New colt python trigger work?

Discussion in 'Revolvers' started by duketbrd88, Jul 11, 2020.

  1. duketbrd88

    duketbrd88 Well-Known Member

    Sep 1, 2011
    Anyone in the Cleveland Ohio area or on this forum willing to do a little trigger work on a new colt python?

    Single action is around 5lbs. To much for my liking.
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  2. duketbrd88

    duketbrd88 Well-Known Member

    Sep 1, 2011
    Have some nill grips coming for it also. I'll post pics when they come in.
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  3. kevinlittell

    kevinlittell Well-Known Member

    Apr 4, 2020
  4. Glock2740

    Glock2740 1911 addict Staff Member Moderator

    Aug 16, 2011
    I have the new Pythons in 6” and 4.25”. The triggers aren’t bad, but definitely different.
    I’ve got early Pythons in 6” and 4” too, and I do like the older single action, but kinda like the newer double action better.
    Let us know how yours turns out.
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  5. duketbrd88

    duketbrd88 Well-Known Member

    Sep 1, 2011
    Yeah, the double action isn't bad, but I feel like the single could use some work 3-3.5 lbs would be nice.
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  6. ~JM~

    ~JM~ Wrinkled Member

    Jan 23, 2017
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  7. Uncle Bob

    Uncle Bob Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2017
    Not in Ohio, but Sandy Garrett is the best Colt Tuner I know since Chuck Ries passed. My Colt Viper action was done by Sandy.
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2020
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  8. FWoo45

    FWoo45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2017
    I have nothing productive to add but I do have a couple of questions.

    How do you feel about the DA trigger? What is the weight?

    Why do you care about the SA trigger of a DA gun? Genuine question.

    Please keep us posted on who you decide on for the work, how you like it, what effect (if any) it has on the DA pull, and (selfishly) if your smith of choice has a reputation as a good guy for the older snake guns.

  9. duketbrd88

    duketbrd88 Well-Known Member

    Sep 1, 2011
    DA is ok, feels smooth @ like 10lbs . I do care about the single action, because I like a lighter pull wieght. It is just a range toy for me and I like shooting bowling pin plates in single action. I can deal with it, just think if it was as good as my S&W highway patrolman or my brothers older python I would be a lot happier and life is to short to deal with a hard trigger pull.

    Like I said, not a big deal, just seeing if anyone out there willing to clean up the trigger group that is in the gun or if it is possible with basically no parts out there for these guns.
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  10. Badabing11

    Badabing11 I gotta have more cowbell

    Sep 6, 2015
    In for the info. I believe one of the things Colt did to resolve some of the issues was to increase the spring rate . Someone had told me that it effected the single action pull more than the double action. I’m not sure I understand why this would be true. They are beautiful guns. I hope you find a way to get to the 3-3.5 lbs.

    The spec on the original python was 2.5 to 4.5 lbs on SA. Mine is 3lbs.

    Edit: I had talked to C&S about lightening the double action on my old python. However he told me he could not guarantee SA trigger pull would not go up in the process. The mechanical design of the new Colt Pythons is quite different than the originals so there may be more tuning potential here.

    please keep us posted. .
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2020
  11. m9a3

    m9a3 New Member

    May 4, 2020
    Why did ANYONE on this planet, think the new Pythons would be as good as the old ones?
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  12. Colorado Sonny

    Colorado Sonny Deo Volente Supporting Addict

    Sep 25, 2015
    Hope springs eternal...:D
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  13. FWoo45

    FWoo45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2017
    Old python guy, I've read that the new ones are even better. From folks that have both obviously. I'm going S&W.
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  14. Uncle Bob

    Uncle Bob Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2017

    Simple issue, if I have the option to take a shot SA, I will. Both my SA and DA actions are both tuned and always will be on a wheel gun.
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  15. duketbrd88

    duketbrd88 Well-Known Member

    Sep 1, 2011
    Actually the double action is pretty decent. Had my brother measure it again and it was right at a little over 8 lbs. Sitting here dry firing it and getting used to the single action, not as light as I would like it. Guess I will see when I get to the range and shoot it.
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  16. Tel

    Tel Active Member

    Jul 25, 2013
    I think they are better
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  17. duketbrd88

    duketbrd88 Well-Known Member

    Sep 1, 2011
    Mine is great, ran 100 357 magnum reloads through it the other day. Got my nill grips.


    Target isn't the best, but like 90 rounds shooting relatively fast in the hole, had to get used to the trigger. Didn't have my tools to adjust the rear sight. It's adjusted now. Just have to go back to the range.

    Rear sight was way to the right from the factory.
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  18. Badabing11

    Badabing11 I gotta have more cowbell

    Sep 6, 2015
    She’s a beaut, Clark
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  19. Karl Beining

    Karl Beining Well-Known Member Sponsor

    Oct 8, 2015
    Thanks for the plug, but no, not taking in any work like this at the moment
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