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I have several questions that I was hoping to get help with. These all involve getting my carry revolver (a Taurus M445T) 'tuned'.

1) What is involved in having a revolver 'tuned'?
2) How much should it cost?
3) Do you know of anyone in the DFW area who is reliable and affordable?

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Brian: depending on what you want to accomplish with a 'tuning', you might be able to do this yourself. If it is a trigger that needs smoothing, that is too stiff, rough or a possible burr, that is an easy fix. Grips are an easy fix too. Sometimes just a little stoning will smooth things up considerably. Sometimes you may want a slighter weaker spring set.

If your taurus is anything like a Smith and Wesson, it is an easy fix that you could most likely do yourself. I don't know if this helps or not but you never really mentioned the problem(s) you wanted to 'tune'.

There are also legal concerns with 'tuning' a carry gun to the point where it might be viewed as dangerous (too light a trigger pull, etc). What was it you wanted to accomplish? Mikey.
 

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:wink: This list might give you a better idea of some of the things you can do to improve your pistol
1) A trigger job with near zero creep 21/2 lb.pull with a lite crisp break
2) install an over travel screw
3) Different grips (1) slab side are best for trigger control
(2) rounded grips best for filling the hand
(3) for recoil distributer try Hogue grips
4) Recrown the barrel
5) recut the forcing cone
6) cylinder gapbetween .002 to .004 is good less than .009 is acceptable
7) check for cylinder movement side to side as little as possible
8) number the cylinders it helps when shooting in the gun

That is what I had done to my 41Mag it really helped to shrink the groups all totaled up to just over $250.00
 

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Re: Tuning

Mikey said:
Brian: depending on what you want to accomplish with a 'tuning', you might be able to do this yourself. If it is a trigger that needs smoothing, that is too stiff, rough or a possible burr, that is an easy fix. Grips are an easy fix too. Sometimes just a little stoning will smooth things up considerably. Sometimes you may want a slighter weaker spring set.
I kept the question purposly vague. There are several shops around that offer 'revolver tuning' services. I wanted to get some independant input as to what services could/should be expected.

I understand the issue of carrying a 'tuned' weapon. For this reason, I don't want to reduce trigger pull. I'm more concerned with smooth consistant pull and reliable function and accuracy. What I'm aiming for is an ultra-reliable carry piece that is still stock enough to avoid possible legal issues.

Could someone explain 'trigger creep'? I'm still pretty new to some of these terms.

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