I am not an experienced 1911 owner/tinkerer, but after owning this relatively cheap platform I am certainly a dedicated convert from Glocks. I have put it upon myself to trade/buy/sell/borrow firearms until I have a vast understanding of how multiple platforms and system integrate sears, hammers, connectors, firing pin safeties, springs, disconnectors, bells & whistles, and all of that hooblah into a synchronization of working parts that makes up our firearms. So, here it goes. I recently bought a new Storm Lake barrel for my (used) Taurus PT1911AR.....then I decided I didn't like the hammer safety since I didn't even have the key, and didn't want one nonetheless, so I bought a Wilson Combat Value Line hammer and Sear... because they looked nice. When I assembled the pistol and tried to work the action and dry-fire a problem reared it's ugly head... The hammer would follow the slide to half-cock almost everytime I racked the slide. So, I held the slide back and pulled the hammer about .025'' and it would engage so I'm thinking "The sear is too long...or disconnector problem?" Makes sense... I guess. I was brain-storming: Disconnector problem? Sear Too long? Hammer Hooks too short? Hammer hooks angled over/under 90 degrees? "Shew, just what I needed.." After about 2 days I finally decided to begin some ameture gunsmithing. The hammer hooks appear to be in good shape and cut at the right angle. Took the Grip Safety off noticed the disconnector was doing it's job just fine. On to the sear! Paying careful attention to the angles on the sear I began to stone it on the engaging surface and the secondary angle going about 5 strokes and then reassembling the pistol to check-fit. It was pretty neat to feel the hammer engage even so slightly closer each time I assembled until it was to the point of racking the slide (slowly) would do the trick. Ran out back and put 38 rounds of Hornady 200 Grain, XTP's through her. Accuracy is good, function is good, trigger pull isn't too heavy or gritty or too light and I do believe I have a mighty fine beginner 1911 now! Thanks for the read. Have a nice day! -Doughnutman Wanna kill these ads? We can help!