Best snubbie trigger?

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by circa81, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. circa81

    circa81 New Member

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    What model of a 38 or 357 snubbie would you say has the best out of the box trigger?
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2012
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    In my humble opinion, I would say a S&W from the 1950's.

    Now for today's models, I still think a S&W is second only to the Korth.
     

  3. circa81

    circa81 New Member

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    Any specific current model?
     
  4. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    My s&w m60 was the best stock trigger I've ever had.
     
  5. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    While I DO like my old S&W Mdl 36, and it may not be what you think of as a "snubbie"- my Dan Wesson 15-2 with a 2 inch bbl has the BEST trigger of any of my revolvers.
     
  6. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    For a gun that you'll find in the case at your LGS tomorrow, I find the LCR has a pretty darn nice trigger.
     
  7. masterPsmith

    masterPsmith New Member

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    The older K Frame Smiths in my opinion had the best triggers..


    Jim........
     
  8. hogdoc357

    hogdoc357 New Member

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    By far, the best trigger press of a snub is the Ruger LCR, imho :)
     
  9. phildenton

    phildenton New Member

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    Ive not tried a lcr but the best snubbie i ever shot was a s&w chief's special .38. Best trigger ever.
     
  10. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    I'm biased but I would say the early 66s were top notch. I've even replaced the hammer springs in mine with a slightly lighter Wolfe and they are like butter now.

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  11. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Out of box new model is the LCR. A tuned S&W or Ruger can be very nice. My SP101 has a very nice trigger but it has been worked over. Older K frames had a very nice trigger.
     
  12. gilfo

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    +1 on the LCR by far.
     
  13. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    A 2.5" Python would blow them all away hands-down, but they are incredibly hard to find and incredibly expensive.
     
  14. masterPsmith

    masterPsmith New Member

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    The Python is probably the most beautiful revolver ever made IMO. Trigger pull on single action was great, but double action pull would stack (get heavier) prior to release, unlike a straight even pull of a S&W.

    Jim.........
     
  15. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    The 627 Bloodwork from the S&W Performance Center would also put many to shame.
     
  16. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 Active Member

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    The sweetest snubbie I've ever shot was my dad's 2nd Series Colt Detective Special. Maybe not as light as a Python, but pretty close.
    Modern/current production? Start with a S&W.
     
  17. levelcross

    levelcross New Member

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    I would buy what you want and have a trigger job done on it, the cost is not that much. A guy around the corner did one for a buddy in about an hour for $75 while we waited. Felt great, slick as glass and just a little lighter, well worth the money.
     
  18. genesis

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    From my own personal experience in actually shooting a good number of rounds through my girlfriends LCR in 38 Special, I'd have to say it has the smoothest DA trigger pull I've ever experience from a stock revolver. It rivals the trigger pull on some of my revolvers that have been worked over. I don't know if all LCR's have such a nice trigger, but her's is butter-smooth.

    Don <><
     
  19. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    I have a 26 year old taurus 85 SS that has a 6lb da trigger pull After a wolf spring and a cleanup some polishing it now breaks at 41/2lb DA. 2 1/2LB SA. Best trigger on any revolver.
     
  20. reloader97

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    Either detective special or lcr