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 Taurus Model 94 trigger pull
rgrprib  [Team Member]
8/3/2010 12:17:24 PM
I just bought a Taurus Model 94 for my wife and kids to shoot, but the trigger pull is terrible on double action, even the hammer is difficult for them to pull back for single action shooting. Does anyone know of a simple fix or someone that does inexpensive trigger jobs for them?

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10mmillie  [Member]
8/4/2010 8:51:52 PM
That sounds like the same trigger my 94 had. I don't know of any cheap fix to it but shoot a couple bricks of ammo through it and it should smooth right out. Mine did so maybe yours will too.
VASCAR2  [Member]
8/5/2010 2:11:09 PM
I bought a blued Taurus 94 for my son about 3 years ago and it had a terrible double action trigger pull. The cylinder was dragging on the forcing cone. I filed a coupe thousands off the rear of the barrel/forcing cone area which improved the function and trigger pull a little. I was looking for a cheaper gun than a S&W model 18 and that is what I got, I wish I'd bought a S&W or something else.
pmills  [Team Member]
8/5/2010 10:43:08 PM
I had the same issue w/ my Taurus, Sold it and bought a model 18, No comparison,

I do have a Taurus 5-shot snubnose 44 magnum model44c, taht i am quite happy with though.
bradleyswine  [Member]
8/6/2010 11:37:44 PM
I had 2 of the Taurus 94's. I sort of liked them size ways and such however the triggers were crappy and almost needed a cheater bar. Also reminded me of a Nagant revolver shitty trigger.
3rdpig  [Team Member]
8/7/2010 2:53:24 PM
I bought one specifically because of the hard trigger pull, I wanted it to practice DA triggers. Figured if I could get used to that I could get used to anything. Problem was I couldn't get past the fact that it misfired in DA mode at least once, and sometimes twice, per cylinder. The problem was obvious, a worn ratchet/hand. This was a used, like new gun. I replaced it with a Ruger SP-101 in 22.

Problem with many small 22 revolvers is they don't have the hammer weight or throw length to get reliable ignition without heavy springs. Add into the equation fire control parts that are roughly machined and drag against one another, which means more spring pressure to get the hammer speed up to where ignition is reliable. Add a dragging cylinder into the mix and now you've really got a horrible trigger pull. Which is what you've got with your Taurus.

Part of the answer is to smooth the fire control parts and other contact areas that rub when the hammer is cocked or dropped, then lower the hammer spring weight (NOT by cutting coils) until you get unreliable ignition then upping it slightly until it's reliable again.

The rest of the answer is replacing the POS Taurus with a quality 22 revolver. I only paid $75 more for the Ruger than I did for the Taurus, although it took me a while to find one.
sandboxmedic  [Team Member]
8/7/2010 8:36:07 PM
Originally Posted By 3rdpig:

Problem with many small 22 revolvers is they don't have the hammer weight or throw length to get reliable ignition without heavy springs. Add into the equation fire control parts that are roughly machined and drag against one another, which means more spring pressure to get the hammer speed up to where ignition is reliable. Add a dragging cylinder into the mix and now you've really got a horrible trigger pull. Which is what you've got with your Taurus.

Part of the answer is to smooth the fire control parts and other contact areas that rub when the hammer is cocked or dropped, then lower the hammer spring weight (NOT by cutting coils) until you get unreliable ignition then upping it slightly until it's reliable again.



This. I bought one back in the early nineties NIB on clearance for $100 and still wish I had bought a Smith. I still have it, but I've opened it up and smoothed the fire control parts a bit and installed a Wolff spring. It's still nothing like a S&W, but it's much better than it was. I consider Taurus guns to be good guns to learn basic gunsmithing on. On a side note, when I first got the gun it was patterning more so than grouping. On close inspection it had a bur in the rifling. I sent it back to Taurus (they're customer service was better at the time) and they rebarreled it and had it back to me quickly. It's actually a decent shooter and has killed plenty of cans, just a crappy trigger and a bit clunky feeling.

rc2125  [Member]
8/11/2010 9:35:47 AM
They switched to heavier main springs at some point over the past few years. Have had several taurus 22's, the older ones came with a different color and lighter main spring. It's not too difficult to disassemble and polish up the triggers/parts/etc. Usually the taurus's will smooth up after awhile.
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