Never done the free spin mod but I have changed out the springs and polished the surfaces to smooth the action for CAS. It was pretty simple after reading the instructions with the spring kit.I did my action job myself. Don't get in a hurry. I'd send your gun to Tyler Gun Works. They do excellent work...reasonable!
to do a "free spin pawl" the new FSP is just shorter than the stock one. Just order one from B'nells and you can install it.Never done the free spin mod but I have changed out the springs and polished the surfaces to smooth the action for CAS. It was pretty simple after reading the instructions with the spring kit.
I agree. Do it the right way. Trigger and hammer springs from Wolff aren't that expensive. I Just bought a 3 pack of hammer springs; 17lb, 18lb, 19lb plus a separate 15lb hammer spring for $13.29 plus shipping & handling. I have arthritis in both thumbs. Not a good thing for CAS double tap shooting with my Blackhawk .357. If memory serves me correctly, Ruger said the stock hammer spring is 26 lbs."Cheap easy way to lighten the trigger on a ruger SA is remove one sides grip, disconnect one of the springs. Done. Gun functions fine. Occasionally swap sides."
While many folks do it,, and never really have any issues,, I've bought a few very desirable Rugers BECAUSE someone had done that. The leg of the trigger return spring can get hung up in the hammer mainspring, causing action issues.
It's a MUCH better option to do a proper action tuning.
(And no,, you can't buy the .357 Maximum I bought for $275 because of cocking issues caused by the trigger return spring causing issues with it.)