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Old 06-19-2014, 05:25 AM   #1
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I recently purchased a used ruger sp101. I didnt kike the little grip so much so I got a hogue grip from midway and decided to get the lighter spring pack for it as well. When I pulled the spring out that was in the gun I noticed it was tge same lenght as the 10lb I was going to put in. Could this gun have already had this done ?



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Old 06-19-2014, 05:36 AM   #2
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I would say the length would have to be the same----the spring tension is what would be different. I made a day and night improvement in the trigger of my Black hawk by changing springs.



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i have to agree with Mongo. usually replacement springs are the same length and outside diameter. what makes the lighter or heavier is usually the diameter of the spring wire itself and the number of coils.

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The above is true. of course it also could have been already changed.

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Watch out for light double action strikes on hard primers. You don't want the spring too light.

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Ok, thanks for the help

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You could have compared wire diameter and number of coils too. A spring when installed under tension will stake a set at a little shorter length. So a spring that's been in the ruger a while maybe shorter than new" stock" replacement spring. Put the wolff spring in and shoot it enough to be sure its reliable be for depending on it. Trigger pull gauge is a nice toy to own too.

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Watch out for light double action strikes on hard primers. You don't want the spring too light.
This! ^^
If this will be for carry, I'd probably stick with the heavier spring.
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You always should test reliability before relying on it after you make any changes. I for one have had zero issues with the spring kit from wolff in my service six, but thats me, my gun, and having thoroughly testing for reliability.

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I planned on it. It still feels heavier then the one in my speed six so im that worried about it



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