Apparently, at least.
That new mainspring came, and there was suddenly no time to lose.
All that reading and video-watching about spring-swapping, and nobody ever seemed to want to make the springs heavier. And I think I get that – when the Model 69 was unreliable with reloads it still shot commercial ammo fine. And oh goodness was it ever a treat for making tiny groups in targets. That’s probably going to be harder now, but it’s all a matter of priorities. I don’t need a target gun, I need an EDC in a place where every now and then you really do need to shoot something. And I’ll trade a light trigger for 100% reliability with all ammo every time. So what my gun needed was to go back to something like it probably had when it was stock.
And anyway – if I really want to shoot targets, once I’ve strained my thumb cocking the hammer the single-action pull is as scary as ever at 2 to 2 1/2 pounds.