered a set of replacement grips like I was looking at. Could you do me a huge favor and measure the distance noted in the picture here and let me know what the dimension is? I think the stock grips are 2-7/8" long. I found with the stock grips a HKS speed loader doesn't work too well. It gets hung up on the grip. Let me know if find any sweet deals on a holster. Im going to carry mine on those 4:00 walks....

Thanks!

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SHOOTER'S PAK - Reduced Power .
This pak contains 1 each 9 pound reduced power hammer spring and 1 each 6.5 and 9 pound reduced power trigger return springs allowing adjustment for lighter and smoother trigger and hammer action.
Stock No. 30151.....$ 7.99 Click button to purchase

Curious about this post too: Has anyone had problems with light strikes after changing springs on a Taurus 85?

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This is just personal choice but I don't put lighter main/hammer springs in any weapon I carry - to much risk of light strikes to give me comfort. I do change out the trigger rebound springs and do a good polish on the internals of all revolvers though...

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Default Grip length

Here you go. Approx. 3 1/2" length.

NGIB,For your own piece of mind, I have shot well over 1000 rounds since changing the springs... not a single FTF.

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Here you go. Approx. 3 1/2" length.

NGIB,For your own piece of mind, I have shot well over 1000 rounds since changing the springs... not a single FTF.
Cool, I've only had one Taurus revolver and it was prone to light strikes with the factory springs...
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