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Trigger help

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by Glock 1, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. Glock 1

    Glock 1

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    I have a relatively new Colt LE6920 and when I apply slow and steady pressure on the trigger it is gritty. I hope that makes sense. It doesn't squeeze off smoothly, it jerks back in stages until the break.

    How can I fix this or is there a brand of replacement trigger I can buy?
     

  2. mvician

    mvician Lifetime Member

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    Take it out and shoot it repeatedly. The trigger will get better with use.
     
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2012
  3. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    See the pic below,.....the circle on the trigger & hammer are the sear
    contact point. An AR15 trigger will smooth out after about 500 rounds fired.
    I always place a small bit of grease on the sear. The grease will smooth
    up the trigger pull during the break in time.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Glock 1

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    I will try this now. I am dry firing it as I type so I will add a small bit of grease. I can see that contact point. I will put another couple hundred through it this weekend and see if that helps on top of the dry firing. Thanks!
     
  5. Glock 1

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    As an aside, I emailed my wife at work and jokingly told her I accidentally shot our tv with the AR dry firing. Wow, she got mad fast. Some people just cannot take a joke. :whistling:
     
  6. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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  7. nathanours

    nathanours Texan

    Just out of curiosity, does anyone polish the contact points of the trigger and sear like they do on pistols? I've had really good luck before polishing those parts with some polish and cuetips sp?
     
  8. phil evans

    phil evans

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    separate lower from upper, use toothpick dabbed in molly grease and apply a good blob at this juncture - between trigger and the hammer notch.
    really smoothed up my gritty S&W M&P 15 sport's trigger.
    molly grease is so fine that it impregnates into the metal.
    if this had not worked i'd send off for a 3 pound trigger job.
     
  9. Glock 1

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    Well, I found I am out of grease. So, for the past two evenings I have been dry firing and keeping it lubed with Mobil 1. After many many dry fires it seems to have smoothed out quite a bit. Smooth till the break. Thanks for the tips.

    She goes to the range again this weekend and I cannot wait. :supergrin:

    I dry fired with the lower only letting the hammer fall on the meaty part of my hand to save the firing pin. and I didn't have to keep charging it. Went faster too. Hammer has quite a bit of force to it.
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2012
  10. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    No need to worry about damage to your firing pin from dry firing, really. Be careful with just the lower that the hammer isn't slamming into the back of the mag well every time. It sounds like you're catching the hammer, but be careful anyway.
     
  11. Glock 1

    Glock 1

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    No definitely not hitting but I won't dry fire that way any more. I did it because it let me go faster and I wanted it smooth for the range.
     
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2012
  12. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    If ya fell up to the task of stripping the trigger out for cleaning,
    a small dab of Mother's polish, silver polish, or even tooth paste
    can be used as a light abrasive to smooth up the sear contact.
     
  13. Glock 1

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    I have watched alot of videos and I think I could R&R the trigger but it would be my luck I would be triggerless for the range day. lol

    I will try after the range. One, to see if it even needs it and two just to know that I can. Its the only part I have not had disassembled since I got it.
     
  14. Glock 1

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    I know this is probably a stupid question but just as soon as I don't ask it i will come back here with a broken rifle and be told duh, you didn't know that? lol

    Does it hurt to rake the charging handle back and let fly full force? Or should I avoid that?
     
  15. WoodenPlank

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    That's actually the PROPER way. Riding the charging handle down can cause feed issues, which usually require either a whack on the FA, or rechambering.
     
  16. Glock 1

    Glock 1

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    That is good to know. I like the sound anyway. Its like the pump of a shotgun, it creates instant silence. :whistling: