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Ruger Double Action Revolvers

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TriggerShims Brand
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Original Manufacturer
of
RDA Shims used World Wide!

Shim Kits for the Ruger Double Action
SP101 ~ GP100 ~ RedHawk and New RedHawk, Super RedHawk and Alaskan
Ruger Security-Six, Service-Six and Speed-Six
All Shims Available in Your Choice of Thickness
Ruger Gun Spring Kits by Wolff

TriggerShims Shim Kits
Hammer & Trigger Shims
TriggerShims Brand Cylinder / Endshake Shims

Quality Shim Kits for Ruger Revolvers


USA Feeler Gauge Set

The easiest way to Measure your Trigger or Hammer assembly is with a simple blade type feeler gauge.
I sell a Nice ~ A. Made set you can include in your orders.
It comes with a Manufacturers Lifetime Warranty
This 32 Blade Gauge will measure from .0015" up and is perfect for general use.
The price is $16.95 and includes Free Shipping

Shim Measuring and Installation Page

Hi Lance! Well I finally found a few minutes to install my shims and I must say that my Super Redhawk Alaskan feels like a different gun! Absolutely Amazing Difference !
Thank you for a Great Product and Great Service! I will spread the word!
Nick in CA

RDA Hammer & Trigger Shim Kits

Ruger Double Action GP100, SP101, RedHawk, Super RedHawk and Alaskan
Also Fits Ruger Security-Six and its variants, the Service-Six and Speed-Six
Our Trigger and Hammer Shim Kits are designed to work with the 3/32 Trigger Pin and a 3/16 Hammer Pin standard on all Ruger Double Action Revolvers.

Ruger Double Action Revolver Shims

Our Ruger Double Action Hammer and Trigger Shim Kits can be used to remove excess clearance found from varying factory manufacturing tolerances.

Shimming your Hammer & Trigger will remove much of the Excessive Side to Side Movement from these parts, keeping them better aligned, making for a Much Smoother Consistent Feel.

Shimming the Hammer will stop it from Rubbing the Frame and the Friction caused, allowing for Better and Stronger Primer Strikes, and a Lighter Hammer Spring to be installed Reducing Hammer and Trigger Pull.

Our Ruger Double Action Trigger Shims will stop the Trigger from rubbing the trigger housing and reduce friction to Smooth Trigger Pull.

When used in combination with Wolff Reduced Power Spring Paks, and some polishing and care, you can have the feel only Custom Firearms have.

*NOTE ~ Don't know what Pak to order?
If you don't pre-measure your clearances following our Video Instructions,
Our RDA PistolSmith 18 Shim Pak
available below is our Most Popular and Versatile Kit

Ruger RDA Revolver Hammer ~ AND ~ Trigger Shims Pak

Our Hammer AND Trigger Shim Pak Assortments BELOW are as follows;

 2 Pak comes in .002" ~ You Choose ~ Hammer or Trigger
 4 Pak comes with 2 H&T each .003"
 8 Pak comes with 2 H&T each .003", .005"
12 Pak comes with 2 H&T each .003", .005", .007"
16 Pak comes with 2 H&T each .002", .003", .005", .007"
20 Pak comes with 2 H&T each .002", .003". .004", .005" and .006"
24 Pak comes with 4 H&T each .002", .003", .005"
Lances "Gunsmith Mix" 30 Pak RDA Shims has the following;
Trigger Shims - 4 X .002", 4 X .003", 4 X .004", 2 X .005"
Hammer Shims - 4 X .004", 4 X .005", 2 X 006", 4 X .007", 2 X .009"

Free Economy Shipping ~ Mail

-ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS-

  • Box 1 ~ Choose ANY Pak Quantity for Best Pricing
  • Box 2 ~Choose From Hammer AND Trigger, or Hammer Only or Trigger Only
  • Box 3 ~ for Special Request of Thickness or Assortment

Item #: SS-RDA-Pak 2020

Ruger Double Action Shim Pak
Shim Thickness
Enter Choice / Request Below

TECH TIP: Shims and Clearance

When shimming an RDA Trigger, an ending clearance of .002" to .003" should be left.
If your Trigger Assembly is within that range from the factory, you are good and should leave it alone. If you clearance is in the .004" to .006" range, a single shim placed on the Off-Hand Side of the Trigger (side opposite your gun hand) will be sufficient and helpful.


RDA Hammer Shims

Ruger Large Frame Double Action Hammer Shims

Quality Hammer Shims for Ruger GP100, SP101,
RedHawk, Super RedHawk, Alaskan and Security Six Series
This is a Hammer Shim Only Pak.
These are the same style Hammer Shims as installed by the factory in the
New Ruger GP100 Match Champion
Available in .002" through .009"

Please Specify your required thickness ~
If thickness is not specified,  I will ship My-Best-Guess Assortment

Free Economy Shipping ~ Mail

RDA Hammer Shim Pak
Enter Choice / Request Below

TECH TIP: Reviews

 Dear Lance,
The shims you sent me are just what I needed, my GP100 match champion is now like a fine oiled sewing machine! I can't thank you enough, God Bless, and I will be one of your customers for a long time!
Oh, the outside diameter on the hammer shims really stabilized the hammer side shake, it drops dead square now. I am sooooo happy, well God Bless, Yours Truly, Bob in NY

  Ruger GP100 Match Champion
Hi Lance, the Hammer Shims came in yesterday. I installed them last night on my Ruger Match Champion and they work great. They are a little larger on the OD than the shims that came in the gun and this has really helped stabilize the hammer - no more rubbing on the frame and the pull weight came down about half a pound on my gauge. I am very pleased. Thanks for a great product!
Tim in TX


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RDA Hammer Dog Shims

Ruger Double Action Hammer Dog Shims

Our Shims will fit 5/64" Hammer Dog Pins Standard on Ruger Double Action Revolvers

Ruger Double Action Hammer Dog Shim

Photo to the Right Shows the Size of the Shim.
Installs Inside Hammer between Hammer and Dog as shown in Photo Below


Set clearance to .002" - .003" 
Hammer Dog Shims improve Double Action Trigger Pull 
Available in .002" through .009" Stainless Steel


Hammer Dog Shim Installed - Click to Enlarge

Ruger Double Action Hammer Dog Shim Paks
Standard Paks are as Follows;

2 Pak Comes in .002"
4 Pak Assortment comes with 2 each .002" and .003"
6 Pak Assortment comes with 2 each .002", .003" and .004"
12 Pak Assortment comes with 3 each .002", .003", .004" and .005"
14 Pak GS Special - with 2 each .002", .003", .004", .006", .007", and 4 each .005"
24 Pak Assortment comes with 6 each .002", .003", .004" and .005"

30 Pak Gun Smith Special Assortment comes with 6 each .002", .003", .004", .005" and .006"
50 Pak Your Choice Thickness Assortment

HDS

-OR- Choose any Pak and Specify your Thickness in Box

Free Economy Shipping ~ Mail

*Note ~ Hammer Dog Clearance Varies Considerably, Our Popular 6 Pak or GS 14 Pak can be stacked or used individually to fit many variations

RDA Hammer Dog Shims
Shim Thickness
Enter Choice / Request Below

Our RDA Spring/Shim Package Kits

TriggerShims RDA Package Kit
SP101 / GP100 / Super Redhawk / Alaskan
Our GunShims / Wolff  #11 Hammer Spring Kit Package

Each Package comes with (one) 11# Wolff Hammer Spring and Shims

Note: Not for 2011 and newer .22 Rimfire Models

Package Kit #1 $20.00 includes 4 Hammer Shims - 2 Trigger Shims - and 2 Hammer Dog Shims
Package Kit #2 $22.50 includes 4 Hammer Shims - 4 Trigger Shims - and 2 Hammer Dog Shims
Package Kit #3 $25.50 includes 4 Hammer Shims - 4 Trigger Shims - and 4 Hammer Dog Shims

Free Economy Shipping ~ Mail

SP/GP Combo Pak Choose Kit Number
Choose Shim Thicknesses
Enter Shim Choice Below

You Can List Your Shim Choice in the Box as H - T - HD (and) 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Example; H-2X7 2X8 T-2X2 2X3 HD-2X6 2X7


RDA 18 Pak PistolSmith Shim Kits

TriggerShims PistolSmith 44 Shim Kit

Home Pistol-Smith Shim Kit for GP100 / SP101 / RedHawk, Super RedHawk and Alaskan.
Without Measuring First, this assortment should give the best selection of thicknesses I can suggest, when used singly or stacked, for most any RDA New or Old.

This kit will do One Revolver Minimum, with Shims used Singly or Stacked Together


.002", .003", .004" Trigger Shims
.002", .003", .004" Hammer Dog Shims
.003", .005", .007" Hammer Shims
18 Pak Home Gunsmith RDA Kit     $27 Free US Mail Shipping

Use Drop-Down Arrow to Add USPS Package Tracking $3 More

Use Drop-Down for Tracking or Free Shipping
Add Notes

RDA 44 PistolSmith Shim Kits

TriggerShims PistolSmith 44 Shim Kit

Hammer / Trigger/ Hammer Dog Shim Pak

GP100 / SP101 / Super RedHawk / Redhawk

Security-Six, Speed-Six, Police Service-Six

This Kit is for the PistolSmith
Includes our Gunsmith 30 Pak Hammer and Trigger and also includes a
14 Pak of Hammer Dog Shims, and USPS First Class Tracked Shipping.

Easily Shims 3 to 5 Guns - I call it our RDA PistolSmith Kit - The 44 Magnum!

Has the following Shims - 

RDA PistolSmith 44 Kit

Hammer - 16 Shims
2 X .009"
4 X .007"
2 X .006"
4 X .005"
4 X .004"

Trigger - 14 Shims
2 X .005"
4 X .004"
4 X .003"
4 X .002"

Hammer Dog Shims - 14 Shims
2 X .002"
2 X .003"
2 X .004"
4 X .005"
2 X .006"
2 X .007"

 RDA 44 Shim Kit  #RDA-PS44    $44.00 Free Shipping w/ Tracking    


Ruger Redhawk
Mainspring Pivot Pin Shims

Ruger RedHawk Mainspring Lever Pivot Pin Shims

Quality Mainspring Lever Shims for Ruger RedHawk
These shims will better align the Mainspring Lever to Prevent Binding.
Use with RDA Hammer Shims to Smooth both Trigger and Hammer Pull
Measure and Install between the Lever Yoke and Frame
Set Clearance to .001" + to .002" for Best Results
Cure the Problem with the Mainspring Lever Canting and Holding the Trigger from Going Forward

(Will not fit Super RedHawk or Alaskan Series)

Available in .002" through .009"
Choose Quantity for your Best Price and Specify Thicknesses in Box Below
Multiple Thicknesses may be listed together for Quantity Pricing

Nominal O.D. of .221" X I.D. of .095"

Sized specifically for the RH Lever, they can also be used for RDA Triggers ~ although smaller O.D.

Our Standard Shim Pak Assortments BELOW are as follows;

2 Pak comes in .002"
4 Pak comes with 2 each .002" and .003"
6 Pak comes with 2 each .002", .003" and .004"
8 Pak comes with 2 each .002", .003", .004" and .005"
12 Pak comes with 4 each .002", .003", .004"
20 Pak comes with 4 each .002", .003". .004", .005" and .006"
24 Pak comes with 6 each .002", .003", .004" and .005"
30 Pak Gunsmith Special Assortment comes with 6 each .002", .003", .004", .005" and .006"
50 Pak Your Assortment
-OR-
Choose ANY Pak and Specify Your Requested Thickness .002" - .009" in Comment Box

Free Economy Shipping ~ Mail

095X221 Redhawk Main Lever / LCR Shim
Shim Thickness
Enter Choice / Request Below

RDA Cylinder Endshake

Barrel-Cylinder Gap and Endshake

The gap between the back of the barrel and the front of the cylinder is known as the Barrel-Cylinder (B-C) gap. The Front-To-Back Movement of the Cylinder is the Endshake.
In order to properly measure these clearances you will need a Feeler Gauge Set. K-D Tools USA Made # 161 Deluxe Feeler Gauge is available all over the internet and at most good auto parts stores for under $10
To check B-C gap, hold the cylinder rearward and insert the (thickest that will fit) feeler between the Barrel and the Cylinder, this is your Barrel-Cylinder Gap, write it down, it should be between .004" and .008"
Next, hold the cylinder forward and re-check the gap, write it down.
The difference between the two numbers is the amount of movement or Endshake your cylinder has, it should be between .001" and .004"
Our Cylinder Shims can be used to adjust your B-C Gap and Endshake.

To Disassemble the Ejector, you will need a Special Screwdriver Bit.

cylinder removal
https://youtu.be/WwrSW2wbdhY
ejector and center pin removal
https://youtu.be/rw5kzPAuk3w

Cylinder Removal Bits Information at the Bottom of this Page.


Ruger Double Action Cylinder Shims


BOX GP100~CYL

Super RedHawk / RedHawk / GP100 Revolver 
Cylinder / Endshake Shims

Super Redhawk Cylinder Shims

Our Shims will fit Super Redhawk,
Redhawk, GP100, Security-Six, Speed-Six, and Police Service-Six Double Action Revolvers.

Made from USA Full Temper 300 Series Stainless Steel
Nominal O.D. of .401" X I.D. of .299"

Our Standard Shim Pak Assortments are as follows;

2 Pak comes in .002"
4 Pak comes with 2 each .002" and .003"
6 Pak comes with 2 each .002", .003" and .004"
8 Pak comes with 2 each .002", .003", .004" and .005"
12 Pak comes with 4 each .002", .003", .004"
20 Pak comes with 4 each .002", .003". .004", .005"  and .006"
24 Pak comes with 6 each .002", .003", .004" and .005"
30 Pak Gunsmith Special Assortment comes with 6 each .002", .003", .004", .005" and .006"
50 Pak Your Assortment

-OR- Choose ANY Pak and Specify Your Requested Thickness in Comment Box

Free Economy Shipping ~ Mail

RDA RH/SRH/GP100 Cylinder Shim
Shim Thickness
Enter Choice / Request Below

Box SP101~CYL

Ruger SP101 Revolver Cylinder / Endshake Shims

Our Shims will fit the Ruger SP101

SP101 Cylinder Shims

Made from USA Full Temper 300 Series Stainless Steel
Nominal O.D. of .337" X I.D. of .221"

Our Standard Shim Pak Assortments are as follows;

2 Pak comes in .002"
4 Pak comes with 2 each .002" and .003"
6 Pak comes with 2 each .002", .003" and .004"
8 Pak comes with 2 each .002", .003", .004" and .005"
12 Pak comes with 4 each .002", .003", .004"
20 Pak comes with 4 each .002", .003". .004", .005"  and .006"
24 Pak comes with 6 each .002", .003", .004" and .005"
30 Pak Gunsmith Special Assortment comes with 6 each .002", .003", .004", .005" and .006"
50 Pak Your Assortment

-OR- Choose ANY Pak and Specify Your Requested Thickness in Comment Box

Free Economy Shipping ~ Mail

SP101 Cylinder Shim
Shim Thickness
Enter Choice / Request Below

TECH TIP: Review

Good Afternoon, Lance and Miss Tammy, The shims have arrived - thanks for the prompt shipping! I tinkered with installing them on a Ruger Single Six last evening. I have not shot the gun yet with the shims installed, but I started this project to begin with to correct a slight cylinder alignment issue at lockup. By manipulating the trigger and latching bolt shims, I was able to achieve perfect cylinder alignment. Since I had the hammer shims, I tinkered with the hammer, too. Man, what a difference in the "feel" of the operation of the gun! I know Rugers are built a little loose on purpose to allow for tolerances, but once I had everything tuned up, the gun felt solid with a very smooth cocking operation - just like a Linebaugh revolver I have (and at a lot less cost!). I'm sold on the benefits of these shims, and if I can I will use them on everything I work on from now on. I especially appreciate the fact that the shims are color-coded to keep from having to sort them out - that's a nice touch. Thanks again for a great product. Have a good day! R in VA


Ruger Double Action Revolver
TECH TIPS


RDA~V001

TECH TIP VIDEO: Ruger Double Action Revolver Hammer Shim Installation

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RDA~V002

TECH TIP VIDEO: Ruger Super RedHawk Alaskan Shim Installation ~ Also Applies to: SP101, GP100, Redhawk

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RDA~V003

TECH TIP VIDEO: Ruger SP101 Double Action Revolver Shim Kit Installation ~ Also Applies to: GP100, Redhawk and Super Redhawk

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In this video, I install a TriggerShims RDA Pak of Shims, and a Wolff 17113 Reduced Power Shooters Pak in a Ruger SP101. The Trigger Pull before was very tough in Double Action, with a inconsistent Single Action trigger pull weight of 5 pounds. After this install, the Double Action trigger pull was Much Better, and the Single Action Trigger Pull Dropped to a Very Smooth Consistent 3 1/2 Pounds! And the best part is there were no permanent alterations to this gun


RDA~TT004

TECH TIP: Ruger Double Action Trigger Job Guide

SP101 Trigger Job Guide

Step by Step Guide on Disassembly and Polishing

SP101 ~ GP100 ~ Super RedHawk / Alaskan and Redhawk Revolvers
Ruger Security-Six, Service-Six and Speed-Six

Kevin Wilson's Trigger Job Guide
Applies to all Large Frame Ruger
Double Action Revolvers

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Click Here for Customer Reviews of the RDA Shim Kits

Hello Lance, A few years ago I ordered a custom set of trigger and hammer shims for a Ruger GP-100. They installed easily and made a huge difference in the feel of the action. It feels like the gun's internals have been polished when it's just some inexpensive shims! I also installed a spring kit brining my investment to about $25, and it feels like I had a gunsmith do an action job! I'm very impressed with your products. I've sent hundreds of rounds down range since adding the shims and springs, and everything is still running great. I'll be purchasing an SP-101 in a few weeks, and will be measuring it for shims and springs as soon as I get it home. Thanks again for producing such a great product.
-Aaron in Michigan

Ruger LCR / LCRX / LCP Shims


Ruger LCR/LCRX Revolver Trigger Shims

Fits Trigger in Ruger LCR Revolvers
.095" X .221" ~ Same Shim as our RedHawk Main Lever

Available Thicknesses .002" through .007"
Suggested Clearance .001" to .002"

Free Economy Shipping ~ Mail

095X221 Redhawk Main Lever / LCR Shim
Shim Thickness
Enter Choice / Request Below

Ruger LCR/X Revolver Hammer Shims
Ruger LCP .380 Auto Hammer Shims

Fits Hammer in Ruger LCR-X Revolvers and the
Ruger LCP .380 Auto

.126" X .310"

Also Fits Ruger Mini-14 Hammer

Free Economy Shipping ~ Mail

126X310 Mini-14T / LCR / LCP
Shim Thickness
Enter Choice / Request Below

Hi Lance,
I have finally found time to install the Hammer Shims in my LCR-X. They fit perfectly and work smoothly. Thank you for a great product.
Lee in FL

Lance,
Just to let you know these shims that you sent me work just great for the Ruger LCP hammer.
Bill in MI


Wolff Ruger RDA Gunsprings

Precision Springs for Ruger Double Actions


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Wolff Reduced Power
Ruger Double Action Hammer Springs

# 184XX Choose 10# - 11# - 12# Reduced Power Hammer Spring

Fits - SP101, GP100, Super Redhawk, SRH Alaskan
*and some models of Security Six

NOTE:
*will not fit Redhawk - Use Kit 17108
*will not fit GP100 .22

Note: Not for 2011 and newer .22 Rimfire Models

Stock #18410 - 18411 - 18412

Wolff 18411 Hammer Spring

Wolff  184XX    $8.95   Free Shipping ~ USA Only

Choose Spring Weight

Our TriggerShims SP/GP/SRH/Alaskan
Ruger Double Action Hammer 3 Spring Pak

Kit # RDA-3HSP

Wolff 18411 Hammer Spring

This is Our Special Hammer Spring Pak
1 each 10, 11, and 12 Pound Wolff Reduced Power Hammer Springs
Fits - SP101, GP100, Super Redhawk
*and some models of Security Six
*will not fit Redhawk
*will not fit GP100 .22

Note: Not for 2011 and newer .22 Rimfire Models

Stock #RDA-3HSP - $14.95 Free Shipping ~ USA Only


Ruger GP-100 Double Action
Reduced Power Shooters Pak

All Calibers (NOT  .22)

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This pak contains 1 each 9, 10 and 12 pound reduced power hammer springs for Ruger GP-100 series revolvers and 1 each 8 and 10 pound trigger return springs allowing adjustment for lighter and smoother trigger and hammer action

Note:
Factory Trigger Return Spring is 12 pounds
Factory Hammer Spring is 14 pounds

NOTE: *will not fit GP100 .22

Note: Not for 2011 and newer .22 Rimfire Models

Wolff 17110.....$16.95 Free Shipping ~ USA Only


Ruger SP-101 Double Action
Reduced Power Shooters Pak

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This Pak Contains:
1 each 9, 10 and 12 pound Reduced Power Hammer Springs
and 1 (one) 8 pound Trigger Return Spring allowing adjustment for lighter and smoother trigger and hammer action.

Note:
Factory Trigger Return Spring is 10 pounds
Factory Hammer Spring is 14 pounds

*Important Note: .22 Caliber 2011 and newer:
Due to changes in this gun by the manufacturer,
this spring kit may not function in SP101 .22 caliber rimfire models
manufactured during and after 2011 ~ Use Kit Number 17114

For Your Reference, the 12# Hammer Spring in this kit measures 1.925"
and may be too short for 2011 and after .22 Caliber guns

Wolff 17113.....$16.95 Free Shipping ~ USA Only


Ruger SP-101 22 Caliber (2011 and newer) Double Action
Reduced Power Shooters Pak

Wolff 17114 SP101 .22 Cal Kit

This Pak Contains:
1 each 13, 14 and 15 pound Reduced Power Hammer Springs and
1 each 8 pound Trigger Return Spring
Allowing adjustment for lighter and smoother trigger and hammer action
For Ruger SP-101 .22 Caliber  Revolvers produced since 2011

Note:
Factory Hammer Spring is 16 pounds
Factory Trigger Return Spring is 10 pounds.

Wolff 17114.....$16.95 Free Shipping ~ USA Only


Ruger Double Action Six Series
Reduced Power Spring Pak

Wolff 17106

Fits Security Six, Speed Six and Service Six
This Pak Contains:
1- 14 Pound Reduced Power Hammer Spring
1- Wolff Design Reduced Power Trigger Spring

Note:
Factory Hammer Spring is 16 pounds

Wolff 17106 ......$15.95 Free Shipping ~ USA Only


Testimonial: Hello Lance,
My spring kit arrived quickly and was easy to install, it made a definite improvement.
Thank You,  Larry in IL

Ruger Redhawk Revolver
Reduced Power Hammer Spring Pak

Fits the Original Redhawk

Wolff 17108

This Pak Contains:
1 Each 12, 13 and 14 Pound Reduced Power Hammer Spring

Note:
The Hammer Spring also Functions as the Trigger Return Spring on this Gun

Wolff 17108....... $15.95 Free Shipping ~ USA Only


Ruger Super Redhawk and Alaskan Revolver
Reduced Power Shooter's Pak

Wolff 17109

This Pak Contains:
1 Each 9, 10 and 12 Pound Reduced Power Hammer Spring and
1 Each 10 and 12 Pound Trigger Return Spring

Note:
Factory Hammer Spring is 14 pounds and is 1.725" X .046" Wire
Wolff 9 Pound Hammer Spring is 1.840" X .041" wire
Wolff 12 Pound Hammer Spring is 2.00" X .042" wire

Wolff 17109........ $16.95 Free Shipping ~ USA Only


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TECH TIP: Hammer Spring R&R Fixture

Hammer Spring R&R Fixture

There are Several Ways to Accomplish Removing and Reinstalling the Hammer Spring, but I wanted to Show the Simplest Method Possible Here.
Take a Small Block of Wood, You Could Even Use Your Bench Top, Drill a 3/16 Diameter by 3/8 Deep Hole to Anchor Your Hammer Strut, Grasp the Spring Firmly with Your Fingers and Push Down to Relive the Tension and Remove the Pin.
A Thin Leather Glove Helps, as Does Working Quickly.
When Reinstalling The Cross Pin, I Found that on Your First Attempt if You Just Get the Pin Half Way, That Will Allow You to Get a Better Grip, Making Installing It the Rest of the Way Eaiser.


RUGER FACTORY TECH TIPS:
RDA Disassembly and Reassembly


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TECH TIP VIDEO: Ruger Double Action Revolver Disassembly

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FV002

TECH TIP VIDEO: Ruger Double Action Revolver Reassembly

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FV003

TECH TIP VIDEO: Ruger Double Action Revolver Cleaning

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RUGER FACTORY TECH TIPS:
RedHawk Disassembly and Reassembly


FV004

TECH TIP VIDEO: Redhawk Disassembly

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FV005

TECH TIP VIDEO: Redhawk Reassembly

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Review

Lance and Tammy,

My local gun shop ordered a Ruger Sp101 for me and when it arrived I was shocked at the terrible trigger on the little gun. Besides having an over-weighted mainspring and trigger return spring, the action was rough and gritty.
I already had a 10# Wolff mainspring and an 8# trigger return spring. I replaced the factory springs and immediately noticed a trigger-pull improvement but the action was still rough and gritty. I decided to do the SP101 Trigger Job that was posted online by Kevin Wilson to smooth things up. After doing so, the action was smoother but It wasn’t as nice as it could be.
When looking at Kevin’s preliminary information he referred to installing hammer and trigger shims and listed your company as a source. I didn’t know if I wanted to go that far but after I had done all the sanding and polishing and re-springing the little revolver, I felt the trigger could still be better and shims could help.
Since I didn’t know the shim sizes needed, I ordered the #RDA-Pak GS-30 Piece set. They seemed to be shipped almost before I finished the order. (Your shipments are fast.) The #RDA-Pak GS-30 Piece set gave me plenty of thickness options (and plus possible spares for other guns).
Using the excellent video showing how to install both the trigger and hammer springs, I completed the installation in no time at all. I settled on .002 trigger shims and .008 hammer shims. The shims completed my trigger job. That final tweaking made a good trigger great. I feel the shims were the icing on the cake - no more rough and gritty action.
To test my efforts, I took the little revolver to the range and cranked off 50 rounds of Federal American Eagle 130g ammo without a single malfunction. It performed exactly how I wanted: smoothly and accurately. I was amazed that a small amount of financial investment along with a little time, effort and good instruction, turned  good gun into a sweet shooter.
Thanks Lance and Tammy,
Sincerely, Bart in Kentucky

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TECH TIP: Ejector Bit Tool

Cylinder Disassembly for Cylinder Shims

Brownells 080-000-362 RDA Screwdriver Set for Slotted Cylinder Screw

You can purchase the bit to fit slotted screws in Ruger Double Action Revolvers
at Brownells ~ Click for Brownells Ejector Tool

You can find a Home-Made Tool Video here ~ Ejector & Center Pin Removal for the RDA

You can find Disassembly Instructions here ~ Crane Cylinder Seperation & Disassembly for the RDA

You can find further Disassembly and Tool info here ~ Ejector & Center Pin Removal for the RDA

If you enjoy these videos, leave Mr. Olemite a nice comment, and say you found his videos at TriggerShims.com If you don't like his videos, remember what your Mother should have taught you... "If you don't have something nice to say son, don't say anything at all"

New Style Hex Screwdriver Bits

Some New Style Cylinders will need a special hex bit.
This Suggestion comes from Karl Ramm - Krammloxusa.com

Karl Ramms RDA Hex Cylinder Bit

Hi Lance, I made a little tool out of a hex security screw tip.
Drilled a 5/64" (.078") hole about 1/2"deep in a 1/8" Hex Security Screw Bit.
Heated the Cylinder Ejector Screw a little with a bic lighter for about 30 seconds
to loosen any Loctite.
Left handed thread turned with not much force. The screw came right out. See pics.
You will need a Carbide Drill Bit to drill the hardened Security Screw Driver Bit.
I can make these 1/8" Hex Security Screw Bits if anyone needs one, they can contact me at: 714-402-3980

Just so you know, the shims fixed the End Shake issue and the SP101 works perfectly. I was sent some shims from Power and they were the wrong ones. They said they were for the double actions GP, SP, RH & SRH. I knew they wouldn’t fit (had a feeling) and ordered from you. Your site showed specifically for the SP101 and are perfect. Thanks for the fast service.
~ Karl


TECH TIP VIDEO: Ammo Storage Tips


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SHIMS ONLY
$3.50 UPGRADE from ECONOMY SHIPPING ~ ~ USA ONLY

(Shims Only) Orders - Add USPS TRACKING $3.50 - USA ONLY

MOST Shim orders under $50 DO NOT include Tracking and are sent in a
White Business Mail Envelope - Orders OVER $50 Include Free Tracking
You can Upgrade to USPS Mail Tracking on your SHIM ORDER for $3.50
This Upgrade includes a 6X9 Bubble Pak Mailer and USPS Tracking
(our cost for Shipping and Packaging is almost $4)
THIS IS FOR SHIMS ONLY - ALL OTHER ORDERS Include this Upgrade

~Click the ADD TO CART button below to ADD USPS Tracking to your Shim Order

Enter Special Notes Below

THIS IS FOR SHIMS ONLY - ALL OTHER ORDERS INCLUDE THIS UPGRADE



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All Website Orders are Shipped the Next Business Day

I will Ship Shims to USA, Canada and International

Gun Parts Shipped to USA Only


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and
TriggerShims is a Trademark
of
Shively Sales
Michigan Center, Michigan

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YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR SAFE INSTALLATION AND USAGE.
YOU RETAIN ANY AND ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR OWN ACTIONS. Be Safe!!

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