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Old 02-22-2013, 11:41 AM   #1
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Trigger pull S&W 5946

I am a retired NYPD detective and I brought my old S&W 5946 to my local gun smith and asked if he could lighten the trigger pull. He dry fired it and said it didn't seem to bad of a pull but will research it and find out what the correct manufactures weight is. He said that it might very well be what it is now (Guessing around 11 pounds). He looked up the guts and said there are about 4 springs and will look for a trigger kit to bring it down to 5 or 6 pounds depending on what the manufacturer says.

Has anyone lightened the trigger pull post retirement on their 5946? Also what is the manufacturers pre NYPD pull and well as post. What is the recommended trigger# pull?

Just another note on the subject, I was at my FOP range and a couple of cops attempted to fire my 5946 and the first cop thought it was broken because he thought that too much pressure was needed to pull the trigger. He stopped mid pull and said, I think somethings wrong with you're gun". I had to explain NYPD methodology.
 
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:08 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum.

There are spring kits that could get the trigger pull reduced. But I would be careful as too light of a pull could end up in light hits on the primer.

Take a look at replacing all springs.
 
Old 02-22-2013, 01:51 PM   #3
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I had to explain NYPD methodology.
Bring it inline with the standard 5906

Springs for SMITH & WESSON NUMBERED SERIES Semi-Auto Pistols

Part number 69391

If it still feels too stiff for you, then have a smith work the action...but I think you'll find the spring pack does the trick.
 
 
Old 02-22-2013, 02:36 PM   #4
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I don't use the weapon as a carry (much to big and heavy), it's at the Gunsmith now and yes we agreed it wouldn't be a bad idea to replace all the springs while he's got it open. Will let you know what the outcome is and I will contact him tomorrow and see what headway he has made and gently bring up the kit that Scottly suggested. I don't want to tell a man how to do his job, especially since I am in no position to do so...
 
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