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Well, I sort of discussed the Single Action hammer preference, now what about the trigger?

The Colt SAA trigger is a trifle narrow. On some of my Single Actions my trigger finger is a little sore after a few hundred rounds have been fired. Ruger corrected this with the Super Blackhawk and the New Models that have come out, these having wider and smooth triggers. Some Ubertis also have wide and smooth triggers. And I believe Colt can furnish one through their Custom Shop on special order.

For many years I had a sensitive spot on my trigger finger where a nerve had been cut in childhood (I was bitten by a rabbit) that felt like hitting your funnybone when a trigger smacked it in the wrong way. This was especially aggravated by narrow triggers. Over the years this condition has sort of healed itself, but I still prefer a wider trigger.

Your thoughts?

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If Colt will furnish you with a wider trigger and that is your preference then that would be my choice. With my single action pistols I've never really had a preference one way or the other.
 

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My first thought would be to wear gloves when you handle a rabbit. As to triggers, use whatever is more comfortable to you. Personally, since I don't shoot them excessively, I prefer original style triggers and hammers.
 

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My first thought would be to wear gloves when you handle a rabbit. As to triggers, use whatever is more comfortable to you. Personally, since I don't shoot them excessively, I prefer original style triggers and hammers.
This happened to be a rather valuable New Zealand Red and I was feeding it carrots. Mistook my trigger finger for a carrot and nipped me. Later sold that rabbit for an airline ticket for my first airplane ride, on an American Airlines DC-3 Flagship, round trip Memphis to Nashville, non-stop.

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My Colt SAA triggers never bothered me, but I mostly point and shoot with them so there is not so much concentration on the trigger squeeze that it is noticible. I am sure that now that you planted the question in my mind I am going to be nitpicking it the next time out, thanks :D
 

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My knowledge of Single Actions is limited to first generation standard guns. I've never seen an original flat-top target SAA so cannot say what sort of triggers those had. The Bisley trigger I believe is wider with more of a curve. I don't know if one could be made to fit in a regular SAA. One could experiment with a trigger shoe, I suppose.

Or, one could remove the trigger altogether & work up a slip hammer (per Elmer Keith's book SIXGUNS) if the gun is intended for plinking or self-defense. Not good for bullseye target or long-range shooting though.
 

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I had a trigger shoe on a Colt SAA and on an early Ruger Flat Top Blackhawk. Sort of helped, but sure looked out of place.

And the one on the Ruger, a .357 Magnum revovler, wouldn't stay in place. Took them both off. The Ruger now has the trigger from an Old Army, the Colt the original trigger.

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Or, one could remove the trigger altogether & work up a slip hammer (per Elmer Keith's book SIXGUNS) if the gun is intended for plinking or self-defense. Not good for bullseye target or long-range shooting though.
As to slip hammer shooting, no thanks. Even when plinking, I want hair-splitting accuracy.

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