If you are interested in getting your a Ruger SP101, S&W J-Frame, or Taurus trigger job, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Cutting coils isn’t always the way to go.  Cutting the coils on a factory spring may sound like a great idea, but it isn’t always the way to go.  I was taught, and still believe, that replacement springs are a better option.  With Wolff manufacturing some great spring kits, you can achieve reliable ignition with a reduced power spring kit.
  • A spring kit is the answer.  If you are looking for a trigger job, you need to do a little more than a spring kit.  Spring kits reduce poundage, but they won’t help the geometry of your factory trigger.
  • Toothpaste is a great $.25 trigger job.  This is kind of like a sugar pill.  You can put it in the gun, pull the trigger a thousand times and tell yourself you have a great trigger when in reality you have just pulled the trigger a thousand times.  Obviously as a gun breaks in the parts wear against each other and the bearing surfaces mate better.

The ultimate question is whether or not you want a trigger job or a better feeling trigger.  For many shooters a spring kit is all that’s required.  They can do it themselves and be perfectly happy.  That satisfies most, but not those who have ever had custom work done on their guns.  If you ever get a good trigger job, you will want that feeling on all your guns.  It is quite addictive.