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SA Loaded Target 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Pmikeyg, May 23, 2012.


  1. Pmikeyg

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    I recently purchased a SA 1911 in 9mm. The gun is amazing(fit and finish), but the trigger is heavy. We measured the trigger pull today at 7+ lbs. It breaks clean, but it takes 2 men and a small boy to pull it...

    Anyone else out there experience this?
     

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  2. Veedubklown

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    Take it to a smith for stoning of the hammer/sear. They'll also likely adjust your sear tension, but that's best to do after the trigger is cleaned up. Probably cost ya on the closer side to $100.
     

  3. faawrenchbndr

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    Cylinder & Slide makes a matched set that is "drop in" and
    provides a 4lb trigger. You may get good results with a quality
    sear spring also. Be sure to accomplish a safety check following work.
     
  4. Jason D

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    Contact SA and tell them the trigger pull weight is out of spec.
    They should offer to make it right.
     
  5. Pmikeyg

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    Thanks for the input everyone. I talked to a friend that does a lot of work on 1911's and he told me to lose the locking MSH and that may help out too??? He is gonna do a full trigger job after I run about 500 rounds through it.
     
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    Yes,.....you may lose a half pound by ditching the ILS
     
  7. plouffedaddy

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    I had the same issue with my 45 loaded target. I called Springfield and they paid shipping both ways and I had it back (with a 4lb pull) in 2 weeks. Total cost to me--$0.


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  8. skipsan

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    Not unusual for Loadeds and Mil-Specs to have heavy triggers.
    Spec for those models is 5-6 lbs. As noted, SA will make it right at their expense.

    Changing the mainspring from the factory 28 pounder to a 23 pounder was worth 2 (two) ounces in trigger pull on my Mil-Spec. The pull out-of-the-box was 8+ pounds. SA got it to just under 5 lbs.
     
  9. Big_Grumpy

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    Holy crud! Nice piece! Is that finish stock?
    [​IMG] It's not an "NM" though...:supergrin:
     
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  10. leeward419

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    My Dadhas the SA Target and sent it back for a different issue, the paid for shipping and handling both ways,and did a free trigger job on it. His pistol a ejector issue.
    SA is noted as havaing one of the best customer service and satisfaction depts in the industry
    BTW-Beautiful 1911 you have there
     
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  11. plouffedaddy

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    It is the stock finish. :supergrin:
     
  12. Pmikeyg

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    I sent them an email explaining the trigger issue...let's see what happens? :whistling: