Shooting the revolver troubles

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Shooting the revolver troubles

Post by chopper on 9/12/2017, 4:43 pm

I started shooting the revolver this week after being away from it a while. I used to shoot it double action and wasn't very good at it, so now I'm trying single action and doing better in slow fire and timed. I shoot an older 4' 686 with a weigand mount and ultra dot II. I had Randall Fung make me some of his Euro style single action grips back when I had wrist surgery, they made it easier to hold and shoot.
   I'm dry firing more with it this week, I'm realizing that the hammer takes longer to fall than a 1911. When I try firing rapid fire I get about 3-4 shots off and call them left. When live fire maybe 4-5 shots and spread them in the white, usually first 2 are in the black.
   Since I'm shooting everything single action and it's had action work and a 2.5lb trgger pull, can there be anything done to speed up the hammer fall time (lock speed). I'm thinking a heavier main spring or is technique more in line with this issue
   I've tried doing everything like I do with 1911, except in rapid fire it's tough to cock, put pressure on the trigger, and get dot on target since the trigger's lightweight. I find myself snapshooting as the dot gets above the black, some okay some not. There's not much written on single action fire with a revolver and I've got a hunch that more dry fire is in order too, but that rapid fire is a tough one to figure out.
  I'd like to here any suggestions on single action grips too, maybe grips without the adjustable shelf.
Stan

chopper

Posts : 44
Join date : 2013-10-29
Age : 65
Location : Western Iowa

Back to top Go down

Re: Shooting the revolver troubles

Post by james r chapman on 9/12/2017, 5:53 pm

It's possible the mainspring has been thinned to lighten D.A pull.

Get Wolf ribbed back mainspring and a new factory mainspring screw and tighten it up. Your s,a pull may be faster and not much heavier.
avatar
james r chapman

Posts : 2034
Join date : 2012-01-31
Age : 68
Location : HELL, Michigan

Back to top Go down

Re: Shooting the revolver troubles

Post by rreid on 9/12/2017, 9:50 pm

If you're coming to the match at Cedar Rapids this weekend, bring the revolver and we'll try to figure out what is going on.
avatar
rreid

Posts : 290
Join date : 2012-02-06

Back to top Go down

Re: Shooting the revolver troubles

Post by chopper on 9/12/2017, 11:15 pm

James, I think you hit that very well, I pulled the grips and my friend Gary did in fact file the edges of the the main spring. I'm ordering a new   ribbed mainspring tomorrow and a screw. James, it wouldn't make much difference with the rebound spring, since I'm thumbing it, I think he changed it also. 
  Ralph, I'll try to make it there Sunday since I missed Milan last weekend.
Thanks, Stan

chopper

Posts : 44
Join date : 2013-10-29
Age : 65
Location : Western Iowa

Back to top Go down

Re: Shooting the revolver troubles

Post by james r chapman on 9/13/2017, 4:45 am

Right, the rebound spring would only affect the D.A pull and trigger reset.
avatar
james r chapman

Posts : 2034
Join date : 2012-01-31
Age : 68
Location : HELL, Michigan

Back to top Go down

Re: Shooting the revolver troubles

Post by desben on 9/13/2017, 6:59 am

I dropped my SA pull by 1# changing rebound spring. S&W Mod 14.
avatar
desben

Posts : 227
Join date : 2013-12-22
Location : Ontario, Canada

Back to top Go down

Re: Shooting the revolver troubles

Post by james r chapman on 9/13/2017, 9:28 am

It will marginally impact your single action pull,

It will dramatically impact your double action pull.
avatar
james r chapman

Posts : 2034
Join date : 2012-01-31
Age : 68
Location : HELL, Michigan

Back to top Go down

Re: Shooting the revolver troubles

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum