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How do you reduce trigger pull on a Series 80?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by IndianaMatt, Dec 15, 2010.


  1. IndianaMatt

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    What is the basic process for lightening the factory trigger pull weight on a Colt Series 80? I've heard its just a couple of inexpenseive parts, right? I'm new to the 1911 world so I thought I'd ask here. Thanks!
     

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    1/4 to 1/2 lb? save your dough bro!!
     
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    Replacing parts is not the answer. Fitting the ones that you have is. Any reputable smith should be able to do a trigger job on a 1911 in his or her sleep.
     
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    you don't have to remove the 80 Series parts to get a nice trigger.
    My Remington R1 is at ~4# and is a decent trigger using stock parts.
    In the next week or so i should have my parts to build it and i'm keeping the 80 Series parts in it.
     
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    FYI, the C&S sear spring is a factory Colt spring ;)
    the Colt sear spring is only $4

    http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=536684

    i use Colt sear springs in my 1911's ;)
     
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    I didn't know C&S made Colt's springs...

    There must have been a change to the factory springs since I bought this pistol new in 1984. There was a noticable difference when I changed it out with the C&S sear spring.

    The Wilson trigger didn't lighten the trigger pull, but the added reach and overtravel screw made it fit me much better. This isn't a range gun and I wasn't after an ultra light trigger pull. However, these modifications made a self defense pistol trigger just a bit better.

    Edmo
     
  9. Quack

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    C&S doesn't make the Colt spring, they (as well as EGW) use the Colt spring.

    the reason why there was a difference is because Colt adjusts the spring to achieve the correct trigger pull for the gun (when you buy it new). when you buy a replacement spring, it'll lighten the pull because it's not adjusted.
    when i swapped out the factory spring (to the Colt) in my TRP Champion the pull went for 4.5# down to 2# before i adjusted it back up to 4#

    also make sure you have the proper pre-travel/take-up since you installed a new trigger.
     
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